Tuesday, December 10, 2013

IT'S A CONTEST!!! (Everybody Freak Out)

I'm part of a blog-hopping contest with a few of my friends. How exciting! You can earn entries by visiting the rafflecopter below the bios. You could walk away with books, gift certificates, and other swag*.

Meet the other hosts:

Kami McArthur

I’m a writer, reader, editor, Harry Potter scholar, and occasionally, a traveler. I prefer cookie dough over cookies and have a love for sushi.

I work for New York Times best-selling author David Farland, and critique novels on the side. Most of my energy, however, goes into my own fiction. I hold a Bachelor's degree in English. Sometimes I scare people with my enthusiasm for writing, reading, and a variety of favorite things.

Wendy Knight

Wendy Knight was born and raised in Utah by a wonderful family who spoiled her rotten because she was the baby. Now she spends her time driving her husband crazy with her many eccentricities (no water after five, terror when faced with a live phone call, etcetera, etcetera).

She also enjoys chasing her three adorable kids, playing tennis, watching football, reading, and hiking. Camping is also big: her family is slowly working toward a goal of seeing all the National Parks in the U.S.

 You can usually find her with at least one Pepsi nearby, wearing ridiculously high heel for whatever the occasion may be. And if everything works out just right, she will also be writing.

Sarah Dunster

I grew up in Northern California, was educated in Utah, and currently live in Idaho. I have seven (soon to be 8) children, age 11 and under. Two are adopted from Ethiopia.

We cook vegetarian food, homeschool, engage in strange natural health practices and write our brains out on a daily basis. We're pretty fun and also a little crazy, most people think.

Jaclyn Weist

Jaclyn is an Idaho farm girl who grew up loving to read. She developed a love for writing as a senior in high school, when her dad jokingly said she was the next Dr. Seuss (not even close but very sweet).

She met her husband, Steve at BYU and they have six happy, crazy children that encourage her writing. After owning a bookstore and running away to have adventures in Australia, they settled back down in their home in Utah.

Jaclyn now spends her days herding her kids to various activities and trying to remember what she was supposed to do next.

Monique Bucheger

When Monique Bucheger isn’t writing, you can find her playing taxi driver to one or more of her 12 children, plotting her next novel, scrapbooking, or being the “Mamarazzi” at any number of child-oriented events.

Even though she realizes there will never be enough hours in any given day, Monique tries very hard to enjoy the journey that is her life. She shares it with a terrific husband, her dozen children, an adorable granddaughter, a son-in-law, three cats, and many real and imaginary friends.

She is the author of several books and plans to write many more.

Robyn Steele

Writing became my passion at a very early age, when everyone in my family looked forward to my homemade greeting cards, complete with my own verse and artwork. Then when I went to school, I would write plays for my classmates to act out. Still creating poetry constantly. I came by it naturally.

My mom would often recite poetry she had memorized, that my grandpa had written. Then on into high school, where I took any creative writing class that was offered, writing my first novella about an apocolyptic world. I continued taking creative writing courses in college but put off writing for raising a family.

Since my two beautiful daughters Tiffany and Holli are now grown with families of their own, I have taken to writing again. I like to say that writing is my passion and family is my heart and soul. I cannot introduce myself without including my children and grandchildren, who make my life amazing. I have three daughters, two sons and twenty grandchildren. I elaborate on that more on my blog pag titled "Family is." I rarely have a picture of myself without at least one of them in it.

I live in a small rural town in picturestique Utah with my husband Tom and our small yorkie Koda.

Rebecca Lamoreaux

Rebecca Lamoreaux grew up reading every book she could get her hands on. Besides reading and writing, she enjoys dancing, singing, playing her viola, and riding her bike.

After earning her BA in English - emphasis in Creative Writing, she traveled to and lived in several different countries, obtained many ideas for her writing, and studied literature in different cultures.

She is a full time author and currently lives in Arizona with her husband. Lord Hyacinthe is her first novel and will be released April 2014.

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*Yes, I used the word swag, don't judge.