Indulge Your God-Given Desire to Create

Several years ago, I was a young mom struggling with feelings of inadequacy. Life was often overwhelming trying to balance taking care of the needs of those around me and finding time to accomplish my own goals and desires. I vividly remember listening to this talk by Deiter F. Uchtdorf in 2008 and feeling that…

The Flames That Define Us

Originally posted on Adrienne Quintana :
Who isn’t mesmerized by the dancing flames of a campfire?  Outside, under the stars, breathing crisp air, crackling wood, the mind sharpens and opens itself to pondering the expansive universe. Last weekend in Colorado, the campfire’s usual duties expanded from warming hands and feet and toasting marshmallows to something much…

Charity Chip Book Launch and Silent Auction

  Mark your calendars for Friday, June 26 from 7-9 PM. I will be signing books at the San Tan Mall Barnes & Noble along with four of my favorite Arizona authors to benefit the House of Refuge Charity. Part of the book sale proceeds will go to the charity, along with all of the…

Read For Your Future

Author friends, I discovered a website called Read For Your Future several months ago. I was very touched by the story of Lora Wiedenheft, who dropped out of high school in 10th grade and didn’t discover a love of reading until years later. Reading opened up a world of opportunities for her and now she is giving…

How to Write a Bestselling YA Novel

Guest post by Marnae Horejs (editor and bona-fide YA) Ever since the Twilight Saga made it’s sparkly appearance on every bookshelf in America, the Young Adult genre has become huge and incredibly profitable. Not long after, the Hunger Games trilogy caught fire and swelled into a huge movie franchise, and now everyone seems to want…

Goodreads Giveaway

For authors, reviews are like gold. If you haven’t yet, leave a review of Eruption on Amazon or Goodreads. You can also enter to win one of two signed copies being given away on Goodreads.