FAQ Family RV Trip

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Our twins turned 10 on the same day I had a book signing in Albuquerque. Our family decided this was the opportunity to try out RVing. In June we travelled from Houston to New Mexico for a seven-day adventure in a Class C RV. Our coach had two bunk beds, a oversized King loft, a pullout double bed, and a queen bed in a separate little room. It slept eight total. Since we've returned, so many … [Read more...]

Third Camp Counselor Care Package Giveaway!

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After more than thirty years at camps, here's what I've learned about the staff: they are always hungry. This is thanks to combination of a couple facts: 1. counselors burn two million calories a day. 2. the kitchen is closed unless it's meal time 3. camp cooks are trying to feed more than a hundred people (think pizza and corn for most meals) 3. no food in the cabins. Because of this, snacks … [Read more...]

Second Camp Counselor Care Package Giveaway!

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How To Enter the Giveaway: 1. Click here to enter your favorite camp counselor to win this week’s care package. 2. I’ll select  random WINNERS Monday, June 19. (Entries close at midnight) 3. If your counselor is selected, I’ll send them a care package stuffed with homemade cookies, notes, glow sticks, Bible verses, and SO MANY other goodies! (If your counselor doesn’t win this giveaway, don’t … [Read more...]

Camp Counselor Care Package Giveaway!

  How To Enter the Giveaway: 1. Click here to enter your favorite camp counselor to win this week's care package.  2. I'll select a random THREE WINNERS this Wednesday, June 14. (Entries close at midnight) 3. If your counselor is selected, I'll send them a care package stuffed with homemade cookies, notes, glow sticks, Bible verses, and SO MANY other goodies! (If your counselor doesn't … [Read more...]

Why Writers Really Hate Book Releases

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If I could, I would skip book release day all together. It's like birthdays when you're young or New Years Eve in your twenties. Too many expectations. Too much fear of rejection. Plus, there's my control freak's worry about sharing my words with the world.  Have I done enough? Will the world be friendly? What did I get wrong? It reminds me of my oldest child’s first day of preschool, so many … [Read more...]

50 Reasons You Should Work at Camp This Summer

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Summers at camp are unlike anything else. If you don't have plans for this summer, try it. Apply with the nearest camp....or look for one across the country. Need some reasons to spend the summer at camp? Last Summer at Eden's Launch Team helped me think of 50 of them. You should work at camp this summer because.... 1. So many hours of sunshine! 2. If you live, work, and play with the same … [Read more...]

It Only Takes A Spark….

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A friend who just finished Last Summer at Eden mentioned she was surprised by all the romance in the book. She wrote this note across the top: "Isn't it unlikely that hooking up would happen so much at a Christian camp?" I was confused. Because, of course. Camp love stories are as common as the chigger bites and buttered corn. Right? Then I learned that my dear friend had never been to camp, … [Read more...]

Join Last Summer at Eden Launch Team!

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Hello! I am so happy to announce that my new fiction book, Last Summer at Eden, will be out in a couple months. This book is my absolute favorite because it’s a celebration of so many of my loves: camp, Jesus, teens, and romance. For years, I've wanted to share this story with the world and I can't believe this book is finally ready to find its audience. Check out this book trailer. I LOVE it. It … [Read more...]

Dying on the Inside

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No one is ever really ready for a dog. You think you are, but you can’t imagine the bolt-upright-in-bed terror you’ll feel when your new puppy enthusiastically guards against the evil snow at three in the morning. You can’t prepare yourself for how much your dog will stink when he finds a dead rat and covers his fur in its stink. But these are nothing compared with the two hardest parts of … [Read more...]

House Hunters

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Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will make straight your paths. Be not wise in your own eyes; fear the Lord, and turn away om evil. It will be healing to your esh and re eshment to your bones. —Solomon in Proverbs 3:5–8 Looking for a new house started out as a lot of fun. It was like a reality show … [Read more...]