My January New Year’s blog post is full of inspirational quotes to inspire your 2023 … and you’ll find it on my website at: … We all need inspiration and encouragement in our world right now—and we need to keep encouraging ourselves, and others, to keep working to make a difference in this world and to keep believing and speaking for good. Remember: ”Great things happen to those who don’t stop believing, trying , learning, and being grateful.” – [Ray A. Bennett]

This coming year I have two new novels publishing –  both at the first of April. The first is a new Mountain Home book titled SEEKING AYITA, set in Cherokee, NC, and the next is the second in my new Lighthouse Sisters series, LIGHTEN MY HEART—Gwen’s story—set at Edisto Island on the South Carolina coast.  You can see the new book covers and read about both now on the front page of my website at:

In addition, this coming summer, J.L.’s and my new North Carolina state park guidebook will publish, titled VISITING NORTH CAROLINA STATE PARKS. I know you will love it … and I’ll try to write more about each of these books in my upcoming blogs.

As the springtime comes, J.L. and I will be finishing our visits to the last of the North Carolina parks on our list … and we’ll also be traveling around to a lot of different places in the Southeast to meet and greet readers at a variety of book signings, events, and festivals. All these author events will post on the “Appearances” page of my website as finalized—so keep a watch for dates and places near you!… Also if you enjoy Facebook, you can keep up with me there for updates—or via my monthly newsletters.

I’ll also be writing two more new novels in the coming new year…. Another book in the Lighthouse Sisters series and a brand new Mountain Home novel…. I so thank every one of you for enjoying my books, for buying and reading them, and for encouraging me in my work!! You’re the best! I am so very grateful to each and every one of you.

May your New Year be happy and blessed.

See you in February … Lin