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Quilters and Quilts – Week 7 – Diana Montgomery

    Here we are in Week 7 of our Quilters and Quilts Series. Today’s guest is my reader-friend, Diana Montgomery.     MONA: Who influenced you to become a quilter? DIANA: I have always loved quilts. I don’t know of anyone in my family who actually sewed.  I just have always admired quilts when visiting Shipshewana, Indiana, and seeing the beautiful Amish Quilts.  …

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Devotional Books for Girls

Long before I saw my first historical novel published, I was writing children’s books. As we end one year and begin another, I have exciting announcements to make about two devotional books for girls.

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Quilters and Quilts #3 – Linda Smith

Week 3 of our Quilters and Quilts Series has me hosting my sister-friend, Linda Smith. Woohoo! When I first entertained the idea to center a women’s retreat series of talks around the concept of quilting, I called my Sis Linda. You see, I don’t quilt. Linda is our family’s designated quilting expert. I may not be a quilter, but I …


8 Sinclair Sisters Gift Ideas

 “Reading gives us a place to go when we have to stay where we are.” Unknown We all know books make great gifts. What makes an even better present? A themed gift package centered around a book. In case you might like to “gift” my Sinclair Sisters of Cripple Creek books this Christmas, I decided to add to the fun and put …

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Doc Susie & Book Giveaway

You never know who you might meet in Cripple Creek, Colorado! While I was in Cripple Creek in August to participate in the Gold Camp Days and Western Literature Festival, I made Wyatt Earp’s acquaintance through a program presented by his grandson, Wyatt Earp. Then during a book signing at the Cripple Creek District Museum, I met Doc Susie, played by Hedy Boyce. …

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The Quilted Heart Novellas, 3 in 1

The Quilted Heart novellas only available as individual eBooks? Not for long! January 21st, WaterBrook Multnomah will release Dandelions on the Wind, Bending Toward the Sun, and Ripples Along the Shore as a print omnibus–three novellas in one thick book. In 1999, I’d gone to St. Louis for a conference and a children’s book signing event. On a program-free afternoon, this Arizona …

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Reading with a Map and Making an Itinerary

Charles and Clara Tanner are headed to Cripple Creek, Colorado, this month to visit the landmarks mentioned in my Sinclair Sisters of Cripple Creek Series. Sweet fans of my fiction, the couple gave me permission to share excerpts from their notes to me. December 2012 Dear Mrs. Hodgson, What a blessing the four books on the Sinclair sisters have been to myself and …

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Leeverites, Do You Have Them?

I didn’t write this post from my home office. I was traveling, which required that I pack for another state, a higher elevation, and cooler temperatures. Before I left home, piles of clothes, shoes, and sweatshirts lie on the bed awaiting their fate, vying for room in a suitcase already spoken for by toiletries, a blow dryer, and a makeup …

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Guest Author: Lori Benton and Book Giveaway

The day I’ve been waiting for . . . Lori Benton is our guest! Lori is a debut novelist whose work reads like that of a polished veteran storyteller. Lori writes historical fiction set on the American Frontier. Lori’s storytelling brings to life the Colonial and early Federal periods of American history. Lori’s milestone 30th birthday gave her a chilling and …

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Sinclair Sisters Fun and Yum for Book Clubs

Do the members of your book club or reading group enjoy reading series and spending time with an ensemble cast? If so, the four Sinclair Sisters of Cripple Creek Series might be a great fit. And I’m happy to say the 1890s Colorado mining camp series lends itself well to having fun with Victorian, Old West, Mining Camp flair. Your group might want a …