Ephesians 3:20 (KJV)

Now unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us.

Welcome back family and friends, plus a big shout out to readers who subscribed to my newsletter at the Book Lovers Con held in New Orleans a few weeks ago. We had a ball from the welcome jazz kickoff to the goodbye Sunday brunch. Before the conference started, I took a guided tour to one of the most unique plantations not far from NOLA. Click on the images to see some of my photos from the Whitney Plantation and the conference. Both images represent a different part of American history. The Whitney Plantation focuses on the 2,000 + enslaved people, including children who lived and died there. These life-sized statutes of children are a reminder of their harsh living conditions. Next is from the Historical Bookclub social with fellow author Vanessa Riley. Guess who wasn't in costume? Maybe next year. I had a memorable time in NOLA. Next year, the conference travels to Music City, USA--Nashville.
Calling all book clubs and bookaholics! Want to help your favorite author? Since Sourcebooks is my first non-Christian publisher, I need cheerleaders to help get the word out about LEAN ON ME, formerly MY ROCK. It's about three sisters who agree on a caregivers pact to take care of an aging aunt suffering from dementia. They soon learn that even a caregiver needs a caregiver. It's an emotional peek into the life of a caregiver and the men who love and support them. Want to help me? Please sign up.
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Priceless. All little girls need daddy inspiration.
In St. Louis, June 19-22, join me at the Lively Stone Fellowship of Churches Power conference as I sign and sell copies of new releases. Hilton Airport Hotel, 10330 Natural Bridge Rd. Visit
Don't miss our 4th year of fun, food, and fellowship in Charlotte, North Carolina. It's not a book conference, but a spiritual uplifting retreat.
Singing "Happy Anniversary" to my husband of 36 years. Our time together has gone fast. Two children, two dogs and one bird later, God has kept us. Amen! What do you think we should do to celebrate: trip, jewelry, vow renewal, party, or a romantic dinner?

I want to celebrate with my readers. Can you name 36 of my titles in order in 36 hours? Get ready, set, go! Email me your answer at for a chance to win a book goodie basket from me.
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As always, thank you for spending a few minutes catching up with me. May God's presence continue to be over your life in Jesus' name. Amen. 

Read, relax, and always post those reviews.  

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Until next month, happy reading! 

Love my novels? Please consider recommending one of my books to other readers on Goodreads and BookBub. Thanks in advance.
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