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 March 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

The Spider and the Sparrow Blog Tour

This week my brand-new novel is going on blog tour! As an author, I look forward to hearing what readers think about my book, so I love blog tours. Here’s the schedule: Monday,… Continue reading

Book Release: The Spider and the Sparrow

My fifth novel is now available in paperback, ebook, and audio book formats. It’s in stock at most LDS book stores and online at Amazon, Seagull Book, and Deseret Book. (Some of the… Continue reading

Pictures of the Great War

I had a pleasant surprise while researching my latest novel, The Spider and the Sparrow. It turns out that a lot of contemporary accounts and images from World War One are no longer… Continue reading

Cover Reveal for The Spider and the Sparrow

In less than a month, my fifth novel will be available to the public. The publisher and I have kept the cover secret until now, but today’s the day we’re showing it all… Continue reading

A Few Thoughts on Christmas and Perfection

Our mail didn’t come yesterday. It was a neighborhood-wide problem. Apparently, sometime between 8pm and 9pm, the mail lady drove the mail truck through the local streets, but she delivered no packages and… Continue reading

Why I Believe in Happy Endings

There’s a widespread belief that any book ending in “happily ever after” can’t be a serious novel. I’m not sure where the idea started, but based on articles I’ve read and conversations I’ve… Continue reading

Book Review: Top Secret Recipes Step by Step

When author Todd Wilbur asked me if I’d like to review his newest cookbook, Top Secret Recipes Step By Step, I was instantly intrigued. Who hasn’t wondered how to make their favorite restaurant… Continue reading