Welcome to my website!

I am a freelance writer, author, book coach, editor and publisher living in Pakenham, Ontario, Canada.

My ninth book is entitled, Charlotte’s Honor (Great War Great Love #2) and is available via Kindle and in paperback.

My eighth book is entitled, Julia’s Gifts (Great War Great Love #1) and it is available via Kindle and in Print.

Image and Likeness: Literary Reflections on the Theology of the Body is my sixth book. It’s available both in Print and on Kindle.

My fifth book is entitled A Subtle Grace and is the second in the O’Donovan Family Series. It was released in 2014  and has been #1 in five different categories (Christian Historical Fiction, Christian Historical Romance, Christian Romance, Religious Historical Fiction and Victorian Historical Romance) for three weeks.

I am also the author of Emily’s Hope (CWG Seal of Approval; Honorable Mention 2006 IPPY Awards) published in 2005, and In Name Only (Gold Medal winner in the 2010 IPPY Awards; Amazon Kindle #1 Bestseller in Religious Drama, CWG Seal of Approval) published June 2009. My third book is entitled Come My Beloved: Inspiring Stories of Catholic Courtship. My fourth book, a pro-life suspense novel, Stealing Jenny is an Amazon Kindle #1 Bestseller in Religious Drama and Religious Fiction (Suspense). With over 340,000 downloads, it is frequently in the top 100 in Religious Fiction.

Stealing Jenny has been featured on LifeSiteNews.

I am also a contributor to Catholic Mom and I do freelance work for several Catholic magazines and websites. I am a busy self-publishing book coach and, in the past few years, have assisted 53 authors in getting their books published and/or marketed. I enjoy speaking to Catholic groups on a variety of topics.

My husband and I (besides being the proud parents of five adult sons), are also the creators of the Family Life cartoon which illustrates Catholic family life. We are trained in the Theology of the Body so in our spare time, we teach Natural Family Planning for the Couple to Couple League , we lecture at various Marriage Preparation courses and we teach Theology of the Body to teenagers.

I typically post to my blog two times a week, but to make sure you don’t miss any of my newest posts, you can subscribe via RSS or click on the subscription link in the side bar of my blog. Also, consider following me on Facebook, Twitter or Pinterest.

Here are some of the most popular posts:

The Importance of Theology of the Body in the Year of Mercy

FQP Books Sweep CALA Awards

Ecce Ancilla Domini

A Subtle Grace #1 in Five Categories!

Sacramental Pilgrimage in the Year of Faith

A Simple Trip to the Mall

Hope and Trust

Difficult Anniversaries/Responsible Parenthood

St. Anthony and The Lost Wedding Ring

Cool Train Photos

I Prayed For This Child

Like Arrows in the Hand of a Warrior

God’s Natural Beautiful Design

Unexpected Surprise

October 22, 2016 photo courtesy Two Trees Photography

October 22, 2016
photo courtesy Two Trees Photography


October 22, 2016 photo courtesy Two Trees Photography

October 22, 2016 photo courtesy Two Trees Photography

Image copyright James and Ellen Hrkach