She is a member of American Christian Fiction Writers http://www.acfw.com/ and treasurer of the local chapter, DFW Ready Writers. She’s also a member of Christian Authors Network, CROWN Fiction Marketing, and
. Gateway Church in Southlake, Texas
Helping other authors become published really floats her boat, with over twenty signing their first book contract after her mentoring. Three of her books have been awarded the Carol Award silver pins, and she has received the American Christian Fiction Writers Mentor of the Year award. The
Her 2010 release Love Finds You in Golden, New Mexico, won the 2011 Will Rogers Medallion Award for excellence in publishing Western Fiction.
Maggie’s Journey appeared on a reviewers Top Ten Books of 2011 list. It also won the 2012 Selah award for Historical Novel.
Mary’s Blessing released in May 2012 and was included in Book Review Sisters list of top five reads in 2012.
Catherine’s Pursuit released in February 2013.
In addition to her writing,
is a frequent speaker at women’s groups, writers groups, and at both regional
and national conferences. She has spoken in six states and internationally. She
is also one of the co-hosts of the Gate Beautiful blog radio show.
One of my readers sent this text message to me this week:
I'm reading a book about authors and how hard it is to convey feelings. You don't have that problem! I felt like God wanted me to encourage you about your writing. You always do such a great job of making the words leap off of the page. The words become vibrant, alive, and dancing around the reader so that the reader feel like they are in the setting ... the reader feels what the character feels. Anyway–I wanted to encourage you. –Lauren, TX
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