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Top Ten LDS Authors You Need to Read

 Top Ten LDS Authors You Need to Read Small press! LDS! These girls are rocking it! Click their name to view their website. 1. Deb Graham Check out her latest book Peril in paradise: a cruise novel on Amazon! 2. Laura Walker Check out her latest book Pacific Coast Wedding on Amazon! 3. Emily Hall Bates Check out her latest book Demon’s Heart on Amazon! 4. DeAnna Browne   Check out her latest book, Demon Rising on Amazon! 5. Cassie Shiels Check out her latest book, Lady A (A Princess Tale Book 2) on Amazon! 6. Valerie Giberson Ipson   Check out her latest book Ideal High on Amazon! 7. Amy Martinsen   Check out her latest book , The Secret Obituary Writer: What if obituaries told the truth? on Amazon! 8. Heidi Cederlof Tucker Check out her latest book , Finding Hope in the Journey: Recognize His Message on Amazon! 9. Donna Hatch   Check out her latest book, Christmas Secrets on Amazon! 10. Didi Lawson Check out her latest book Hoh

Paperback writer

 I cannot tell you about how special this moment is. This is my grandma holding my book. She's 101 years old! I lived with her for a semester in college, and she introduced me to Shrunk and White. She edited some of my early work. She's encouraged me to keep writing. I can't believe she lived long enough to see my book published. "I'm pleased and proud," she said. If you want to hold your own copy of my book and breathe in the ink, it's now for sale at my publishers . Or if you would like a break on shipping, leave a comment below and I'll see if we can get a copy to you.

Author signing Marissa Meyer

I love going to author signing events. My daughter checked the Lunar Chronicles out from the library and -loved- them. Then my husband read them and loved them too. I sadly didn't read them before they were requested back at the library. But now I own my own copy. Marissa Meyer was a fun and engaging speaker. She talked about her new book Renegades and how she had to draft it five times. The lesson learned, she said, was to write the story that you want to write.  For more on Marissa Meyer She told stories in real life as well as her writing. All of us together with her new book Renegades. Signing our book.

Cover Reveal!!

And here it is! Thanks to Debbie Taylor for cover design What do you think? I love that it has the St. Louis skyline and Andy's red bag. Hugh looks like he's ready for a fight. Backcover blurb: Twenty-three year-old investigative journalist, Andy Miller is armed with her many disguises and creativity to take down the riff-raff of Saint Louis. When her stepbrother is murdered by the mob, Andy soon discovers she’s out of her depth. Enter Hugh Donaldson who has reasons of his own for discovering the murderer. He’ll use everything in his power to achieve that, including lying to Andy about his past. Dangerous as he is attractive, his martial arts skills and his quirky ways raise Andy’s suspicions. Although Andy balks at his lies, Hugh’s charms, twenty-inch biceps, and electrifying blue eyes are difficult to resist. Striking out on their own, Hugh and Andy try to outwit each other as they traverse North America tracking down people connected to the case. As clues dis

Perseverance AKA Bum Glue

When I first started writing, I read a book that said your millionth word will be the one that gets published. Or your third novel. Or if you write for ten years. I am here to say that was the truth at least for me. Back then, I thought to myself, wow! That's going to take some serious bum glue! Bum Glue : (v) The ability to be able to sit for long periods of time and produce something that doesn’t seem to be of immediate value, without seeing immediate results. I thought to myself, well, ten years are going to pass whether I wrote or not, why not write? It was a cheap hobby and healthy at least mentally, not so much physically as I feel like a sloth with a laptop and a bazillion stories competing for screen time. But what makes people successful? Is it their brilliance? Or is it that they just kept at it long enough to be good? Is talent more important than skill? In ten years could I learn the skills to write well? If I put in the time and learned my craft would I acc