Welcome to my website! I'm so glad you stopped by.
I'm a pastor's wife, mother of three (and now a mother-in-law as well!), and an author. I love being involved in our church through the Happy Sack Ministry (healthy snacks for local elementary and middle school kids who may go hungry over the weekends) and our Music Ministry. I particularly love singing in the choir as well as being a substitute ringer for our handbell choir.
Now that my husband and I are empty nesters, we get to spend more time together and look forward to visits from our grown children. (We also like to find excuses to go visit them!) I'm blessed to be able to care for extended family members as well as fill my days with writing. I'm so thankful God has allowed me to continue on this writing journey!
I'm excited to share my books with you. You can check them out on the Books page. I appreciate you taking the time to visit and hope you'll come back again!
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COWBOYS OF SUMMER
As the summer weather sizzles, relax by the pool with stirring tales of handsome cowboys and the spirited ladies who wrangle them into romance. Six of Christian fiction's most beloved authors join forces to bring you a collection of humorous, romantic and heartfelt novellas set against the sultry heat of summer.
In Mary Connealy's, "Dr. Tess and the Cowboy", sparks fly when Dr. Tessa Rhoades discovers dinosaur bones on Joe Holt's ranch and decides to excavate-even if that means kicking Joe off his own land.
In "Hometown Girl" by Cheryl St.John, injured rodeo champion Justin Cooper returns to the sleepy Oklahoma town he escaped for fame and fortune--and takes his biggest tumble yet--straight into the arms of Stevie Marshall, his first love who soon has him questioning his life choices.
In Tina Radcliffe's, "Lake Effect", cynical cowboy Tucker Jackson knows he's in trouble when he starts counting the days until the end of summer and praying 'summer girl' Jessica Richards will find a home for her heart in Paradise.
In "His Lone Star Heart" by Missy Tippens, rancher Zeb West tries hard not to fall for Beecher Brown, the feisty but off-limits sister of his best friend. As she tries to prove she's capable of running her family's ranch--the one he's trying to buy--he might just find he's met his match...for life.
Will Lorna Seilstad's characters make "Great Strides" when Dana Etherton, the owner of a horse therapy ranch, must choose between the kids she serves and Adam Malone, the embezzler who's been assigned to do community service there?
When Paige Monroe agrees to draw the press away from a country star's wedding by pretending to be the look-alike bride, she wasn't counting on having very real feeling for her decoy fiancé, Sterling Tanner. Sherri Shackelford's, "The Decoy Bride", shows what happens when two people feigning love forget they're acting.
Back to You: Four New Christian Romance Stories About a Second Chance at True Love (Rejoice Romance)
Join some of today's best-selling Christian Romance authors as they introduce you to four new couples who reunite for a second-chance at romance. This inspirational romance collection from Love Inspired authors Cheryl Wyatt, Missy Tippens, Jessica Keller, and Kristen Ethridge will warm your heart and each quick, satisfying read will keep you in the spirit of Valentine's Day and holiday romance all year long with stories of true love and happily-ever-after.
I would love to hear what you think about my books. So please go to the Contact Missy page to drop me an email!
Come Blog with Me...
A group blog, Seekerville, with a group of writer friends. Entering manuscripts in the contest circuit is what brought us together, so we discuss contests and the journey toward publication. When the group formed, one of us was newly contracted. Eventually, all fiftteen of the original bloggers became published! So we have a lot of experience to share. If you're not a writer, please know we also love to welcome readers to our site!
Branching off of the Seekerville website, my good friend and fellow Love Inspired author Ruth Logan Herne and I started the Yankee-Belle Cafe blog. Through the years, we've also added other writer friends from around the country to blog weekly. We hope you'll drop by to share recipes and fun!