Monday, September 06, 2010

List Time

Therefore, it must be a Monday. Or a holiday. Or both.

  • With my colleagues over at Precision Editing Group, I'm speaking at The League of Utah Writers Roundup. The five of us are teaching an all-day workshop on writing, plotting, and editing on Friday, September 17. The other instructors are H. B. (Heather) Moore, Josi Kilpack, Julie Wright, and Lu Ann Staheli. It's gonna be awesome.
  • I'm also teaching several classes at the Writers Conference sponsored by the American Fork Arts Council. They'll have a bookstore at the conference. Chocolate Never Faileth should be there for sale! Woot! See details and find out how to register HERE.
  • Speaking of chocolate, we're a month away from the cookbook hitting shelves!!! (Yippee!!!)
  • You can even pre-order Chocolate Never Faileth from Deseret Book now!
  • Did you hear about that chocolate cookbook that's coming out soon? :-D
  • And that a companion DVD will also be sold? On it, you can see me talking too fast and having fun with chocolate and my buddy Sarah M. Eden.
  • Recently discovered a cool new product for people in LDS leadership positions: planners specifically targeted to help presidency members keep things organized and running smoothly. (Cool idea, no?) Right now, the company is giving away the Primary planner for FREE to anyone willing to try it out and give feedback before they launch their 2011 line. To get yours, check out LDS Planners by ID Clare.
  • #2 finished Mockingjay last night. I'm having fun discussing it with her ("Did you guess who Katniss would end up with? What did you think about X? Did you like the end?" As much as I hate my kids growing up, days like this are real perks: I love discussing ideas and books and all kinds of things with them. (It's like they're becoming real people or something . . .)
  • I recently booked #4's birthday party at Chuck E. Cheese's. She keeps hugging me in thanks, saying, "It's going to be perfect!" Her effusive gratitude may be the only thing keeping me from retching at the idea of entering that place again.
  • Happy Labor Day!


Kristina P. said...

I'm excited about your chocolate book!

Susan Anderson said...

Chocolate Never Faileth, huh? I like that!


Amanda D said...

I'm with you on Chuck E. Cheeses. Ick. My kids are always begging to have their parties there.

Good luck with your classes! You'll do great. Feel free to post any of your notes. ;)

wendy said...

happy labor day to you too.

It will be cool when your chocolate book comes out, when I come to Utah in November, I'll have to go to Dessert book and get it.

I have yet (but plan to) read the Hunger Games series.
I love good books

TisforTonya said...

I half expected her to be an old spinster considering how the book was going... I do like being wrong sometimes though.

eww to Chuck E Cheese... I think that, as a general rule, restaurants should avoid using the word "Chuck" in their titles - it's just far too easy to add the "up" which isn't too far off in this case.

Jessica G. said...

Had to stop reading once I hit Mockingjay...haven'ts started reading it yet! Plugging my ears and yelling whilst I run away!

Susan said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog. I would have introduced myself at Storymakers but I didn't realize you knew my sis in law Janna, and thought you looked too busy to have random strangers coming up and talking about who knows what. It's fun to get to know other LDS authors.

PS--Your chocolate cookbook looks awesome!

Kimberly Vanderhorst said...

I'm thinking of planning a trip across the border just to pick up your book (i.e. do my Christmas shopping). Can't wait!


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