What clubs or organizations are you involved with helping with your writing?
I am a member of American Christian Fiction Writers (ACFW), the Ohio ACFW chapter, Romance Writer’s of America, along with their inspirational chapter—Faith, Hope and Love.
What new projects are on the horizon?
I’m hard at work on An Amish Family Reunion, which will be the fourth installment of the Miller Family Series. I’m having fun meeting with Hannah from A Widow’s Hope, Emma from Never Far from Home, and Leah and Matthew from The Way to a Man’s Heart. My central character will be Phoebe, Seth’s “silent” daughter from A Widow’s Hope—all grown up and ready for romance!
What message would you like your readers to take from reading Abigail's New Hope?
Like my Abigail, when Christians are facing difficult times, they must turn to prayer and Scripture to see them through. All answers can be found within the Good Book.
What were your favorite books as a child?
Animal stories—My Friend Flicka, Bambi, National Velvet, Charlotte’s Web, Lassie, and of course, the romantic fairy tales like Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty, Snow White. I always saw myself as poor Cinderella, even though I don’t have any sisters, step-or-otherwise. I am amazed how that archetypical story continues to resurface in romantic fiction to this day.
What is your greatest achievement?
Becoming baptized (full-emersion) in this murky pond, complete with cattails and a swampy shore. I was terrified, even though I can swim almost as well as the toe-biting fish in that pond. My anxiety, no doubt, stemmed from taking this step as a Christian. Although I have always attended church, this step of dedicating and surrendering my life to Christ was pivotal in my life.
What do you do to get away from it all?
When I need a stress break, I must go by water. Maybe it’s just a long walk around the local lake with my old dog. Or maybe I’ll drive north to gaze over beautiful Lake Erie and eat my lunch. But if hubby and I can take a vacation we almost always go somewhere along the Atlantic coast, especially the Outer Banks. However, I can’t seem to ever “get away” from my writing. I take yellow tablets along with me so I can write a few scenes or jot down ideas for my next book. I cannot stop myself….
Is there anything else you’d like to add?
I would like to thank all my faithful readers, because without them, I would have no reason to sit down in front of my computer.