Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Some sales are sales and others are sales!

So if that doesn't make sense let me explain. I go to a lot of different places to display my wares and sell pottery. Over the years all the hundreds of pots I've sold sort of mush together. This year at Trout and Berry days I didn't sell as much as usual--pretty much par for the whole summer of sales. The economy has taken a bite in the profit margin. So towards the later afternoon when I was still hoping to make an extra fifty bucks, I sold one of my frogs to a boy. He didn't have the full amount, but since he paid for it all in quarters I didn't mind that he was a dollar short. He was thrilled with it and later came back with his brother. This time he and his brother had managed to scrounge up more quarters, enough for a dish. I've sold more at one time to customers before, but seldom has a sell brought me more pleasure.

If you live in Cache Valley come hear me speak about my new book "Sun Tunnels and Secrets," at 7 PM on Monday, Oct. 4th at the Hyrum Library. There will be refreshments and door prizes--chances to win books and handmade pottery. I'll have books to sell, portion of proceeds will be donated to the library.

Oct. 9th, I'll be at the Book Table in Logan from 10-2. We'll give away more prizes and I'll be on hand to sign books. I hope you can make it.
And last but not least--a shot from my birthday hike. Thanks everyone. I love you! by the way the guy with the ball cap ran the TOU marathon before coming on our 9 mile hike.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Sun Tunnels and Secrets

Check out Susan Dayley's review of my newest book "Sun Tunnels and Secrets." It is for sale on Amazon. I'm pretty sure it is in some stores, but I'm not sure where. Has anyone seen it in Desert Book stores? Basically, while the book is a stand-alone, in other words you don't have to have read my other two published novels to know what's going on, it does continue the story started with "A Question of Trust." In Sun Tunnels three elderly sisters stumble on a body on a trip to the Sun Tunnels, a land art project in the west desert of Utah. This awful discovery turns out to be the least of their problems. Norma's husband just passed away, and she learns he kept a secret from her their entire marriage. The sisters' young friend Tony is keeping a secret about his famous father, and Tony's mother is keeping a secret of her own. Tony is secretly in love with his friend Kelli, who recently escaped from a polygamist group. And who is the mysterious young car thief with whom Norma feels a special connection? Everything converges in Grouse Creek at the Fourth of July celebration. Will secrets prove everyone's undoing? This is a story of relationships and trust, of romance and dreams.

Check out a blog I recently discovered: Side Notes.

If you enjoyed my book Sun Tunnels be sure to nominate it for a Whitney Award. Whitney's are like the Oscars for LDS fiction--honoring writers for their craft. It's a fabulous idea that has really grown in the last few years.