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COVER REVEAL & PREORDER | THE GIFT OF HOPE

UNEXPECTED GIFTS SERIES A cheerful giver is twice blessed in this first novel in an Amish series by Kristen McKanagh.Hope Beiler needs Aaron Kanagy’s help. She is determined to give her sister a beautiful new bed frame as a wedding present, and Aaron is the best carpenter around. Unfortunately, she can’t move past something he... Continue Reading →

Snowball’s Christmas in Italian!

This is a very exciting day for me. My first "foreign language" translation of any of my books is now up on Amazon and will release 11/19/2020! Snowball's Christmas in Italian! Isn't the cover adorable? I also find it fascinating that the publishers who buy the rights for foreign translation not only provide a different... Continue Reading →

New Contract with Kensington!

I am thrilled to announce that my publisher for SNOWBALL'S CHRISTMAS has just signed me to two more books. Look for HOW SNOWBALL STOLE CHRISTMAS fall of 2022 and a fourth book after that! The 2nd book, THE TWELVE DAYS OF SNOWBALL, is already completed and slated for a fall 2021 release. 🙂 Beyond excited... Continue Reading →

New Release | Snowball’s Christmas

It's release day!!! SNOWBALL'S CHRISTMAS is finally here. I hope this little furball warms your heart and gives you a lovely escape with a happily every after for all! The Purrfect holiday awaits… Snowball–an aptly named bundle of feline fluff–is thankful to be spending her first Christmas in the comfort of Weber Haus, the Victorian... Continue Reading →

The Ripped Bodice | Fall in Love Event

I am thrilled to be joining this amazing group of authors at a LIVE STREAM event held by The Ripped Bodice!!! September 29th @ 5pm PT RSVP RSVP Join me, Marina Adair, Priscilla Oliveras, Vanessa Riley Author, Sarvenaz Tash / Sarah Skilton, Writer, & The Ripped Bodice Bookstore ! Can't wait!

Snowball’s Christmas | Chapter 1 Excerpt

“Lukas comes home today, Snowball.” At the sound of Miss Tilly’s voice, I blink my eyes open. I’ve been sleeping curled up on my favorite chair in the kitchen, where it’s warmer. The one that’s extra soft because one of my two favorite humans sits there often. Waking up requires stretching. Half listening to her... Continue Reading →

Creating Romantic Tension in Sweet Romance

I read and write (under different pen names) almost all levels of romantic "heat" from the sweet to the steamy. Interestingly, I find that, while yes, the steamy books get more into the physical elements of the relationship, that what I love best about the romantic tension in these novels is found in every heat... Continue Reading →

Amish Words & Phrases

The Amish speak a variation of German called Pennsylvania Dutch (some speak a variation on Swiss) as well as English. As happens with any language spread out over various locations, Amish use of language includes different dialects and common phrases by region. As an author, I want to make the worlds I portray authentic. However,... Continue Reading →

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