The MacGregor Legacy - For Love or Loyalty

1760 Scotland - To atone for her father's evil, Lauren Campbell agrees to help Malcolm MacGregor. By the time she realizes she's the bargaining price to free Malcolm's mother from indentured servitude, it's too late.

Path of Freedom, Quilts of Love series

1858 North Carolina - When Quakers Flora Saferight and Bruce Millikan embark on the Underground Railroad, they agree to put their differences aside to save the lives of a pregnant slave couple..

Highland Sanctuary, (Highland series - Book 2)

1477 Scotland - A chieftain heir is hired to restore Briagh Castle and discovers a hidden village of outcasts who have created their own private sanctuary from the world.

Highland Blessings, (Book 1 - Highland series)

1473 Scotland - The story of a highland warrior who kidnaps the daughter of his greatest enemy and clan chief to honor a promise to his dying father.

Monday, May 28, 2007

Exciting News in My Writing World!

I just discovered that two of my manuscripts are finalists in ACFW's Genesis Contest in both the Historical Romance and Contemporary Romance categories. The second round of judging is now underway with editors and agents. I cannot release the name of my manuscripts until the final round judging is complete in August 2007. Winners will be announced September 22, 2007 at the ACFW National Conference in Dallas, TX.

Also, I'm very excited to announce that tomorrow I'll be on an Internet radio show with author Jennifer Cote. The show is Crusade Radio scheduled on Monday, May 28th at 1 p.m. (EST). If you get a chance, please log on and listen at www.crusaderadio.com.

Saturday, May 19, 2007

How Far Do You Think Gas Prices Will Go?

I don't mind admitting that I'm a little sick of the gas prices going up. Ever since 9-11, the gas prices have skyrocketed and they keep going up. Why? I've heard all the news reports. I've read enough articles and opinion columns to last me lifetime. Now, I want to know the REAL reason. Everything I've read, everything I've heard -- all of it sounds like a bunch of excuses. I'm left to wonder if it isn't anything other than simple greed.

Over the last few months, the gas prices here in Charlotte, NC have hovered around $2.85 to $2.95 per gallon. One day this week they rose overnight to $3.15 to $3.25 per gallon. Why? Is it really necessary for them to raise it like that? Is it because Memorial Weekend is coming up? Why is it okay for the oil industry to gouge the public like this? When are the American people going to say enough is enough?

I can't help but think of all the senior citizens on their fixed incomes, the working poor, and the middle class who strive to make ends meet from month to month. The dollars that we could be saving for our children's education, our retirement, maybe medical insurance is being eaten up with gas prices. This is especially true in the rural areas, in the South, and out West where driving is necessary and people can't walk everywhere or take subways.

It's getting to the point where we plan ahead of time when and where we'll buy gas. A quick Internet search tells us where the cheapest gas is in our area. My husband has had to raise his prices twice because of the gas. He owns a fire safety company and provides onsite service.

I say gas prices are high enough. Cap it.

Just my $0.2 worth!

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Saturday, May 12, 2007

The Fruit of a Teen Mother

You were only sixteen when you brought me into this world. Frightened, you bravely met your new role as my mother. You've often told me the story of my birth and how you cried because you wanted your mother there with you. When they laid me in your arms, you whispered, "now I have someone who will really love me." Those words could...(Read More)

Today is my day to blog on F.A.I.T.H. We are having a Mothers' Day Contest. All you have to do is leave a comment and we'll enter your name in a drawing for a purse full of goodies. If you're a guy, keep in mind that it might be a great gift for that special someone in your life!

Friday, May 11, 2007

Tagged Again and Having Fun

Here are the rules:
1. Each player starts with eight random facts/habits about themselves.
2. People who are tagged need to write in their own blog about their eight things and post these rules.
3. At the end of your blog, you need to choose eight people to get tagged and list their names.
4. Don't forget to leave your taggees a comment, telling them they're tagged, AND to read your blog.

Eight more things about me:
1. I like to sleep with a fan blowing on me. It doesn't matter if it is summer or winter. I like the noise. If I get cold, I simply turn the fan around.
2. I love lighthouses and I think I'd like to retire on the coast in spite of hurricane threats and floods.
3. If it's sunny outside, I like all the windows in my house to be open or at least have the shades/curtains pulled back. I'd love to have a sunroom one day.
4. I'm an introvert and I like lots of alone time.
5. I dislike spicy foods.
6. I collect a Christmas village and I believe it should grow every year.
7. I would rather mow the lawn than wash dishes or load the dish washer.
8. I could spend more time in a bookstore than the grocery store and hair salon put together.

I need to think about who else I want to tag.

Blessings,