Saturday, June 28, 2014

Blog signup giveaway today!

I would love my followers to join my blog so today I am offering an autographed copy of one of my books to the fifth person who joins today or tomorrow. Sign up, leave me a comment and I will contact you. If you're already a member, thank you. Leave me a comment as well and I will put your name in a drawing too.

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Get a glimpse of Gold in my Pocket below



Meet Laura Webb who’s been dragged to Black Gulch, California when her father catches gold fever. But the tough mining camp with no streets, houses, or other women is a dangerous place. When her father abandons her Laura is determined to make her own fortune and go back to civilization. She learns that the quickest way to put gold in her pocket is not with a pick ax but a sewing needle. But some of the miners have their eyes on her.   
Joshua Quigley is a young pastor with a daunting mission-minister to the men in the California gold camps. Meeting Laura he’s convinced he’s found his helpmate in building a church and respectable community. Trouble is, Laura’s focus is lining her pockets and heading east.
When her father is murdered for his gold and Laura is the next target she must find a way to protect herself and her pony, Sugar Pie, until she can escape. Look out miners- Laura’s coming with gold in her pocket and a pistol in her hand.   

Monday, June 23, 2014

Come meet Lorna Seilstad Saturday at the Olive Branch

Saturday June 28th Lorna Seilstad and I will be signing our new books at the beautiful Olive Branch gift shop. Lorna writes for Revell. Her new book is "While Love Stirs," and my latest is "Gold in my Pocket- A Gold Rush Diary." Come visit us from 1:00-3:00 at 19278 Conifer Lane in Council Bluffs.

A special note of thanks to Ogden Salon for hosting me Saturday morning and for the lovely ladies of D.A.R. that I met Saturday afternoon. Lunch was delicious and I enjoyed meeting you.

Monday, June 16, 2014

BOOK LAUNCH this Saturday in Council Bluffs!

The wonderful folks at Ogden Salon are hosting me for the official book launch of Gold in my Pocket! Join me from 9-11 at Ogden Salon, 275 W Broadway. There will be books for sale, beautiful photography by Mike Mase and giveaways of my trilogy Frontier Faith to some lucky winners. Please join in the fun! 

Sunday, June 8, 2014

Laura's Apple Pie recipe here

Readers have asked me to share Laura's famous apple pie from Gold in my Pocket so here it is. Enjoy.

3/4 cup sugar
3 T flour
1/2 t cinnamon
1/8 t allspice
6 c sliced peeled apples
pastry for a double crust pie

Combine first six ingredients. Transfer onto a the bottom crust in a pie plate. Place top crust over filling, seal, and flute. Cut four slits in top for steam to escape.Bake in a medium hot oven (about 350 degrees) for 55-60 minutes or until crust is golden brown and filling is bubbly. 


Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Safe from the storm

Thanks for the inquiries but we weathered yesterday's storm with only minor problems. There are a few downed branches and lots of damaged plants but that's nothing compared to people's property in the towns north of us. Again thanks for asking and thank goodness for blue skies today.