Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Am I actually blogging today???

It's not January, so I can't really claim to be turning over a new leaf and getting back to being a more consistent blogger (maybe in 2014!), BUT...

I will tell you about this contest that should interest writers and book-lovers...just enter and you may win actual BOOKS written by actual authors!

Saturday, May 11, 2013

Maybe you need this book, too!

So since I don't have enough to do already, I registered for college through BYU's Independent Studies program last fall. I've always wanted to finish my degree and since the perfect time to do it never presented itself I just decided to go for it.

Actually, that's not true at all...I've taken classes about four different times since marrying and becoming a mother, so it's not that I haven't been trying. I remember "planning" to get my diploma by the time my oldest finished high school. Yeah. He graduated in 2001. Now I've got one more child at home, so I'm planning that same finish by the time she graduates.

Anyway, I tell you all this to say since I'm an official English major again, I totally need this book...

That subtitle really hits home doesn't it?: Everything you need to know about the books you should have read (but didn't)

Here's a link:

Friday, April 12, 2013

"Farewell, My Denmark" GIVEAWAY!!!

Introducing Farewell, my Denmark by Tina Scott


First, a short Q & A with Tina...

What prompted you to write the novel?
My ancestors are from Denmark, and when I was reading my great-great grandmother’s life history, it dawned on me that I should write a novel about her experiences, and the Danish pioneers.
 Where did you get your information?
My ancestor’s life stories, the Mormon Immigration Index, personal visits to Denmark, and from visiting the Church History Museum in Salt Lake City, Utah. And, the Internet.
 Is the book set at sea, or in America, or both?
I wanted to give readers a feel for what the Scandinavian Saints gave up when they left their homes. Farewell, My Denmark starts at Catherine’s home and then chronicles their travels through Denmark, Germany, and England. About half of the novel is set aboard the John J. Boyd, the ship my ancestors actually sailed on, and then ends when they arrive in America.
 Could you tell us a little about your book?
I’d love to!

A failed engagement sets seventeen-year-old Catherine Erichsen on a faith-building journey of self discovery as she follows her parents and other Mormon Saints on the 1863 immigration to America. When precious heirlooms start disappearing aboard the John J. Boyd, Catherine nearly loses her life at the hand of thieving sailors and fears she won’t live long enough to fulfill the desires of her heart.

FAREWELL, MY DENMARK book giveaway and celebration
APRIL 8 – 26th

 My Wonderful Helpers:

April 8____Tristi Pinkston:
April 12___Valerie Ipson:
April 15___Cami Checketts:
April 16___Joyce DiPastena:
April 22___Joyce Smith:
April 23___Jennifer Griffith:

Each Friday, April 12th, 19th, 26th, one winner will be picked from that weeks comments to receive a copy of my novel [You may choose from print or ebook] 
and a $10 Target gift card.
INTERNATIONAL: ebook only, no gift card. Sorry.

Winner will be drawn Fridays @ 5pm Pacific Standard time.
Participants who didn’t win may re-enter each week w/ new comments and announcements.


Leave a comment on hosts blog = 1 entry

Leave a comment on my blog w/ your email address in case you win = 1 entry
(Those w/o an email address posted will forfeit if they win.)

Tweet about giveaway w/ link to my blog = 1 entry

Facebook announcement about giveaway w/ link to my blog = 1 entry

Find Tina at:


Thursday, February 28, 2013


My friend, Andrea Pearson, has just had the fourth book in her young adult fantasy series published. In celebration, the first book, The Key of Kilenya, is available for free as an eBook, and the second book, The Ember Gods, is available as a $0.99 Kindle eBook until March 3rd.  

The Key of Kilenya has been in the top 100 for teen fantasies on Amazon since last May and has been very popular with young (and adult) readers. They compare it to Harry Potter along with Brandon Mull's Fablehaven and Beyonders books, with a hint of Narnia and Lord of the Rings.

To download a copy of The Key of Kilenya for Kindle, click here. Check out Andrea's blog post for other formats of the eBook.


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