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Andrea Merrell– Author. Editor. Blogger. Instructor. Mother. Grandmother. Wife. All with a Heart for Jesus

Back in 2014, when Andrea Merrell was assigned as editor for my debut book, I may as well have died and gone to heaven. I was spoiled from the get-go–my learning curve shot straight to the moon with her edits and suggestions–all with a loving, kind, and genuine heart. Now, it’s my privilege to share… Continue reading Andrea Merrell– Author. Editor. Blogger. Instructor. Mother. Grandmother. Wife. All with a Heart for Jesus

Book Club · Book Release · Historical Fiction · Historical Women · inspirational · Jayme H. Mansfield · Lighthouse Publishing of the Carolinas · Oklahoma Land Run · Pioneer Life · Publishing · Western History

Helping an Author Bring a Book to Life

Time to Round Up the Posse Those who know me well will attest I’d rather head off on an adventure with sidekicks than being the Lone Ranger. I wear that hat enough while I’m writing–countless hours at the computer and hanging out with my imaginary characters can make for a lonely ride. So, a girl’s… Continue reading Helping an Author Bring a Book to Life

author talk · Book Release · Historical Fiction · inspirational · Jayme H. Mansfield · Oklahoma Land Run · Pioneer Life · Western History

Oklahoma Land Run Comes Alive Through Historical Fiction

The Tale of “Oklahoma Grandma” I grew up hearing the tale of Mary Louisa Roberts, my great-great grandmother–a red-headed, feisty, and determined woman who successfully staked claim to one-hundred sixty acres in what later became part of Oklahoma. Her hard-drinking and “rounder” husband, Tuck, made a poor decision to seek gold in Colorado, leaving Mary… Continue reading Oklahoma Land Run Comes Alive Through Historical Fiction

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My Own Christmas Miracle

The perennial Christmas classic, Miracle on 34th Street, has tugged at hearts since its release way back in 1947. This Christmas season, I found my own miracle. It was far away from the movie’s New York City setting. Instead, it happened in the heart of Denver, downtown on a snow struck eve– Miracle on Larimer Street.… Continue reading My Own Christmas Miracle