Lastest News and Winner Announced!

Happy Beautiful Sunday Everyone! It is Bright and Sunny here in the Blue Ridge Mountains!

First let me announce – The winner of the Saint Patrick’s Day Book Giveaway is Ms. Sara Bryson! Congratulations, Sara! I hope you enjoy the book! And a special thank you to all who participated.

So much has been happening over the last couple of weeks that I wanted to take a moment and share the latest exciting news for Echoes of Pemberley. The blog tour has begun! Just this week I’ve been booked on two book blogs – My Jane Austen Book Club and Laurie’s Here. Also, Southern Writers Magazine has agreed to highlight the novel in their “Good Reads” section. I will post these as soon as they are published. Speaking of good reads, if you are on stop by and leave a review. Here is the link –

Lastly, my lovely publisher has nominated Echoes of Pemberley for a 2011 Independent Book Publisher Award. This would be a big “leg-up” for a new author like myself, so wish us luck!!

Please know, I have loved hearing the positive feedback on the novel. Thank you all!  I especially love hearing others talk about my characters. It may be silly, but my characters have become like family to me. I have truly enjoyed sharing them and their story with you.

Have a Blessed Sunday,



St. Patrick’s Day Giveaway!

1 March 2012

Top of the Mornin’ to ye!

As many of you know Echoes of Pemberley, my debut novel, was recently released, and it has been an exciting first couple of weeks to be sure! Firstly, I wanted again to thank you all for the support and encouragement. Truly, I couldn’t have come this far with my writing without my family and friends (old and new). My heart goes out to you all, and know I’m both honored and humbled by each of you.

To show everyone my appreciation, I thought we’d have a St. Paddy’s Day Book Giveaway in honor of one of the novel’s main characters, Sean Kelly. Sean is an Irishman from his flat cap to his boots who finds himself at Pemberley Estate for the summer after being temporarily exiled from Ireland – more or less by his own mother. Sorry, you’ll have to read the novel to know the whole story.

As for the giveaway…it’s simple! Just leave a comment at the bottom, “click” to share this blog on Facebook or Twitter (or both if you’re so inclined) and voila – you’re entered! All wee lassies and wee lads are welcome to participate so fill ye boots and put the word out. The winner will be announced on Sunday March 11th and will receive his/her free copy of Echoes of Pemberley by St. Patrick’s Day.

Luck of the Irish to ye one and all…

God Bless,