Your July Specials!

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The Almanac and the long-term weather channel data tells me that July is going to be hot and humid, just the kind of weather to be indoors by the A/C with a glass of cold lemonade or sweet tea and a good book.  To help you do that less expensively (frugal is good!)  I’ve set up the following specials just for you!  I’ve got something going for every week of the month! (And for my homeschooling friends, all my books are family friendly-I get letters from moms giving them to their kids.)


1st week : Saturday July 4 until July 6th– the second book of the Fiber Mavens, Criminally Quilted, is a free Amazon download- just go to     to claim yours!


2nd week: July 10, Friday, Forged in Water and Fire will be 99c until noon the next day


3rd week:  Sunday the 12 and Monday the 13th Calm Instead of Clamor  will be a free as a download on Amazon


And for the fun of it because it’s supposed to storm that week, July 16 and 17 Thursday and Friday, Terrorists Traitors and Spies     will be 99 cents!


4th week, Sunday July 19 through Monday July 20,  Calming My Clamor  B088T6T7Q5   is 99 cents.


And the end of that week July 23 through 25, Kith and Kin Together Again   is absolutely free  as an Amazon download


And last but not least  Sunday July 26 to the 27th, our bestselling Oberllyn’s Overland  will be 99 cents.


There you have it for this month!  3 free books and 4 books at 99 cents!  I have done my best to make this a great month of reading for you-God bless from us here at Springhaven Croft!


Summer’s here!

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Good Morning!  Isn’t it a lovely day! And we are so busy here at Springhaven!


The momma dogs both had puppies-sweet little tiny things they are and we will need to think up names for them-all six of them!   Molly the alpaca had her cria, and he is just as fluffy and springy as any young camelid ought to be in the warm weather.  The flower beds are nearly all weeded through once; and I have almost got the raised herb beds ready to plant. Being in the country, we don’t have the havoc going on that the cities do, and it’s many an evening as we watch the news that I am glad it’s many miles away.  I feel badly for all those caught up in it all, and sad that it takes something like this for us to remember to accept each other.  The latest news today on Covid isn’t very good either, which simply means I have more time to work on my books and my gardens because I for sure and certain am not going out anywhere I could be exposed. I’ve nearly completed the editing on the first Mutations book, and I am almost done with the next mystery book in the Fiber Mavens series, and am getting ready to get the Christmas book stared-so watch for announcements-shortly, we’ll be telling you about July’s specials-and since it’s going to be hot and humid outside here,  why not grad a good book a tall glass of lemonade and escape to the world of imagination for awhile?

Time for June Specials! Six of them!

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It’s the start of the month and you know what that means-time to set the monthly specials for my friends!  Below are six freebies or 99 cent downloads for you-thank you for your help and reviews-they make us stronger.  Hope you all enjoy them and get ready for more to follow!

June 12 and 13 Calm Instead of Clamor will be a free download- Calm Instead of Clamor is your comforting self-help book in the Spiritual Counseling series by J. Traveler Pelton.  This book will show you a path, clear and simple, to get your anxiety under control.  Using time-proven and clinically correct exercises, Traveler leads you step by step to a quieter, more fulfilling life.  Your new life will feature less stress, more serenity and joy instead of panic, clamor and fear.  Calm Instead of Clamor is like having a comforting counselor in your home showing you the easy, proven steps to lower the fever of fear in your heart.  Her book explains some simple steps you can do now to get rid of anxiety in the privacy of your own home.  Isn’t it time you did something to help yourself find quiet in your soul and mind?  You are so worth it!  Claim your calm.

June 12 through 14, Rebooting the Oberllyn’s will be on a kindle countdown for 2 days at 99 cents and then back to the regular price.  If you enjoy action, tech, romance and speculation, then Traveler’s book Rebooting the Oberllyn’s is for you! A global genetic virus has a 100% kill rate and the Oberllyn’s have to destroy it before it wipes out civilization-then maybe Noel can retire and leave his son Kai in charge.

June 14 and 15  Quilting Can Be Criminal, our bestselling mystery, will be a free download-and it is a cliffhanger!  If you like cozy mystery, romance, exciting action, and small towns, you will love the first book in the Fiber Mavens Mysteries.

June 19 and 20 Kai Dante’s Stratagem will be a free download. If you love thrilling action, puzzles, mystery and cutting-edge tech, you are going to love the latest book in the Oberllyn Family series. Kai Dante for President, indeed! The Oberllyn’s are back, and are successful in stopping the virus that is destroying the fertility of the populace, but Sanctuary is attacked and the family members are scattered to fight radiation sickness alone. If you love thrilling action, puzzles, mystery and cutting-edge tech, you are going to love the latest book in the Oberllyn Family series. Given only a strange poem, will Kai and Micah decipher the puzzle before they all die?  Who will survive to destroy the tyrant running the Brotherhood?

June 22 to 23 Rise of the Rebellion will be 99 cents- If you love action, fantasy, and dragons, you are going to love Tbear and his grandmother Traveler’s Clan Falconer Series!  When his evil brother Isaac is released from the Eternity prison by Shadowblade, Lucan is by King and Clansman sent to  rescue  24 kidnapped clan heirs. With help from the dragon magivore Gisella, his wolfpack, his magical newborn son and the wizards of Aisenbald, can he manage to recover the children before they are sacrificed to the Myst and the Kingdom falls into Chaos?

June 28-30 Ninety Days to the God Habit will be 99 cents- If you want to learn a new path, clear, simple and scientifically proven, to a closer relationship with God, then Ninety Days to the God Habit is for you.  Isn’t it time to break your destructive, mediocre, boring, existence and get a new life going that works? Isn’t it time you fell in love all over again?  You so deserve the comfort in this book!



There you have it-six specials, all for you!  Don’t forget to share our website with your friends.

The Mystery Series is Done!

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By this Friday, the 29th, the final book of the Fiber Havens mysteries first trilogy will be completed.  Called Criminally PIeced Together,  it completes the first three books of what is going to be a great series of cozy mysteries.  And have you noticed how Rutherford the dog just keeps getting bigger on each cover?  And I heard the words of those who don’t like a book to end in a cliffhanger: and I may just published the entire series in one book sometime in the future, not at present.  I’m already getting into the next round of odd happenings in the little town of Lyonsville…




Returning to everyday life after a honeymoon in the islands complete with a traditional Hawaiian wedding shower, lei’s and gifts can be a drag on anyone’s ideas of happily ever after endings.  Fly back home with Brad and Casey as they return to Lyonsville, a friendly, sleepy, little town with big problems. From kidnappings, murder, and what appears to be a terrorist bombing, the couple return bearing gifts that have to be security wanded, back to a town turning vigilante, with an influx of federal agents and a nervous populace. Hidden kinship ties prove generational abuse leads to twisted ideas of justice and the quilt map hanging in the Sheriff’s office has just two spots left.   The team goes back and forth trying to decide whether they have one bad guy or ten and the only thing certain is that the crooks have to be apprehended before Founder’s Day when busloads of tourists show up.  Criminally Pieced Together, the final book in this first trilogy, is romance, intrigue and mystery times three.

Updates on freebies and specials for May!

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Yes, you know we love you, so besides adding jokes to this difficult time so you can smile just a little, we decided on the following specials for you…

May 5,6 and 7, my cozy mystery Quilting Can Be Criminal is going to be a free download for all on Amazon, whether or not you have KU. Just go and read it and have a good time! Drop me a review, if you would be so kind.

May 8,9 and 10, His Path Is Mine will be free to download: an introspective and gentle devotional for folks to enjoy.

May 9,10,11, Clan Falconer’s War is going to be 99 cents for all those who like fantasy epics.

May 14 and 15, To Protect Our Own is going to be 99 cents, a really good science fiction read.

May 20,21 and 22, Ninety Days to the God Habit will be 99 cents as a download for al those who have wondered just how to make or break a habit and develop their spiritual awareness.

And all month long, The Oberllyn’s Overland will be just 2.99 for download – the story of one family’s adventures escaping the civil war and traveling to Washington on the Oregon Trail.

Enjoy! And don’t forget to leave us a review, and thank you, Anishki, from all of us at Potpourri Press!


And remember to wash often, practice safe distancing and wear a mask in public: it can’t hurt, it will help and we all need help during this pandemic.  So get yourself a good read and enjoy…

Book one of the Triple Trilogy!

We Did It!

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Two mysteries published, one to go in this particular trilogy.  In spite of masks and hand sanitizer, washing hands and social distancing, missing the grandkids, and the temptation to go out and garden instead, we did it and just taking a second to pat me on the back on the way to making pancakes for Dan.  And we’ve got book three nearly done: due to publish in three weeks, so you will not have to wait long for the conclusion.  And I am starting the mutant series, have the first 30,0000 words done:  and working a  standalone non-fiction book about the current wave of fear/anger/anxiety that the pandemic among other things is causing.  I want folks to feel more comfortable within themselves and be able to hare their peace with others.  So off I go to get things accomplished-this is an office day so will be seeing clients and writing in between-blessings and peace and see you soon!

Spring Weather in Ohio and Multiple Personality Disorder

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   And while one barn cat is waiting for a good petting, the other is lurking on the rooftop wanting to jump on me as I walk by.  When I catch him at it, he acts unconcerned, like, no, ma’am, I was not just going to launch myself  at you from the garage roof and scare you out of ten years’ growth…Ah well.  I think even they’re going stir crazy from all us being home all the time. This week it has rained, snowed, sleeted, and been sunny-all on the wrong days.  The days I am ensconced in my office, it’s 72′ and sunny.  The days I am home and could actually do something outside, it has sleeted, snowed, iceballs too small to be called hail but they smart when you’re walking in from the field, windy and cold.  It may even frost tonight! And the poms ran off on their walk-it was pretty that day so I let them run in the field; they found a hole in the fence and bang-they were three houses down and had to be brought home.  In spite of the crazy, there have been accomplishments.  The second book of the Quilting mystery series ought to be out next week as long as the editor doesn’t go crazy.  The cover is neat and the action is non-stop.  You’ll find out who got murdered in the pulpit, for instance, and if Brad and Casey do make it to the wedding.  And the Mutant series is up to 20,000 words and more coming easily.  The book on Our Battle with Fear is at 10,000 words. And this weekend is Easter so there is chocolate coming which is good and just in time for us all to avoid meltdowns-and also nice is the reason for it all, our Lord’s resurrection.    I hope you are safely sheltering in place and finding time to read and get away from all the horrible news we’ve gotten this spring…from Indian reservations being absconded with, to folks dying of Covid; to investigations and arguments and who knows what all, earthquakes and storms, it’s been rough.  The boys and I planted 25 trees in the lower field-I enjoyed that.  for the most part, we have been inside.  It’s hard when we have to go into town-it’s feels almost like I’m in a communist country-shelves are bare of the oddest things-like grape soda?  And baking powder?  Anyway, take care of you and yours and I shall be announcing shortly how you can get your hands on the next book…and let it take you away. here’s the new cover: notice the dog keeps getting bigger?   Same little town, same couple and dog gets bigger…that’s why it’s a mystery.


The forge is running! So are we!

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That’s Tbear in his new forge hammering on a karambit.  The forge is made of firebrick and is for him at least, an enjoyable thing.  It’s a little noisy for the rest of us.  We’ve been busy around here-and the spring flowers are lovely.  God must love yellow-so many flowers in spring are yellow-and it’s lovely.  I’m putting the editing on the second book of the mystery series; I’ve got another spiritual book in the world-this one on fear and panic and controlling it-and I’m starting a new sci fi series.  So busy in the writing front.

Now I want to blow off a little steam here-I am trying very hard to stay within the realms of the stay at home policy-we’ve got tons to do so it isn’t really that hard but when I do go out once a week to get groceries or what-have-you, I am horrified at all the gloves, masks and litter, in general, being left in the parking lots.  Have these folks never been taught that trash cans exist for a reason?  And just who is going to clean up that mess?  The store folks are flying half staff so to speak now what with all the extra work of cleaning and sanitizing to keep us safe-they don’t need to have to police the parking area. I think folk simply need to grow up and act like adults and not three years olds dropping their pacifiers and losing them…OK< rant over.  Back to normal.  What’s your pet peeve for this time of life?

At any rate, pray for our nurses-we have three in our family and they’re in harm’s way-pray for the doctors and the medical field and all those working on this mess-and for us all that we may withstand this.

However, as one friend told me when attacked by anything,  Americans pull together and it’s my understanding that several big firms from automakers to My Pillow have retooled to make masks, gloves, and PPE for our medical folks and to all them, I say thanks.  God bless us all.  Wash your hands, stay inside and away from crowds and go read a good book.



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!