Tag Archive | garden fiction

Who Owns the Seeds?

Whenever a story like the one above hits the news I always hear from fans of my books. They see the parallels of a Bayer-Monsanto merger with the Seed Savers future in which Nipungyo, and ultimately GRIM, take over the food system. In the NPR story, the Monsanto chair is quoted as saying,”We believe in […]

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 […]

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 […]

Clare & Dante Plant Onions from Seed

A few weeks ago I posted about pruning my blueberry bushes, something I had my characters do in Heirloom. Recently I planted onion seeds to grow my own starts, also something my characters do. I planted some that I know do well in my area, and some I just happened to have the seed for: […]

Spotlight on Heirloom

Recently, I’ve been featuring each of the Seed Savers books in their own posts.( Here is a post introducing the whole Seed Savers series.) Read about Treasure here. Find out about Lily here and in A Girl Worth Knowing. Today I’m spotlighting Heirloom, the third book in the series and my personal favorite. First, the book trailer, a […]

Dedicated to Master Gardeners & to All Who Aspire To Prune With Confidence

The past few days have presented us with marvelous weather in these parts. I’ve finally gotten outdoors and pruned my three blueberry bushes, the pear tree, the hydrangea, and trained the boysenberry bushes. The blueberries are of different varieties and seem a bit different in the way I should be pruning them. And even though I […]