Shadowed by Grace in FIRST Magazine

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Many times along this writing journey I have been surprised by God making a way where there is no way. This week that happened yet again, when I found a review of Shadowed by Grace in First for women. My wonderful publicist, Jeane Wynn, worked for months with an editor at First, hoping to find a novel that would interest …

When Treetops Glisten: Cover Reveal

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Some stories are a journey in the making. Several years ago as I was working on proposals for novella collections with friends, I had an idea. I wanted to put together the Dream Team of WWII authors for a Christmas novella collection. After many emails, fun phone calls, and getting to introduce Sarah Sundin and Tricia Goyer to my current hometown, in …

Library Journal’s Review of Shadowed by Grace

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Some reviews leave a girl speechless. This would be one of them. Whoever read Shadowed by Grace for the Library Journal really understood what I was trying to do. Putman, Cara C. Shadowed by Grace: A Story of Monuments Men. B&H. 2014. 352p. ISBN 9781433681783. pap. $14.99; ebk ISBN 9781433681790. CF Rachel, desperate to save her dying mother, signs on as a photographer …

Travel to World War II Nebraska with E-Books

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The stories of my heart are now in e-books. These books were the first of mine that found a publishing home and now they are available for all e-formats. With each of these books I got to highlight a bit of the history of my home state. I’m so delighted that my first book in the Nebraska series Canteen Dreams …

Picking Topics for Books

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One challenge for a novelist is coming up with ideas that generate ideas for future books. While we’re writing one, we need to generate ideas for more — it’s a cycle of life of sorts. I read a few non-fiction books, looking for anything that jumps out at me. And if it interests me, there is a chance I can spin …