Happy May!

We are right in the middle of book tour and life is busy right now as we travel around to signings and events most every week. …In between, I am working on writing my second book in the Lighthouse Sisters series … and starting to plot and research a new mountain book as well. Hopefully, as summer begins and our book tour lightens … J.L. and I can begin our travels to North Carolina to begin our new state parks guidebook.

My May blog is titled “The Glory of Spring” celebrating the beautiful spring we’ve experienced in East Tennessee where J.L. and I live.  I don’t think I can remember a more beautiful spring in many years—and so welcome after a hard winter and with so many troubling times going on in our world. … Be sure to pop over to check it out on my website, also, at:… and enjoy all the photos!

Below are our May book signing events around East and Middle Tennessee. Stop by to see us if you can … You’ll find more events to follow on the Appearances page of my website, so keep checking there for updates at:

BOOK SIGNING – Smokies area – May 6-7, Friday and Saturday, 10:00 – 4:00, APPLE VALLEY GENERAL STORE in the Apple Valley Mountain Village during the new Big Foot Festival, 7138 Lamar Alexander Parkway, Townsend, TN  37882. [Look for us on the front porch of the store both days].

BOOK SIGNING – Dandridge, TN area – May 12, Thursday, 11:00 am – 2:00 pm, THE SHEPARD INN, 136 E. Main Street, Dandridge, TN. 37725 [We’ll be on the gracious front porch of this lovely inn with our new Dandridge novel and all our other books. Hope you’ll stop by!… Note: The Inn offers a lovely luncheon on Thursdays by reservation if you’d also like to make a reservation to eat lunch before or after stopping by our signing. However, be sure to call about a week ahead because the luncheons are popular at: (865) 397-2345… The Inn is also a bed-and-breakfast and has rooms available for overnight stays. Their website for more information is:].

BOOK SIGNING EVENT – Middle TN-Cookeville area – May 14, Saturday 9-4 and May 15, Sunday 10-4, Upper Cumberland Events SPRING MARKET, Putnam County Fairgrounds, 155 Fairground Street, Cookeville, TN. 38501 …{Look for us inside the Grandstand bldg]…  Directions: I40, exit #287, to S. Jefferson Ave/Hwy 136, to East Veterans Drive to Fairgrounds … Event entrance Fee only $2.00

BOOK SIGNING – Jefferson City, TN – May 17, Tuesday, Noon – 2:00 pm – JEFFERSON CITY LIBRARY, host author at the Friends of the Library Book Sale Event … Look for us in the main lobby with all our books to sign and sell

SPEAKING EVENT – West Knoxville, TN – May 19, Thursday, 6:00 pm – CENTRAL BAPTIST CHURCH, 6300 Deane Hill Drive, Knoxville, TN, 37919 – Speaker for spring women’s meeting and buffet dinner.

BOOK SIGNING – Gallatin-Hendersonville-Nashville TN area – May 28th, Saturday, 11:00 am – 2:00 pm, GALLATIN PUBLIC LIBRARY OF SUMNER COUNTY, 123 E Main Street, Gallatin, TN. 37066. Look for us in the main lobby. We will have all our books at this event for sale.

See you in June! …