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Upcoming Event News!

 Tidings of Comfort & Joy! Hello there, reader friends!  Just a quick note here to invite you to come and see me at Cupboard Maker Books on December 9. I'll be signing books from 12:30 to 2:30, along with several other authors--including fellow fantasy writer Laura L. Zimmerman. Cupboard Makers is a spacious independent bookstore, full of wonderful new and used books, and also cats (some up for adoption!). They're located in Enola, PA, not far from Harrisburg.  Here's how to get there! Books make fantastic Christmas gifts! Hope to see you soon--and if not, have a very merry Christmas and a happy New Year!

Reading Recommendations & Spring Updates

Greetings from my reading nook/writing lair! I’ve been reading lots during the cold weather, haven’t you? Such a pleasant way to pass the time. I'm grateful for the warmth of spring (not that it will stop me from reading!).   Confession : I’m a big Kindle reader. I know, it’s no replacement for the feeling of a book in your hands and the scent of ink and paper, but the thing lights up so I can read in bed, and it holds a LOT of books. Now that I’ve confessed, I’ll tell you that I recently read 13 books in a series. Michelle Vernal’s Guesthouse on the Green series is about a quirky Irish family who run an inn. I can’t remember ever laughing out loud so much while reading! I got the series from Kindle Unlimited—which is part of the reason I put up with punctuation and spelling errors that infested the first several books. The newer ones are better in that regard. BUT I totally recommend the series if you like family
 Hello there, reader friends!  How's your January been so far? Last year was pretty rough for me. I'm hopeful that 2023 will be a better year, full of good surprises (because who needs any more of the bad ones?) This year, I want to: post all 39 episodes of The Gingerbread Queen on Kindle Vella by the end of February finish writing Trowbridge & Fye (the wrong number/bridge troll story) overhaul The Antler Girl novel finish editing a short story that's going to be included in an upcoming anthology  have fun at a couple of writers' conferences and book festivals  What do you hope to do this year? Share in the comments if you like!  According to Goodreads, I read over 50 books in 2022. Here are some of my favorite reads! Favorite fantasy: Keeper of Enchanted Rooms by Charlie N. Holmberg Favorite hisorical fiction: The Fire and the Ore by Olivia Hawker and Hamnet by Maggie O'Farrell Favorite romance: Scrooge and the Girls Next Door by Melanie Jacobson Favori