“The righteous care for the needs of their animals” – Proverbs 12-10

       My family members, friends and readers already know me as an animal lover. I am excited to tell you that I have begun work on two more stories for children that will reflect that love. Like Four Furry Friends both are based on true stories and show loving care of God’s creatures.  My artist friend Cheryl Proffitt has agreed to illustrate these little books for me. Watch for them.

      Also in the works, the second in my Christian Romance trilogy  – Tulips on Tuesday. If you enjoyed reading about Knight, Gwen, Mouse and Homer in Magnolia Monday , they’re back in the next book – and they have four-legged friends! 

     For now you can find Magnolia Monday and Four Furry Friends at Boardinghouse Books in Claremore, at Amazon.com and after this week, at Another Chapter Bookstore in Owasso. Both stores make for great shopping fun. Happy reading! 



Blessed to be His

     During Holy Week, more than any other time of year, I am thankful to be a Child of God. Today I remember the pain Jesus suffered for me, and Sunday I will rejoice that the cross is empty and Jesus is with our Father.  This is also a time to focus on our commandment to “Love one another.”

      I pray that the words I write will reflect that focus.

      Currently working on the second in a trilogy of Christian romances, I plan to have Tulips on Tuesday available to readers in a few months.

Furry Friends Need Homes

     Attention Animal Lovers: I keep reading media stories about animal shelters being full and adoption fees being reduced to help empty the shelters. If you are ready to add a new four legged friend to your family, now is the time.  The first one of you who contacts me with proof that you have adopted a pet will get an autographed copy of my book Four Furry Friends, shipped postpaid to your address. The book is a true story about four feral felines who have a lifelong friend to care for them. If you want to read it but aren’t ready for a furry friend of your own, the book is available at Amazon.com, or at Boardinghouse Books in Claremore.  Happy reading and Happy Holidays.


Friends among writers . . .

     A fringe benefit for writers is meeting others at workshops, conferences and book signings.

I enjoyed meeting Linda Trout at a recent book signing in Claremore. She writes romantic novels including Last Hope Alaska.

I traded books with inspirational author Margery Warder at a weekend conference in Kansas.

I’ve also traded books with my friend and faith family member Cynda Thomas. She wrote Hell Of A Ride, the biographical tribute to her late husband, test pilot Richard “Dick” Thomas. Cynda has also joined me in writing features for the Will Rogers Memorial docent newsletter, Roper.

  Then there’s my inspirational writer friend and prayer partner Carol Round. Her book Journaling With Jesus  motivated me to keep a prayer journal.

And now my longtime dear friend Sandy Bennett Logan has completed her beautiful and Biblical story of Micah, now available at Amazon.com.  If you purchase just one book to read to your children or grandchildren, it should be Micah.





All Creatures Great and Small*

You all know by now that I am an animal lover and I encourage others to acquire pets by adoption or rescue. A few weeks ago I provided a gift basket to go with a kitty from the  Claremore Animal Shelter. That basket went home with Amy Powers, who adopted two kittens. Congrats Amy!

I am blessed to  hear about children who love my book Four Furry Friends. To find more readers among animal loving families, I have placed bookmarks at PetSense  in Claremore. Stop by and get one. Copies of the book are available at Boarding House Books in Claremore and it’s a fun place to shop.

*Line from the hymn All Creatures of Our God and King, written by Francis of Assisi.




Finding Friends between the pages

I grew up as a singleton (That’s my kids’ name for an only child.) and  probably would have been lonely and bored  if I hadn’t found good friends between the pages of my favorite books. As a little girl, I loved stories about animals and my affection for furred or feathered critters continues.

Just recently I made a new feathered friend. Our  neighbors have chickens. The birds  have  a mansion level chicken coop and the best of care. I simply get to enjoy the happy sounds of clucking hens. The chickens are allowed out briefly  each afternoon to scratch for insects and run about the yard. When some  found their way under the fence to our squirrel feeder, their owner put up a blockade. She didn’t want them robbing our feeder.

I asked her to let them come, as it was fun to watch them. Then, I couldn’t resist walking close, hoping I could just touch one, feel the fluffy feathers. My new friend comes under the fence and across the yard to meet me and allows me to stroke her feathers in exchange for a few kernels of corn.    I’ve named her after a much-loved  Little Golden Book, The Little Red Hen.

I’ve recently been thinking of another book I loved long ago. It was about a little terrier type dog that tried to guard pies cooling on a windowsill. There was a butterscotch pie in the plot. Does this sound familiar? If you can name the book and give me a tip about finding it,  I’ll send you a copy of my book,  Four Furry Friends.

Happy Reading!






All Things Bright and Beautiul*


I love to help animals in need.

There are some beautiful cats from Zoi’s Animal Rescue now waiting for new families at Claremore’s PetSense Store. A copy of my book, Four Furry Friends, will go home with each  cat adopted this month. Stop by and meet the waiting cats.

If you want to know more about the book, send me your address and I’ll mail you a bookmark.

*Hymn title

All Creatures of Our God and King

I am privileged to partner with others who promote rescue and adoption of orphaned and abandoned animals. At a recent book signing and sale event I met the kind caregiver of Maple, a cute dark gray and white longhair kitty. She was named for the tree she clung to after a terrifying thunderstorm. I was happy to send a kitty gift basket home for Maple.  Another such basket is waiting at Claremore Animal Shelter. It will go home with a family who adopts a cat during the special half price adoption program now underway at the Shelter.

Both kitty baskets include a copy of my book, Four Furry Friends, the true tale of four newborn kittens adopted by a special friend. I have been blessed to hear stories about little children liking the story. I hope they grow up loving All Creatures of Our God and King,*  and participating in rescue and adoption programs for them.

*Title of hymn written by Francis of Assisi (1182-1226) shortly before his death and unpublished for almost 400 years.


All Creatures Great and Small*

Those who know me best and those who have read either of my books already know I love animals. I have planned some giveaways to help animals in need of a loving home.

Claremore Animal Shelter is full and is starting a special 1/2 price adoption program. Names of those who adopt will go in a hat, and the name drawn from the hat will receive a kitty basket including a copy of Four Furry Friends.  A copy of Four Furry Friends will also go to those who adopt a cat or kitten at the new PetSense store in Claremore next week.

This Saturday, June 25,  I will be signing and selling books at my church fundraising event. Come to  the Inside Sale at Claremore FUMC, visit my booth and say Hi. If you bring me a picture of your cat, I’ll have a little gift for you.

*from the Anglican Hymn All Things Bright and Beautiful, first published in 1848








This is the day

cropped-headerimage2.jpgThis is the day, this is the day, this is the day that the Lord has made. Let us rejoice and be glad in it.

I do I rejoice in it. I invite you to rejoice with me.  Today is the day chosen to launch this site and this is the location to share my stories – written and in progress.  To celebrate, I am planning several giveaways to introduce myself and my books to you.