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Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Powell's Puddly Awards

While I dream of having one of those cool personal libraries so large that it requires a ladder to reach the top shelves, my husband is in the anti-clutter mode, so I have been selling my old books online, using to find the best prices.

One of the companies that buys back books is Powell's, creator of the "Puddly Awards", their version of the Oscars for books. They ask their readers to determine which titles were their favorites during the previous year. Here are the results for their 2012 awards:

Best Fiction: The Help by Kathryn Stockett

Purchase The Help Deluxe Edition here

Best Nonfiction: Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand

Purchase a copy of Unbroken here

Have you read either of those two books? I have to confess that I only had time to see the movie "The Help" but I absolutely loved it. Some of the actresses in the flick are already slated to win an Oscar. What did YOU think of the book? How did it compare to the movie?

How about "Unbroken"? I haven't talked to anyone who has read it. Have you? What did you think? Do I need to carve out some time to read it because it's that good?

If we were the one to decide the book awards, which books would YOU choose to win?

Thursday, February 2, 2012

LDStoryMakers Knows How To Throw a Conference


The excitement and buzz about the LDStoryMakers Conference this May has begun! It has been a few years since I've been able to attend and I'm sooo excited that I get to not only attend this year, but also teach a couple of classes! Woohoo! So much fun!

You won't find a group of more fun, passionate, enthusiastic writers as this group. In attendance will be high profile agents, successful authors, and those wanting to hone their craft and be a part of this exciting industry. You get to participate in pitch sessions, Writing Boot Camp, contests, yummy meals, networking, brainstorming, and so much inspiring information that your head will explode by the end of the conference.

To learn more about the conference and register, go to:

I hope to see you there!