Happy June and Happy Summer everyone! I hope you and yours will find some time to slow down, relax, and savor the upcoming months.

J.L. and I are hoping to get out to enjoy more good summertime pleasures ourselves like stopping for an ice cream or a milkshake, taking more long walks and hikes, and finding time to get together with friends and family. I hope you will, too!

Since returning from our trip to Edisto, SC, I’ve been researching and working on narrative plans, storylines, characters, and more for the Lighthouse Sisters books that I hope to begin soon. I’ve been studying about lighthouses, Lowcountry history, coastal estuaries, sea birds, shells, flowers, and trees. As I study I’ve started to envision how each book will be laid out to tell the stories of the four sisters who grew up at the Deveaux Lighthouse and Inn on the north end of Edisto Island.

Our ongoing Book Tour schedule continues to be lighter with covid still keeping many bookstores from scheduling signing events and groups not yet meeting with speakers. However, we do have two events this month if you live in, or will be traveling in, our East Tennessee area, in Knoxville and in Athens. Hope you can stop by!

SIGNING EVENT – North Knoxville, TN – June 5-6, Saturday 10-5 and Sunday 10-4, KNOXVILLE WOMEN’S EXPO at the Knoxville Expo Center, 5441 Clinton Hwy, Knoxville, TN 37912 … $5 Adult Admission, free for kids – Fun for All!

SIGNING EVENT – Athens, TN – June 26, Saturday, 11-4, SUMMERTIME FUN CRAFT & VENDOR SHOW, Southeast Conference Center, 122 Regional Park Drive, Athens, TN 37303 – Free Admission!

A good Father’s Day gift to keep in mind for the middle of June, on June 20th, would be a “Gift Pack” of our regional guidebooks … to help the “dad” on your list to plan some great family getaways, camping trips, hikes, and travels – to the state parks of Tennessee or South Carolina or to the hiking trails of the Smoky Mountains. Remember these guidebooks are loaded with not only great descriptions and good directions, but hundreds of color photos to make them more enjoyable. If you want the books “autographed” we can mail them to you directly from our home office. Just send us the Order Form found on the front page of this website.

While you’re on my website, also check out my new June blog  post, at:

See you in July! …Lin