Totally Awesome New Release & Giveaway!

I was born in 1981 and had a blast growing up in the 80s and 90s. Honestly, I had the best childhood. I can’t tell you how nostalgic I am for birthday parties at McDonald’s, homemade pizza on Friday nights, sleepovers, and movies from Blockbuster on VHS.

If you, too, love the 80s…or if you don’t but love romantic comedy movies…my newest release is right up your alley!

The 80s Rom-Com Club is now out! This set includes novellas by myself, Mikal Dawn, Bell Renshaw (Emilie Haney), Jennifer Rodewald, Betsy St. Amant, and Jaycee Weaver. Each story is inspired by a different popular rom-com from the 1980s. You’ll find laughs, quirky plots, and happily ever afters that leave you feeling totally rad. You’ll have to read the collection and come back to tell me your guesses as to which movies inspired each of us!

You can read all about the novellas and purchase your copy here.* Choose from ebook, paperback, and Kindle Unlimited.

Let’s Celebrate with a Giveaway!

To celebrate, we’re hosting a giveaway full of items to help you have a throwback movie night! Including popcorn, candy, an 80s Trivia game, and Lisa Frank Sticker pack (who remembers those???).

Get all the details and ENTER HERE. The giveaway is open through May 2, so don’t wait!

Download FREE Sampler of Christmas in Mistletoe Square

We’re less than two weeks away from the release of Christmas in Mistletoe Square! This collection is sure to put you in the holiday spirit in all the coziest, comforting ways. But why wait?! Catch a glimpse of the magic and romance Mistletoe Square has to offer NOW!

Download a FREE SAMPLER of the collection and receive the first three chapters of each novella by myself, Pepper Basham, Cara Putman, and Janine Rosche. Then buy the book for just $1.49 ahead of the release on October 1, when the price goes up!

About the Collection

This sampler includes the first three chapters from each of the novellas in this collection.

Christmas is in the air in Kedgewick Creek, North Carolina, at the foot of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Will romance find four couples in the month of December or will the pressure to keep the festivities Mistletoe Square is known for keep these couples apart? Find out in this collection of four novellas from inspirational authors Pepper Basham, Cara Putman, Janine Rosche, and Teresa Tysinger.

The Christmas Clue to Finding You by Pepper Basham

After five years away, Piper Dawson returns home to Kedgewick Creek and is pulled into a Christmas Scavenger Hunt that resurrects a heartbreak from Christmas past she’s not quite ready to mend. Will a matchmaking granny, a little Christmas magic, and a cute guy in a kilt make all the difference to her Christmas yet-to-come?

Silver Bell Secrets by Cara Putman

Growing up with dyslexia, Avery Blair didn’t love books, but the family-owned bookshop held her heart. She never expected her little business on the backside of nowhere to garner a New York City publishing house’s attention. Hunter Chase has lived an “always winter, never Christmas” existence, and spending the holidays in Christmas Town U.S.A. wasn’t exactly on his Christmas wish list, but he had no choice when his boss gave him an ultimatum. Can small town and big city discover a Christmas future that will last far beyond the page?

An Unscripted Christmas by Teresa Tysinger

Ellie and Oliver Larson face a Christmas full of uncertainty rather than festive cheer. Ellie is tired of playing a supporting role to Oliver’s passion of running the Kedgewick Creek Playhouse. Oliver can’t imagine his life without her. When things go off script, will their love story find its second act?

Dreams in Toyland by Janine Rosche

Toy shop owner Peyton Hammond knows a secret that could take down online giant Kiljoy Toyz and its owner, Joey Kiljoy. After the two adversaries spend Christmas Eve delivering gifts for charity, will the sun rise on newfound love, or will prejudice and lost dreams keep hope in the dark?


Christmas in Mistletoe Square Now Available for Pre-Order!

It may be July, but Christmas is coming, friends! And I couldn’t be more excited, because this Christmas, a few of my author friends and I want to invite you somewhere special for the holidays!

The CHRISTMAS IN MISTLETOE SQUARE collection is now available for pre-order ahead of its October 1st release!

About the Collection

Christmas In Mistletoe Square

Christmas is in the air in Kedgewick Creek, North Carolina, at the foot of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Will romance find four couples in the month of December or will the pressure to keep the festivities Mistletoe Square is known for keep these couples apart? Find out in this collection of four novellas from inspirational authors Pepper D. Basham, Cara Putman, Janine Rosche, and Teresa Tysinger.

About My Novella

In my novella, An Unscripted Christmas,
Ellie and Oliver Larson, one of Kedgewick Creek’s most beloved couples, face a Christmas like none other. Could it be their last together after thirty years as man and wife?

When Oliver, Kedgewick Creek Playhouse’s director, struggles to put Ellie ahead of the Christmas musical that’s become a town tradition—and Ellie loses sight of the big picture—things begin to go off script. With the help of God’s perfect timing, will their love story find its second act?

Christmas tradition and hope for new memories come together in this tale of forgiveness, grace, and renewed joy.

I can’t wait to share more about how this sweet story has come together! What do you want to know ahead of reading? Will you be reading this fall when it comes out, or save it for the holidays?

It’s Summer in Laurel Cove & Release Day for SOMEONE FOUND!

Happy book birthday to Someone Found! I’m so excited for you to finally read Quinn and Eli’s story. This book includes a bit of several of my favorite things: the North Carolina mountains (of course) in the summer, hiking, cute old people (you’ll love Otis!), and learning just how far God will go to find us when we feel lost. Throw in some pretty swoon-worthy romance and I hope you’ll find this third book in the Laurel Cove Romance series to be the perfect summer read!

About Someone Found

This is a stand-alone novel in the Laurel Cove Romance series, but readers who’ve read Someplace Familiar or Suddenly Forever will recognize a few familiar faces.

Life’s detours can be the most important steps we’re meant to make.

Injured and stranded, hiker Quinn McAlister is stuck recovering in Laurel Cove, North Carolina. The quiet mountain town and its polite residents are a far cry from the stifling home and painful disappointments back in Maine. When her handsome rescuer offers her a place to stay, she’s faced with coming to terms with her past and putting faith, for once, in a hopeful future.

Camp director Eli Moreland has devoted his adult life to serving others. The summer takes an unexpected turn when the beautiful hiker staying in one of the cabins sparks a deep desire for more. Giving her advice about faith comes easy. What’s hard is deciding if he’s ready to reopen his heart to love.

Being lost is worth the pain when being found is so sweet.

Celebrate with Me!

If you’re on Facebook, join me this evening (Tuesday, June 8) on my Facebook page for a virtual book launch including a LIVE video with me for 15-20 minutes, Q&A, and giveaways. If you’d like to submit a question, just leave it in the comments below! If you’re not on Facebook, but have question, feel free to email me and we can chat!

I’m also hosting a Someone Found Release Week Giveaway! ENTER HERE to win a floral book sleeve, wooden bead keychain wristlet that reads “Have Faith” and a $10 Amazon gift card! I’ll notify the winner by email by June 15. Good luck!

It’s Release Day for Once Upon a Summer!

Summer is right around the corner and I’ve got just the right book to add to your reading list! Whether you’re at the beach, in the mountains, or just relaxing at home, ONCE UPON A SUMMER is the perfect mix of sweet, fun, easy reading. And it’s AVAILABLE TODAY!!!

I’ve had such an amazing time working again with my friends Andrea Boyd, Toni Shiloh, and Jaycee Weaver on this project. While I hope you’ll love my novella, Gwen and the Three Dates, I KNOW you’ll adore their stories too. Read all about this fun collection here, then be sure and keep reading for details on our release week GIVEAWAY!!


Embrace the enchantment of summer with these contemporary twists on timeless tales.

A New Beginning by Andrea Boyd— Who is she? Acacia Martin raised by an impostor mom serving a prison sentence for her sins, or Jasmine Callahan abducted at birth from a family she’s yet to meet? Luckily, she has Drake to help her untangle the mess that is her life. Will he ensnare her he art in the process?

An Ever After Summer by Toni Shiloh — The employees of In a Bind are terrified of Jean-Luc Thibodeaux, so Bellamy Larson hops on a plane to France to deal with the beastly client. Yet once she arrives, she’s convinced he merely needs a friend. Then her heart begins to want ever after, not just one summer.

Gwen and the Three Dates by Teresa Tysinger — Life isn’t a romantic movie, but Gwen Lochs is determined to find her leading man. When she joins a cheesy dating site, Gwen agrees to just three dates. Can Ben Smith watch his best friend and soulmate find someone else? A romantic comedy about searching for that just-right love.

Unkissable by Jaycee Weaver — Reality diva Charlotte Lavigne’s on-camera meltdown reminds former teen-TV prince Jaime Reyes exactly why he left Hollywood ten years ago. A chance encounter leads to a bargain that transforms them both. When it’s time to face her past, will their rediscovered love be strong enough to build a future together?


To celebrate our release week, we’re giving away this fun summer bundle to one reader! To enter to win a $10 Amazon gift card, mesh tote, cute sunglasses, and summer tumbler visit HERE. Entries are open through May 31 and the winner will be contacted by email. Good luck!