Reviews & Kudos


We Are Called To Rise has been getting some love!


A #1 Indie Next pick 

Barnes and Noble Discover Great New Writers selection

Simon Mayo’s BBC Radio2 Book Club choice 

A Waterstones Book Club pick in the UK and Europe

ABA Indies Introduce selection 

Silver Pen Award, Nevada Writers Hall of Fame, 2015

A featured artist at Yaddo

Library Journal starred review

Entertainment Weekly A-

An Amazon Best Seller: #4 in all Kindle books

#18 on Pop Sugar’s Best Books of the Year!

One of Literary Sofa’s Best Six Novels in 2014

Book Passage’s First Edition Book Club selection


“must read” lists

Huffington Post’s “10 Cross Cultural Novels”

Liza Tarbuck likes it!

Isabel Allende’s Summer Reading  

Wendy Sheanin’s “Twelve Favorite Novels”

Vulture’s Eight Books You Need to Read 

Book Rambler’s Summer Reads

Eleanor Brown Recommends

Patry Francis Recommends

Lynn Kanter 30 Women Novelists to Know

Military Spouse Book Review “Most glowing review of the year”

Sara Nelson’s Summer Sleeper

PopSugar’s June Must Reads 

Bustle’s Ten Must Reads

Minneapolis Star Tribune Five Must-Read Novels 

B+N Books You Need to Read 

2015 Best of Las Vegas (Las Vegas Weekly)

Redbook’s Five Perfect Beach Books

AARP’s Beach Bag Books for Grownups

Fathom’s Eight Beach Reads and the Beaches to Read Them On


chosen for “community reads” programs

A Tale for Three Countieswestern New York

Tarrant County College, Fort Worth TX

Arlington Central Library, Arlington VA

Books & Boutiques, Overland Park KS

Utah Lit, Salt Lake City UT

Central Methodist University, Fayette MO

Richardson Reads, Richardson TX

One Book, One Valley, Estes Park CO

Nevada Reads, statewide

One Book One Valley, Eagle Valley CO

Housatonic Community College, Bridgeport CT

Dallas CASA “Cherish the Children,” Dallas TX

Pekin Library Common Reads, Pekin IL

One Book, One CommunityFarmington NM

Truckee Meadows Writers ConferenceReno NV

One City, One Book, Camarillo CA

. . . and more coming . . . 



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