While preparing to travel around the States, I had a goal to learn about "American ranch life" and how it compares to farm life in the UK ... and on this research trip, I had the opportunity to stay on a ranch, tackle some chores, get a sense of general Western experiences, and do plenty … Continue reading Hey from the USA! Part 3
I'm sorry it's been such a long while! As my trip progressed I decided to invest myself in 'living' it because it was a limited thing I could share with you all afterward. The title of this post isn't accurate, as I'm well and truly back home, but it had a nice ring to it … Continue reading Hey From the USA! Part 2
It's hard to believe that in less than two weeks, I've flown, driven, and walked almost 5,000 miles, setting foot in Canada, Tennessee, Kentucky, and Indiana. I've met a lot of warm and welcoming people, with charming accents and new turns of phrase. Here are a few snapshots of my time so far! … Continue reading Hey from the USA!
It's my 5th anniversary of being a published author! It's also 2 years since the Baker series came back in print with Grace & Truth Books, and 1 year since I was in Scotland gathering inspiration for Baker book #7 Will you help me celebrate? I'm looking to give away TWO copies of Baker book … Continue reading Giveaway Time
Earlier this summer, we were privileged to head on a family vacation to Barcelona, the capital of the region in Spain known as Catalonia. The trip was special to me for a few reasons, one of which being a return to the locale of my latest book, Prisoner of the Pyrenees. As we walked the … Continue reading Trip to Barcelona
The months since our family summer holiday have been very busy indeed, and I am overjoyed to say that Prisoner of the Pyrenees - number 5 in the Baker Family Series - is almost ready for release! I have grown up reading the works of authors like R. M. Ballantyne, whose experiences prompted him to … Continue reading Nearly Here! // A Sampling of Prisoner of the Pyrenees
Most of my childhood reads were about individuals or groups of children going off on thrilling adventures by themselves. There were no parents around, and hardly any adults (except the villains, of course). Sound familiar? A few years ago, I began wondering why this was so. Why do adventures have to take place when children … Continue reading Why Family Adventures?