News/Events

  • September 17, 2008 – The Reckoning is published and available on Amazon, Alibris, Abebooks, BookSurge, and Kindle
  • October 14, 2008 – Book Club (Hillview Ladies Book Review, Richland, WA)
  • November 16, 2008 – Dean’s Dames Book Club (Oceanside, CA)
  • February 11, 2009 – The Reckoning named a 2008 Whitney Finalist for categories of “Best Novel by a New Author” and “General Fiction”
  • March 12, 2009 – The Gourmet Book Club (Oceanside, CA)
  • April 25, 2009 – Discussion Panel on Self-Publishing (LDStorymakers Conference in Provo, UT)
  • April 25, 2009 – Whitney Finalist at Whitney Awards Gala Dinner (Provo, UT)
  • May 15, 2009 – The Reckoning wins the 2009 Next Generation Indie Book Award for Multicultural Fiction (and is a Finalist in the categories of “General Fiction/Novel” and “Current Events/Political”)
  • July 7, 2009 – Book Signing at Adventures Underground (Richland, WA)
  • September 3, 2009 – Book Reading at Richland Public Library (Richland, WA)
  • October 8-10, 2009 – ANWA Silver Lake Writers Retreat and Book Signing (near Bellingham, WA)
  • November 6, 2009 – Book Trailer for The Reckoning published to YouTube
  • December 2, 2009 – Interview on Writer’s Mirror
  • December 3, 2009 – Canyon Crest Ladies Book Club (Riverside, CA)
  • January 29, 2010 – Interview on Sarah Eden’s I Need Friends Friday
  • January 29, 2010 – Birth of “Writeminded” Critique Group
  • April 23-24, 2010 – Boot Camp Instructor at LDStorymakers Conference (Provo, UT)
  • April 24, 2010 – Whitney Awards Gala Dinner (Provo, UT)
  • June 26, 2010 – Segullah Writing Retreat (Salt Lake City, UT)
  • August 31, 2010 – Appointed to Board of Directors (as Communications Director) for LDStorymakers, Inc. (an author’s guild for LDS authors)
  • September 16, 2010 – Book Club Appearance (Highland, UT)
  • October 7-9, 2010 – Gave presentations on publishing and dialogue at Northwest Writer’s Retreat (Bellingham, WA)
  • November 18, 2010 – The Reckoning wins the 2010 Writer’s Digest International Self-Published Book Award for Mainstream/Literary Fiction (official announcement to come later)
  • January 27, 2011 – Book Club Appearance (Long Beach, CA)
  • March, 2011 – The Reckoning is featured in the March/April 2011 issue of Writer’s Digest as the First-Place Winner for Mainstream/Literary Fiction in their 18th Annual Writer’s Digest Self-Published Book Awards (p. 50)
  • April 1, 2011 – The new LDStorymakers website (which I designed, aided by a web-savvy friend) debuts online
  • May 5, 2011 – Directed author interviews at LDStorymakers “Meet and Greet” (Salt Lake City, Utah)
  • May 6-7, 2011 – 2011 LDStorymakers Writer’s Conference (Salt Lake City, Utah)
  • May 7, 2011 – Whitney Awards Gala Dinner
  • August 31, 2011 – Reappointed to Board of Directors (as Communications Director) for LDStorymakers, Inc.
  • Feb. 23-25, 2012 – 2012 ANWA Writer’s Conference (Mesa, AZ)
  • Feb. 25, 2012 – Won 2nd Place for YA/Middle Grade Fiction (School of Guardians) and 3rd Place for Women’s/General Fiction (Laps) in ANWA BOB (Beginning of Book) Contest
  • March 9, 2012 – Got a contract offer from Walnut Springs Press for Laps
  • April 2, 2012 – Signed publishing contract with Walnut Springs Press for Laps (now to be called The Boy in the Pool)
  • May 3-5, 2012 – 2012 LDStorymakers Writer’s Conference (Provo, UT)
  • May 5, 2012 – Whitney Awards Gala Dinner
  • August 16, 2012 – Got final cover for The Boy in the Pool (now to be called A Night on Moon Hill)
  • September 8, 2012 – A Night on Moon Hill debuts on Kindle
  • September 25, 2012 – Book Launch for A Night on Moon Hill at the Richland Public Library in the Gallery (6:30-8:30 pm)
  • October 6, 2012 – Book Signing at Far West Books & Gifts in Richland, WA for “Ladies Night Out” (5-7 pm)
  • October 13, 2012 – Panelist at Rivers of Ink Conference for Readers and Writers in Richland, WA
  • Oct. 31-Nov. 3, 2012 – ANWA Northwest Writer’s Retreat in WA
  • February 7, 2013 – A Night on Moon Hill is announced as a 2012 Whitney Finalist in category of General Fiction
  • February 21-23, 2013 – “Time Out For Writers” (ANWA Writer’s Conference in Mesa, AZ)
  • March 1, 2013 – Interviewed by Nick Galieti on “The Good Word” podcast, followed by signing for A Night on Moon Hill at Eborn Books afterward
  • March 5, 2013 – “The Good Word” podcast interview goes live
  • April 6, 2013 – “Ladies Night Out” book signing at Deseret Book in Bountiful, UT
  • May 9, 2013 – Instructor for LDStorymakers Conference “Publication Primer”
  • May 10-11, 2013 – LDStorymakers Writers Conference in Provo, UT
  • May 11, 2013 – Whitney Award Gala in Provo, UT
  • June 6, 2013 – Trisa Woolley’s Book Club Appearance (Las Vegas, NV by Skype)
  • June 29, 2013 – Kris Knight’s Book Club Appearance (Yakima, WA)
  • Aug. 22-24, 2013 – Western Legends Roundup (Kanab Writers Conference Booth, Kanab, UT)
  • Oct. 25-26, 2013 – Presenting at the Kanab Writers Conference (Kanab, UT)
  • Oct. 31-Nov. 2, 2013 – ANWA Northwest Writer’s Retreat
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