Loved hearing from so many of you this week—asking for updates on Sugar Birds, sharing the fun. THANK YOU so much for all your interest and encouragement! :).

This week held another huge milestone. Ready for a sneak peek? . . .

THIS!!! It’s the cover for the ARC (Advanced Reader Copy)—which goes to press this week. Marketing and publicity teams will share this almost-final copy to spread word about the book throughout the land.

You’ve also been asking me when and where you can preorder Sugar Birds, so here you go: links!

You can order NOW at any one of these locations (or at your favorite local bookstore, of course). You won’t be charged until the book launches on August 3, 2021.

Thanks so much for your enthusiasm. I’m grateful.

Village Books, Bellingham and Lynden


Barnes and Noble

( I hope the story nests in your hearts.)


In posts from earlier this week, here’s a glimpse of the land where Sugar Birds comes to life.

Water off a duck’s back.

“Love . . . is not irritable, and it keeps no record of being wronged.”

—1 Corinthians 13:4




Teenager—out on a limb.

“Ah, stubborn children,” declares the Lord, “who carry out a plan, but not mine . . .”

—Isaiah 30:1


When you can see dawn’s breath.

“And out of the north the cold.”

—Job 37:9


Hope you can get outside this week, friends. Thanks for stopping by. 🙂

Watching Nature, Seeing Life: Through His Creation, God Speaks

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Love the outdoors? I can take you there. Rural & wild PNW posts and photos from a naturalist, faith writer, and author of three books, including the award-winning novel Sugar Birds. Member of Redbud Writers Guild.

6 thoughts on “FINAL PROOF

  1. Cheryl so so excited for you! A big thought, though perhaps you don’t want to ruin the surprise. Perhaps every two weeks or so you can take a burn from you back cover or book and tell us what it says. Or maybe it is just because I’m reading it on a small phone , that I can’t read it. Blessings my friend, Michael

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