Monday, April 30, 2012

Why We Love to Read


This is a post that was originally featured on LDS Women's Book Reviews as a guest post. I wanted to share it today with you because it's a subject I'm passionate about.
 
I don’t have time to read, but I do it anyway.
I’m sure you’ve heard the following statement before, maybe even--*gasp*--uttered it yourself.
“I just don’t have time to read.”
 
It’s okay. I can respect that. It has become increasingly more difficult for me to carve out even fifteen minutes to read. If I attempt to read while any of my four children are conscious it goes something like this—

Read one sentence. 

Think to myself, “Wow, this is a great book, can’t wait to see what happens next.” 

Start reading the second sentence—“Mo-om, I went poop! I’m amazing, huh?”

So yeah, it’s a little slow-going right now because my children are conscious from 6am—8:30pm and I’m still waiting for those mute buttons to be installed on kids, but like my sister said, we’d probably never unmute them.
I do love my kids and fortunately for me, I get to read to them every single night. Now that my girls are a bit older (age 8 and 6) we’re reading some chapter books. Right now, we’re reading Bud, Not Buddy by Christopher Paul Curtis and it’s so fun to see my kids laughing over the silly stuff in this book.

But back to the point--Why bother with reading if it’s so hard? 
Well, besides the obvious reason for me—that in order to be a great writer you need to read A LOT—I read because I love it.
Reading is stress relief. Dave Wolverton said (I’m paraphrasing) that when we read our body often has similar physiological responses to a highly stressful situation as we follow the arc of the plotline through suspenseful twists and finally to the resolution. We actually release endorphins when we read. So we read because it feels good!

I love to learn, and how do we learn? By reading. And I would argue that you can learn all kinds of great things by reading all kinds of great books. While reading some of the Whitney Award Finalists, I learned how to make an Ultimate grilled cheese sandwich, enjoyed learning about a secret island in Hawaii, studied into what teenagers might do when left to their own devices with no adult supervision, and visited some great tourist spots across America. Bonus points if you can name the titles of the books I referred to. :)
 
There are many reasons why I love to read, and I’m sure you can think of several. What I wanted to convey is that reading is important enough to make it a priority. It’s important enough for me to take time, even in my hectic house, to read because it shows my kids that reading is important. My kids know I love books and they ask me about what I’m reading. Sometimes I’ll laugh out loud and they want to know why that book made me laugh.

So indulge. Reward yourself with reading. Make reading a priority because I’m guessing if you’re reading this post, you’re a book-lover. I can’t think of anything better than sharing a love of reading to help create new book-lovers.

During the writing of this post, I changed two diapers, did three batches of laundry, made lunch, gathered two eggs from my chickens and read for ten minutes. No, I don’t have ADHD, I’m a stay-at-home mom.

Why do you love to read?



Thursday, April 26, 2012

Thursday Thought April

 Today I have invited another author from my authors guild to share a thought.

“If you don’t care about the characters, you won’t care what happens to them.” —J. Lloyd Morgan

Jason says, "Although this is a far from original idea, I’m amazed how many books, TV shows and movies miss this basic concept. All the explosions, robots, battles, car chases and ninja fights in the world can’t make up for a single compelling character."

This is so true. When I think of my favorite books and movies and why I love them, it's always because the characters resonated with me.

J. Lloyd Morgan is an award winning author and TV director. His second book, The Waxing Moon, is scheduled for release in May 2012.

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Incredible Fitness Giveaway!

We’re celebrating the release of Cami Checketts’ novel Dead Running with a huge fitness giveaway.




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Experienced and beginner yoga packages from Hugger Mugger


Two MIO Global Active Watches


Three months online personal training from Fitcore Fitness


Three Lebert Stretch Straps


Fitness Apparel from Running Chics


One pair of running shoes from Altra Zero Drop


iFrogz Earbuds and Armbands


Six month adult membership: Smithfield Recreation Center


One month membership: Crossfit UAC


Autographed copy of Dead Running by Cami Checketts


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Autographed Copy
Donated by Cami Checketts
Buy Now only $3.99 Kindle
Cassidy Christensen is running.
Running from the mercenaries who killed her parents.
Running from a scheming redhead intent on making her life miserable. 
Running from painful memories that sabotage her dreams of happiness.
With two very tempting men competing for her attention, she hopes she’ll finally have someone to run to, but can she trust either of them? When secrets from her past threaten her family, Cassidy decides to stop running and fight for her future.

Follow this blog or like my Facebook page and leave a comment below to enter to win one of these great prizes. Please list the top three prizes you're interested in with your comment. An entry will be chosen from each of the participating blogs and then drawn through random.org. Prize winners will be posted be on Cami’s Blog.
Contest closes: May 18, 2012
Open to residents of U.S. and Canada.
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The blogs involved in this giveaway are some of the top fitness, running, book, and Mom blogs on the internet. Have fun checking out their content and entering the fitness giveaway on each of their sites.
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  • Janet Jensen
  • Cheryls Book Nook
  • Rachelle Writes
  • If I Can't Convince You I'll At least Confuse You
  • Just Trying is for Little Girls
  • Amber Argyle
  • Socrates Book Reviews
  • Diony George
  • Miss Mae
  • Lo Johnston Writing
  • Book Journey
  • The Balanced Writer
  • Pams Wild Rose Blog
  • Tristi Pinkston, LDS Author
  • Fitness for Mom
  • Jill Will Run
  • Good Clean Reads
  • Jen's Blog of Random Thoughts
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  • Sexy Mom's Running Club
  • Tall Mom on the Run
  • Winner of the Ultra Flip Video Camcorder

    To celebrate the release of my second suspense novel, CALLER ID, I hosted a contest for a new Ultra Flip Video Camcorder (4GB memory, Records 120 minutes Value $149.99) and other great prizes--like an autographed copy of Caller ID & Wrong Number!

    Today is the day to announce the winners! Thank you to everyone who helped spread the word about my book and this contest. It was a lot of fun and the blog tour has been a great success. You can click here or visit my Blog Tour tab to see many of the reviews and interviews that took place.

    Thanks to Random.org for helping me pick the winners! The grand prize winner of the Flip Camcorder is . .

    Denise Z

    Congrats Denise!

    I also gave away an autographed copy of Caller ID to winner Kristie M.

    and an autographed copy of Wrong Number to Carmen N.
    Congrats to our winners! It has been a busy couple of months. I have several book reviews coming up and a few more contests, plus some other fun crafty stuff.
    Have a great week!

    Friday, April 20, 2012

    Book Review Meatless Meals for Meat Eaters

    A few weeks ago, I had the pleasure of participating in a book signing with Miriam Barton and several other authors. She was signing her new cookbook, Meatless Meals for Meat Eaters. I was lucky enough to get a review copy and have already been trying out recipes.

    I'm not a vegetarian, but I'm also not a huge meat fan--I've often said I could be a vegetarian if I knew how. But the thing is--Miriam's cookbook isn't about trying to get people to be a vegetarian, rather it is about teaching people healthy eating skills and giving them a chance to reduce the amount of meat in their diet.

    It's a fact--we eat too much meat EVERY day. A meal can still be a meal without meat. What?! You might say, How? This is why I'm sharing Miriam's cookbook with you today.

    The first thing I made were her delicious peanut butter granola bars. My kids and hubby devoured them and oh my goodness, I wanted to eat 10 of them! I was so excited to have a healthy after-school snack for the kids, who come home ravenous. I took some pictures of my food to show you. That is the only thing I would change about the cookbook if I could--add pictures to the recipes--but I found a solution! You can visit Miriam's blog here http://meatlessmealsformeateaters.blogspot.com/ and you'll see tons of pictures and even MORE delicious recipes.
    Um, yeah--they disappeared so fast!

    Next I made Mixed Vegetable Lo Mein and can I just say how surprised I was at the delicious flavor? It didn't need extra salt--the combination of flavors was perfectly satisfying and again, my family loved it.

    I can't wait to try more recipes. Our grocery budget is always something we're working on and we've been cutting back on meat-filled meals because they are more expensive. I figure the Mixed Vegetable Lo Mein cost about .50 cents a person for my family of six--maybe even less since my hubby took it to work for lunch the next day!
    Check it out and then be on the watch for Miriam's next cookbook this summer on healthy desserts!
    Meatless Meals for Meat Eaters: Over 150 Delicious Recipes

    What about you? Have you tried to cut back on meat, but it was difficult to find delicious meatless recipes?

    Thursday, April 19, 2012

    Thursday Thought April

    If everything were perfect in this life, we would never learn anything new. We would not be able to elevate our spirits through the events that happen to us.
    --Lynn V. Andrews

    This thought is a great reminder for me that nothing will ever be perfect. I'm kind of a Type A personality, so that's hard to accept, but when I can roll with the punches it opens up my eyes to the learning that is going on during imperfection.

    Wednesday, April 18, 2012

    Motherhood Matters Book Review

    Connie Sokol is an amazing woman. She is expecting her 7th child and also celebrating the release of this wonderful book on motherhood. I definitely trust her judgement when it comes to motherhood--seven children aside--Connie won me over with her most recent book Faithful, Fit, and Fabulous. You can see my review of that book here.

    I was thrilled to get this darling little book full of insights and uplifting information for mothers. This would be a perfect Mother's day gift for that special mom in your life.

    From the Back Cover

    Combine homework, dishes, laundry, and carpools. Add in the unexpected, subtract time, and repeat daily until well beaten. Sound familiar? It's a recipe for Motherhood Madness. But life doesn't have to be this way. Find the cure in Motherhood Matters.

    This delightful little volume, filled with wit and wisdom, presents a straightforward look at the divinity, reality, and rewards of being a mother. With clarity and concision, Connie E. Sokol shares inspirational messages that will fit families everywhere on the road to a better way of life.
    Whether your children are preschoolers or teenagers--or preschoolers who act like teenagers and vice versa--this book is guaranteed to help you find memories in the mayhem and treasures in your to-do lists. Fresher than flowers and without all the guilt of chocolates, Motherhood Matters is the perfect gift for the women in your life who give so much.

    Doesn't that sound like a fabulous read? I love  Connie's writing style, so easy to follow and get excited about life! Motherhood is the hardest thing I've ever attempted--I can't say done, because we all know a mother's work is never done. Some days are full of joy and wonder--others are full of discouragement and tears. I appreciate this book and the many wonderful quotes from wise men and women that Connie has gathered to help support mothers. I hope you'll have a chance to check out her new book.


    Check out Connie'swebsite here at  http://8basics.com/
    Motherhood Matters
    ENJOY!

    Monday, April 16, 2012

    A Different Kind of Easter Egg

    We had a blast on the Saturday before Easter, celebrating with egg hunts, delicious BBQ, a redneck easter egg hunt, and finding a different kind of Easter egg!

    We started out coloring eggs--no matter how old I get, I will always love coloring Easter Eggs.
    Here's what I thought was so neat. While hunting for eggs in the back yard of my in-laws lovely home, look what we found.

    The mama duck was startled and flew away, so we got some good pictures, but rest assured, she is back and sitting on those 12 eggs.

     I just love this picture of my 3 year old. He was so excited to find eggs in Grandma's yard!

     And my 18 month old figured out how to open those eggs to get his candy pretty quick too.


     REDNECK EASTER EGG HUNT

    This was a first for me. I laughed pretty hard when my sister-in-law told me what we were doing. It was so fun though. They wrapped netting around raw eggs and hung them from the tree. Then we shot them with BB guns--you could get a better explosion with a .22 (and someone said with our aim we should use a shotgun!), but this way all the grandkids could participate.
    I hope you had a fantastic Easter. I enjoyed spending time with my in-laws and it was fun for the kids to play with their cousins. Sunday was a beautiful day for us to remember the Savior and how important our faith in Jesus Christ is in our everyday life.

    What is your family's favorite thing to do for Easter?

    Winner of the Hoppy Easter Hop

    Thank you to everyone who entered my Hoppy Easter Giveaway sponsored by http://iamareadernotawriter.blogspot.com/

    Visit this link to see the original giveaway post.

    The winner of this great prize pack is a very lucky person!


    Congratulations Crystal!
    I will get this prize sent off as soon as I get your address.
    Enjoy your week!

    Friday, April 13, 2012

    Win a Flip Video Camcorder!

    Ultra Flip Video Camcorder Contest Details



    To celebrate the release of my second suspense novel, CALLER ID, I am hosting a contest for a new Ultra Flip Video Camcorder (4GB memory, Records 120 minutes Value $149.99) and other great prizes--like autographed copies of Caller ID & Wrong Number! You can enter between now and April 21, 2012. *I extended the contest just a bit because my schedule changed with my live events. Winners will be announced and notified by April 24, 2012.


    Read how to enter and then scroll to the entry form below and fill in the entries you've completed:

    *Leave a comment in the comment section of participating blogs. (Click HERE for a list of participating blogs )
    *Subscribe to Rachelle's Author News via the form on her blog
    *Become a participating blog and Post the contest information (email rachellethewriter@gmail.com with your blog link to be entered and to be listed as a participating blog)
    *Post an announcement for the contest with blog/website link on Social Networks. (Must include link in the entry form. One entry per social network.)
    *Share the Caller ID Book Trailer found here via blog/website/social network (Include link in entry form).
    *Pre-order or purchase your copy of CALLER ID. (Requires email receipt, scanned receipt, or photo of receipt or book to be sent to rachellethewriter@gmail.com )
    *Enter the drawing at a live event (click HERE for Event listings)
    *Answer the following question: In what city do Courtney and her parents live? (The answer is found in the first chapter of CALLER ID available HERE under 1st Chapter Tab. Include answer on entry form).
    *Are you a fan of Rachelle's FB Author Page?

    Become a Participating Blog

    To be a participating blog, write a blog post with a review of or announcement about the release of CALLER ID. Be sure to include the following contest information (Between the **s):
    **
    To celebrate the release of CALLER ID, Rachelle J. Christensen, is hosting a contest for a new Ultra Flip Video Camcorder (4GB memory, Records 120 minutes Value $149.99) and other great prizes. There are multiple ways to enter between now and April 21, 2012. Winners will be announced and notified by April 24, 2012.
    For additional ways to enter, go to www.rachellewrites.blogspot.com and click on the Contest tab.
    **

    Once posted, email the link for your post to rachellethewriter@gmail.com. You receive an automatic entry for posting about the contest, anyone who comments on the post also receives entry.

    Important points:

    *Multiple entries are encouraged!

    *All participating blog comments will be added automatically.
    *All entries made at live events will be added automatically.
    *Other than comments left on participating blogs and entries at live events, all entries must be in the entry form and include links to the mode of entry. (i.e. “I announced the contest on Twitter and Facebook—2 entries, links”)
    *The grand prize is an Ultra Flip Video Camcorder (4GB memory, Records 120 minutes Value $149.99).
    *Secondary prizes will be announced on April 24, 2012.
    *All prizes will be shipped anywhere within the United States and Canada.
    *Winners outside of United States or Canada will be required to make shipping arrangements.
    *Winners will be announced (First Name last initial) on www.rachellewrites.blogspot.com on April 24th.
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    Thursday, April 12, 2012

    Thursday Thought April

    Welcome to author A. L. Sowards. She has a great thought to share with us today.
    “If you fall, fall forward.”

                There are a few versions of this quote, but this one’s attributed to “Wild Bill” Donovan. He’s the man that suggested, developed, and headed the US Office of Strategic Services (OSS), the WWII-era precursor to the CIA.
                I like the idea behind it: yes, you may make some mistakes. You might fail. But learn from it, and it won’t be a complete waste. This applies to just about everyone. It certainly applied to the men and women of OSS. And it applies to writers. Most writers, including me, have been rejected before—by agents, by publishers, by readers. That can seem like failure, but I think it’s better to look at it as an opportunity to do something different, improve your abilities, and then try again. Use your little falls (and the big ones too) to learn something, so that moving forward, you’re a better writer, and a better person.
                Falling down hurts, but if you fall forward, sometimes it’s worth it.


                Sowards’s debut novel, Espionage, was released in March. She grew up in Washington state, then moved to Utah to attend BYU and ended up staying. She is married and has twin toddlers.

    Wednesday, April 11, 2012

    Write Here In Ephraim--this weekend!

    Hey folks! This is where I will be on Saturday. Check out the two classes I will be teaching and if you know anyone who would like to attend a FREE writing conference in Ephraim, Utah--send them our way. Please see Shirley Bahlmann's site here for more details.

    WRITE HERE IN EPHRAIM – 2012
    SATURDAY APRIL 14 at Snow College in Ephraim, Utah
    at the Greenwood Student Center - 250 E College Ave (100 N)
    Free admission, door prizes, and classes from published authors!
    If you get hungry, Adjoining Snow College CAFETERIA will be OPEN 10 am - 2 pm &  4 pm - 6 pm 
    -SPECIAL OPPORTUNITY-
    .Bring an anonymous first page of your story to submit for possible feedback from the "First Page Shred" panel!

    Class descriptions listed after schedule:
    (PLEASE NOTE: some classes are offered twice!)
    7:45-8:30 a.m. Registration
    8:30 a.m. - 8:45 a.m. Welcome and door prizes
    8:50 a.m. – 9:35 a.m.
    Karen Hoover, Idea Factory- Pt. 1 of 2
    Philadelphia Room: Greenwood Student Center
    Abel Keogh, Memoirs
    Blue Bell Room: Greenwood Student Center
    Andrea Pearson, Working on manuscript from start to finish
    204:   Lucy Phillips Blg- 2nd floor
    Rebecca Talley, Show Don’t Tell
    Classroom 205: Lucy Phillips Blg- 2nd floor
    (CANCELLED due to illness) Gregg Luke, Suspense
    206: Lucy Phillips Blg- 2nd floor
    Kathi O. Peterson, How to Grid Your Story
    207: Lucy Phillips Blg- 2nd floor
    Clint Cox, Marketing and Publicity
    216: Lucy Phillips Blg- 2nd floor
    Jenni James, Romance
    217: Lucy Phillips Blg- 2nd floor
    Ali Cross, The Art of Novel Ninjutsu
    218: Lucy Phillips Blg- 2nd floor

    9:45 a.m. – 10:35 a.m.
    Karen Hoover, Idea Factory – Pt. 2 of 2
    Philadelphia Room: Greenwood Student Center
    Michael Young, Avoid Cliché Like the Plague
    Blue Bell Room: Greenwood Student Center
    Andrea Pearson, Working on manuscript from start to finish
    204: Lucy Phillips Blg- 2nd floor
    Rebecca Talley, Show, Don’t Tell
    205: Lucy Phillips Blg- 2nd floor
    Heather Justesen, Plotting
    206: Lucy Phillips Blg- 2nd floor
    Ronda Gibb Hinrichsen, How to Avoid a Series of Unfortunate Pitfalls
    207: Lucy Phillips Blg- 2nd floor
    Clint Cox, How a Plumber Wrote a Book
    216: Lucy Phillips Blg- 2nd floor
    Rachelle Christensen, Creating Page Turners with the Elements of Suspense
    217: Lucy Phillips Blg- 2nd floor
    Ali Cross, Building a Bodacious Brand
    218: Lucy Phillips Blg- 2nd floor

    10:45 a.m. – 11:35 a.m.
    Karen Hoover, Pre-writing
    Philadelphia Room: Greenwood Student Center
    Shirley and Michael Bahlmann, Writing Like Lightning
    Blue Bell Room: Greenwood Student Center
    Connie Hall, Time Flies - The Art of Making the Clock Work for You
    204: Lucy Phillips Blg- 2nd floor
    Rebecca Talley, Story in a Sentence
    205: Lucy Phillips Blg- 2nd floor
    Jewel Adams, Short Stories
    206: Lucy Phillips Blg- 2nd floor
    Cindy Hogan, The Nitty-Gritty of Indie Publishing From Start to Finish
    207: Lucy Phillips Blg- 2nd floor
    Kathryn Jones, Writing Your Book Workshop
    216: Lucy Phillips Blg- 2nd floor
    Jenni James, Comedy
    217: Lucy Phillips Blg- 2nd floor
    Angie Lofthouse, Science Fiction/Fantasy
    218: Lucy Phillips Blg- 2nd floor

    11:45 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
    AUTHOR Q&A PANEL: Gregg Luke, Kathi Oram Peterson, Cory Poulson, Joan Sowards, Karen Hoover, Ali Cross, Clint Cox, Angie Lofthouse, Elizabeth Mueller, Carol J. Hansen
    Main floor, Greenwood Student Center

    12:30-1:30 p.m.  LUNCH AND MASS BOOK SIGNING (bookstore will be set up in commons which is adjacent to college cafeteria.)

    1:30 p.m. -1:45 p.m. door prizes

    1:45 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.
    “FIRST PAGE SHRED” PANEL: Bring the first page of your story (no name... this is anonymous feedback) for a chance to be critiqued by published authors!
    Julie Wright, Bron Bahlmann, Ronda Hinrichsen, Christine Mehring, Pendragon Inman, Gregg Luke, Andrea Pearson, Kathryn Jones, Michael Young
    Main floor, Greenwood Student Center

    3:00 p.m. – 3:50 p.m.
    Christine Mehring, Hero Journey
    Philadelphia Room: Greenwood Student Center
    Abel Keogh, Marketing and Publicity
    Blue Bell Room: Greenwood Student Center
    Andrea Pearson, Self Publishing, pt. 1 of 2
    204: Lucy Phillips Blg- 2nd floor
    Julie Wright, Nuts and Bolts
    205: Lucy Phillips Blg- 2nd floor
    (CANCELLED due to illness) Gregg Luke, Suspense
    206: Lucy Phillips Blg- 2nd floor
    Pendragon Inman, Story Structure
    207: Lucy Phillips Blg- 2nd floor
    Kathryn Jones, Conquering your Writing Goliaths, pt. 1 of 2
    216: Lucy Phillips Blg- 2nd floor
    Jenni James, Romance
    217: Lucy Phillips Blg- 2nd floor
    Angie Lofthouse, Finding Time to Write
    218: Lucy Phillips Blg- 2nd floor

    4:00 p.m. – 4:50 p.m.
    Christine Mehring, Hero Journey
    Philadelphia Room: Greenwood Student Center
    Abel Keogh, Memoirs
    Blue Bell Room: Greenwood Student Center
    Andrea Pearson, Self Publishing, pt. 2 of 2
    204: Lucy Phillips Blg- 2nd floor
    Julie Wright, Nuts and Bolts
    205: Lucy Phillips Blg- 2nd floor
    Kathi Oram Peterson, How to Grid your Story
    Classroom 206: Lucy Phillips Blg- 2nd floor
    Pendragon Inman, Story Structure
    207: Lucy Phillips Blg- 2nd floor
    Kathryn Jones, Conquering your Writing Goliaths, pt. 2 of 2
    216: Lucy Phillips Blg- 2nd floor
    Rachelle Christensen, Revising Beyond the Third Draft
    217: Lucy Phillips Blg- 2nd floor
    Angie Lofthouse, Science Fiction/Fantasy
    218: Lucy Phillips Blg- 2nd floor

    5:00 p.m. – 5:15 p.m. door prizes

    5:15 p.m. – 5:45 p.m. LITERACY GAME SHOW

    6:00 p.m. pack up and go home smiling!

    Participating Authors:
    Abel Keogh - Ali Cross - Andrea Pearson - Angie Lofthouse - Bron Bahlmann - Carol J. Hansen - Christine Mehring - Cindy M. Hogan - Clint Cox - Connie Hall - Cory Poulson - Elizabeth Mueller - Gregg Luke - Heather Frost - Heather Justesen - Jenni James - Jewel Adams - Joan Sowards - Julie Wright - Karen Hoover - Kathi O. Peterson - Kathryn Jones - Michael Bahlmann - Michael Young - Pendragon Inman - Rachelle Christensen - Rebecca Talley - Ronda Gibb Hinrichsen - Shirley Bahlmann

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