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Arrows, Bullets, Stampedes . . . and Skirts.

Women Writing The West 30th Anniversary Conference “Through A Woman’s Eyes”  October 10-12, 2024 in Denver, CO I am Honored to be presenting a workshop at this years WWW conference titled:  “Arrows, Bullets, Stampedes . . . and Skirts; A woman’s vision for keeping the West alive. How to incorporate frontier medicine into your writing”. […]

I’ll Be Back In Leavenworth, WA. July 27, 2024

I’ll be back in beautiful Leavenworth for another book signing at A Book For All Seasons  Saturday July 27, 2024  1 pm – 3 pm. Save the date and come over the mountain to the ‘East side’ I hope to see you there! The bookshop is located in the heart of this iconic Bavarian-styled town […]

Come See Me At . . .

 I am excited to announce that I have been chosen as one of 80 NW Authors to participate in the ‘Written in the NW Book Fair’ (Click on the link above for full details) “Written in the Northwest Book Fair is a celebration of the book arts and literary talent that the Pacific NW has […]

The Wait is Finally Over: Till My Last Day is here!

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The Wait is Over. Book Two is Now Available! Till My Last Day, Book Two in the Desert Hills Trilogy. To all my patient readers who fell in love with Emily and Caleb in Book One of the Desert Hills Trilogy, I am happy to say their story continues in Book Two, along with the […]

‘Author Talk’ Video Link

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  Thank you to Krista Rolfzen Soukup with Blue Cottage Agency for hosting this fun event.  Historical Fiction Fans! Author talk with Jane Coletti Perry, author of “Marcello’s Promise” and Deborah Swenson, author of “Till My Last Breath” , a unique format with the authors discussing each others book. Live via Zoom from Kansas, Washington […]

It’s Almost Here!

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It’s Almost Here!  Till My Last Day Book Two Desert Hills Trilogy Will soon be available in paperback and e-book.  Follow me on Facebook at: or sign up for my newsletter/ announcements here on my website to be the first to hear about it’s release date.  By shopping local and ordering through your favorite book […]

Book Cover Reveal for Till My Last Day, Book Two in the Desert Hills Trilogy

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Coming soon! I am excited to present to you, Till My Last Day, Book Two in the Desert Hills Trilogy book cover reveal. (Design by The Story Laboratory). Stay Tuned:  Book Two, Till My Last Day will be available soon on Amazon and through your favorite bookstore. Book One, Till My Last Breath, is a […]

‘Fall-in’ Book Signing Event in Cashmere, WA

  Join me this Saturday, October 21st For a beautiful Fall Day at this new venue in Historic Cashmere When: 12 noon to 5 pm Where: Side Street Dispatch Mail Room 109 Railroad Ave Cashmere, WA 98815  

Book Review: Arma Del Diablo, The Colt of Destiny, A Novel by Manuela Schneider

Manuela Schneider is the talented Award-Winning Author and Film Maker who has written a compelling novel that takes the reader across centuries and oceans to uncover mysteries and discover the truths behind the Arma del Diablo, The Colt of Destiny. In this novel, a Colt 45 revolver designed by Ludwig Schmied, a German gunsmith employed […]