• Giveaways,  Swimming in the Deep End,  writing

    Swimming in the Deep End Releases Today!

    It’s official! Swimming in the Deep End is now available for purchase. I want to celebrate by giving a gift to one of my awesome followers. 

    Check out the line up you could win:

    Swimming in the Deep End by Christina Suzann Nelson

    If We Make It Home by Christina Suzann Nelson

    Liar’s Winter by Cindy K. Sproles

    A Fragile Hope by Cynthia Ruchti

    Quilted by Christmas by Jodie Bailey

    Engraved on the Heart by Tara Johnson

    No One Ever Asked by Katie Ganshert

    The House on Foster Hill by Jaime Jo Wright

    Freedom’s Ring by Heidi Chiavaroli

    Where the Fire Falls by Karen Barnett

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  • On the Farm,  Uncategorized,  writing

    Steers, Books, and Heat

    We’re loading steers into the fair today! It should only be about a hundred degrees or so…

    Shredder and Harper

    Fair is a bitter-sweet time in the summer. We love the week of  watching our kids compete and having time to actually talk with friends, but fair also signifies the end of our free summer time. Volleyball gets started the day after we pack out of the fairgrounds. I’ll be at a conference for most of a week, and we’ll squeeze in a camping trip. And by the end of the month, my youngest two will be heading back to school.

    August is packed with fun, but it isn’t without work.

    My next book is due September 1. Yep, that will make this month even more fun. If you see me packing a green notebook around, well, that’s my book. It’s now my constant companion.


    A funny steer story:

    We played rodeo last week with one of the steers. Cupcake wanted nothing to do with the fitting chute. After many attempts, I finally got the beast in.

    A couple days later, I went down to the barn. While I was in the pen, Cupcake looked at me, then the chute, then me again. I wondered if he remembered our battle. I kept walking toward the gate. When I looked back, this is what I saw. He decided to do it the easy way and load himself.


    Cupcake rockin’ the 80s look

    Remember us while you’re enjoying the AC this week. 🙂


  • writing

    It Was A Big Day!

    About a week ago, I had a seriously great day. I signed TWO contracts!

    Contract #1 – A New Agent!

    My agent recently announced her retirement from the agenting game. The news caught me by surprise, but I quickly got up off the floor and starting evaluating my choices. There are some amazing agents out there, making this a tough decision, but I’m so happy with were I’ve landed.

    Cynthia Ruchti is one of my favorite authors. Her stories leave me with so much to consider, and they often hold me accountable in areas I’m not so sure I want to change. A few months back, when Cynthia agreed to endorse my book, I was so thrilled. And now she is my agent. I have the opportunity to work with her as I move forward on this crazy journey.

    Contract #2 – A New Book!

    I still can’t believe this one!

    Kregel Publications will be publishing another of my books some time next year! It’s currently titled, Torn Edges. I’m thrilled to work with the group at Kregel again. They’ve been amazing!


    Thank you to all of you who’ve been so supportive. Join me in a little happy dance, and come back soon for another If We Make It Home giveaway.