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Best Photo Bomb Ever!

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Yep, that's me, smushing my nose into my sister's cheek. Best photo bomb ever. And pretty unexpected, as you can see from the look on the lovely Juli Caldwell's face. (Besides being a great sister, she's a pretty fantastic writer, too, author of Psyched which is getting 5 star reviews lately. You should check it out.)



I just wanted to post something festive for the holiday season and wish you all the best and brightest for the weeks to come. I'll be highlighting two more authors this month and give you a big time update on my work-in-progress, so stay tuned.

As always, thanks for dropping by. The hits for my blog are getting higher and higher, so someone is checking in on me. I appreciate it very much.

I Can't Seem to Get Enough of Wendy Knight

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A Fantasy Christmas~You're going to love what these lady authors have put together for the holidays.

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What do Witches, Elves, and Greek Gods (Oh My) have in common? They are part of the romantic Christmas anthology, A Fantasy Christmas, written by Cindy C Bennett, Stephanie Fowers, and Sherry Gammon


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Halfling by Cindy C Bennett

(Author of Geek Girl, Heart on a Chain, Enchanted Fairytales, Rapunzel Untangled, and more)
Banished from the South Pole, Kara tries to carve out a new life among the elves of the North. It’s not easy with a secret to protect—a secret she's cursed with by the unusual circumstances of her heritage: half-elf, half-fairy. In the North, she’s assigned to work with Seb on a special project. He's the most gorgeous elf she’s ever seen - and the orneriest.  As if being banished wasn’t punishment enough.  Seb introduces her to Trystin, a fairy from the nearby fairy forest. Trystin discerns her secret right away and promises to teach her how to use the powers given to her by the very thing she’s fighting to keep hidden.

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The Forgotten Holiday

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When my oldest son was eight or nine, my husband brought home a surprise for him. It was the original Star Wars trilogy on DVD (I know, right?--that was a while ago:) At the time, my two little boys had seen some clips of it on TV and my brothers did their best to light-saber fight with them at family dinners, but they hadn't seen Star Wars in its full glory, not from beginning to end or with all the cool new CGI stuff that George Lucas included in the DVD release. What was his response to this special and thoughtful gift?

"I'm not ready!!!" he wailed.

My husband and I just looked at each other, baffled and incredulous. Is he really doing this? Wasn't this something that he really wanted and would enjoy? In all fairness to my son, surprises and transitions have been very hard for him to handle over the years. He's turned into a sparkling adult, but he still doesn't like surprises very much.



Well, friends. That's how I feel about Christmas creeping up o…

Author Highlight--Christy Dorrity

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There's something about Ireland that captures my imagination. I can't explain it. I've never been there, but the landscapes in photos are so beautiful and their tales so tragic and their music and dance so bold, I can't help but wish I had all the time (and money) in the world to just go there and absorb everything. To me, Ireland is a land of myth, stories full of passion and romance that play out in a mysterious landscape. One such story is Awakening by Christy Dorrity. I haven't had the chance to read it yet, but Christy is getting great reviews for her debut YA novel. I am pleased and proud to highlight Christy who is a Top of Utah writer like me. I don't know what the deal is with the white boxes in this blog post, but I'm tired, so I'm going to roll with it:)
1) Did the idea for Awakening occur before or after you began taking Irish dance lessons?
I began taking Irish dance lessons eleven years ago and as I started writing seriously, it was only …