It’s Finally Here!

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Finally, the first in the series of Fiber Maven Mysteries is published!  Available as both ebook, KU, and paperback, Quilting Can Be Criminal tells the story of a little town under siege by an elusive stalker who seems able to strike in plain sight without anyone seeing him.

Welcome to Lyonsville, a quiet place where English and Amish shops and stores draw tourists by the busload for the atmosphere, food and handmade crafts portrayed in the serene village.  The worst crime in the last twenty years was shoplifting. Growing up together, Casey and Brad just want to get married and the entire town wants to be there. However, someone from the town’s past is using quilt blocks made by a dying woman to leave a trail of clues for an escalating crime wave in the small town of Lyonsville. Starting as simple vandalism, breaking a few windows, moving on to kidnapping and murder, the local Sheriff’s department has to call in the FBI in response.  Between the feds, the approaching yearly Founder’s Day festival and increasingly dangerous crimes, will Brad be able to bring the Amish and English together to solve the puzzling quilt clues before Founder’s Day and the wedding go up in flames?

It’s a great ride for long boring afternoons.  There are three books in the series and I plan on releasing them one every three weeks: and hope it helps the long days pass to go on this journey into a friendly little town. It’s a place you’d love to go visit someday if it existed.  Hope you get your copy.

And as always, hope you leave a review on Amazon for me and tell your friends.


Check out the new landing page!

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And just for my friends, in light of the pandemic and the possibility we might all be housebound, I have some Grand news! As a surprise free gift to my readers and website folks…the newly re-edited Oberllyn’s Overland is going on as a free download for three days only, Thursday the 12, Friday the 13 and Saturday the 14th mostly because we all need stuff loaded onto our kindles and such in case we get stranded at home for two weeks and I care about you guys.  It’s exclusive to Amazon.   If you have KU, you can download for a free loan already, but Oberllyn’s Overland will be reduced to totally free for everyone else to get a keep your own copy forever download.   Nothing is more comforting than a good book, a comfy chair and a hot cup of something.  So, download your freebie Thursday, Friday or Saturday-and tell your friends so they can get their copy as well.

Oberllyn’s Overland is a historical Western/sci-fi book; historically accurate with a twist-think Wild, Wild, West and you’ll be close.  (I mean, most folks really didn’t have a Gatling gun mounted on a turret in the wagon for real, but hey, in my world, they might)-so it starts with the family’s emigration adventure to California and ends up with a bang-literally.  You’ll enjoy the whole set-so start with this one and download all the others in chronological order to see just how a family tree full of slightly eccentric characters make it from a wagon train, through the World Wars, past the apocalypse and into the future.  Happy reading, wash your hands, and hope you leave me a review an Amazon. And if you haven’t subscribed, do it now from the new landing page…


Book one of the Triple Trilogy!

The Mystery is Almost Solved!

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I have been crazy busy getting the last chapters done on the new mystery series while trying to keep up with the farm and the quilt and being semi-retired.  It’s a hoot.  However, the weather has been cooperating by which I mean it’s been raining cat, dogs, and little kittens so I have to stay inside and will spend more time writing.  My characters have finally decided who’s guilty-they sometimes seem to have minds of their own and wander off from me faster than I can type, but I believe they’re pretty well reined in and are settling down to guilty and innocent. I never quite know, I just design them and let them go and they settle into their tasks of telling the story we’ve shared and we reach the landing together.  I know some of you are sort of chafing at the reins, and I am going to put a sample chapter on that webpage in here to get your imaginations flowing next to mine and I hope to get the first book totally edited and then sent to press in the next two weeks and released in three, followed by the books two and three released three weeks apart.  My cover designer can only go so fast, and the editor has to have time to digest.

Thank you for all the good wishes and patience as we proceed.  I will be sending my next announcement to my email list shortly and on here, so hopefully, you won’t miss any good news.  Don’t forget to check the free chapters page and the jokes-got some goodies on there.

Did I tell you that I will be presenting a program at our public library on Indie publishing?  It’s March 14th at 2 and if you’re in Mt. Vernon or it’s surroundings drop on by.  I”ll be signing books as well.

Blessings from Potpourri publishing and Springhaven Croft! 

Your Next Great Spiritual Read Just Got Published!

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His Path is Mine leads you into an extravagant, jubilant and gratifying experience with Jesus. Perfect for Lent readings or daily personal study.

It was just released on Amazon: if you have Kindle Unlimited, it’s a free download; if you are local to Mt. Vernon, OH, it’s available at Kidshelf-and those copies are autographed as well.

Written with an emphasis for Lent, which incidentally starts Feb 26 this year, it will lead you on a journey closer to God and each other.  It can be used other times of the year when you want a special spiritual lift.

UPDATE! All the specials in February, just for you!

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Just in time for both Valentine’s day and Lent, we have specials for our fans to download.

Our devotional book, 90 Days to the God Habit, our most popular adult devotional, is available for free download February 1,2 and 3rd.

Our lent book for children, Lenten Stories for God’s Little Children is on a countdown special February 8 (only 99 cents, your best deal!),9th (1.99 now, still a great buy) and 10th (2.99) before it goes back to its regular price.  Download yours and be ready for Lent bedtime stories or worship stories for your kids.  40 stories plus a couple of extras to use with those you love.

February 14th and 15th, Kith and Kin Together Again is a free download.  Perfect Valentine’s Day download for your wife, special friend or anyone who enjoys good sci-fi with a twist-including you!  You know you want to escape the crazy of the world for a few hours-enjoy!

February 14,15 and 16th Natural Morning, an adult devotional is free for you to download.  Whether you use if as a Lent devotional to get closer to God, or to enrich personal worship, it will lead you closer to the Savior.

And finally, for our diehard Oberllyn history buffs, Traitors, Terrorists and Spies, the history of the family during the war years, is a free download on February 18 and 19.  Lots of action, lots of mystery and just a touch of humor make this one of our perennial best-sellers.


Just go to Amazon, type in the title on the dates above and get your’s free or on special-hope you enjoy them and send us a review on Amazon!

There you have it for February-just for you!

Our first kids devotional-stories to read to the little ones in your life.

Book two is in the roaring 20-50s!


Our Next Book is Nearly Ready!

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It’s in the single digits outside, but inside, I have a fire going, it’s warm and comfy and I am leaning back with a sigh of relief! I have completed the manuscript for my new Lent/spiritual devotional and in celebration have set up a special sale for my fans for this week, and will be sharing data on the new book as soon as I get the cover design back. Watch for more sales!

January 22,23 and 24, Changelings Clan is on a countdown special. The 22nd it’s 99 cents, the 23rd its 1.99 and the 23rd it’s a 2.99 download-great time to add it to your ebook collection. It’s also a grand time to leave a review about this or any other of our books.

Remember to like and share this with your friends so they can get Changeling’s Clan at the least price and own it for the most enjoyment!
Like this page to continue getting updates! It’s cold and nasty out and a great time for reading.

Correction Needed

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Big God :Little Me will be free from November 10 through 14: just in time fro you to download and read over the holidays.  I had wanted to do it at the beginning of the month but appears Amazon may have glitched and not listed it correctly.  It happens-so if you haven’t downloaded it already, go to the site between November 10 through 14 and download it-and don’t forget to tell your friends!

Return of the Freebies!

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Just a short note to update you on what’s happening:

November 6-7 Big God, Little me is available for free download from Amazon for everyone, not just Kindle Select.

Nov 10-12  The Importance of Family Ties is available for free download.

Nov. 15-17 Clan Falconer’s War is available for free download.

Nov. 21-24 Rebooting the Oberllyn’s is available for free download.

The reason we are doing these specials this month is to request you take a moment after you have a chance to read the book and give us a review on Amazon:  it’s really important to us to know how you feel so we can improve what we provide.  PLease take the time to let us know how you felt about our books.  Not just these, but any other you happen to have read-we look forward to hearing it and reading it on Amazon.  Thank you so very much!


We’re so excited!

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We are having our first ever book launch party September 26 from 7:30 til 9:30 on our Facebook page, Traveler  Pelton.

Changeling’s Clanis on special several times this month and during the launch party will be a free download-so the first prize you get will be a free copy of the book!

And then we have prizes-lots of them-to be awarded for making comments, for answering questions, for getting involved; we have gift cards, free autographed copies of the book, we have journals and bookmarks and such alovely lot of things to gift our fams with,.  I am assembling a prize box to be awarded at the end of the party which will include really lovely fall stuff-and all you need to do to enter for that random drawing will be:

a)answer questions-you get one entry slip for each answeered quesion

b) you can earn another for downloading-just let us know when you download

c) coming from FB to this website and signing up to be onboard-the sign up is on the first page

d) joining our Arc team-and if you’ve read any of our books, you know the neat stuff my team gets.

And we’ll have trivia, meet the author, quizzes, gifts-and we get to talk to you, our readers and find out what you think what you’d like to see, and maybe even share hints of the next book…So come and join the party!  It’s going to be grand!

Summer catch up

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It’s been a hot few weeks-between a new book being launched, a lot of study going on, working on building a forge for Tris and getting ready for our open house-there is no stronger word for busy, is there?

But busy is good; I love getting things done, and it’s grand to get to the end of the day, look back and say we did that.  This week we got the little dogs moved here from the old house, and into their new yard.  They much like the increased in space and their houses.

We’ve been residing our old house and redoing it so it can be used by our son and his wife and three boys-been watching the younger one for Ben and he likes working with us outside.  He is getting to be a good little alpaca wrangler; as we move them from field to field, he carries a walking stick and is learning to not try and herd them, to lead them.

That’s an important lesson for all of us: people do much better when led and not forced to go somewhere.  Given a choice, most folks I know do the right thing; given the choice they prefer someone showing them and letting them learn to do for themselves.  I haven’t often been harmed when I treat people with respect and kindness.  Once or twice I have met folks I could not give the benefit of the doubt to, and it’s always left me sad to think what must have happened to them growing up to make them act ion less than stellar ways.

I guess it all comes don yto being kind; to living each day as if it was the last and remembering that the sun shines on us all equally; if God is that gracious, surely we can be as well.

Don’t forget to check out our specials for this month on the books page.

And check out the newest author of the month-so many nice folks out there

And we updated the jokes-smile, folks!  Remember to say hi on our FB page-Traveler Pelton, and check out the free chapters on our free reading page.