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Truth Be Told: Tea with Amelia Giveaway

To celebrate the release of Truth be Told, (my 30th book), I wanted to do something special for some of my favorite people– my readers!

After a hard day’s work at the press, my heroine Amelia likes to indulge in a cup of tea, poured into her favorite Blue Willow teacup. Now you have a chance to win a vintage cup and saucer in the same Blue Willow pattern…along with a supply of Arizona Desert Prickly Pear Herbal Blend tea from Maya Tea.

 

And if you took part in the Christian Fiction Scavenger Hunt this spring, you’ll remember …
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Truth Be Told: Frontier Newspapers in the 1800s

Research is one of my favorite parts of the writing process, and I had such fun researching 19th-century frontier newspapers for my latest novel, Truth Be Told.

I was delighted to discover the Sharlot Hall Museum in Prescott features a printing press exactly like the one Amelia uses to print the Granite Springs Gazette.

There, I was able to get a closeup view of the way the press worked. Even the names of various parts of the press were intriguing—words like coffin, frisket, rounce, and tympan.

In case you’d like to brush up on your …
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The Road Less Traveled

Two roads diverged in a wood, and I,

I took the one less traveled by…

 

I’ve always loved those lines near the end of Robert Frost’s poem “The Road Not Taken.” How exciting to think of new places to explore, new things to see! One of the joys of country living is having plenty of “roads less traveled” only a few minutes from home, and spring is the perfect time to get outdoors and investigate new territory. I thought you might enjoy coming along with me to look at some of the things I’ve discovered lately.

 

 

On …
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Necklace Giveaway Winners!

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I hope all of you who took part in last week’s Christian Fiction Scavenger Hunt enjoyed it as much as I did! I loved the comments many of you left. It was so much fun, hearing your excitement in reconnecting with favorite authors and discovering new ones.

As you know, in addition to the scavenger hunt prizes, I did a giveaway of my own for five of these customized initial necklaces.

 

I loved these necklaces the first moment I saw them–not only because they’re so unique, but because of their tie-in to the newspaper setting in my latest …
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