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













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.








Interview with Linda Lloyd on Book Talk …



Radio Mic


While on book tour, I was invited to do an interview with Linda Lloyd on WYPL – FM89.3 in Memphis, TN. The show “Book Talk” was a terrific experience and I enjoyed every moment. Many of my readers have asked for the link so they can listen to the program.


Here it is: Book Talk with Linda Lloyd and Beth Hoffman.




Mamie is 112 years old!


When I bought my old historic home in 1998, I named her Mamie. To celebrate her 112th birthday, Mamie got “jewelry” for her dining room: leaded glass panels made by a local artisan and friend. (Thank you Cliff Kennedy for your amazing work). Mamie also got her kitchen updated and had her interior repainted. I love this old girl so much. She’s not perfect, but she’s perfect for me.


For those who love rehabbing, I’ve included photos of Mamie’s deplorable condition back in the early 1980s (they’re at the bottom of this post).


Happy Birthday, Mamie!



Mamie's Kitchen


Mamie's new Windows


Mamie Livingroom



Mamie Foyer


The photos below reveal how Mamie was nearly destroyed by neglect before this historic district was rescued.


mamie kitchen  mamie kitchen_2


mamie foyer