Many Winners!

Congrats to Cynthia Borgmeyer Clubbs! You are the winner of a signed copy of “The Canticle Kingdom”.

The author survey contest has also ended. I have emailed the winner of the $10 Amazon gift card (Karlene Browning) and three other author services. When I have compiled a report, I will send all those who participated a copy. Thank you all for helping me further my education. Now to go write the paper!

Come back on Friday for the cover reveal of my next anthology: Carol of the Tales and Other Nightly Noels. Everything is coming together nicely.

Have a great week!

Winners for the Canticle of Night Contest!

The contest held by for The Canticle Prelude is over. But don’t let that scare you away from their contest page: There will surely be more.

To see if you are a winner, come check out their blog post:

For those of you who didn’t win, you can still pick up The Canticle Prelude here.

Maybe we’ll do it again sometime. Thanks to all who entered!

National Novel Revision Month

Congratulations to all those who completed National Novel Writing Month! I finished early this year and that felt pretty good. I’m now on to what I call “National Novel Revision Month”, in which I sand down the rough edges of my hastily-constructed novel.  I’m sure many of you are doing the same.  I’ve decided to call this sequel to the Last Archangel, “The Last Kingdom”, which has to do with the prophecy in Daniel 2 of the Old Testament.  Go read it for a clue as to what I mean:

As such, I want to announce the winners of my NaNoWriMo contest. Alas, no one who entered the contest beat me to the punch of winning NaNoWriMo, but I did select three lucky winners to receive first chapter evaluations of their NaNoWriMo manuscripts.  They are:

Heather Justesen
Diana Ault
Megan Conway

Thanks for entering! I think I’ll make that an annual event, so start gearing up for next year.

Next of all, I’m very excited about how many people are preparing stories for my Christmas Carol anthology.  I would still love to see more entries.  If you are considering writing one, please let me know so that I can make sure we all write on different songs.  I have included a list of those songs already taken in my “Current Projects” page above.

All proceeds of this project will go to the National Down Syndrome Society, which is a great cause, so I hope you’ll help me spread the word! If there is anyone who would like to volunteer their services in helping design a cover, edit/typeset, or anything else, please shoot me an email at

Finally, look for a new blog hop starting tomorrow, and to all of you, I wish a blessed and peaceful holiday season.

September Blog Hop Winners

Giveaway Winners: Congratulations to Leigh Ann Gregorie and Mary Reiss! They have won signed copies of “The Canticle Kingdom”. (Yes, I decided to choose two winners due to the number of entries.

Also congratulations to Debbie Davis who has won a three-chapter manuscript critique. I’m excited to see her work. If you did not win this time around, don’t worry. I’ll do another blog hope near the end of October with more chances to win. Thank you to you all for entering and I hope that you will continue to visit my blog. I’ll try to make it as interesting as possible!

Writing Update: I’ve been doing a crazy project that fell in my lap this week. A local law firm has tasked me with translating about 40 pages of German legal documents into English. If you’ve ever studied legal documents, you know how complex they can be. German legal documents take this even a step further. They love huge compound words that translate to five or six words when translated. Working on this has taken up most of my usual writing time this week, so sadly, I did not make much progress on anything.

The commission for this work, however, will be a large help to my family. I’ll just commit to work twice as hard this week in order to make progress on my works in progress. In the coming weeks, I’m going to introduce you all to the works I’m going to be submitting soon so you can get a better idea of what I’m working on. 

Looking for Bookclubs: I’m looking for book clubs who are interesting in reading one or both of my books in their book club. If you live around Salt Lake City, I’d love to come visit in person, but if you live anywhere else, I’d love to participate through Skype. Leave me a comment if you are interested, or send me an email at

Winners All Around

First thing’s first: a big thank you to all those who participated in the Awesome August Blog Hop. There were many entries, but the lucky winner is: Donna Smith! She will receive a signed copy of “The Canticle Kingdom”.

I’d also like to announce the winner of the Angel Trivia Contest. Congratulations to Alyssa Ranee Clark! She will get to help me name a character in the second installment of “The Last Archangel”, which I am currently writing.

I’ve got other great links to share. The first is an interview on B.K. Bostick’s blog. Go read it here:

 The second is a feature on Lorhainne Eckhart’s blog where I talk about archangels. You can go read it here: (The blog says that it might have adult content when you click on it.  I  can’t speak for the rest of the blog, but my post is squeaky clean.) 

Blog Tour Giveaway Winners

Congratulations to Darcus, Marnie and Michelle!  They each won a book of their choice and I so I’m giving away two copies of “The Last Archangel” and one copy of “The Canticle Kingdom”.  Thanks for all those who entered and who participated in the blog tour.   Here’s another review that came in at the end:

The blog tour may be over, but that doesn’t mean I’m done.  I’m doing a number of signings in the next few months, today in Murray, UT at the Barnes and Noble from 11am – 1pm and next week in Fairview Heights, Illinois from 1pm – 3pm.  I’m also going to be running some other events on this blog, including “The Last Archangel” fake casting session and a musical game you won’t want to miss.

If you’d like, you can order your copy of “The Last Archangel” here.