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“Loreena’s Gift” Wins Silver in the INDIES Book of the Year Awards

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“Loreena’s Gift” Wins Silver in the INDIES Book of the Year Awards

I’m excited to announce that Loreena’s Gift has been named a winner in the 19th annual Foreword INDIES Book of the Year Awards. Foreword Reviews, a media company focusing on independently published books, announced the winners of its INDIES Book of the Year Awards on June 24, 2017, during the American Library Association’s Annual Conference […]

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“Loreena’s Gift” Honored in Best Book Awards

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“Loreena’s Gift” Honored in Best Book Awards

I’m excited to announce that Loreena’s Gift was recently named as a finalist in the 2016 Best Book Awards. The list of results can be found here. Because it was a finalist, “Loreena’s Gift” will also be featured on the website (in the “New Age” category) for the next 10 months. At the time of […]

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Thank You Idaho Author Awards

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Thank You Idaho Author Awards

I had a wonderful time at the Idaho Author Awards ceremony last week. Sponsored by Aloha Publishing and the Friesens Corporation, the awards have been going for six years, but this year the reception took place at a new venue. Past award receptions have been held at the Powerhouse Event Center in downtown Boise, Idaho. […]

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“Loreena’s Gift” Takes 1st Place, Idaho Author Awards

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“Loreena’s Gift” Takes 1st Place, Idaho Author Awards

I’m excited to announce that Loreena’s Gift was recently named “1st Place, Fiction” in the 2016 Idaho Author Awards. The awards ceremony takes place on November 1st, 2016. I’m looking forward to meeting the other authors who were honored in this year’s contest. I’ll also be participating in a second book blog tour starting on […]

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“Rise of the Sidenah” Going Out of Print

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“Rise of the Sidenah” Going Out of Print

It was about a year ago that Jupiter Gardens Press released my fantasy novel, Rise of the Sidenah. Since then the story has been recognized twice—3rd place fantasy in the North American Book Awards, and Official Selection, Young Adult Fantasy, in the New Apple Book Awards. It’s with a heavy heart that I share the […]

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Reviews Coming in for “Loreena’s Gift”

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Reviews Coming in for “Loreena’s Gift”

I’m excited to share that Loreena’s Gift is on a book blog tour right now. Various book bloggers from across the country are featuring the book over the next couple weeks. The tour also involves a giveaway of a signed, print copy of the book. If you’re interested in entering, you can do that here. […]

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Announcing the New Book Trailer for “Loreena’s Gift”

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Announcing the New Book Trailer for “Loreena’s Gift”

I’m so excited! I’ve never done a book trailer before, so this was a fun experience. I’ll be posting about it over at Writing and Wellness within the next couple weeks, in case you’re looking for more details on what it was like. My main reason for doing the trailer was to (hopefully) increase awareness […]

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Loreena’s Gift Hits #1 on Amazon’s “Hot New Releases”

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Loreena’s Gift Hits #1 on Amazon’s “Hot New Releases”

I was excited to find today that Loreena’s Gift had hit #1 on Amazon’s Hot New Releases List. Thank you to all the readers out there who have given the book a try. I appreciate it! To read more about the book, you can check out the Amazon page, or my book page here on […]

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KREX News Interview on “Loreena’s Gift”

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KREX News Interview on “Loreena’s Gift”

I was honored to discuss Loreena’s Gift in this news interview with the lovely Lauren Klenda of “KREX News.” Lauren asked me to talk about the book, what happens in it, and the inspiration behind it. It was only a short three minutes, but it was fun! Find the total interview on the KREX link […]

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Thank You Grand Junction Readers—Sell Out Signing at Barnes & Noble

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Thank You Grand Junction Readers—Sell Out Signing at Barnes & Noble

I want to send out a special “thank you” to readers in the Grand Junction, Colorado area. I had a book signing for Loreena’s Gift (Dzanc Books) there on Saturday, April 30th, from 2-4 p.m. The readers in Grand Junction made it a sell-out! Laura Mettauer, the community relations manager at this location, was so […]

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Barnes & Noble Book Signing for “Loreena’s Gift”

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Barnes & Noble Book Signing for “Loreena’s Gift”

I’m excited to have the chance to meet readers at the Grand Junction, Colorado! I’m doing a book signing at Barnes & Noble on April 30th, from 2-4 p.m. This store has been super to work with—very easy, and very organized. I can’t wait to meet some of the great people involved. If you happen […]

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Why NCW is the “Goldilocks” of Writers’ Conferences

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Why NCW is the “Goldilocks” of Writers’ Conferences

Have you ever attended an event that you would describe as “just right?” I had the privilege of doing just that last weekend. It was the Northern Colorado Writer’s Conference in Fort Collins, Colorado. I attended this same conference two years ago and had a great time. It Started in 2014 I’ve gone to a […]

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