My romantic historical novel, The Calling of Ella McFarland, transpires in 1905 Indian Territory prior to Oklahoma statehood. Women have yet to win the vote and with it the right to participate in their governance. Ella stumbles upon injustice she can’t ignore and sets in motion events that alter her life and the lives of those she holds dear. Will she hear God’s call amid the tumult around her?
The Calling of Ella McFarland won the 2014 Jerry Jenkins Operation First Novel Award under the title Greater Still. It debuted on December 1, 2015 and won the 2016 American Christian Fiction Writers Carol Award in the Debut Category.I’m neck-deep in blessings, as Ella would say.
My first novella, A Christmas to Remember, released on October 1, 2016. Readers revisit Ella and Andrew three years into their marriage. The kaleidoscope of their world has twisted a time or two. It’s Christmas, 1908, and Ella’s life is about to be transformed. Again.
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Browsethe Reader Reviews page. This one for The Calling of Ella McFarland tickles me pink: “This is a jewel-box of a book.”
I interview other authors on my blog on first and third Wednesdays, and I welcome opportunities to be interviewed myself. I guest blog at ACFW and Southern Writers Magazine and publish a newsletter quarterly.
My first grandchild arrived in 2005--in triplicate form. At 2.5 pounds, even premature clothing dwarfed the three babies. But a group of angels came to their bedsides: Threads of Love, a ministry to premature babies and their parents.
The products of the Sarah Chapter of Threads of Love's labor of love wrapped my struggling granddaughter and two grandsons in the love of Jesus. My gratitude knows no limit.
The Laura Bush Foundation for America’s Libraries provides funds to our Nation’s neediest schools so that they can extend, update, and diversify the book and print collections in their libraries with the goal of encouraging students to develop a love of reading and learning.