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September 25, 2018

Starting From Scratch eBook and Paperback Sale

Just popping in to let you know about the fabulous Starting from Scratch eBook $2.99 promotion at all your favorite online vendors! Not only that, Amazon continues to its discount of Starting from Scratch in paperback.  Read more


September 2018

End of Summer Giveaway and More!

Hey, what happened to summer? It feels as if someone flipped a gigantic switch and we’re moving into fall. The temperatures have dipped, and nights are cooler. The Dog Days of summer are over, but our trees are still green. To those of you who are still roasting, or your land is parched, you have my sympathy. Autumn is approaching. Read more


June 2018

A Summer Giveaway!

While watching the national weather report, the oldie song “Summertime Blues” comes to mind. I wouldn’t mind a little bit more blue skies, but I got online to find there is indeed a summer syndrome much like winter’s SAD. The living may be easy for some, but others might be downright miserable and even depressed as they suffer through the humidity, blazing temperatures, and disrupted sleep. Not to mention having to wear shorts and swimsuits! Read more


March 2018

I can’t wait for my fabulous new giveaway that starts March 20th! The best ever!

My publisher, Harvest House, has released Starting From Scratch early!  Thanks to everyone who has preordered a copy of Starting from Scratch and will get an extra entry.  For those who haven’t preordered the book, if you purchase or order a copy prior to April 10 you’ll get an extra entry. Read more

February 2018

A Fun Valentine’s Book Giveaway!
Leave your name on my Facebook Author Wall only to enter to win your choice of a signed book! Either A Letter from Lancaster County, or one book from The Legacy of Lancaster County (either Leaving LancasterPennsylvania Patchwork, or Forever Amish). Read more

January 2018

What comes to mind when you hear the term Starting from Scratch? These days, is it the same as homemade? Read more


December 2017

During this festive season, a flurry of emotions whirl as we attempt to choose the ideal gift, or host a family gathering, or to create the perfect holiday. As much as we strive for nostalgic bliss like the song suggests, I recognize that often not all is merry & bright.  But I want to concentrate on my blessings, like you. Read more


October 2017

I’m so excited to show you the new cover of Starting From Scratch, my second book in the Lancaster Discovery Series.  Cute or what?    I was asked by my publisher to keep the delightful  cover under my hat until the first of the year, but when Amazon let the cat out of the bag, accepting  pre-orders , I figured I would too. Release date is April 1, 2018.  Read more


September 2017

Over Labor Day weekend, my husband and I spent the tranquil long weekend at the beach. No TV and no newspaper. Oh, my, when we got home and turned on the television set, dreadful news from around the country and world bombarded me. After twenty minutes, we decided to watch a rerun of Father Brown. Read more


July 2017

Thank you for your interest and encouragement in my writing. Without your support, writing wouldn’t be any fun at all. I guess, inside of each of us is a child who wants to please others and make new friends. At the beginning of my writing journey, I never thought I would consider my readers, Facebook friends and followers real friends, but I do and I’m in your debt. Read more


Celebrate the release of Kate’s new book by entering to win her Two Sisters, Two Winners Giveaway! Giveaway ends July 27. Read more


June 2017

The days of hurry-up-and-wait are over.   A Letter from Lancaster County‘s official release date is July 1. To kick off the celebration, I’m giving away 10 signed copies of my book. Read more


March 2017

Are you as enthusiastic as I am to usher in a season bustling with change? As the fluctuating weather conditions either soothed or bombarded us, our poor oak tree beside the house was struck by lightning and still awaits its fate. Read more


December 2016

“We must have been spying on them,” I said to my sister as we recalled a Christmas Eve decades ago. Somehow, we’d known our parents were erecting a new dollhouse to give us the next morning. Our folks continued working late into the night, while we girls launched into bed before Santa arrived. Read more


September 2016

Last week, my dear 90-year-old mother-in-law said, “Time seems to be moving faster.” I agreed with her, because I’d noticed overnight our temperature had dropped and leaves were turning. I have savored each day of summer, but look forward to autumn’s splendor. Read more


June 2016

I’m delighted to announce the good news to those who haven’t heard! Harvest House, my new publishing house, gave me the go-ahead to officially tell you about my two new Amish novels set in glorious Lancaster County! The first book will release the fall of 2017 and the second in the winter of 2018. Read more


May 2016

Just popping in to let you know about a fabulous eBook special. Read more


March 2016

Are you as enthusiastic as I am to usher in a season bustling with change? As the fluctuating weather conditions either soothed or bombarded us, our poor oak tree beside the house was struck by lightning and still awaits its fate. We lost several electrical appliances and light bulbs, but fortunately I wasn’t in the shower at the time! Read more


Christmas 2015

“We must have been spying on them,” I said to my sister as we recalled a Christmas Eve decades ago. Somehow, we’d known our parents were erecting a new dollhouse to give us the next morning. Our folks continued working late into the night, while we girls launched into bed before Santa arrived. Read more


October 2015 – Trilogy on Sale

Don’t miss out on this fabulous sale! The Legacy of Lancaster Trilogy ebook collection, all 3 ebooks, are bundled into one for only $1.99 or less! Available at all major ebook retailers through October 27 only, then the price will sky-rocket to over $30.00. Order today! Read more


September 2015 – Upcoming Journey!

I hope you’re doing well as we usher in a new season!

I’m not sure I’m ready for summer to slump to a close. I resist change, but notice fun hints of fall: crispness in the morning air and a blush of crimson on the maples. Summer is shifting into fall attire, ushering in autumn. October is just around the corner, meaning a trip to Lancaster County, PA, floats in my future! Read more


August 2015

Just popping in to let you know about a fabulous eBook special starting today!

Leaving Lancaster eBook is FREE across ALL major retailers today & tomorrow only, then .99 cents from August 15-21, 2015! Read more


July 2015

Summer has arrived!

Promise not to laugh? We here in the Puget Sound had the warmest June in history. Average daytime temperature: a mere 78.8. The 90s barged in the last few weeks, hovering over the area and making people miserable. Having lived in CT and NJ, I find the 90s with low humidity comfortable. Especially since we just got our new AC installed. Imagine, we’ve lived in this home for 29+ years without it. My husband got the brilliant idea last month. Now, I’m spoiled. Read more


April 2015 – Creative Endeavors

I hope this note finds you having fun as springtime ambles toward summer.

Working on a new project? I encourage you in your creative endeavors, be they in your garden, kitchen, or sewing room. I admit I’m jealous of quilters. If there were forty-eight hours in the day, I’d try every craft. Read more


March 7, 2015

Just popping in to let you know about a fabulous eBook special! The Legacy of Lancaster Trilogy and A Portrait of Marguerite eBooks are on sale for one week only, starting 3-7-15! Read more


February 2015 – Spring’s Around the Corner?

I notice a smidgeon more light this morning! And a robin is chirping.

Have you seen the first signs of spring or are you still shoveling snow? I hope your pre-spring is off to a good start, be it cloudy or sunshiny, snowing or rainy. For those of you still shoveling snow, send it our way. A warm deluge of rain is melting our precious snowpack in the mountains, next year’s water for our yards. For those of you who are basking in sunshine, enjoy! I’ll try not to be jealous. Read more


January 2015 – Transitions

Can you believe it’s 2015? I’m ringing in the New Year with a quarterly newsletter, plus updates if needed. I enjoy reading emails from fellow authors and hope you feel the same way about receiving one from me. Read more