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In Which Clare and Dante Get Baby Chicks

In my last post I introduced our three new chicks and mentioned that it reminded me of a scene from Heirloom, book 3 in the Seed Savers series. In Heirloom, Clare and Dante are living on a farm in Canada and learning about gardening, farming, and such. The setting for the book series is a […]

Untitled Poem

I’ve been feeling, lately, like it’s been too long since I’ve written poetry. Yes, I’ve been great about writing 500 words a day on a novel I’m working on…but I haven’t been writing poetry. And I miss it. I also thought it was time I post another poem here on my blog. So I started […]

Clare & Dante Prepare for Easter

In recognition of the season, here is an excerpt from Heirloom (Seed Savers, 3), in which Clare and Dante prepare for Easter with their host parents in Canada. Growing up in a place where real eggs were unknown, it’s their first experience coloring eggs. CHAPTER 42 It would soon be Easter, Clare’s favorite holiday. There […]

Celebrate #AgDay 2016

Today is National Ag Day. What is Ag Day? It’s a day to celebrate agriculture. To quote the AgDay website: “National Ag Day is a day to recognize and celebrate the abundance provided by agriculture.” On the For Educators/Students page, there is a fine list of reasons why it’s important to celebrate agriculture, including these: […]

A Little Taste: KEEPER Excerpt

My last post introduced you to Keeper, book 4 in the Seed Savers series. Today I offer you a taste. Without further ado, here is excerpt 3, taken from Chapter 10-It’s All A Lie: Rose lay awake into the wee hours of the night, trying to reconcile how Lily and Ana could be criminals. She […]

Spotlight on Keeper

Today’s post introduces the most recent Seed Savers book, Keeper. Keeper is book 4 in the series and was released in November. Most people think you need to read a series in order, though I don’t agree (blog post about that opinion here.) Posts about each of the other books can be found here: Treasure, Lily, Heirloom, […]

It’s Leap Day! A Very Special Offer

Because February 29th comes around only once every four years, I’ve decided to mark my Seed Savers boxed set (ebooks) down to 99 cents to celebrate! It was just going to be for this one day, but then I realized Dr. Seuss Day (Read Across America) is March 2, so why not leave it on […]