Exciting Announcement…




I’m dedicating my book tour to fur-babies in need! What does that mean? For every book sold at each event I will make a donation to a local animal shelter!


Here’s the list of event locations and recipients (representatives and volunteers from each shelter will be in attendance): 



Thursday, May 1st



7:00 PM

Click here for more information

123 W Jefferson Ave

Naperville, IL  60540

* Proceeds to benefit Naperville Humane Society




Tuesday, May 6th



5:00 PM meet and greet

6:00 PM reading and signing

There are three different tier tickets available (for information please click here)

4701 E. Douglas

Wichita, KS 62718

 *Proceeds to benefit Kansas Humane Society




Thursday, May 8th


Ticketed event at UNITY TEMPLE (hosted by RAINY DAY BOOKS)

7:00 PM

707 West 47th Street

Kansas City, MO 64112

Click here for tickets and information

 *Proceeds to benefit Friends of Parkville Animal Shelter




Tuesday, May 13th



6:30 PM

105 E. Main St. #138

Woodstock, GA 30188

 *Proceeds to benefit Green Pets Rescue




Thursday, May 15th




Fairhope, AL 36532

This is an author luncheon event, please call 251-928-5295 for location and reservations

 *Proceeds to benefit The Haven for Animals



Sunday, June 15th



1:30 PM

200 SE Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd

Evansville, IN 47713

 *Proceeds to benefit The Vangerberg Humane Society













Introducing debut author Brenda Bevan Remmes …

I’m delighted to give a shout-out to Brenda Bevan Remmes on the publication of her debut novel THE QUAKER CAFE. For those who love a terrific Southern story with fascinating characters and a genuine sense of place, this book is a must. I enjoyed every minute of it, and I think you will, too! Isn’t the cover gorgeous?


Congratulations, Brenda!




You can read about Brenda and THE QUAKER CAFE on her website by clicking HERE.





New cover for the paperback edition of LOOKING FOR ME …

LFM 300dpi


Release date is April 29th, and I’ll begin my tour on May 1st. I can’t wait to see y’all soon!


Here’s a link to my tour stops and events:







I close my eyes and I am there ….


Horses and Sleigh on Schupp Farm


It’s snowing today. I’m sorting through old photographs my father gave me before he passed away. Some go back to the mid-1800s. This one, taken in the late 1920s, just about splits my heart open with the memories I have of listening to my grandparents and parents reminisce about times shared with neighboring farmers and what Christmas was like back in the good old days.


I close my eyes, and suddenly I am there.








Amazing …



Josh's corsage


I went out to get the mail and found an amazing stained glass wall-hanging had been left at my door. When I turned it over and read what the artisan had written on the back, I was speechless.  In my novel Looking for Me, there is a passage that describes the corsage that Teddi’s brother, Josh, crafted from polished acorns and feathers that he’d gathered from the woods. It’s a short but powerful passage that speaks of Josh’s love of nature.


The artisan who crafted this wonderful creation is Jane Pompilio of Kaleidoscope Studios in Covington, Kentucky. On the back she wrote “Inspired by the corsage of polished acorns and brightly colored bird feathers”  -  and then she signed her name.


I’m so touched and will cherish this forever.