Monday, October 19, 2009

NEW BOOK & More reviews

This past week, I received some author copies of All Is Bright--a new Christmas compilation. The final version has a small change. I was thinking I might actually be published under my "real" name--Heather Moore, but nope, the final has H.B. Moore. Oh well :-) I've read through most of the Christmas stories and have really enjoyed them. The best part is that the book retails for just a few dollars and will make a great neighbor gift (ready, neighbors?).

Update on Alma the Younger: I haven't written for several days since it was Fall Break and the kids were out of school. So we went to the Arches National Park. My son has been wanting to go forever. Well, he wore us out, even to the point that he was carrying my five year old on his back so we could hike to that next scenic view. So . . . I'm about 230 pages into Alma the Younger. I think it's shaping up pretty well. I have most of Alma the Younger's scenes written, so when I finish, I'll go back through and insert Alma the Elder's point of view scenes.

More Reviews on ALMA:

Thanks to Laurie LC Lewis, who is a historian and author of the historical Free Men and Dreamers series. I was a little nervous about her reading the book because she is very detailed researcher, so check out her review here: Laurie LC Lewis: Book Nook

And thanks to Kate Palmer, who posted an interview on her blog. She has a beautiful webpage and posts all kinds of recipes with step by step pictures. She asked several thought-provoking questions, such as why I chose to write in the view points of the Book of Mormon prophets.

Teri Rodeman is an avid reader and reviewer. She reads a ton, so I was very interested to see what she thought of my book. She compared the story to what our country is facing today. Hmm. There is some truth in that!

Also, prolific author, Sherry Ann Miller, reviewed Alma. She is the author of many books, including the recent Mama's Lemon Pie. Sherry pointed out that she enjoyed the research, selecting the use of rubber in Mesoamerica as an example. I love hearing how each reader comes up with something new that stands out.

And many thanks to Sandra of The Dance, who reviewed Alma as well. I met Sandra at a book group when Provident Books was around. She has become a faithful reader, and I love to visit her blog. She has a great outlook on life.


Cheri Chesley said...

I also nominated Alma for the 2009 Whitney :) It's easy to review books I enjoy; a little harder when the book isn't my cup of tea. But that's hardly unique :)

Heather B. Moore said...

Thanks Cheri! I got your review linked to my sidebar as well.

Heather B. Moore said...

Oh yeah, that reminds me, I need to post about the Whitneys soon. I've been reading a lot of books this summer/fall that will certainly be contenders. I also have about 10 on my to-read list still. I'll get my list posted soon and we can compare notes.

Cheri Chesley said...

Very cool! There are several others I've read that I should consider also. So much good writing coming out of our Utah authors!

Lisa Shepherd said...

Are the stories all fiction in the new Christmas book? It looks good. I love Christmas stories!

Nichole Giles said...

Thought I was already a follower--and proved myself wrong. Huh. Not a first for me, unfortunately. =)


elizabeth said...

Hello Heather!

It was really nice meeting you in person at last year's Storymakers! I was so excited when I won your Abinadi! I would also love to get my hands on that Christmas book of yours!

Heather B. Moore said...

Lisa, the Christmas compilation are TRUE Christmas stories--all from experiences by the authors themselves.

Hi Elizabeth--I remember meeting you!

Nichole, I'm glad your my follower :)