Writer’s Digest has been shining a spotlight on up and coming writers in all genres through its Annual Writing Competition.  Writer’s Digest’s 6th Annual Self-Published Ebook Awards honors the best self-published ebook(s) in eight of the most popular categories. 

In 2019 Scotland's Knight: The Rose in the Glade was awarded First Place in the Romance category!  

I had a fortunate upbringing in that I learned to read, print, and write (yes, cursive!) before I entered kindergarten. Bedtime stories were a nighttime ritual and reading continues to be a mainstay in all aspects of my life.  ​I am happy and proud to share the gifts that were bestowed upon me as I write for young and adult readers, write about writing, and blog about topics that strike a personal and passionate chord with me.  

I graduated from St. Cloud State University with a Master’s degree in Special Studies (Art History, Creative Writing, and Photography), a Bachelor’s degree in Art, and a Bachelor’s degree in Art History.​

Writer's Digest Judge’s Commentary:

"Dialogue is rich, varied, differentiated, and engaging. Brodie’s halting speech pattern has depth, and Maggie’s voice is one of reason, openness and fearlessness that evolves. Well done. We get a nice layering of subplots within the story structure, the order of which keeps the reader’s engagement and nicely plays with the reader’s expectations."


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Rose in the Glade

author. blogger. photographer.