Saturday, July 11, 2009


I have two grandaughters. The youngest one, Alena, was baptized today. She looked like a princess and was bubbling over with excitement. I'm awfully proud of her. Afterward her mom and dad hosted a luncheon in their backyard and all of the cousins had a grand time playing together while the older kids and adults gorged ourselves on potato salad and brownies. I've not blogged much during this contest period. As most of you know my younger sister is extremely ill with acute leukemia and is hospitalized here in Salt Lake. Since I'm the only family she has in Utah, I'm spending as much time as possible with her. This weekend her son and his wife are here so I've had a little more time to write (I'm at 87,000 words now and heading into the wrapup scenes). This is the book that would have been The Diamond if my publisher hadn't decided to end my Bracelet series with just four books and should not to be confused with Shudder which will be released October 1. This month's first contest is also heading into its wrap up. It ends Wednesday, the 15th at noon so there's still time to comment and get your name in the drawing. I'll accept any sustantive comment on fiction, patriotism, or whatever may be on your mind.


Stephanie said...

Congrats to your granddaughter! That is such a special day! She looked beautiful! I'm excited to hear about your new books and feel like writing to your editor demanding you continue the bracelet series because my mom and I want to know the last 2 gems I believe. My mom and I talk about how it would be so cool if the bracelet someone came back together. I am so sorry to hear about your sister. That has to be ruff. I can't even imagine how hard that is. You'll both be in my prayers along with the rest of your family

Kate said...

I just got done reading High Country and loved it! I started reading your books when I worked at the church distribution center with your daughter and have been a fan ever since. I would love to get in touch with Lezlie again and catch up. Please email me and let me know how I can get of her, or you are welcome to give her my email address. My email is
Kate Desmond

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