Moonfixer CoverWe are trying to get the blog updated to include Moonfixer (Book 2) and the upcoming Charming Gardeners (Book 3). I hate to say type it, but it may take some time given my tendency to procrastinate. I’ve been meaning to do this ever since Moonfixer was released (way back in December of last year) but kept putting it off and putting it off and putting it off and…well, you get the picture. WordPress is usually very easy to work with but there are days when it makes me want to throw my computer against the wall. On those days, I’ve found the safest response from me is to get off the site and try another day.

Okay, first things first, the blog name has changed to Appalachian Journey (the series title) but the URL hasn’t. It’s still But there’s no guarantee it will stay that way…not if I can figure out how to change it to Appalachian Journey.

Second, Christy and I both want to thank our readers for the amazing response we’ve received for Moonfixer. We love hearing what you think whether it’s by email (, here on the blog ( , through the wonderful reviews some of you have left on Amazon, or on our Author Central page ( However you decide to get in touch with us, we love hearing from every one of you and we’re very thankful we have such wonderful readers.

Third, we are thrilled that we’ve heard from, well, I won’t say long lost family members because we’ve never actually met most of you but family members who’ve found our books and either called or e-mailed and introduced themselves to us. Maybe newly discovered family members? Whatever, it’s been such fun to talk or exchange emails (and in some cases, family pictures!) with every single one of you. We’ve now heard from a member of every branch of the Daniels family–Roy, Loney, and Thee–and also from our cousin from the Henderson side of the family, Jackie Burgin Painter, whose books played such a critical part in our research. It’s sort of a new-age family reunion and we’ve loved every minute of it!

Finally, we are working on the third book in the series, Charming Gardeners. The title comes from a Marcel Proust quote: Let us be grateful to the people who make us happy; they are the charming gardeners who make our and also because the quote seemed to fit her so perfectly.

Charming Gardeners, Appalachian Journey Book 3

Charming Gardeners, Appalachian Journey Book 3

And now I’ve procrastinated working on the blog enough. If I keep this up it’s never going to get done so time to get back to it but first I’ll leave you with the tentative cover of Charming Gardeners. The picture we decided to use is of Aunt Bessie and our dad gathering herbs and wildflowers (Daddy thinks the dog standing almost hidden over to the right was named Fritz).

To all our readers, thank you for being our personal charming gardeners and making our souls blossom!