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A Few More Deadly Alliance Items

I can’t believe it’s already May 10th. The last month and a half have been busy for me. My children no longer take naps, and quiet time isn’t very long, so I’ve decided blogging will be a lower priority for me so I can spend most of my writing time on new novels. (I’m typing […]



A farewell to Tom Clancy

My first memory of any Tom Clancy work was when my parents went to see The Hunt for Red October in the movie theater. My parents didn’t go to the movies very often—only when there was something they really wanted to see, like a movie adaptation of a book they’d read. I didn’t have any […]

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Why you should have a fire extinguisher or How I torched my kitchen the day after I sold it.

My husband and I recently sold our house and bought a new one. A week ago, I was at the “aggressive packing” phase. We had keys to the new house, I had boxes on every flat surface in the kitchen, and I was waiting for the dishwasher to complete its cycle so I could finish […]

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4th Annual LDS Writer Blogfest

On Perfection and Motherhood I have three-year-old twins. They’re adorable, but they’re also sometimes about as much as I can handle. Motherhood isn’t an easy job, especially when you love your children and really want to be a perfect mother. In my church, we believe the commandment the Savior gave to “be thou perfect” wasn’t […]

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The Whitneys and Wazzu

Some great things happened last weekend. I went to the LDStorymakers Writer’s Conference in Provo and had a wonderful time. I strengthened some existing friendships, made new friends, and learned a ton. Thank you to everyone who helped make the conference a success! The rest of this post is about giving congratulations to some very deserving individuals. […]

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Special delivery

So remember yesterday’s post? The analogy of how getting a book published is a little like having a baby? Well, sometimes deliveries come sooner than you expect. Like my twins. I had a scheduled Cesarian for a Saturday. So naturally I went into labor Thursday night and the twins entered the world on a Friday […]


Q&A: When will your book be out?

Thank you to MG for asking this blog’s first question (I’m hoping there will be many more). The ebook comes out on Saturday, March 3. (Here’s a link to the Kindle edition: The paperback comes out as soon as the printer gets it to the publisher and the publisher gets it to bookstores. I’ve […]



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