True Love

True Love

“Love must be as much a light, as it is a flame.” ~Henry David Thoreau

One of the things that spoke to me as I wrote my novel Essie’s Roses was the tender love story that unfolded among all of the women of Westland: Miss Katie, Delly, and especially between Evie and Essie. I had no idea where their journey would take me, but I treasured how Evie and Essie persevere in the face of tremendous political and social pressure, even danger, to remain by each other’s side. Their friendship is that of committed and sometimes tough love. Read on...

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Happy New Year!

Happy New Year!

Friends, I can hardly believe another year is coming to an end. Essie’s Roses had amazing success this year because of you. I’m so grateful it continues to find its readers and touch hearts as you have touched mine with your continued encouragement, support, and friendship. Read on...

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Be Encouraged - Peace

Be Encouraged - Peace

Two are better than one. Thank you for your amazing support this year. I cannot believe winter is upon us. What a beautiful journey having you in my corner, cheering on Essie’s Roses as it reaches more readers. Thank you for everything you have done to spread the word about my debut novel. Feeling so blessed! As a new year approaches, I wish you everything that is beautiful, edifying, and good.

The holidays can be a hard time for many. Whether missing lost loved ones, feeling a little down as the year comes to an end, fear of the unknown, pressures from work, family, and the holiday rush . . .all of these things can take their toll.

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Give the Gift of Reading

Give the Gift of Reading

Give the gift of reading! 2015 Readers’ Favorite silver medal winner for best Southern fiction! ESSIE’S ROSES is a heartfelt, historical novel available in hardcover, paperback, and as an eBook on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, IndieBound, and wherever books and eBooks are sold.

Thank you for telling me you are sharing Essie's Roses with your family and friends this holiday season. Happy Holidays!

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