Winner for Week #1 is Michelle!! Congrats. Email me: heather at hbmoore dot com and let me know which book you'd like me to send.
The 6 WEEK book giveaway contest will continue on Monday, contest guidelines here.
1. Visiting the Tax Man today. I've spent part of the week working on spreadsheets of expenses, both for writing, my editing company, my husband's consulting company, and various other write-offs. Crossing fingers for a refund :-)
2. Working on edits for Alma the Younger. It's pretty strange to have two books coming out so close together, thus going through the editing process back to back. Normally I'd probably be drafting something new, but that will have to wait.
3. I'm really excited for three books that are written by good friends of mine--all will be released in the next week. If you are looking for CLEAN books that are also well-written (a hard combination to find), I can guarantee these are books you can share with your friends, teenagers, and mothers. If you haven't read anything by these authors, I'll give a quick intro:
Josi S. Kilpack: I just call her Josi of course, but she is pretty adamant about keeping her "S" initial in her name. She is the Whitney Award winning author for the suspense novel, Sheep's Clothing, which is quite creepy. But she decided to lighten up her writing and wrote Lemon Tart, a culinary mystery--meaning that the main character loves to cook and solve mysteries. The next book in the series is English Trifle (equally delicious), and just out this month: Devil's Food Cake. I was able read book 4 in advance--it will be out in August, 2010 (Key Lime Pie).
Annette Lyon: Annette has been a mentor to me since the very beginning of my writing journey. Last night she gave me a copy of her hot-off-the-press Band of Sisters. The cover is awesome and although I've read the pre-published manuscript, I'm excited to read the book version. The story is one of Annette's best (which says a lot because she is a top LDS writer), and she has also won the Best of State in Fiction with one of her novels.
Sarah M. Eden: Another lady who uses an initial, but Sarah is just fine. She is a little newer in my arsenal of writer friends, but she's definitely a keeper. She has a great story of going from self-publishing to landing a book contract for Courting Miss Lancaster. It will be hitting shelves in two weeks, and if it's anything like the other books I've read of hers, I'll be in heaven. If you've ever wanted to read a Regency Romance that's both clean and well-written, this is the author for you. And if you haven't read Regency before, well, I hope we can still be friends.