Author Interview with Kate Palmer

Today I’m part of a blog tour for Kate Palmer’s debut novel, The Guy Next Door. Kate is an elementary school teacher turned fulltime mom, with six children, and she keeps a blog with information… Continue reading

A Catch-up Interview and Some Other Stuff

One of my blogging friends tagged me with a few blog awards (her blog is called Joy In the Moments). The first two were in June (or May—I forget because it’s been so… Continue reading

A Brief Ode to a Couple Inanimate Objects

I injured my back on Saturday. I wasn’t even doing anything cool. I was just dragging a stack of little chairs from one end of the church to the other so the children… Continue reading

Author Interview with Daron Fraley

Today I’m interviewing another friend from my writer’s group, Daron Fraley. He has a few books out (some of them free–more details on that after the interview). I was a test reader for his… Continue reading

Author Interview with Terri Ferran

Today’s post is part of a blog tour for Terri Ferran’s latest release, Choosing Charity. The book is the final in the Finding Faith, Having Hope, and Choosing Charity trilogy, but can be… Continue reading

Research Finds: Unusual Stiches and a Little-known Battle

One thing about writing historical fiction—you have to do a lot of research. Good thing I like learning new things. A lot of tidbits I come across won’t appear in one of my… Continue reading

Author Interview with Braden Bell

Attention all fans of middle school magic, today’s blog guest is Braden Bell, author of The Kindling. Here’s the tag line from the book’s cover: Homework? Of course. Crushes? Sure. But who knew… Continue reading

Book Review: Carnival Girl

Today I’m doing something I’ve never done before: I’m reviewing a book on my website. I often enjoy mid-twentieth century memoirs, so when this opportunity came up, I decided to try it. I received… Continue reading

Author Interview with Sonja Herbert

Today and tomorrow I’m featuring author Sonja Herbert on my blog. She recently released a memoir, Carnival Girl: Searching for God in the Aftermath of War (I’ll be reviewing the book tomorrow, so… Continue reading

Hitler and Revenge

You’ve probably heard the saying “revenge is a dish best served cold” (often attributed to the Klingons). Apparently, it’s something Adolf Hitler missed, and today I’m going to make the wild assertion that… Continue reading

Author Interview with Rachelle Christensen

Today I’m delighted to have Rachelle Christensen on my blog. In addition to being the author of two suspense novels and a nonfiction work, Rachelle is an avid reader. She likes running, cooking,… Continue reading

The 68th Anniversary of D-day

Today is the 68th anniversary of D-day. In honor of the men who fought so hard to secure our freedom, I’m posting some pictures from the World War II memorial in Washington, DC.… Continue reading

Interview and a book giveaway

Today Linda Weaver Clarke is posting an interview with me on her blog! She’s also hosting a giveaway for a copy of Espionage, so if you haven’t read it yet, or if you think someone… Continue reading

Author Interview with Sherry Ann Miller

Today’s guest is Sherry Ann Miller, author of over a dozen books. She grew up in Utah and California and now lives in Washington. She has seven children and lots of grandchildren! Welcome,… Continue reading


Today Joan Sowards is featuring me on her blog! You can read a little about my writing and the story of why I don’t like deviled eggs.

Author Interview with Jaclyn Hawkes

Today’s author interview is part of a blog tour for Jaclyn Hawkes’s latest book, The Most Important Catch, an LDS romantic suspense novel. Jaclyn M. Hawkes grew up in Utah with 6 sisters, 4… Continue reading

Author Interview with Joan Sowards

I’ve had several people ask me if I’m related to Joan Sowards. The answer is yes, through our husbands. The relationship is distant enough that we’d never met until a few weeks ago,… Continue reading

Deseret News Review

The Deseret News reviewed my book this past weekend. You can read the review here. It’s a very positive review, which of course makes me happy. And I’ll apologize now to any readers… Continue reading

Author Interview with J. Lloyd Morgan

Today’s guest is a fellow BYU grad, J. Lloyd Morgan. He’s an author and a television director, with a beautiful family. He has four daughters, so I guess he’s a little outnumbered. He… Continue reading

A review, an interview, and some book signings

Author Jennie Hansen reviewed Espionage today on Meridian Magazine. She doesn’t always like the books she reviews, so I’m excited that she liked mine. Here’s the link: Meridian Magazine. I also exchanged interviews… Continue reading