Archive for September, 2013

Clean, romantic suspense author Cami Checketts’s Interview

Sunday, September 29th, 2013
Welcome Cami, how long have you been writing?
Eleven years. I started after the birth of my second son who’s now in middle school. Yikes, I’m getting old!
LOL don’t we all…Tell us where you were born and where do you live now.
I was born in Clifton, Idaho, raised on a dairy farm (but my sweet Papa didn’t make me milk the cows because it made my hair stink). I live with my husband and four boys on seven acres in the fields of Cache Valley, Utah.
I love Utah. How do you know the idea is good enough to write a book about it?
That is the hardest part! I can’t tell you how many books I’ve started and then realized they were only good for my boys to color on. Usually if I start writing and the story and characters consume me I know the book is good enough. The really bad thing is if a book is like that for me, but my critique partners say no.
I agree with you there. Who has made the greatest difference for you as a writer? (more…)

5 stars Review “Danny in a Newfangled World”

Tuesday, September 24th, 2013

by D. M. Bileski

This is a very enjoyable story for kids in Kindergarten to fifth grade. It has cartoon drawings here and there to optimize visualization. The language is age appropriate, witty and fast moving. I like it because it is written in an easy English which will be a plus to help readers in a lower levels to read. The story is well developed and interesting for kids of that age.

Danny is a computer gamer and he is good at it. The only obstacles that keep him from more mature and fun games are his parents. He thinks, breaths and eats computer games—that is until one day while he is ten-years-old when he decides that the games have become boring. (more…)

LDS Author Misty Moncur and “Fight for You” her novel

Saturday, September 21st, 2013

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Fight For You Blurb:

Keturah fought her way into the army, but now she’s in Judea building fortifications, and the only thing she’s fought so far is boredom. The work is hard, and the other soldiers don’t think she can pull her weight. Her brothers are becoming strangers, and Zeke’s jealousy is getting worse – because Keturah is (more…)

Living Inside the Testimony by Betty Collier

Tuesday, September 17th, 2013

This is a heartfelt personal testimony from a Christian woman and her hope to share it with others. When we have a personal testimony of something that has made us different in a happy way, we want to share it with any who may want to hear it. This book has done a great job of keeping this point of view in mind and, without force, lets other see and feel her spiritual journey. (more…)

Angie Lofthouse’s interview. Sci-fi short stories anthology author

Saturday, September 14th, 2013

Angie, is a wonderful opportunity to have you visit my blog. 

Tell us where you were born

I was born in Provo, Utah. Quite a while ago.
Who or What inspired you to write this book?

Probably my biggest inspiration is my family. I wrote these stories over a period of ten years while raising my fantastic kids.
What is the name of your new book?
Ripped and Other Adventures
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Tell us more about it.
Ripped is a collection of science fiction and fantasy short stories I wrote over a period of ten years. Nine (more…)

5 stars for children’s book, The Gilded Butterfly by B.M. Song

Tuesday, September 10th, 2013

The Gilded Butterfly by B.M. Song  ***** readers favorite review

The Gilded Butterfly by B. M. Song is the cutest little story I have seen for awhile. It is a book to be read on mom’s lap to her small children. This cutely written story can be used to teach small children about God and his loves for His creations. It is well done with age level appropriate words and great characters to like.

All is hushed in the forest as the inhabitants await the birth of a special being. Finally the newcomer wakes and stretches forth her colorful wings to the awe of those around her. Many wish that they could be as beautiful as she and wish her happiness. (more…)

How to endure tragedy with artist Lori Nawyn (for children)

Saturday, September 7th, 2013

Love, hope, hugs When Scary Things happens by Christy Monson and artist Lori Nawyn is an excellent  book that helps adults to help children to overcome tragedies. A 5 star review book.

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Lori, where were you born and where do you live now?

I was born in Northern Utah and currently reside there. I’ve also lived in Idaho.

I have lived all my live in Utah. When did you first know you wanted to be an artist?

When I was in fifth grade, I first began to dream of writing and illustrating books. It was much later that I finally got the confidence to try both.

How neat…Do you have a drawing routine?

Unfortunately not. I love illustration, but I’m also an author with several new books due out (Fill Your Day With Hope, Covenant, August 2013; Peachy: A Harvest of Fruity Goodness, Familius, September 2013; A Year’s Journey, Covenant, January 2014; The Great American Family Reunion Cookbook, Familius, March 2014). With edits and promotion efforts, I don’t have nearly as much time to spend on my art as I’d like. (more…)

Love, Hugs and Hope When Scary Things Happen a review

Tuesday, September 3rd, 2013

***** stars for this great book.

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There are not many books that show adults how to help children in case of a disaster or catastrophe, however Love, hope, hugs When Scary Things Happen by Christy Monson and art by Lori Nawin is one of the best.

I enjoyed the beautiful drawings along with the message, so simple and yet powerful, of how (more…)

Blog tour to meet new children and YA authors

Monday, September 2nd, 2013

Thanks to Stephanie Fowers http://www.facebook.com/…/stephaniefowers.wordpress.com/ for asking me to be apart of this awesome blog tour! By following the links, it’s a great way to discover new authors for children and young adults. Feel free to browse and get to know them. As part of the tour, Stephanie asked me to answer these four questions.

1.  What are you working on right now? (more…)