• Contests and Prizes

    Free prizes for you! Thanks so much for your interest in adventurous middle grade and young adult historical fiction. As you know, book 2 in my Whitcomb Discoveries series came out in March. I’ve shared Video Scene Reveals on my Facebook Author Page  of places I visited in CA that relate to the book. Prizes …[ read more ]

  • On the Road Again

    Do you have travel plans this summer? Mark and I returned from our whirlwind book tour in CA at the end of April. We’re now in Ohio for our niece’s wedding and an Author Talk at a Christian school in Columbus, OH. One thought I shared with students this week came from a Hebrew proverb: …[ read more ]

  • Yosemite Trail DIscovered Trip – March, 2022

    My husband and I took a whirlwind trip through California during the month of March. First, I gave a presentation at the California Council for the Social Studies State Convention on Multiliteracy  March 6. Then, as we traveled throughout the state, I gave author talks to schools and museums regarding Yosemite Trail Discovered. A highlight …[ read more ]

  • Archetypes in our Lives – Part One – Introduction

    Do patterns of behavior exist that we fall into without even knowing it? Yes  and no. This past year I’ve done a deep dive into the idea of archetypes, learning much from researcher, author, and speaker K.M. Weiland.  ‘ Archetype Definition and Benefits Psychologists define archetypes as “universal, inborn models of people, behaviors, or personalities …[ read more ]

  • New Music for Christmas

    As you may know, my husband and I have been recovering from COVID the past few weeks, having landed in the hospital. We are doing much better – moving and breathing slowly, but doing better. As I look forward to December, my heart turns to family and music.When I taught band and choir, long before …[ read more ]