Saturday, December 24, 2011

Merry Christmas!

May the birth of our Savior bring you much joy and peace this Christmas season.

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Little Shepherd VBT Ends Today

I feel blessed to have so many wonderful friends. The Little Shepherd VBT ends today with this stop at Cafe of Dreams. April has been one of the greatest supporters of Pump Up Your Book and my writing. It is because of wonderful friends like her that I was able to tour for 3 1/2 months last year and for a month and a half this year. I'm excited that next year I will be touring with a new book, but I will never forget this first one that is near and dear to my heart.

Today I wrote a Letter to Santa. It's a blend of serious and funny, but I think it captures the way many writers feel, especially this time of year. I hope you'll drop by at

Thanks for following along during my 2011 Little Shepherd VBT. I wish you and your family a blessed Christmas season.


Friday, December 16, 2011

Little Shepherd VBT December - Day 7

I am so excited. I am guest blogging at this beautiful blog titled, The Christmas Spirit. What a perfect blog for a Christmas lover like me.  Michelle wrote up a lovely review of Little Shepherd to go with my guest post about Christmas Spirit. I hope you'll check it out at

I wanted to remind everyone that today is the big Facebook party. I'll be there starting around 4 PM Eastern if you want to drop by and see if you can pick up some great prizes. Details are at



Thursday, December 15, 2011

Little Shepherd VBT December - Day 6

Talented author Pamela S. Thibodeaux hosts me today at her blog. One of the things I feel is important is for parents to teach their children how to live a life of service. This article includes some ideas on how to make that happen. Hope you'll check it out at

Remember, I'll be participating tomorrow in Pump Up Your Book's 1st Annual Holiday Extravaganza Facebook Chat Party. The party starts at 4 P.M. Eastern. Over 40 authors are participating and giving away great prizes. You can find the details at

Hope to see you there!

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Win A Copy of Little Shepherd at Pump Up Your Book’s 1st Annual Holiday Extravaganza Facebook Chat Party!

This year's virtual book tour for Little Shepherd ends Friday. To celebrate another successful tour, I am participating in Pump Up Your Book’s 1st Annual Holiday Extravaganza Facebook Chat Party! I'll be one of more than 50 authors who toured with Pump Up Your Book in December. Most of them are gathering on Facebook on Friday, December 16th to chat with fans and give away great prizes. The party kicks off at 4 P.M. Eastern.

I'll be giving away two copies of Little Shepherd at the party: one printed copy to a resident of the United States and one PDF copy to an international winner.

Find the details at

Hope to see there!

Little Shepherd VBT December - Day 5

We took the girls on a short trip to New York City this weekend, but now it's back to work. Today you'll find a lovely review of Little Shepherd by Mandie at Taking Time for Mommy. Mandie runs a wonderful blog and I'm so thrilled she wanted to review my book.

You can find her review at Feel free to stop by and let me know you dropped in.



Friday, December 9, 2011

Little Shepherd VBt - December Day 4

Today Little Shepherd is reviewed at Mom is the Only Girl. And what a review it is! Nothing like happy dancing on a Friday. Here's a blurb:

"This is a great addition to our collection of Christmas stories, but will be kept out throughout the year, too!"

To read the entire review, please visit

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Little Shepherd VBT - Days 2 and 3

It's hard to keep promoting when you're sick, but promote you must. This virtual book tour has been another great success so far. Little Shepherd has made the Amazon bestsellers list in its category two times since the tour started. I was just looking at my sales information over there and copies were sold in Utah. I don't even know anyone there. Being an author can be fun sometimes.

So, this week's tour has been a challenge. Between spending time in bed, rescheduling one tour stop, and then another site being down, not as much touring is going on as usual.

On Wednesday, I visited The Hot Author Report. Here's where I realized how overwhelmed I've been since moving back home after losing power at the end of October. I thought I sent the host something, but I didn't. Luckily she posted a spotlight for me.

If you haven't read an excerpt or any review blurbs from the book, you can do so at

Today, my good friend Vanessa from Coffee and a Keyboard was kind enough to ask me back to guest blog. I wrote up this silly little post about how motherhood and writing are similar. You can catch that one at

Tomorrow I should be at Mom's the Only Girl.

I hope you're having fun gearing up for the holidays. I'm a bit behind in my shopping, but with Advent in full swing, we're trying to get the kids to focus on others and not so much on what Santa will place in their stockings.

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Little Shepherd VBT December - Day 1

My Little Shepherd VBT kicks off this month with a guest post at the blog of Joylene Nowell Butler. She's a Canadian author and friend who I've come to know thanks to the WWW. I do my best to come up with  posts that reflect the hosting blog and its theme, so I'm talking about writing, nature and family. Please visit me at

If you would like to purchase a copy of Little Shepherd for your little one, you can do so at:

Autographed copies may be ordered directly through the Books page on my website.