It's exciting to have another new book out and so far the feedback I've gotten is pretty positive. I haven't done any book signings yet with this one--see the following paragraph; I'm waiting for spring. Perhaps it will still be new enough to do signings about conference and Easter time. Since I'm not doing signings right now, I think I'll sponsor a contest. To enter, simply leave a comment on this blog anytime between now and the first of February. I'll recruit one of my grandchildren to draw a name from all those who comment and send the winner a copy of High Country.
I know it's nowhere near spring, but the sun is shining today and I feel very "done" with winter. I want to see crocuses peeking through the ground and the little pointy ears of tulips bravely thrusting their way upward. As a child, I loved winter, but now I worry about slipping on the ice (either my feet or tires); I don't like to be cold, and I'm really not into dingy, gray skies. To be honest, when the Christmas holidays end, my internal calendar always says enough with winter.
There's a great article on Meridian today concerning the new Draper Temple. Our home is located on a hill to the far western side of the Salt Lake Valley and we have been thrilled with the view of the new temple from our bedroom window this past week since the lights have been turned on highlighting it. We're also looking forward to the addition of the Oquirrh Mountain temple this coming summer, especially since we'll be in that new temple district. Since our home was built we've been able to look out and see the Jordan River Temple at night, but now we see two temples, and soon three. The Oquirrh Mountain temple stands out beautifully now in the day time, but isn't lit yet at night.
Again, leave a comment. When I announce the winner that person will need to contact me to give me a mailing address.