Monday, March 30, 2009

Comments and actions that mean a LOT!

I had a great time at Seagull Book last Saturday--made some new friends and sold some books. The staff at the West Jordan Seagull are Wonderful! Thanks so much to "M", my sista-from-another-mista who always supports me, even when she's just run a race (in which she beat her personal best--Go Melissa!) My M-I-L also shows up faithfully, even when I forget to invite her for steak & guacamole.

I want to share two reader comments I received last week:

"Sister Ferran, Thank you for writing such awesome books! I LOVE THEM AS MUCH AS I LOVE TWILIGHT..." (okay--I added the screaming caps!) Thanks, Kiana. It's one of the best compliments I've ever received because it came from an avid teen reader who loves the Twilight series. (I personally like Ms. Meyer's The Host better).


"Terri, I loved your book, Having Hope. But when you write the next book, can you be in a happier place?" Candice, I'm just saying--That IS my happier place!I loved her comment because it was from a lady near my own age, and, let's face it--the books are designed to make you cry (a little), and laugh (a little more), and leave you feeling just a little bit better than when you started.

It's all this bean-counting that's sucking my creative juices out into the charred remains of Accounting b-b-q.


Sunday, March 22, 2009

Upcoming Booksigning

I'll be at Seagull Bookstore in West Jordan (1625 W 90th So) on Saturday, March 28th from noon - 2:00 pm for a signing. Please stop in to say "Hi" and pick up Having Hope, the sequel to Finding Faith.

There will be other authors signing as well that day (although I don't have a list of which ones, specifically)--but take it from me:

Authors are fun people to talk to! We are so fun, we often talk to ourselves. Sometimes we make up people to talk to, which works extremely well when you're writing a book (as long as it's fiction), but not so great when you are sitting at a table, in a bookstore, by yourself...

So treat yourself to a browse in the bookstore this Saturday. I'm sure there is a book there that is just calling out to you "Read me, read me!" And, you just might see a not-quite-right author talking to herself!

P.S. There will be chocolate :-)

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Viva la vida!

84 degrees, golden rays of sun permeating your skin, turquoise Mer Caribe rolling in warm sparkling waves over your feet, long, cold pull of Coca-cola Light, wafting coconut aroma of Australian Gold sunscreen.....


28 degrees, snowing, 100+ fender-benders in one day, scraping windshields, slaving over a hot computer......

You be the judge!

Hasta luego, mis amigos y amigas!