Thursday, November 27, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving!

Just a quick post to express my thanks for something before I completely forget it...I'm thankful my memory isn't TOTALLY gone!

I promised to post the Having Hope cover blurb. Here it is. Click on it to enlarge and read it. When I read the blurb, I thought "Wow! Excellent blurb. It makes me want to read this book. Whoever wrote it actually read the book and hit the important points perfectly." I eagerly showed it to all who would take a minute to look and listen.

The following day, I pulled up the submission I sent with the manuscript. (Authors are requested to send in a suggestion for the back cover blurb.) The blurb I sent in for Finding Faith was pathethic! I was relieved when someone in marketing wrote a better one for me.

Anyway, I pulled up my blurb for Having Hope, hoping to compare the two and learn how I could improve my craft. To my surprise, as I read what I submitted, I realized that I WAS THE ONE WHO WROTE THE BACK COVER BLURB! Only two words were changed! Apparently the blurb-writer not only read the book, but actually wrote the book!

I must've written it in a moment of inspiration or amnesia or something...Who knew? I guess I'd better stop bragging about what a great blurb it is and start working on memory-building skills. You just have to laugh!

Friday, November 21, 2008

Having Hope Book Cover

I'm very excited to have the cover proof for Having Hope! I think it is practically perfect in every way (along with Mary Poppins). I'm posting it here and will get my personal computer geek (who also happens to be the love of my life) to help me update the home page of my website. I can't wait for March!
I hope you love it as much as I do. The folks at Cedar Fort do an excellent job on their book covers.
I read the cover blurb and was so made me want to read the book! I'll post that in the next couple of days. Stay tuned...

Friday, November 14, 2008

Grand Opening Provident Book/Humdinger Toys & Games

Provident Book/Humdinger Toys & Games
661 W State, Pleasant Grove, UT

Saturday, November 15th
9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Drawings for free, cool stuff!
Sword of Laban ($350 value)
Liahona Ball ($350 value)
LDS Book Package ($300 value)
Toy/Game Gift Certificate ($100 value)
and MORE!

Authors Signings throughout the day.

Here's the author signing schedule for the day:

10:00 A.M. Christy Hardman Larry C. Porter

11:00 A.M. H.B. Moore,Michelle Ashman Bell ,Tristi Pinkston

12:00 P.M. Julie Coulter Bellon, Monte Shelley

1:00 P.M. Terri Ferran, Nancy Anderson

2:00 P.M. Jewel Adams, Herman DuToit, John Telford

3:00 P.M. Jennie Hansen, Doris R. Dant, John (Jack) Welch

4:00 P.M. N.C. Allen, Gilbert W. Scharffs, K.L. Morgan

5:00 P.M. Candace Salima, Alan Cassidy

6:00 P.M. Blair Tolman, Haley Freeman

7:00 P.M. Monte Nyman, Brent L. Top

Stop in and check out this new independent book & toy store and meet some great people!
I hope to see you there!

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Update on Booksigning

Provident Book has re-scheduled their grand opening for Saturday, November 15th. They will still be open on the 8th, but the author signings and the drawings for free, cool stuff won't happen until the 15th. I'll post an updated author list with times as soon as it is available.

Keep reading! Hope to see you on the 15th!

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Attention: Come and Meet the Authors!!!

This Saturday is the grand opening of Provident Book/Humdinger Toys located at 661 W. State, Pleasant Grove, UT

Stop by and meet a favorite author or two! Here are the authors currently scheduled for signings. This is a great time to get an early start on Christmas shopping and meet some amazing people.

10 am Christy Hardman, Robert Freeman, Larry C. Porter

11 am H. B. Moore, Angela Hallstrom, Tristi Pinkston

12 noon David G. Woolley, Julie Coulter Bellon, Monte Shelley

1 pm Terri Ferran, C.S. Beza, Janet Burningham

2 pm Rachel Ann Nunes, Stacy Gooch Anderson, John Telford

3 pm Jennie Hansen, Michele Ashman Bell, Nancy Anderson

4 pm N. C. Allen, Gilbert W. Scharffs

6 pm John (Jack) Welch