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.