Because someone wanted to know. Maybe you do too?
1.) Will you sign my copy of your book? I’d be happy to sign your book. If you don’t mind sticking your book(s) in the mail, along with a few dollars to cover return shipping, I’d be happy to sign and return. Just click on the contact me tab up above and send me a message letting me know you’d like to send a book for signing and we can talk mailing address/cost. Please include a note indicating to WHOM you’d like your books signed. Spelling is important, so write clearly! If you don’t have a copy yet, and you’d simply like to purchase a signed copy, we can make that happen as well. Just ask!
2.) Are you a Mormon? Are your books about Mormons? I am a Mormon. In my books published by Covenant Communications, you might find characters that are also Mormon. But that doesn’t mean they can only be read by Mormons. The House at Rose Creek, and Mountains Between Us are considered Inspirational fiction, so religion plays a bigger part. But Love at First Note, and Wrong for You (May, 2017) are straight up romantic comedy, and aren’t religious in nature at all.
3.) Do you really have six kids? When do you write? Sometimes it’s even hard for me to believe, but yes, I really do have six kids. For years I wrote late, late at night, or early in the morning, but this year, with all six kids finally in school, I’m trying to embrace the daytime hours as best I can. But also, I absolutely don’t write every day. I’d drive myself crazy if I put that kind of pressure on myself. I’m a Mom ALL the time, and a writer some of the time. For now, it’s what works.
4.) Do you have a favorite book? I have so many favorite books, I could never list them all. Some of my recent favorites? Dancing on Broken Glass by Ka Hancock. The One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate, A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaleid Hossaini, and The Story of a Marriage by Andrew Sean Greer. A few enduring favorites? Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte, The Scarlet Pimpernel by Emmuska Orczy, The Heart is a Lonely Hunter by Carson McCullers, and The Good Earth, by Pearl S. Buck.
5.) Do you do book club discussions? I love book club discussions! I’m happy to meet in person for local discussions, and via Skype if you’re not within a reasonable travel distance. Just click on the contact me tab up above and let me know what you have in mind. I won’t always be able to say yes, but I will consider every opportunity.
6.) How can I learn more about you? Maybe try the blog? I don’t post often, but I DO post, and I used to post frequently enough that there’s a pretty respectable archive. I’m not sure you’ll learn anything terribly useful, but it’s worth a shot.