Hi Friends,
A special welcome to those of you who are new to newsletter list. I'm glad we can connect! I hope you're enjoying some warm spring days and all the fun activities that happen in May! I received some happy news this week, Shine Like the Dawn is a finalist for the HOLT Medallion in the Long Inspirational category! Being a finalist in a contest like this is a real encouragement. The winner will be announced at the award luncheon in Virginia on June 9th.

If you haven't read Shine Like the Dawn yet, now is the time! It would make a great Mother's Day gift and is available as in eBook, paperback, large print, audio, and in Dutch and Polish. Visit my website for easy order links. Check out this list of all the HOLT Finalist.

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Cathy Gohlke and Carrie


Roseanna White

A Special Invitation For You!

I want to invite you to join us at the Gaithersburg Book Festival on Saturday, May 19, 10:00 am - 6:00 pm. I'm looking forward to teaming up with author friends, Cathy Gohlke and Roseanna White, to present a panel about including historical events and people in our novels. Our panel begins at 1:15 in the Edgar Alan Poe tent, then we'll be signing our latest novels after. We would love to meet you! For more information visit the festival website.


The Royal Wedding Giveaway!

Are you looking forward to the Royal Wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markel on May 19th? I'm planning to get up early and watch the ceremony before I head over to the Gaithersburg Book Festival. I'm also teaming up with Sarah Ladd, Joanna Davidson Politano, Sarah Sundin, and Katherine Reay for a special Royal Wedding Giveaway! We all write novels set in England in different time periods. Mark your calendar and stop bymy blog May 15 - 19 to enter! We're giving away a copy of each of these lovely books to one very special winner!

Have You Read Across the Blue?

I'm thrilled with the great response to Across the Blue! It's rated 4.7 stars on Amazon and has more than 100 reviews. Thank you for adding yours to Amazon or GoodReads. You can download or order your copy by visiting my website. Check out the review excerpts:

"I love historical fiction that is not only well researched, but is vivd with details that make me see, feel & hear with the characters." -- bomanc

"The writing gets better with each book. The characters are so well developed and the setting is beautifully described. I enjoyed the mystery of James - who he was and how he and Bella could end up together. Excellent description of the beginning of flight and aviation. Accurate and excellent!" -- Reader G.

"Wonderful, gentle, romance. Strong and intelligent characters facing the challenges of social status, family pressures, and the ripples of poor choices as they impact on their hopes and dreams." -- Shari B.


I'm about halfway through writing my next English historical novel, Finding Her Way Home. For more info visit my blog and for a look at the characters and setting visit my Pinterest board. In the meantime, I hope you'll connect with me on social media! I love to hear from readers and look forward to sharing fun and informative posts with you.

Until Next Time, Happy Reading,

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