Pink and white

Pink and white

I’ve been writing like a crazy woman for months and months. Finally met my last deadline yesterday morning. I’ll admit I’ve kind of been in a fog–until this morning when I stepped out the front door. Spring is really here! And it’s so beautiful! Every year it seems to get more amazing. As much as I like my storyworlds, it feels good to be back in the real world today.

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Tips on creativity

Tips on creativity

I wrote a guest blog for my friend Tina’s site. Please share your own advice for jump starting creativity. I’d love to know what you do. Thank you! Leslie

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On official release day of The Amish Bride, let’s celebrate with some memories!

On official release day of The Amish Bride, let’s celebrate with some memories!

In May of 2011 I visited Indiana to do research for The Amish Bride. Co-author Mindy Starns Clark and I knew that Ella, our leading lady, was going to follow handsome Ezra Gundy there, so I needed to “tag” along and see what she found. Hubby was commanding a combat hospital in Afghanistan at the time so I had to fit the trip in between soccer tournaments and our youngest daughter’s school events. The only time I could make work was over my birthday. So off I went to Indiana, via Chicago, where I found out my flight to South Bend had been canceled. On to a bus I climbed for a road trip with many, many stops, which used up a half a day of precious research time. Yes, it seemed it was going to be one of those kinds of trips. I was wrong. It...

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On deadline

On deadline

I love thinking through Shakespearean plays from the female leads point of view.

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Christy update

Christy update

    I already shamelessly posted this all over Facebook, but I had to post it here too. My co-author, Mindy Starns Clark, and I won a Christy Award Monday night for The Amish Midwife. It was an absolutely amazing evening, made even better by sharing it with our publisher, Harvest House; our agent, Chip MacGregor; and our husbands, Peter Gould and John Clark. I think we were all equally...

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