Book Signings

Defiance officially comes out April 1, but you can get it early at my book signing this Saturday. I also have a book signing on the release day. Here are the details: Celebrating… Continue reading

March Meme Madness, Week 4

Defiance is almost out! To celebrate, I’m posting short quotes from the novel every Wednesday this month. Here’s this week’s quote: Save Defiance is now available for pre-order on Amazon, Deseret Book, and… Continue reading

March Meme Madness, Week 3 & March Cover Madness, Round 2

Every Wednesday this month, I’m posting a short quote from my novel, Defiance, which will be available in April. This one describes Luke’s position in early December, 1944. Any history buffs want to… Continue reading

Cover Reveal for Defiance

Today is the cover reveal for my next novel, Defiance. It’s been kind of hard for me not to post it all over the internet until today, so I’m glad I don’t have… Continue reading

March Meme Madness, Week 2

Every Wednesday this month, I’m posting a short quote from my novel, Defiance, which will be available in April. This is a piece of advice from the character’s older brother. (If you want… Continue reading

March Cover Madness

One of my friends, Ranee S. Clark (author of clean contemporary romance novels) is hosting March Cover Madness on her blog. Today The Rules in Rome is up against Numbers Raging by Rebecca… Continue reading

March Meme Madness, Week 1

Defiance comes out in a month! To celebrate, I’m posting memes with quotes from the novel. I took a day off from writing a few weeks ago and made several. It was fun… Continue reading

I Think I Found Warren’s Plane

Sometimes you see a prop on the shelf at the photo studio, and you just have to snap a picture. I thought this looked like something Warren Flynn from The Spider and the… Continue reading

January Review Drive

Reviews are huge for an author. They provide encouragement on those days when you wonder if all the time you put into writing is really worth it. They nudge new readers to give… Continue reading

Book Review: Bible Origami

It’s time for another book review. This one is Bible Origami, by Todd Huisken. Book Description: Keep your children’s hands busy during church services with Bible Origami. Instead of folding the service programs… Continue reading

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