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"... It's hard not to fall for the plucky Melinda and her quirky and kind friends and neighbors. ... Melinda's reinvention of herself isn't without its bumps, making her a relatable heroine whom readers will want to follow to her next adventure."

Publishers Weekly praise for "Growing Season"

growing season series

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mailbox mysteries series


The first three books in this exciting new series are available now! Look for more in 2024.

(short fiction)

a tin train christmas

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The toy train in the catalog was everything two young boys could ask for: colorful, shiny, and the perfect vehicle for their wild imaginations. But was it meant to be theirs? As the Great Depression's shadows deepen over the Midwest, Horace and Wilbur start to worry that Santa might not stop at their farm. But with a little faith and their parents’ love, the boys just might discover the true spirit of Christmas. (Approx 12,000 words) And there's more! At the end of the story, you'll find three holiday recipes that have been handed down in the author's family.

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