the scoop

... news, events, other tidbits.

Where to find me:

2018 dates of interest:
  • November 20: Interview with Kristena Mears--giveaway!
  • October 31: Guest blog (the "story behind the story" of The Cumberland Bride) with Linda Brooks Davis--giveaway!
  • October 26: Colonial Quills Tea party with Tamera Kraft, Naomi Musch, and myself--giveaways and lots of fun!
  • October 22, 23, or 24 (TBA!): Interview at Joy of Reading--giveaway!
  • October ?: Guest blog at Among The Reads
  • October 6: Character interview with Jemima Lytton Gruener at Stitches Thru Time
  • October 4: Guest blog at Whispers In Purple
  • October 1: Release of The Cumberland Bride, #5 in Daughters of the Mayflower
  • August 15: Interview with Linda Brooks Davis
  • June 5: Interview for Backcountry Brides on A Christian Writer's World
  • March 21:  Interview at The Diamond Mine of Christian Fiction
  • April 27-28:  Wordsowers Christian Writers Conference in Omaha, Nebraska
  • April-May:  Blog tour with Backcountry Brides co-authors! Story highlights, author info, and lots of giveaways!
  • May 1:  Release of The Counterfeit Tory in The Backcountry Brides Collection (sequel to The Highwayman)
  • May 4:  Colonial Quills Tea Party! Giveaways and lots of fun!!
  • October 1:  Release of The Cumberland Bride, #5 in Barbour's new Daughters of the Mayflower series

2017 dates of interest:
  • May:  The all-colonial Backcountry Brides Collection is offered a contract, featuring my novella, The Counterfeit Tory (sequel to The Highwayman)
  • August:  The Cumberland Bride is officially under contract as #5 of Daughters of the Mayflower
  • October 14:  Plot & Story Structure workshop, at Community Grounds in Columbia Heights, MN, 10 AM - 12 PM

2016 dates of interest:

2015 dates of interest:
  • May:  Release of The Most Eligible Bachelor Romance Collection, featuring my second novella, The Highwayman!
  • May 4-8:  Blog tour with a huge gift basket giveaway, starting right here!
  • May 15:  Colonial Quills Tea Party--more giveaways!
  • Summer sabbatical due to family medical issues
  • September:  Re-release of The Pioneer Christmas Collection, featuring my first and RITA-nominated novella, Defending Truth
  • October 16:  Colonial Quills Tea Party on the CQ website and Facebook--lots of fun and giveaways!

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2013 dates of interest:

Other things you may want to know:

**Why "Shenandoah"?

Blame my mother. That's the name she said she would have given me, if she'd had the nerve. I started using it in high school as a nickname ("Shannon-doah"), and years later when we got internet for the first time and everyone was worried about privacy issues, I used it as my online persona. My first amateur attempt at a website was "Shenandoah's Eclectic Website." It was natural to title my blog "Shenandoah's Eclectic Musings," which then became "Scribblings" when I shifted my focus to provide a place for readers to come find out more about me.

**Why the tag "barbarian queen"? [which I don't use online anymore but maybe you'll find this bit entertaining]

For years I've affectionately termed my family "the barbarian horde." We have eight children, and we are a boisterous, intense, live-life-out-loud bunch--that is, when we aren't curled up at our castle, recharging our introvert batteries.