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Miracle In Black – Available Now

miracle-in-black-thumbnailI’m excited to announce that MIRACLE IN BLACK is now available.

Carrie and Aaron are the youngest hero and heroine I’ve written so far. She’s nineteen years old and he’s twenty-five. Their story makes me laugh and cry. That’s why I finally decided I wanted to publish this book — the first full length novel I wrote. It’s the book that should, according to traditional advice, stay hidden under the bed. I just couldn’t do that to these two characters.

Written 12 years ago, smart phones were not part of our lives. I updated and changed the plot where necessary. Also, my ‘voice’ is more developed and that meant rewriting sections to sound like my SeaMount books. Thanks to my wonderful editor, Judy Roth, the story is much better than it was when I entered it into contests and shopped it to agents all those years ago.

I  hope you enjoy Carrie and Aaron’s story. After you’ve read their story, if you could be so kind as to leave a review where you purchased the Miracle In Black, I would appreciate it so much. Just a couple of words will do. There are some places I cannot advertise the book until I have a minimum number of reviews. (And the review doesn’t have to be a 5 star – though I try my best to make every story deserve 5 stars.)

Click below to go to the book page.
Barnes and Noble
Apple iBook

If you love to read a real book, the print version is coming soon. The files are being formatted to go to the printer.

And a special note for a special friend — QueenMommy, contact me! I ‘lost’ your last email.

The God Who Sees Me

God sees me!

Let that sink in for a moment. In a world that is inhabited by 7+ billion people, God sees me, and He sees you. He is that great. He loves us that much.

Whatever our circumstances, God sees us just as He saw Hagar when she fled Sarah’s cruel treatment. “She (Hagar) gave this name to the Lord who spoke to her: “You are the God who sees me,” for she said, “I have now seen the One who sees me.” Genesis 16:13-14

God sees us and knows our circumstances. Are you grieving the loss of a loved one? Are you worried about finances? Are you sitting in a shelter because you’ve lost your home to wind and water? God sees each of us in our individual circumstances.

The good news doesn’t end with God seeing us.

West Quoddy Head LighthouseHe loves us through the circumstances. If we turn our eyes to Him and trust His sovereignty, He will give us strength and courage. “Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or discouraged. For the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.” Joshua 1:9 

He will give us wisdom. “If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to you.” James 1:5

God sees us. He is our Guiding Light in the storm of life.





My One Word for 2017: Praise


I began the year 0f 2016 wondering which elderly person I loved would no longer be here when Christmas rolled around. The year has ended, and all four are still with us.

Two couples. The men in nursing facilities. Their wives at home. All four are deeply unhappy. They are not where they want to be, or with the person they have loved for many years. Though everyone is well cared for, there is a sadness that permeates every aspect of their lives.

Their frustration and sadness is also ours—the family caregivers. We can not undo the ravages of dementia and disease. We cannot turn back the clock to happier days. We cannot give them what they want most of all—life the way it used to be.

The weight of their unhappiness has made me sad. I’ve acquired a negative outlook that has spilled over into other areas of my life. I don’t like who I’ve become.

I need an attitude adjustment. It’s time I focused on something other than the all consuming task of caregiving. It’s time to turn my heart’s attention to Someone greater than myself and the tasks He’s given me. To the One who numbers my days, and their days, and helps us through the hard places. The Almighty God. The Everlasting Father.

I’ve selected PRAISE as my one word for 2017.

I look forward to the days when it will be easy to glorify and honor God. I hope there are many. But I know there will be days when praising Him will be difficult. When my world, and the world of those I love, will appear to be falling apart. On those days my most important task will be to intentionally choose to praise an all-knowing God I do not understand. I can praise Him because He is good, and He is trustworthy. He is my God in every situation.

My praise is not a reward I give Him when He blesses me. My praise cannot be based on my feelings, or how well I think God Almighty has performed His job.

No matter what my circumstances, God is worthy of praise. Always.

Hebrews 13:15 says, “Through Jesus, therefore, let us continually offer to God a sacrifice of praise—the fruit of lips that confess his name.”

“…He is my God, and I will praise Him…” Exodus 15:2

A Prayer for November 8, 2016

O Lord,

You are the mighty and holy God of the past.

You are the living and righteous God of the present.

You are the omnipotent and eternal God of the future.

You fill today with your presence and already dwell in every tomorrow.

You know the choice our nation will make before Election Day dawns.

You have already woven it into your eternal plan.

You are, and will always be, in control.




My Marian P. Merritt Interview!

Marian P. Merritt 2Marian Merritt invited me to spend time with her at her Lagniappe blog. (If you’re a Northerner like me, you’ll appreciate that she gives you the definition of that Southern Louisiana and Mississippi word!)

I met Marian at the first (and only) American Christian Fiction Writers Conference I attended. We were newbies and nervous beyond words! Both of us had signed up for editor/agent appointments. Yikes! And both of us were finalists in the Genesis Contest. She won in her category. I was so happy for her. She’s a fabulous writer.

So pop over to her blog and check out the interview. While you’re there be sure and leave a comment. Also take a moment to look at the books she has written.



Under Starry Skies ~ Book 3

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Here it is – finally! (I’ll say that for you.) Book 3 of the SeaMount Series. Ethan Thomas’ story.

As always bits of my life have crept into the story. Memory care for an elderly loved one, a handcrafted angel (see her on the cover – top left?), sisters, and a favorite holiday.

Ethan and Talia’s story is a novella so it’s shorter than Book 1 and Book 2. I love this couple. They are perfect for each other.

Just a note to new readers: Your enjoyment of this novella will be greatly enhanced if you first read INTO THE DEEP (Jack and Lucinda’s story). This story – Under Starry Skies –  contains spoilers for Into The Deep.

Happy reading!

Amazon: Kindle available now. (Print coming soon!)
B & N:  Nook
Apple: iBooks


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Happy First Day of Fall

Fall is my favorite time of year. Perhaps it’s because I live in New England and there are those occasional glimpses of life mirroring Norman Rockwell and Currier and Ives pictures.
Trees brilliant with color.
Corn shocks in the field.
Pumpkins and bumpy gourds.
Crunchy leaves underfoot.
Apple cider from the mill.
Top heavy sunflowers.

What is your favorite part of Fall? Please share.

Happy First Day of Fall!

Happy First Day of Fall





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out-of-the-winderness-web-copySee my interview at Writing Prompts & Thoughts & Ideas…Oh My!

Pop over and leave a comment for a chance to win a copy of the first book in my series, “OUT OF THE WILDERNESS.”

REVEAL: A New Cover for Out Of The Wilderness

There comes a time when updating is necessary. Like when your computer grinds along because it can’t handle high-speed internet. Or the color of your old bathroom fixtures are no longer retro but have once again come into fashion.

The time has come to update the OUT OF THE WILDERNESS cover, first book in the SeaMount Series.

Sophie comes into the spotlight with Gray! 

Meet the couple who now grace the new cover of OUT OF THE WILDERNESS.
I love this cover. I especially love that Gray’s hand is in the picture. His strong, gentle hands are mentioned in the story. I hope you love the new cover as much as I do!

Currently available on Amazon.    Only .99 cents     B & N and in print to follow very soon!


Sophie Moore and Gray Kerr — Out Of The Wilderness, SeaMount Series, Book 1


Giving Thanks

Our country is in turmoil.
The world is in upheaval.
It’s easy to forget to give thanks to the One
who holds this world in His hands.

Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; his love endures forever.
1 Chronicles 16:34

Abundant Harvest

Abundant Harvest

Happy Thanksgiving

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