On Being American

Rick and I just returned from a wonderful week in Washington, D.C. and Virginia with our daughter, Shannon, and our two eldest grandchildren.  Both are studying American history, and this seemed the perfect time to make the trip east.  We visited Memorials and Monuments.  We honored those who died for our freedom in World War …

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4/1/2010

Rick and I are traveling with our daughter, Shannon, and our two oldest grandchildren.   Rick’s passion is American history, and we both believe it is crucial for our children to be proud of our country and the great experiment our founders presented to the world: a government of the people, by the people and for …

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The Great State of Texas

Rick and I had four wonderful days in the Great State of Texas.  So many friendly people!   I had the blessing of signing books with Beth Moore.   She is exactly how I imagined:  warm, open, bright, funny and gorgeous.   If you haven’t read her new book, So Long Insecurity, run out and get it.  It’s …

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Traveling with Mom

Next week Rick and I are taking our daughter, Shannon and her two kids to Washington, DC, and I can hardly wait. Getting ready to go has brought back memories of traveling with my mom and dad.  Both wanted me and my brother to see the country – which meant every National Park they could …

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Title Trakk Interview

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Her Mother’s Hope

Her Mother’s Hope is now in stores!   Yesterday, Rick and I had a few minutes to spare and ducked into Barnes and Noble.  And there it was, on the front table!  I’ve loved every minute I’ve spent writing Marta and Hildemara’s story.  I hope you will love them as much as I do.    I …

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Early Titles

Every book has a “working title”.  Her Mother’s Hope had several.   The first one, Floodwaters, fit what I was feeling when I started working on the story:  drowning in memories, being swept toward the sea.  In other words, I was way over my head.  Would I find the answers I was seeking?   I held Mom …

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Differing Views of Faith

While working on the story, I saw how four generations viewed faith differently.  My grandmother thought “God helps those who help themselves.”  Grandma knew she would have to leave Switzerland if she wanted a better life.  So she set out on her own.  She made her way in the world through fierce determination and hard …

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Journaling

My mother kept a diary.  She had a favorite fountain pen and bought a new hardbound journal every year and seldom missed a day.  When dying of breast cancer, she walked me through her house and asked what I would like to have.  I asked for her journals.  They are the most important part of …

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