Monday, March 22, 2010

6 Week Book Giveaway

Wow, I can't believe we are on week 5 already.

Just FYI, two writers conferences are coming up.

LDStorymakers Writers Conference
April 23-24, 2010 Provo Marriott, Utah
I'll be co-directed bootcamp with Annette Lyon, as well as teaching a workshop.

Teen Writers Conference
June 5, 2010 Weber State University, Ogden, Utah
This is the 2nd annual Teen Conference, sponsored by my editing company, Precision Editing Group.

Nikki Wilson of Mormon Mommy Writers posted her review of "Women." Thanks Nikki! I got to officially meet her at a writers conference in February.

Contest rules: In celebration of my upcoming book, WOMEN OF THE BOOK OF MORMON, here are the RULES:

Each Monday, I'll post a random question here.

To be entered:
1. You as the blogger will make a comment (answer to the question of the week of course)
2. Become a blog follower (if you aren't already)
3. On Thursday of the same week, I'll pick a favorite answer or do a drawing if it's too hard to choose. I'll announce the winner here, and the winner can choose any of my novels as a prize.

Question of the Week #5:
Nikki's post made me think of some people who have inspired me. One of my challenges in life is managing time and responsibilities. My mother has been an inspiration in that way. She always manages to be actively engaged and plan fun stuff for kids and grandkids, while also doing things that she loves to do. She is always willing to serve and help others as well.

Who is someone in your life that's been an inspiration?


Angie said...

My Great-grandma Stone was always an inspiration to me. She always made everyone feel special. We all thought that we were her favorite. :) You couldn't go to her house without being offered food, and of course she always had candy around. I can't eat butterscotches without thinking of her. When my Great-grandpa got congestive heart failure, she took care of him night and day without complaint. What an example of true love. Before she died, I would take my kids and go visit her every week. She was always so interested in them and their lives. How lucky were they to get to know their great-great grandmother? And she never failed to ask me how my writing was going. I cannot wait until I get to see her again!

Rebecca Irvine said...

My mom also inspired me. When I was in junior high she decided to go back to college and become an accountant. For the next 7 years she took classes and graduated while I was in college. Then she decided to become a CPA. She studied and had to take the exam 3 times before passing. I was so proud of her determination despite frustrating failures. Sometimes when I fail I think back on her diligence and somehow pluck up the ability to pick myself up and try again.

Tamara Hart Heiner said...

I'm afraid it's about impossible to think of anyone who has been as much of an example/inspiration to me as my own mother. I guess that's just how it is!

Heather B. Moore said...

Angie, she sounds like my grandma too! My grandma died about a year before I got published.

Becky, three times definitely take determination.

Tamara, I think "moms" can take the cake :)