It’s here!

Dearest loved ones, far and near—Evergreen Tidings from the Baumgartners!

Violet has opened her annual Baumgartner holiday letter the same way for over three decades. And this year, she’s going to throw her husband Ed a truly perfect retirement party, one worthy of memorializing in her upcoming letter. But the event becomes a disaster when, in front of 200 guests, Violet learns her daughter Cerise has been keeping a secret: Cerise and her partner Barb are expecting a baby.

Delightful, surprising, and full of heart, Evergreen Tidings from the Baumgartners brings to life a sparkling cast of characters whose struggle to understand one another illuminates the unbreakable bonds of family, no matter how dysfunctional they can get.

Named by Amazon as one of the month’s Best Books for Fiction, October 2018

Best Books of Fall 2018 Selection by PopSugar

“Stunning... An intricately satisfying story about love and understanding that is full of both nostalgia and surprising optimism.” —Kirkus Reviews

“Funny, affectionate debut… Part social farce, part family drama, this openhearted, entertaining novel shows an often wrongheaded, annoyingly intrusive but caring matriarch and her family willing to have the difficult, honest conversations needed to work through their misunderstandings and reach harmony.” —Minneapolis StarTribune

“… overflowing with laughter, emotion, and a bit of mystery.” —Hello Giggles

“A propulsive and endearing debut.” —J. Ryan Stradal, New York Times bestselling author of Kitchens of the Great Midwest

Want a signed copy?

Many of you have asked how you can get a signed copy of my book if you’re not near one of my book tour stops. Here’s how! Valley Bookseller hosted me for a signing for all pre-orders of the book and while I was there, I signed extras. Please support great indie book stores like this one. To order a signed copy, visit Valley Bookseller here.