WHEN MOUNTAINS MOVE ebook is now available for FREE  

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I'm excited to announce:
May 30-June 1
Oxford, Mississippi 
This Summer Writers' Workshop will be directed by Neal Walsh,
manuscript critique workshop leader,
Scott Morris,
faculty members
Ace Atkins,
Sean Innis,
and little ol' me.
Only 20 people will be accepted in order to give each participant's work plenty of attention.





To order personalized

or signed copies

of my novels and children's books:

Square Books
in Oxford, Mississippi  1.800.648.4001
Books can be shipped directly to you OR sent as gifts.

Thanks for supporting independent booksellers
and for putting BOTH
Into the Free
When Mountains Move
on the
Square Books 2013 Bestseller List.


 Signed copies are also available at Cavalier House Books 

in Denham Springs, Louisiana.





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April 14-16 

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April is National Sexual Assault Awareness Month AND National Child Abuse Awareness Month.


 Because my novels tackle the difficult topics of domestic violence and sexual abuse,
we are offering

When Mountains Move e-book


for three days in April.


Download your free copy April 14-16 

and please share this link with others.


This is available across ALL E-Book Platforms! Find yours by visiting: http://www.dccebooks.com/products/when-mountains-move




Did you know?


1 in 4 girls will be sexually assaulted before age 18.


1 in 6 boys will be sexually assaulted before age 18.


Many victims are younger than 10 years of age.


60% of sexual assaults are not reported to police.



1 in 5 women will be raped during their lifetime.


1 in 71 men will be raped during their lifetime. 


97% of rapists will never spend a day in jail.



 Please help give voice to the voiceless.



Several of my author friends have written about this important topic. If you'd like to read more from those who have walked the path of recovery, consider these titles:


Love Letters from the Edge:

Meditations for Those Struggling with Brokenness, Trauma, & the Pain of Life

by Shelly Beach and Wanda Sanchez.

These stories feature people who have survived all sorts of painful events, including sexual and physical abuse, catastrophic accidents, abandonment, natural disasters, invasive medical procedures, and other experiences that have triggered symptoms of PTSD. Although it will not be released until June, readers can preorder it today.



Other books about this topic include

How Sweet the Sound, a novel by Amy Sorrells

 and Not Marked: 

Finding Hope & Healing After Sexual Abuse

 (as well as the companion Study Guide)

written by Mary Demuth.


Shelly, Wanda, Amy, and Mary are four of the most inspiring women I've ever met, and I encourage you to explore their stories to help you give voice to your own. 



More Happy Updates
 and Gratitude
BIG thanks to all the fabulous bookclubs in:
Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Florida, Louisiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Mississippi, Nebraska, North Carolina,
Ohio, Tennessee, Texas, and Utah 
for inviting me to join your recent discussions
either on location or via Skype.


I'm thrilled that
after Dutch readers put Into the Free
on their Christian bestseller list,
the Dutch version of When Mountains Move
will soon be released.


I'm getting VERY excited about my third novel
which is set in Walker, Louisiana.
It is now scheduled for release in Fall 2015, but I don't know if I can wait that long to share it!
THANKS to all the folks from Livingston Parish
who are helping me pen this tale,
and - even more so - for your incredible friendships
that have seen me through 40 years
in this wild and wonderful world.


May your heart be filled with
peace, love, and kindness;
and may you find comfort in knowing
you are never alone.

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April 14-16 


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