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Out of the Ruins winner…

Posted by on Jul 26, 2014 in News | 0 comments

The winner of the Out of the Ruins drawing is Melissa H. of Edmond, OK!  Congrats, Melissa, and thanks to everyone who entered. I enjoyed hearing your stories. Don’t forget there’s still time to enter the Texas Cowgirl Drawing.   Here’s the link: Texas Cowgirl Prize Package. God bless!...

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When Your World is Shaken…

Posted by on Jul 17, 2014 in Book Reviews | 165 comments

I’ve been thinking about earthquakes a lot lately. It’s a hot topic in Oklahoma where we’ve had an outbreak of them. Sometimes we have several a day, which is unusual, but for the most part they don’t do any damage. Still, it’s unsettling to know that we could be working up to the big one.  So instead of sitting around imaging how bad that could be, I thought I’d read a book on it – specifically Karen Barnett’s Out of the Ruins. Thank goodness we’re not in San Francisco and this...

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Say “Yes!” to the Dress

Posted by on May 22, 2014 in Caught in the Middle, History | 38 comments

Say “Yes!” to the Dress

I’ve always envied the ladies of the 19th century for their wardrobes. Yes, I know the dresses were tight, hot and probably smelled like B.O., but they looked so pretty! I used to spin around in my Easter dresses with the cancans, but I knew that if I only had one of those old-fashioned dresses, it would stand out like that permanently, without making me dizzy! Even after I grew up, I longed for a dress like that. I’d watch period dramas and try to play it cool but inside I was whispering, “Some day I will have one of you....

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Breaking Up the Band…

Posted by on May 5, 2014 in Books, Oklahoma | 2 comments

Breaking Up the Band…

You probably already know about our best-selling, phenomenal novella collection, A Match Made in Texas.   It’s the one I shared about here… and it was just as fun to work with Karen, Mary and Carol as I thought it’d be. We enjoyed hearing from so many of you who enjoyed the collection, and now we want to give even more of you a chance to try it out. Maybe you aren’t ready to make the commitment to buying the whole collection. That’s why our publisher has broke down the novellas into 4 short ebooks that can...

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Shop Hop in OKC!

Posted by on Apr 13, 2014 in Caught in the Middle | 2 comments

  Join us for an entertaining and informative evening at the Kanon Gallery in the historic “Auto Alley” of Downtown OKC. At 7:00 award-winning floral designer Mark Erickson will be demonstrating the art of floral display, while author Regina Jennings will be in attendance from 6:00-9:00 to visit and sign books. You’re also invited to browse the Gallery’s collection of fine Amish furniture, and Western and African art. This will be a fun evening to kick-start the Spring Season! Hope to see you there!...

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For Such a Time – Book Review

Posted by on Mar 20, 2014 in Book Reviews, Sixty Acres and a Bride | 25 comments

For Such a Time – Book Review

I love stories – stories of bravery, sacrifice, devotion. And that’s why I love history. Stories, stories, stories. And yet sometimes from a distance those stories loose their sharpness. They become padded in layers of time, traditions and repetition until we only perceive a general form. That’s why I wrote Sixty Acres and a Bride. In thinking about the story of Ruth, I wanted to imagine how she felt going to Boaz in the dark and putting her reputation at stake. I set the story in Texas and placed Ruth and Boaz in the more...

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Caught In the Middle Launch Party

Posted by on Mar 3, 2014 in Caught in the Middle | 0 comments

Caught In the Middle Launch Party

Come help us celebrate the release of Caught in the Middle on Saturday, March 22nd, 2:00 – 4:00 at Wild Hero Coffee Company 331 N. Mustang Rd. Mustang, OK   There’ll be autographed copies of Caught in the Middle, door prizes and sweet treats in a Wild West setting that would earn Anne Tillerton’s approval.                                                                      We’d Love to See You...

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Caught in the Middle Excerpt

Posted by on Feb 11, 2014 in Books, Caught in the Middle, Oklahoma | 0 comments

Caught in the Middle Excerpt

Caught in the Middle – Releasing March 25th But you don’t have to wait that long to get a sneak peek! Follow the Link and enjoy! Caught in the Middle Excerpt

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Warning About Your Local Retailer

Posted by on Feb 7, 2014 in History | 0 comments

Warning About Your Local Retailer

The following was printed in the jewelry section of the 1897 Sears & Roebuck Catalog. Talk about advertising propaganda! PLAIN TALK for your BENEFIT We Beg of You to Read it All, It Will Open Your Eyes A few years ago such a things as sending away for goods was almost unknown, but now the custom is becoming so popular that it bids fair to soon be the medium for purchasing the larger portion of goods the consumer uses… Retail dealers, however, undertake to convince their customers that all advertising houses will swindle them. We...

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History, Romance and Research

Posted by on Jan 6, 2014 in History, Writing | 12 comments

History, Romance and Research

Writing historical fiction takes nerve…fake sign-language interpreter nerve. Unless your day job is at Historical Williamsburg chances are you really don’t know how people lived back then. You’ve read a lot of books yourself (mostly written by people who were also researching). You’ve watched movies, studied artifacts, read biographies, but when it comes down to it, you still need the every day details to make your stories and settings more realistic. With every book I search out specific resources based on the...

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