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What a lovely group of people! I am so grateful for the friends, family, and even a few fans (I didn't know I had those) who came to support me at The King's English Bookshop in SLC. They were gracious enough to wear the fascinators and pearl earrings that I made. Fancy Nancy would have approved.   I was in conversation with Mackenzi Lee and we had a great time talking about Victorian underwear and my book, The Last Word. The best part of my writer's journey has been the friends that I've made.  The Novel 19s group  (Authors debuting this year: Addie Thorley, me, Erin Stewart, Tiana Smith, Crystal Pasternack, RuthAnne Snow, and Crystal Smith) There's so many amazing authors in Utah and they are the kindest people you'll ever meet. And sometimes silly, Summer and I are lifting a leg. I'm not sure why.
(More amazing local authors: Emily R. King, Tricia Levenseller, me, Kathryn Purdie, and Summer Spence) 
It was a wonderful night and I am so very grateful.
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Guess These Famous Last Words

Can you guess these classic titles by their last lines?
"Tomorrow, I’ll think of some way to get him back. After all, tomorrow is another day.""It is a far, far better thing that I do, than I have ever done; it is a far, far better rest that I go to than I have ever known.”"Oh, my girls, however long you may live, I never can wish you a greater happiness than this.""I lingered round them, under that benign sky; watched the moths fluttering among the heath, and hare-bells; listened to the soft wind breathing through the grass; and wondered how anyone could ever imagine unquiet slumbers, for the sleepers in that quiet earth.""'God's in his heaven, all’s right with the world,' whispered Anne softly."“But, in spite of these deficiencies, the wishes, the hopes, the confidence, the predictions of the small band of true friends who witnessed the ceremony, were fully answered in the perfect happiness of the union.” “But the effect of her…

The Last Word Tea Party / Book Launch

"So what do you do at a book launch?" my mom asked me.

In case you've never been to a book launch either, I'll tell you. A book launch is really a party for the book. Who doesn't love a party, right? All parties are a little different, but some things you can expect at a book launch:  The author to talk about and/or read from their bookQ & A with the audienceBook signings at the end And more...Stick out your pinkies, friends, we're going full out Tea Party style at my book launch for, The Last Word.  First things, first. What's a tea party without a fascinator? I made a ton of these cute little hair accessories so you can feel just like Kate Middleton (Prince William not included).
Come early and pick your favorite to put in your hair! I also made pearl earrings for all of you too. I only wish that I could feed you delicious tea party treats, but the bookstore didn't think that was a very good idea by all of their new books. Go figure! I am going to…

A Dream Come True in the Mail

On my front porch this morning I found a package. Inside there was a beautifully wrapped book from my editor, Emily Settle.

I eagerly unwrapped the package and held my finished book for the first time. It's gorgeous! Katie Klimowicz did an amazing job designing both the exterior and the interior of my book. 

Dreams do come true. Mine did, only today. 
THE LAST WORD

THE LAST WORD: 25 Book Giveaway on Goodreads

THE LAST WORD comes out in less than two months, but if you'd like to snag an early copy for free, enter the 25 book #giveaway on Goodreads

May the odds be ever in your favor!

The Last Word is a Junior Library Guild Selection

I'm thrilled to share that The Last Word is a Junior Library Guild Selection! In case you don't know, The Junior Library Guild is a book subscription box for libraries. Which means that my book is going to libraries all over the United States.

I was a Teen Librarian for 7 years and I love libraries. I am so grateful that no matter how much money you have, you can always have free access to fictional books and information. So, if The Last Word comes to your library, please check it out!

Meeting author Rosalyn Eves

On Saturday, I headed to the King's English bookstore in Salt Lake City for Rosalyn Eves book launch of WINTER WAR AWAKENING. It's the third book in the BLOOD ROSE REBELLION trilogy. It's a historical fantasy set during the 19th century.

Rosalyn Eves was a delightful presenter and shared some of the oddest folktales she came across in her research. Including, a mother who was slicing off her thighs to feed her children (yeesh).

Her next book is a historical fiction title set in the American West during an eclipse. Another fascinating research tidbit she found was how to make the color green: you dyed the cloth first in indigo and then in urine (she assured us that urine is sterile).

So excited to read the final book of her trilogy!