A Personal Connection to WWI

When I started work on The Spider and the Sparrow, I began a ton of research about World War One. I enjoyed learning new things and gained a better understanding of what the… Continue reading

The Perfect Gift

When I told one of my writing friends that I was doing a short story for a Christmas book, and that it was kind of like women’s fiction, only true, she laughed. Yep,… Continue reading

Blog Tour: The Sacrament Is for Me by Jessica B. Ellingson

Today I’m reviewing another children’s book, The Sacrament Is for Me, written by Jessica B. Ellingson and illustrated by Chase Jensen. Book Description: The sacrament is the most important part of the Sabbath… Continue reading

Tolkien Was a Genius

I recently finished Daily Life in the Byzantine Empire, by Marcus Rautman. While reading about military life, I came across this passage: Leo the Mathematician, a leading court scholar and inventor of the… Continue reading

Book Signing on Saturday

On Saturday, September 24, I have a book signing at the American Fork Seagull Book. This will be part of Seagull Book’s Celebrating Sisterhood event, so there will be special discounts, prizes, and… Continue reading

Blog Tour: Two Children’s Books by Catherine Christensen

Today I’m part of a double blog tour for two children’s books by Catherine Christensen. I love getting books in the mail, so it was a special treat to get two books in… Continue reading

If I Could Rate Presidential Candidates the Way I Rate Novels

What if I told you there are two presidential candidates that I really like? Nope, this isn’t a joke. Unfortunately, neither of the two are front-runners, but that won’t keep me from voting… Continue reading

2016 Summer Book Trek

#booktrek16 begins today!

The Somerton Man and the Astonishing Legends Podcast

Back in March I received a message from Scott Philbrook, one of the hosts of The Astonishing Legends Podcast. He was planning a show about a famous unsolved mystery from 1948. The Somerton… Continue reading

The 2015 Whitney Awards

Last weekend I attended the annual LDStorymakers Writers Conference. I’ve attended five of them over the past six years. Last year I had a small baby, so I didn’t go, and I was… Continue reading

The Spider and the Sparrow Memes

The amazingly talented Stephanie Lacy, my publisher’s public relations and marketing manager, created several memes about my newest novel, The Spider and the Sparrow. I wanted to share them here:

Groups

Over the past few months I’ve joined two online groups that some of you might be interested in. Please consider this your invitation to join! The Second World War Club is on Facebook,… Continue reading

The Rules in Rome Spotlight

  The amazing people on the Whitney committee have been spotlighting all of the 2015 Whitney finalists. Today’s spotlight is The Rules in Rome, and I wanted to share! Here’s a link to… Continue reading

Blog Blitz: Her Independent Spirit

Today I’m highlight a friend’s new book: Her Independent Spirit by Zina Abbott. (My apologies to those on my blog mailing list who got a paragraph or so of this early–I had a… Continue reading

Book Signing Tomorow at Deseret Book

Tomorrow evening I have a book signing at the Fort Union Deseret Book. It’s from 6 to 8 pm, and if you’ll be in the area, I’d love for you to stop by… Continue reading

Book Signing on Saturday

I have two book signings coming up, and the first one is tomorrow morning! It’s part of Celebrating Sisterhood, so there will be door prizes, drawings, and special prices all morning. If you’ll… Continue reading

Two Giveaways for The Spider and the Sparrow

Two #giveaways for my new #WW1 novel, The Spider and the Sparrow.

March Book Madness

Yesterday was March Cover Madness (you can still vote here). Today is┬áMarch Book Madness, over at Rebecca Bellison’s blog. Every March Rebecca pulls together some great posts about writing, and I’m grateful she’s… Continue reading

March Cover Madness

It’s March, and several of my friends have some fun March Madness activities on their blogs. Today I’m posting about March Cover Madness at Ranee’ S. Clark’s blog. (Tomorow I’ll post about March… Continue reading

The Rules in Rome is a Whitney Finalist!

The 2015 Whitney Award finalists were announced earlier this month, and I am thrilled that The Rules in Rome is a finalist in the Historical category. The Whitney Award program was created to… Continue reading