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The Inspiration Behind Rescued Hearts

I live out in the country on land my maternal great-grandfather owned. The surrounding area is comprised of mostly corn, soy bean, tobacco, sweet potato fields, and maybe some cotton. We have neighbors nearby, too, but they’re a ways down the road, not right next door. Some old barns and houses in different states of…

Behind the Scenes with Rescued Hearts

Do you like behind the scene tours? I do. I remember field trips to the local post office and Pizza Inn with my children when they were in preschool. I loved being able to peek behind the doors and see things to which regular visitors didn’t get invited. With this post, I’m inviting you to…

Do You Write Lists?

I’m a list person. I write lots of to-do lists and cross off completed tasks. I’m one of those people who, if I complete a task not originally included on the list, I’ll add it and then mark it off. The line through the finished item feels like a pat on my back, so of…

Rescued Hearts Back Cover Copy

Are you wondering what my new book is about? Take a look at the back cover copy for Rescued Hearts. Children’s clothing designer Mary Wade Kimball’s soft spot for animals leads to a hostage situation when she spots a briar-entangled kitten in front of an abandoned house. Beaten, bound, and gagged by the two thugs…

Emerald Isle? Yes, Please!

Last year, my family spent the final week of July at Emerald Isle, NC. Anticipating a future with children living all over the place, I suggested (My husband will say, “insisted”) we rent a house right on the beach to make the week really special.   Who wouldn’t want to spend time with these people??…

A Week at Deer Valley YMCA Family Camp

Every summer for 15 years, my family has spent a week at Deer Valley YMCA Camp in Fort Hill, Pennsylvania. It’s a beautiful place, one of our favorites in the world.               The people who camp with us have become like family. Here are some glimpses into our 2017…

May is for Graduations!

We did it. We survived, no, enjoyed, the month of May with all the graduations and celebrations. I’ll share just a few–or maybe a few more–pictures of the happy times. Let’s start at High Point University with the Master’s Degree recipient:       Happiness, relief…pure joy!             Diploma and…