Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Thanks to Harpers Ferry!

Last night I drove to Harpers Ferry, WV to speak to the fabulous women (and a few brave men) of the Harpers Ferry Ward and Charles Town Branch of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. I've done more events like this than I can count over the last four years, but this was honestly one of my very favorite. They were so kind, so welcoming, so funny, so smart!

We talked about Christmas Jars, Wednesday Letters, where the books came from, and this crazy journey I've been on. They even got a sneak peek at the new novel, Recovering Charles, and asked some great questions.

So a big thanks to the gang that put it together, especially Amy and Heidi. It was worth every mile of the drive!

And yes, I'm the plumpish one in the middle between Amy (my right) and her twin sister, April (my left), who just happened to be visiting blustery Rexburg, ID. Thanks for coming all the way out to see me, April! ;-)

And yes, I found a few pounds during the last couple months that I intend to lose again, pronto!


  1. Thank you so much for coming last night! It was a much needed night of laughs, especially for myself after the harrowing week I had last week. It was the first time I'd ever met an author. It was really nice to hear some of your thoughts on your own work. Keep it up! For good reads of my harrowing story...
    -Hayley Brown (the one who called you a politician...)

  2. Hey there! How could I forget my front row heckler?

    I read about your adventure. Yikes! Glad you and your little one are OK.

  3. You mentioned that you talked about Christmas Jars and The Wednesday Letters but do you ever talk about your first book The James Miricle?

  4. I sometimes do, depends on the event. Mostly I don't discuss it much because so few have read it. It was a small publisher and a small print run. But the rights have been acquired by another publisher and the book will be re-released after some editing next spring.

  5. Just wanted to let you know I read your book and loved it! I posted at about it at

    I'm looking forward to any other books you publish and can't wait to read and post about them.