Her name is Karen Christian, and wow…is she talented!


While on book tour I met a beautiful woman named Karen Christian. It was the kind of chance meeting that we all experience at one time or another: someone smiles, a conversation is ignited, and it’s as if you’ve known each other for years. That’s how I felt when Karen stepped into my life.


As we talked (and laughed), I admired the bracelet she was wearing so I asked about it. I gasped when she said that she’d made it! Karen is a jewelry designer. Within minutes Karen fired up her tablet and I was viewing her website.


Before stepping to the podium at my speaking engagement, I had already placed an order. My bracelet has arrived, and it is best described as stunning!


I’m incredibly impressed with Karen’s creative talent and attention to detail, and I wanted to share her work so y’all can see what I’m raving about! Below are photos of Karen’s Signature bracelets. Visit her website and explore the wide range of creations made by Karen’s own hands!


And here’s a terrific surprise: If you order from Karen during the month of June and type in the coupon code-word Literary, you’ll receive 10% off the price of her unique, one-of-a-kind bracelets. To view Karen’s collection and take advantage of the coupon offer, please click HERE.


To connect with Karen on Facebook click HERE.

To connect with Karen on Twitter click HERE.













A beautiful story …


I’m delighted to offer huge congratulations to a fabulous writer and dear friend, Luanne Rice. With twenty-two bestselling novels to her credit, Luanne is beloved by legions of fans. On May 27th, the paperback edition of her fabulous novel THE LEMON ORCHARD hits bookshelves across the country. The story is beautifully written and layered with themes of love, family, heartbreak, and a deep loss that leads to self-discovery. I loved this story, and I think you will, too!



Luanne Rice



To see if Luanne will be speaking and signing books in an area near you, check her schedule HERE









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 Vanderberg 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: