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. https://www.amazon.com/dp/B086G8DT9H

May 8,9 and 10, His Path Is Mine will be free to download: an introspective and gentle devotional for folks to enjoy. https://www.amazon.com/dp/B084CZZVPQ

May 9,10,11, Clan Falconer’s War is going to be 99 cents for all those who like fantasy epics. https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07GSQCJMY

May 14 and 15, To Protect Our Own is going to be 99 cents, a really good science fiction read. https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07KSRY4LC

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. https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07SHCFLRX

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. https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07GZS2C4M

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!

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!
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