Monday, April 26, 2010

Book Give Away, Blog Award, and A Glimpse into My Personal Life.

This week the lucky winner of my book give away is Cheryl from Book Tours and More. She wins a Love Inspired book. Remember to get in on the drawing leave a comment and become a follower of my blog. :0)

I received the Awesomesauce Award from Roxy who blogs on A Woman’s Write.

Thanks, Roxy. You’re the sauciest!

Now, it's my turn to pass the award along to five other blogs I enjoy following:

Cathy at Cathy Witbeck-Story Painter
Terresa at The Chocolate Chip Waffle
Danyelle at Queen of the Clan
Rachel at Rachel Rager
Liz at Liz Sez

Now for a glimpse into my personal life. I returned home late Saturday night from the LDStorymakers Conference. What an amazing time! The conference co-chairs Jaime Theler and Crystal Liechty did a tremendous job and my hat is off to them. It takes many, many hours of planning and leg work to make a writing conference a success. Not a job for the faint hearted.

I met a lot of my blogging friends there! It was such a thrill to hear someone call my name, turn around, and there would be one of my blogging buddies. It was like meeting a long lost friend only better because it was the first time of coming face to face with someone I knew...kinda. I hope I didn’t scare too many. I was suffering from a cold and not enough sleep. And the thing is, even though I spent Saturday night in my own comfortable bed, I still couldn’t sleep because I was so wired. The Whitney Awards is partly to blame.

I attended the Whitney Awards for the very first time Saturday night. I’ve attended award ceremonies at the national Romance Writer’s of America conferences, so I’ve seen major productions with celebrities such as Nora Roberts and Janet Daily (big names in that genre). The Whitney Awards was a much smaller affair, but it was more fun because I actually knew most of the people who wrote the books. Some of their acceptance speeches brought tears to my eyes.

Pictures and the official list of the winners will soon be on the LDStorymakers website. So check it out when you have the time.

This is going to be a short post. I’m still suffering from a cold and lack of sleep. But I’ll post again tomorrow. I’m participating in an extravaganza about The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, of which I’m a member. My topic will be Book of Mormon stories. And of course, I’ll be writing about the stripling warriors, which is one of my favorite stories.I don't know why that is, but it might have something to do with the research I did for the book there at the right side. ;0)

Hope to see ya tomorrow.


  1. Hey! I'm exciting to be blogging with you tomorrow! Nice to meet you.

  2. Back at ya, Kayeleen. Tomorrow's blogs are going to be fun!

  3. Kathy, it was so fun to meet you at the conference! And was amazing! =)

  4. I was so glad you and Laura stopped me and introduced yourselves. If I would have missed that opportunity I would have felt so bad. It was great fun! I hope you had a wonderful time at the conference.

  5. Love your blog! Thanks for visiting mine. It makes me happy when I see your comments.

  6. Congratulations on your award!

    I'm glad you had a good time at your conference. They are always invigorating for me, too.

  7. Shari, I know what you mean. It just makes my day to see comments on my blog. Thanks for the compliment, too. Come visit any time.

  8. Thanks, Carol! And the conference was very energizing. Now to just get the time to write! Thanks for stopping by.

  9. I hope you're feeling better and that your cold is long gone! It was super seeing you at the conference...just wish we'd had more time to chat in between all the wonderful happenings! You're a wonderful woman.

  10. Ah, thanks, Cindy! It was great to see you at the conference, too. :0)



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