Showing posts from January, 2012

The World's Strangest Contest

Do you know somebody named Jasmine who likes churros?  No, this isn't my idea of the worst way to open a conversation, I'm really asking.  I have a book to give away.  It's a copy of Cinder and Ella that is signed to someone named Jasmine.  It also says, "I like churros, too."

Here's the story:
I was at my fist signing at the Ogden, UT Costco.  A family came by and picked up a book for their daughter named Jasmin.  Problem?  I spelled it Jasmine in the book.  Jasmine with an "e" at the end.  So, I did what anybody would do.  I got a new book, spelled it right and purchased the mess up myself.  Yes, now I realize that was silly; I should have just crossed out the "e" or drawn a tree over it or something.  Nonetheless, I have a randomly signed copy of Cinder and Ella and it's time to let go of it.

What to do to enter this contest:
Leave a comment telling me what you would have done in this situation.  And whether you know someone named J…

Six Weeks to Yehidah Blog Tour

I am a lucky participant in the blog tour for the book Six Weeks to Yehidah by Melissa Studdard.
Annalise is going on a journey!  And she's taking her talking sheep with her.  I really don't want to give anything else away as far as plot goes, so I'll be on to my review now.
I have never read a book in my lifetime that was written in my lifetime that I enjoyed so much.  When people ask me what I read, I say "Classics," because to me there isn't a lot else worth reading.  Six Weeks to Yehidah is now on my "Classics" shelf.  Written in beautiful, clear prose, Six Weeks to Yehidah explores the imaginations and ideas of the child mind while delving into the realms of truth and spirituality.  I loved every page of this book.  From the main character and her inner monkey to Annalise's Garden and Acoustic Island, every single page brings pure, enjoyable imagination, with just the right amount of insight and invitation.
Six Weeks to Yehidah is my kind of …

Upcoming Blog Stuff

Hello out there.  I just wanted to announce something that I'm way excited about.  Next Tuesday, the 10th of January, I'll be participating in a blog tour for a super awesome book that I can't wait to tell you about.  I hope you'll join me.  Also, join Jean Book Nerd on February 16th for an interview of me, myself, and I, and maybe a few other of my personalities.  You never know.  Check out her blog for other cool author interviews and stuff.  I hope everyone had a great holiday and is making a graceful entry into the new year.