Flowers from Afghanistan: Release Date!


We have a release date! Flowers from Afghanistan will be available in digital and hardback formats. I’ll give you a date when it’s available for pre-orders!

There are so many people I wish to thank. People who prayed for me, encouraged me, and stuck by me when I felt weak. Just know I am thinking of you today!

Right now my head is swimming with joy! God is good, and his promises are faithful and true.

Psalm 89:8 Who is like you, Lord God Almighty? You, Lord, are mighty, and your faithfulness surrounds you.



 “‘“The Lord bless you
    and keep you;
 the Lord make his face shine on you
    and be gracious to you;
 the Lord turn his face toward you
    and give you peace.”’ Numbers 6:24-26


Badge of Hope Ministries


Coming this summer to the KC metro! Get registered today!

Law Enforcement Marriage Seminar

Badge of Hope Ministries is a non-profit 501(c)3 dedicated to the support of Law Enforcement Officers and their families through encouragement, support and the love of Christ.

Congratulations To Our Contest Winner!

Congratulations to Sharon! You’ll receive an email confirmation soon so we can send the Green Beans Gift Basket your way! Thanks to everyone who entered. Our winner was chosen at random by Rafflecopter. You should receive an email shortly confirming that you have subscribed to the newsletter. Be on the lookout for trivia and news on the upcoming release of Flowers from Afghanistan.




Win a Green Beans Coffee Gift Basket!

To celebrate the soon-to-be-released novel, Flowers from Afghanistan, I’m giving away a Green Beans Chai Lovers Gift Basket. Part of the magic of a novel for me is incorporating actual places and businesses in the story, as I’m able. Writing Flowers from Afghanistan, I felt as if I were sitting at the table outside Green Beans Coffee with Mac, Glenn, and Gul Hadi. The mountains towered in the distance. The smells of diesel fuel from MRAPs competed with the warm, homey aroma of fresh coffee. I was happy to include Green Beans in my novel because the real Green Beans does something pretty awesome. They have a program titled “Cup of Joe for a Joe.” For $2.50 you can send a cup of coffee to a service member serving overseas. 15 minutes of home, is what they call it. That’s something I can get behind. Please sign up for my newsletter and a chance to win this gift basket. You’ll receive a newsletter four times a year, with updates on my latest project and special trivia and a behind-the-scenes look at what it takes to complete a novel.

If you’d like to send a Cup of Joe for a Joe, that would be pretty cool too!

Here’s the link to sign up for my newsletter and give away!






What’s it like to be Mary Frances of Brosemer Farm?

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What’s it like to be Mary Frances Brosemer of Brosemer Farm?

Q. How did you get into the farming business?

A. I was raised on a farm and lived in seven states all over the country. I decided to raise flowers. I’ve always had a flower and vegetable garden. I couldn’t imagine working in a cubicle. We also have bee hives.

Q. How many hives do you have?
A. Twenty-one.

Q. Is it difficult to raise bees?
A. Half the bees in the country have died off. I think it’s due to pesticides.

Q. What aspect of your job brings you the most joy?
A. I like to see customers enjoy the flowers and appreciate their beauty. It makes the hard work worthwhile.

Q. What aspect of your job brings you the most frustration?
A. The weather. Also, when you have people who are supposed to show up for work, and they don’t.

Q. If you had a superpower what would it be?
A. To be perpetually young.

Q. What is your favorite motto or quote?
A. When life gives you lemons, make lemonade.

Q. What is your favorite book or movie?
A. I like Homer Hickam’s, The Keeper’s Son. Homer sent letters to two of my grandsons in Atlanta when they became Eagle Scouts, so I appreciated that.

Suzy Parish: Bailey Cove Market is bustling. People come to sample and purchase locally grown produce and home-baked goods.
Mary Frances Brosemer distributes more than flowers and honey. Her superpower, perpetually young, is evident in the way she greets customers at her flower booth. Mary Frances hands out compassion with each bouquet. She focuses on every person as if they were the only individual at the market. Her warm personality matches the bright shades of flowers that nod in the breeze at her sale table. If you are not able to attend the farmers market, you can make your purchases directly from Brosemer Farm at their open house. Brosemer Farm holds an open house the first Sunday in October.

Brosemer Farm
3008 Winchester Road
Huntsville, AL 35810


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Bailey Cove Farmers Market

The Bailey Cove Farmers’ Market is open every Saturday through September except for Saturdays on the July 4th and Labor Day weekends. We will have fruits and vegetables of all kinds, all grown and supplied by North Alabama and southern Tennessee farmers, plus artisan bread, jams, jellies, etc. as well as eggs, meat, flowers, and plants. If you would like more information, please contact us at We have a no-pet policy in the vendor area.


Watch for the release date!

Watch for the release date!

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