Dear Friends,

Things are happening! ANGEL is now into the third month since being released in early December. I have to admit being a bit nervous at first. It felt like letting a child out alone for the first time and I wondered how the world was going to receive her. But I believed in her as I have from the very beginning, and was confident that with the experience and professionalism of my book production team backing me up, ANGEL was ready. I have not been disappointed! The reviews I've received are great so far, and I've been consistently getting positive feedback directly from readers, from young adults all the way up to senior men and women. Many thanks to all of you who have written encouraging notes, called in your praise or have written the wonderful reviews. The more reviews the better, so if any of you are so inclined, feel free to post your own on Amazon, Goodreads or Barnes and Noble.

I'll be taking ANGEL on the road next month for a two week tour in the Atanta area, making personal visits to several book clubs and being part of a St. Patrick's Day celebration and book signing at The Red Hound in John's Creek, Georgia, on March 17th. I'm looking very much forward to being a part of group discussions with a diverse and widening audience. ANGEL is proving to offer lots of food for thought. I love the questions and ideas that come from the minds of readers! Tours in other areas are taking shape and will include book clubs, independent bookstores, libraries, schools and churches—anywhere a group gathers to enjoy sharing a good story and discussion. If you'd like to discuss the possibility of an author visit in your vicinity, please feel free to contact me through my website at or at

I've received a couple of nice write-ups recently. Here are the links.

Thanks, everyone, for all of your enthusiasm and support for ANGEL—and for sharing it with others! Until next time, happy reading!


Mom's Strawberry Bread—
A Valentine Treat!

1/2 cup oil
2 cups sugar
3 eggs
3 cups flour
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tblsp cinnamon
3/4 tsp salt
2 10 oz. packages frozen strawberries thawed
1 cup walnuts or pecans (optional)

Mix oil, sugar and eggs
Add flour, soda , cinnamon and salt and combine with hand mixer
Place in two loaf pans and bake for 1 hr at 350.

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