Fiction by Susan G Mathis

Thanks for being a faithful subscriber/reader to my blog. I often feature author friends and their work, but I thought you’d like a peek at mine this week. I have eleven so far. Which is your favorite? I’d love to know!

Susan G Mathis is an international award-winning, multi-published author of stories set in the Gilded Age Thousand Islands in upstate NY. She’s been published more than twenty-five times in full-length novels, novellas, and non-fiction books.

Mary’s Moment (coming St. Patrick’s Day, March 17)

Mary Flynn is christened the community heroine for calling in a fire and saving dozens of homes. As the first telephone switchboard operator for the Thousand Islands Park, she basks in her fame but hides a secret that haunts her. Less than a month later, Mary must risk her life to call for help when an even worse fire blazes through the Thousand Islands Park Commons. Widowed fireman George Flannigan is enamored by the brave, toffee-haired lass and takes every opportunity to connect with Mary. But he has secrets of his own, and when he can’t stop the Columbian Hotel—and almost a hundred cottages—from being burned to the ground, Mary is left homeless, and she withdraws from him. Will she be consumed by her painful past or embrace the future?

A Summer at Thousand Island House (coming July, 2023, with Wild Heart Books)

Addison Bell serves children of the Thousand Island House guests on Staple’s Island. Part nanny, part entertainer, she’s full of creative energy and endearing love for children. While thriving in her work, Addi’s vivacity attracts the attention of the recreation pavilion’s manager, Liam Donovan, as well as the handsome Navy Officer Lt. Worthington, a lighthouse inspector, hotel patron, and single father of mischievous little Jimmy. When Jimmy goes missing while in Addi’s care and former President Chester Arthur finds the child a stowaway on his fishing boat, her job and reputation are endangered. How can she calm the churning waters of Liam, Lt. Worthington, and the President, clear her name, and avoid becoming the scorn of  the community?

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Peyton’s Promise

Peyton Quinn is tasked with preparing the grand Calumet Castle ballroom for a summer gala. As she works in a male-dominated position of upholsterer and fights for women’s equality, she’s persecuted for her unorthodox ways. But when her pyrotechnics-engineer father is seriously hurt, she takes over the plans for the fireworks display despite being socially ostracized. Patrick Taylor, Calumet’s carpenter and Peyton’s childhood chum, hopes to win her heart, but her unconventional undertakings cause a rift. Peyton has to ignore the prejudices and persevere or she could lose her job, forfeit Patrick’s love and respect, and become the talk of local gossips.

Devyn’s Dilemma

Devyn McKenna is forced to work in the Towers on Dark Island. But when Devyn finds herself in service to the wealthy Frederick Bourne family, her life takes an unexpected turn. Brice McBride, Mr. Bourne’s valet, tries to help the mysterious Devyn find peace and love in her new world, but she can’t seem to stay out of trouble—especially when she’s accused of stealing Bourne’s money for Vanderbilt’s NYC subway expansion.

Katelyn’s Choice

Katelyn Kavanagh finds herself in the service of none other than the famous George Pullman, and the transition proves anything but easy. Thomas O’Neill also works on Pullman Island and tries to help her adjust to her new world, but she just can’t seem to tame her gossiping tongue—even when it could endanger her job, the 1872 re-election of Pullman guest President Ulysses S. Grant, and the love of the man of her dreams.

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Rachel’s Reunion

Rachel Kelly serves the most elite patrons at the famed New Frontenac Hotel on Round Island. She has wondered about her old beau, Mitch, for nearly two years, ever since he toyed with her affections while on Calumet Island, then left for the high seas and taken her heart with him. Now he’s back, opening the wound she thought was healed. Mitch O’Keefe returns to claim his bride but finds it more difficult than he thought. Returning to work at the very place he hated, he becomes captain of a New Frontenac Hotel touring yacht, just to be near Rachel. But his attempts to win her back are thwarted, especially when a wealthy patron seeks her attention. Who will Rachel choose?

Colleen’s Confession

Colleen Sullivan conceals secrets when she works on Comfort Island and awaits her betrothed’s arrival. She loves to draw and dreams of growing in the craft. But tragedy strikes and her orphan dreams of finally belonging and becoming a wife and an artist are gone. What will her future hold? Jack Weiss is smitten by the lovely Irish lass. Perhaps introducing her to the famous impressionist, Alson Skinner Clark, will brighten her opinion of him. But rumors of war in Europe means Jack must choose between joining his homeland’s army or staying safe in the Thousand Islands as he makes a life with Colleen. If she will have him.

Reagan’s Reward

Reagan Kennedy assumes the position of governess to the Bernheim family’s twin nephews, and her life at Cherry Island’s Casa Blanca becomes frustratingly complicated. Service to a Jewish family and tending to eight-year-old mischievous boys brings trouble galore. Daniel Lovitz serves as the island’s caretaker and boatman. When he tries to help the alluring Reagan make sense of her new world, her insecurities mount as her confidence is shaken―especially when she crosses the faith divide and when Etta Damsky makes her life miserable. As trouble brews, Daniel sees another side of the woman he’s come to love.

Sara’s Surprise

Sara O’Neill works as an assistant pastry chef at the Thousand Islands Crossmon Hotel where she meets precocious, seven-year-old Madison and her charming father and hotel manager, Sean Graham. But Jacque LaFleur, the pastry chef Sara works under, makes her dream job a nightmare. Sean has trouble keeping Madison out of mischief and his mind off Sara. Though he finds Sara captivating, he’s jealous of LaFleur and misreads Sara’s desire to learn from the pastry chef as love. Can Sean learn to trust her and can Sara trust him—and herself to be an instant mother?

Christmas Charity

Susan Hawkins and Patrick O’Neill find that an arranged marriage is much harder than they think, especially when they emigrate from Wolfe Island, Canada, to Cape Vincent, New York, in 1864, just a week after they marry—with Patrick’s nine-year-old daughter, Lizzy, in tow. Can twenty-three-year-old Susan Hawkins learn to love her forty-nine-year-old husband and find charity for her angry stepdaughter? With Christmas coming, she hopes so.

The Fabric of Hope: An Irish Family Legacy

After struggling to accept the changes forced upon her, Margaret Hawkins and her family take a perilous journey on an 1851 immigrant ship to the New World, bringing with her an Irish family quilt she is making. A hundred and sixty years later, her great granddaughter, Maggie, searches for the family quilt after her ex-pawns it. But on their way to creating a family legacy, will these women find peace with the past and embrace hope for the future, or will they be imprisoned by fear and faithlessness?




Meet author Mark R. Worden

Mark is a student of the Bible, having degrees in Bible and teaching. He served as a missionary teacher in Manaus, Brazil, and pastored a local Montana church before becoming self-employed as a handyman, property manager, and a fishing guide.  He is active in his local church in Dillon, Montana.  The writing of HE IS! was part of God’s healing and growth process in Mark’s life and occurred over a period of twelve years.

Tell us about your newest book:

I am a first-time published author having started writing “God is” devotionals and posting them on a blog. It is rather a dream come true for this unlikely author. Friends kept encouraging me to turn my devotionals into a book. I kept telling them, “Someday!”  “Someday” came in July of 2022.

What inspired you to write HE IS! Knowing God through Fifty Scriptural Meditations?

While pastoring I became fascinated with Hebrews 11:6. This one verse was the spark that ignited the writing of HE IS! “But without faith it is impossible to please Him: for he who comes to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him” (NKJV). I set out to find all the ‘God is’ statements in the Bible and write a short devotional on each one to help myself and others to know God better.

How would you describe this book to someone in a 30-second blurb?

“HE IS! Knowing God through Fifty Scriptural Meditations” can probably be considered devotional that is inspirational in nature. I share from my own stories of life and ministry like a grandpa would tell his grandchildren to make the devotionals relatable to life and practical. At the end of each devotional there are reflection questions and more suggested Scriptures to read for one’s personal meditation and spiritual growth.  I want others to take the Hebrews 11:6 adventure that I have taken and be blessed too.

What genre do you focus on and why?

My experience is in teaching the Bible so my genre by default is teaching the Bible in a way that is inspirational, devotional, and practical.

Why do you write?

I write because I have a strong desire to share with others what God is teaching me. Others have told me I have a gift and to keep writing. My calling from God to share His truth drives me to keep ministering the word of God. I love to share what God has done for me because He first loved me. I have never gotten over God’s love for me, I hope I never do.

What is your work schedule like when you’re writing a book?

I have fit writing into the extra slots of time in my life over many years.

What is the hardest part of being an author?

Now that I have published my first book, I find it hard to not have more time to devote to writing because of my business responsibilities. I hope to retire someday into a ministry of writing.

What’s the best part of your author’s life?

Writing helps me to grow and think more clearly about my own faith and relationship with God. My writing has been an outgrowth of my own faith journey and part of God’s healing process in my life as I learn more about Him and consequently more about myself in the process.

What’s one unusual fact about you?

I suffered from dyslexia in my early years in school until a teacher realized I needed extra help. If it were not for the help and attention of some special ed teachers, I may have never liked to read or go on to college. I am still a slow reader and writing is something at which I have to work really hard. I still am a horrible speller. I consider my publishing a book a miracle. My first year at Umpqua Community College, my English 101 professor would write my sentences on the chalkboard and dissect them for the whole class. Thankfully, he never shamed me. He and I were the only people who knew they were my sentences. It was his way of giving me some extra help because he saw potential in me. I needed lots of help. I still need help and am thankful for editors.

How have you changed or grown as a writer?

The whole publishing process has been a huge learning curve for me since staring out to publish a manuscript that I had been working on for over a decade. And then after publication there is the whole world of marketing to let other know you have a book that they should consider reading.

What is your favorite pastime?

Fly fishing and tying flies.

What are you working on now?

I have ideas for more books but have not started writing yet. Having pastored for 6 years and taught in a Bible Institute in Brazil I have a wealth of material that could be turned into books. My one book idea to follow “HE IS!” is possibly, “Who We Are because of Who HE IS!”

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Meet author Denise Weimer

North Georgia native Denise Weimer has authored a dozen traditionally published novels and a number of novellas—historical and contemporary romance, romantic suspense, and time slip. Having served three years as managing editor for Lighthouse Publishing of the Carolinas’ two historical imprints, as well as a freelance editor, she’s helped other authors reach their publishing dreams. A wife and mother of two daughters, Denise always pauses for coffee, chocolate, and old houses.

A Winter at the White Queen is novella #1 in the Romance at the Gilded Age Resorts, Wild Heart Books. **I’m happy to mention that Susan G Mathis will be joining us for this series in July!**

Tell us about your newest book.

Things are never quite as they appear.

Ellie Hastings is tired of playing social gatekeeper—and poor-relation companion—to her Gibson Girl of a cousin. But her aunt insists Ellie lift her nose out of her detective novel long enough to help gauge the eligibility of bachelors during the winter social season at Florida’s Hotel Belleview. She finds plenty that’s mysterious about the suave, aloof Philadelphia inventor, Lewis Thornton. Why does he keep sneaking around the hotel? Does he have a secret sweetheart? And what is his connection to the evasive Mr. Gaspachi, slated to perform at Washington’s Birthday Ball?

Ellie’s comical sleuthing ought to put Lewis out, but the diffident way her family treats her smashes a hole in his normal reserve. But when Florence Hastings’ diamond necklace goes missing, Ellie’s keen mind threatens to uncover not only Lewis’s secrets, but give him back hope for love.

What inspired you to write A Winter at the White Queen?

My author friend Jennifer Uhlarik actually birthed the idea for a collection of stories set at Florida’s Gilded Age hotels. We were so close to getting that collection green-lighted that I saw a window open in my schedule and wrote the story set at my assigned hotel, the Belleview, on faith.

Well, things did not move forward with the anticipated publisher, and my novella sat all lonely and forgotten for quite a while. When I read back over it, I thought, hey, this is a fun story! Even a little humorous, and at the same time, touching. It needs to get out there. So, I contacted Misty Beller at Wild Heart Books, for whom I’ve been doing some editing. I was overjoyed when she not only liked the idea, but she decided to publish White Queen as book one in a two-year series of novellas about Gilded Age romance at resorts all over the county!

How would you describe this book to someone in a 30-second blurb?

Oh, it’s a whirl back to the age of wonder, when anything seemed possible but the old ways struggled with the new. A romance between two people who’d feared it was too late for love.

Why do you write?

I write because I believe when God gives you a talent or a clear calling, that calling is irrevocable unless God makes it plain that He wishes otherwise. And because writing beautiful stories for Him brings me the most fulfillment of any “work” I could ever do. Interestingly enough, I feel the same way about editing. It’s not always easy to make an income in this field, but there is certainly nothing more satisfying than doing what you know you were made to do.

Who is your main character, and how did you choose that name?

I try to name my hero and heroine using a combination of searching through period names and what suits their character. I thought Ellie Hastings sounded fair and gentle and Lewis Thornton sounded polished and powerful. Ever seen/read Anne of Avonlea? Think Morgan Harris.

What is the hardest part of being an author?

The marketing. I love designing attractive memes, planning special events, and interacting with wonderful readers both at online and in-person events, but there is also an element of risk both financially and personally in getting the word out about your stories. So please be kind to us introverted authors! LOL

What’s one unusual fact about you?

I used to lead a mid-1800s dance group. We performed elegant waltzes, reels, and quadrilles at festivals and historic sites. The initial demands of book signings and sporting events for my daughters hit at about the same time, and I took a step back from the living history. But now, I’m getting my toes wet again, finding creative ways to combine my love of historical fashion and dance with my book promotion.

Do you have other books? We’d love to know.

Yes, indeed!

Historical fiction: The Georgia Gold Series

Dual time period: The Restoration Trilogy

Contemporary romance: Fall Flip, Spring Splash, A Holiday Heart, A Harvest Heart

Contemporary romantic suspense: A Holiday Intruder of Holly, Ivy & Intrigue, Traces

Historical romance: Redeeming Grace, Across Three Autumns of The Backcountry Brides, The Witness Tree, Bent Tree Bride

Plus several more currently under review by publishers! Praying, praying …

I would love to connect with you on social media or through my author newsletter.

And please, if you enjoy A Winter at the White Queen, consider leaving a review online. Reviews helps publishers know that my stories deserve to reach my wonderful readers. May God bless you!



Meet author Catherine Brakefield

Catherine is an ardent lover of Christ as well as a hopeless romantic and patriot. She is the award-winning author of Wilted Dandelions, Swept into Destiny, Destiny’s Whirlwind, Destiny of Heart, Waltz with Destiny, and Love’s Final Sunrise. Catherine and her husband of fifty years have two adult children, four grandchildren, four Arabian horses, two dogs, five cats, seven chickens, and five bunnies (that number keeps climbing).

Tell us about your newest book.

Love’s Final Sunrise is an Amish futuristic novel. Ruth Jessup is editor-in-chief for the CassellHerald in Michigan. She is spending the weekend in Owenson, MI, deep in Amish country, her foxhunting club. Her grandmother died a week earlier, and Ruth is trying to cope with the loss. Since her grandmother’s death, she’s had a recurring nightmare that wakes her up from a deep slumber in a cold sweat.

What inspired you to write Love’s Final Sunrise?

I felt it imperative to tell people that though we are facing often catastrophic problems in our lives, God’s got this—we must remember that and not forget to call on Him in these worrisome days and not panic.

How would you describe this book to someone in a 30-second blurb?

Ruth loves the sport of foxhunting. Suddenly, her world is turned upside down and she finds herself literally running for her life—with nowhere to go and no knowledge of who she is. If not for the Amish man, Joshua, she would have died. Then the United States electrical grid is compromised by EMP attack. A New World Order emerges with a debonair leader who promises utopia to the world—but only when everyone accepts his deity.

What genre do you focus on?

I have always loved history, in fact, history was my favorite subject in school. So, it was an easy fit for me to want to do historical romance. Though my newest book is set in a contemporary-futuristic backdrop, because it is an Amish book, I feel right at home writing Love’s Final Sunrise.

Why do you write?

On my business cards I have written, “Writing America’s Story One Truth at a Time.” That is what motivates me to write. I don’t like seeing our history books changing because of this new WOKE culture emerging. In fact, I have to use old history books to really capture the moment and feel close to the historical personages that I include in my novels. I enjoy spicing up my historical novels with real facts about historical figures. I want my readers to see the real people who helped forge the United States. Though American’s track record is not perfect, we know through experience that history often repeats itself. I think it is important to get all the facts before my readers so they can determine the truth for themselves.

Who is your main character, and how did you choose that name?

Ruth kind of named herself. Like the Ruth in the Bible who needed a strong spiritual leader, Ruth had her grandmother as the Ruth in the Bible had Naomi. When hardships arise, Joshua shows up, just as Boaz did.

What is the hardest part of being an author?

The hardest part for me is to show and not tell. Also, I love Scripture and want to quote it continuously. Love’s Final Sunrise has more scripture than my other books because I felt it important to show the scriptural message of what Christ expects His elect should be in the latter days. The years I have lived has taught me much. After all, I watched television on a very small black and white set. Learned to type on a manual typewriter, and my parents wouldn’t allow me to date until my sixteenth birthday.

What’s the best part of your author’s life?

The absolute best part of being an author is when the book is complete! And then I hear from my readers, through their reviews, how they liked the book. Writers live very solitary lives. We write, write, write, making up imaginary people we hope to bring to life through the written word. Only when we hear from our readers, do we know if we have succeeded in making our characters and story real enough for our readers to immerse themselves in every page and feel the “magic” of believing these characters are real!

What’s one thing your readers should know about you?

I never planned to be a writer. I loved to read. But I disliked sitting at a desk when the outside was a Kodak moment. I loved to horseback ride, swim, and played just about every sport. I never enjoyed sitting around or playing board games when the bright outside, or even a foggy day, beckoned me outdoors.

Do you have other books? We’d love to know.

I have five other books:

Wilted Dandelions

Swept into Destiny

Destiny’s Whirlwind

Destiny of Heart

Waltz with Destiny

What are you working on now?

I am excited to have finished Love’s Final Sunrise! I can’t wait to see how my readers like it. My next project, after I’ve gotten Love’s Final Sunrise off and running, is to write the sequel to Wilted Dandelions.  


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Touring the Thousand Islands

In most of my novels, I take the readers on a boat tour of the Thousand Islands, and in Rachel’s Reunion, it’s no exception. This time, though, you get to travel with William Howard Taft, who would one day become our President:

Mitch steered the vessel into the main channel. “At this point, we’re heading northeast toward the American Narrows. It’s a deep but narrow channel of the mighty St. Lawrence between Wellesley and the mainland, both of which are in New York State. With the jagged rocks and strong currents, this part of the river can be quite dangerous.” He leaned closer. “In fact, these waters have sunk many vessels.”

Mrs. Abbott threw a hand up to her ample chest. “I cannot swim. Are we in danger?”

Mitch’s assistant, Steve, addressed her concern. “No ma’am. Captain Mitch is a fine navigator. He’s been sailing these waters for years on large freighters—like the one we’re now passing.”

He pointed to a huge laker that dwarfed the Island Swan. All six of the passengers oohed and aahed.

So did Rachel, whose pretty mouth dropped open. She snapped a glance at Mitch and then back at the freighter.

What was she thinking?

Mr. Sherman walked over to the port side, held on with one hand, and waved with the other.

Mr. Abbott joined him. “I’ve seen many a ship from a distance, but none from this perspective. Makes you feel rather small, doesn’t it?”

Mr. Sherman nodded as they returned to their seats.

Mitch continued the tour. “Salties and lakers travel from the Great Lakes eastward through the St. Lawrence and then all around the world. Pleasure boats of all sizes, too. At the moment, a series of troublesome canals link the system together, and some canals are too shallow and narrow to support the largest ships. Maybe one day the U.S. and Canada will work together to become a binational comprehensive waterway, and I’m all for that. Aye, I’ve spent five years navigating these waters, and I’ll tell you, it’s no simple task.”

Mr. Taft set down his glass. “Bravo, lad. I agree. This mighty St. Lawrence River is of strategic importance to our national interests. They fought the War of 1812 here as well, correct?”

Mitch nodded as he eased into the narrowest part of the channel. He cleared his throat. “Now we’re traveling through what some have called Millionaire’s Row. Many wealthy industrialists built their magnificent summer homes here.”

Sam pointed as they passed a small island. “This is Comfort Island with its western summer home, Neh-Mahbin, and its eastern cottage, Comfort, owned by the Chicago Clark family. I hear there are magnificent murals painted on the walls by the famous impressionist, Alson Skinner Clark, and a hand-dug canal separates the two properties. Aren’t they beauties?”

Mrs. Sherman nodded. “Yes, but it must be a bother to live on an island.”

About Rachel’s Reunion

Summer 1904

Rachel Kelly serves the most elite patrons at the famed New Frontenac Hotel on Round Island. She has wondered about her old beau, Mitch, for nearly two years, ever since he toyed with her affections while on Calumet Island, then left for the high seas and taken her heart with him. Now he’s back, opening the wound she thought was healed.

Mitch O’Keefe returns to claim his bride but finds it more difficult than he thought. Returning to work at the very place he hated, he becomes captain of a New Frontenac Hotel touring yacht, just to be near Rachel. But his attempts to win her back are thwarted, especially when a wealthy patron seeks her attention. Who will Rachel choose?


Meet author Alyssa Schwarz

Contemporary romance author Alyssa Schwarz is a graduate of the Colorado School of Mines with a Master’s in Geology & Geological Engineering. She also works as a professional watercolor artist along the Colorado Front Range and is a member of ACFW (American Christian Fiction Writers). Alyssa’s second full-length novel, The Glass Road, is set in the Colorado mountains, and is the third installment in her new series, A Prescott Family Romance. You can find her online at

Tell us about your newest book.

The Glass Road is book #2 in the Prescott Family Romance series. It picks up with Tess and her story (briefly hinted at in book #1). Training for the Olympics, an early season injury puts her on the sidelines. When all she’s ever worked for hangs in the balance, she is more than surprised to find God’s plan for her recovery involves a summer camp in the Rocky Mountains and an unexpected new friendship that quickly blossoms into something more.

What inspired you to write The Glass Road?

After writing The Glass Cottage, I wanted to give Abigail’s cousin, Tess, a chance to share her story. Each book in the Prescott Family Romance series centers around a different Prescott cousin: Tye in Dear Beth, Abigail in The Glass Cottage, and now Tess.

Growing up in Colorado, I’ve always held a deep love and appreciation for the mountains and all their quaint small towns. This book takes place just outside Estes Park and Rocky Mountain National Park, a place I’ve gone back to countless times over the years. I remember school and church trips to the YMCA of the Rockies, hiking through the forest, drawing closer to friends and to God. I wanted to capture that sense of finding peace in nature, and I hope this book does just that.

How would you describe this book to someone in a 30-second blurb?

At a summer camp set in the heart of the Rocky Mountains, two people must learn to work together—even if it means sacrificing the dreams they once strove so hard to protect.

At a glance, you can expect:

  • A funny meet-cute (that may include someone almost running the other one over!)
  • Sweet, slow-burn romance
  • A charming summer camp set in a small Colorado mountain town (anybody ever been to Rocky Mountain National Park?)
  • A wedding and some cute family time with the other Prescott cousins (if you’ve read either The Glass Cottage or Dear Beth, you’ll recognize a few)

What genre do you focus on and why?

So far, I’ve focused on writing contemporary Christian fiction romance. Although, as a reader, I love both contemporary and historical Christian fiction. They’re both so different from one another, but they both have the power to speak life and truth into our lives. I’d love to venture more into historical fiction, and I have a few ideas in the works, but I plan to finish this current series first and see how it all goes!

Why do you write?

God has opened so many doors for me to pursue this dream, and every day is a step in faith.

Who is your main character, and how did you choose that name?

The main character of this book is Tess Prescott, a driven, head-strong, self-sufficient athlete who has built her life around trying to be the best in her chosen career. She has placed her identity in the fact that she is a professional triathlete, so when she gets injured and has to sit out for a season, she has to learn to see herself and her self-worth as God does.

What is your work schedule like when you’re writing a book?

I have another part-time job, so I mainly write Wednesdays through Fridays. Every day is a little bit of writing, editing, coming up with creative ideas for Instagram posts or marketing plans…

I probably should create more of a firm schedule to stick to, but the helter-skelter method has worked so far!

What is the hardest part of being an author? Why?

Everything that comes after the initial idea for a story! That and time management. And marketing…

What’s the best part of your author’s life?

I love that I get to do something creative. My background is in geological engineering, which oddly enough involves a fair bit of storytelling in itself, but it’s so much more fun getting to dream up stories all day.


What’s one unusual fact about you?

I am also a watercolor artist. About a year ago, my mom and I created our own art company, Sundog Studios Co, and we have been blessed to be able to showcase some of our artwork in a few galleries in the Denver Metro area.

How have you changed or grown as a writer?

This past year has brought with it a lot of challenges, and I feel (hope) I’ve grown from them all in some way. I’m still learning a TON from other amazing writers, and I look forward continuing to grow my craft in the future.

What is your favorite pastime?

I love to read, bake, paint, explore, and hike. I’d be happy spending an entire day doing either or all of those activities!

Do you have other books? We’d love to know.

Yes! I have two other books out in the same series: Dear Beth (a novella prequel) and The Glass Cottage. I’ve also written a handful of flash fiction stories for Spark Flash Fiction online magazine.

What are you working on now?

I’m currently working on the final book in the series, Fields of Glass. So far, I’m really enjoying this next story as it delves into the lives of not one but two Prescott cousins, Micah and Caden. They each make a minor appearance in The Glass Road, but there is so much more to their stories. Stay tuned for more!


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