What’s in a Family Tree?

I love researching my family tree, and in the midst of doing so, I came across some interesting research. Much of that has become a part of my first novel, The Fabric of Hope, which will release in just a few weeks! But knowing about your family heritage isn’t just for writing a novel; it’s […]

Books & Events!

Susan’s newest books:   Christmas Charity Releases November 1, 2018 Susan Hawkins and Patrick O’Neill find that an arranged marriage is harder than they think, especially when they emmigrate from Canada to America just a week after they marry—with his angry 11-year-old daughter, Lizzy, in tow. Can can 23-year-old Susan Hawkins learn to love her […]

Cultural Nuances

After traveling to Ireland, researching some more, and studying the craft of novel writing, I finally finished my Irish novel. The Fabric of Hope will release in just a few weeks! If you’ve been reading my writing for any amount of time, you know that I love this great big globe and the interesting cultural uniquenesses […]

What an Adventure!

I recently returned from visiting my family in South Africa. It was an amazing trip, full of love and laughter, new baby cuddles and little girl giggles. Seeing my daughter mother her four girls and watching my wonderful son-in-law be the daddy that I always dreamed of for my grandchildren was just plain thrilling. For five weeks […]

Dating Through the Years

As the years go by and your marriage deepens and matures, be careful not to get apathetic about your relationship.  Remember what a great adventure your marriage has been—and still can be. While it’s easy to take each other for granted, it’s important to reengage as soon as you realize that your relationship is beginning […]

The Fabric of Hope: An Irish Family Legacy

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