Let it go …

— Kristen Anderson-Lopez and

Robert Lopez, from the movie Frozen

Well, we did it — we let it all go — the house we lived in for the last 18 years and the nearly 40 years of accumulation that came with it.

And, gosh, does it feel good! Tired, but good. 🙂

For the second time in a row, please forgive me for not posting my Journal Jot last Friday, but I’ve been a weeee bit busy with closings. Closing on our house in St. Louis, closing on our townhome at the Lake, and closing the door to a wonderful era in our lives.

But, oh, the new doors that are opening!!!

We feel SO much lighter (not weight-wise, trust me, because other than packing and moving boxes, exercise has gone by the wayside), but priority wise. Once we get truly settled, I hope to dive back into writing with a vengeance, so I will keep you posted on my progress right here on Journal Jots.

Sooo … since there are still boxes to unpack and weekend guests to entertain, I’m going to make this short and sweet with a few announcements and pix. Thanks for your patience with me these last few weeks, and I sure look forward to getting back to normal … whatever that is! 🙂

Hugs and Happy Weekend!


WINNER OF MY GIVEAWAY IN THE NORFOLK CHRISTIAN FICTION EXAMINER: Thank you to all of you who came by to leave a comment on my interview at the Norfolk Christian Fiction Examiner website, and the WINNER of my comment drawing to win a free ecopy of any of my novellas is:


Super congrats to Pam and mega thanks to everyone who participated.

TUES., 6/23/15, 6-9:30 EDT–TIME FOR TEA & ROMANCE!!

Join me, Carrie Turansky, Melissa Jagears – Author, MaryLu Tyndall, Tamera Alexander, Gina Marie Welborn, and Carrie Fancett Pagels for a TIME FOR TEA & ROMANCE tea party, where you can chat with each of us on Facebook and win WONDERFUL prizes from each of the authors in addition to a grand prize. My giveaway is signed copies of my Heart of San Francisco trilogy, a cable car tin of Ghiradelli chocolates, and a $10 Starbucks gift card, and that’s just my grand prize — each of the authors have their own. So check it out here, and be sure to put the date on your calendar. Here’s the link, and hope to see you there!! 


AND SPEAKING OF THE HEART OF SAN FRAN SERIES … if you haven’t had the chance to read about the fun and quirky McClares of San Francisco, including their deaf and near-blind lovable butler, crotchety housekeeper, and sarcastic parrot, you are missing out on a whole LOT of fun! Normally $9.99 each, these ebooks are on MEGA SALE in June only for $1.99 for LAAC, $6.00 or lower for DTLA, and $4.99 or lower for SBL, so if you are interested, now’s the time to check them out.

Love at Any Cost —– $1.99                        
Dare to Love Again — $6.99              
Surprised by Love —- $6.99