Advanced copies are here!

A Girl's Guide to the Outback

The advanced copies of A Girl’s Guide to the Outback arrived this morning! Can’t wait for this love/hate romance to come out on Jan 28. 😀

From the back cover:

How far will a girl go to win back a guy she can’t stand? 

This funny, sweet and romantic story proves that opposites do attract – and that God has a sense of humor. 

Kimberly Foster needs help from the last man in the world who would give it.

She and Samuel Payton fought so much during their three-year stint as colleagues that they now reside in different halves of the globe. She’s still the business director of the Virginia-based youth ministry that Sam founded, while he’s back at his family’s farm in rural Australia.

But Kimberly can’t find a suitable replacement for Sam, and the ministry is in trouble. She needs him back. What she doesn’t know is that the Payton farm’s finances are scarier than statistics on Australian spider bites.

She and Sam strike a deal: if she can use her business savvy to save the farm, he’ll return to Virginia and recruit and train his replacement.

Soon Kimberly’s on the edge of the Outback, working more closely with Sam than ever before. Can she protect his family’s legacy, the ministry, and her heart?

Pre-order link

New StoryNerds episode!

StoryNerds podcast with Christian romance authors Jessica Kate and Hannah Davis

Get ready to tune in and nerd out: the second episode of the StoryNerds podcast is here!

My fellow StoryNerd Hannah Davis and I are talking about ‘Home in Pop Culture’, in reference to our respective homes of Australia and Minnesota.

I managed to talk about Pitch Perfect, Thor, Crocodile Dundee and the Crocodile Hunter all in one conversation!

So if you want the inside scoop of what’s real and what’s not in fictional Australia, check out our summary video or the whole podcast on iTunes or Stitcher.

Happy nerding!

Writing about Australia

Hey! If you’ve been following me on Facebook or Instagram, you would’ve seen my announcement that my new work-in-progress features American characters who find themselves in Australia!

I’m basing the rural farm where they have their adventures on one of the places where I grew up, and I give some extra insight into the process in my blog post over at Emilie Hendryx’s Thinking Thoughts blog.

Enjoy!

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The day we arrived on the farm I’m using as inspiration for my new manuscript.