Okay, it’s a weird topic for Story Weekend, but I bet everybody has some kind of story inspired by those four words. I look forward to hearing yours. This topic is inspired by the fact that my e-short story, The First Lie, will be available Tuesday (99¢ in the US and 99p in the UK),…

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One of my readers just let me know that The First Lie is already available for preorder, so I think it’s time for me to tell you about it. The First Lie is a short story inspired by my next novel, Necessary Lies, which will be out in September. Set on a tobacco farm in…

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Hi everybody! I’m considering a re-do of my website–perhaps small, perhaps large–as it gets closer to the release of Necessary Lies. I love my site, but I want it to focus more on that book in particular, plus the pic of me on the home page is three years old, so it’s time for an…

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I just asked my Facebook readers what they’d like me to post about today and several of them asked to hear about my next book, Necessary Lies. I can’t tell you how excited I am about this book! I feel really confident in saying that if you love my books, you will really love this…

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Welcome to the very last installment of the NEXT BIG THING Blog Hop. A blog hop is like a giant game of tag to help readers discover authors who are new to them. For this hop, authors answered 10 questions about what we’re working on now. This week, I’m it and I’m the last author…

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Please welcome author Angela Fested to the blog! Angela’s written an intriguing young adult novel every teen can relate to—even though one of her protagonists is a devout Mormon. Angela’s questions at the end of her post really got me thinking. I could see Sister Joseph in my catechism class doing the whole banana thing…

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This was both fun and satisfying! As many of you know, on November 21st I announced I would donate all royalties received from the ebook sales of Secret Lives for the rest of the month to the American Red Cross to help those affected by Hurricane Sandy. I estimated about $800, but with your help,…

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Update: As of this morning (Tuesday, November 27th) we topped $1000! Thank you, and let’s keep it going! My older brother, Tom, has been helping with the relief effort for the victims of Hurricane Sandy. (This is one of his pictures from the devastation). Since I live several states away, I’ve pondered how I could…

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