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The winner of the $25 Amazon Gift Card is

Cathy J


Congratulations! It will be on its way to you in just a few minutes.

Thanks to everyone who played and who have supported this site over the years. I really appreciate you.

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My name is Karlene Browning.

I was the owner, operator and chief bottle washer of Rosehaven Publishing & Distribution, Inc. from 2000 through 2006.

I am still in the industry, doing freelance editing, typesetting, cover design, web design and e-book creation for self-publishers and small presses. My company is LibrisPro. (Go check out my newly designed website.)

And yes, I am the LDS Book Geek over at

I also am Miles Ahead Learning Resources, which sells educational curriculum products and games. And I’m where I sell some of the e-books I’ve coded.

So I’m curious. Were you right?

Or did you really think I was Angela Eschler? Or maybe you thought I was Stacy Whitman? Or Lisa Mangum? (Those were the three women I was most often mis-guessed as over the years.)

No matter who you thought I was, I hope you’ll still be my friend over on

And for those of you who don’t really care who I am but wanted to win the $25 Amazon Gift Card, I’ll be announcing that first thing in the morning. Today is the last day to enter to win!

Also, remember that all the New Release posts, monthly prizes, and reading challenges will now be at

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Do You Know Me?

May 30, 2013
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Quite possibly. I’d estimate I know more than half of the regular commenters on this site in real life or via Facebook friendship under my real name. And sometimes it’s really hard not to slip and mention something you’ve only told LDS Publisher when I’m talking to you in real life. It’s even harder when […]

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Storymakers Conference Hints

May 29, 2013
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Today’s Hint: If you’ve ever been to a LDStorymakers Conference, you’ve probably passed me in the hall. Or attended a class I was in. Or sat next to me for a meal. The very first time I went to Storymaker’s, I wore my work uniform—the one from my day job, way back when I worked […]

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Geek, Nerd, Worm—Whatever You Want to Call It…

May 28, 2013
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…that’s me. As long as the word “Book” goes in front of it, I’m okay with it. And that is today’s hint. I read. A lot. As a child, my goal was to read every book in the library before I graduated from elementary school. I didn’t achieve that goal, but it was sure fun […]

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An Announcement and a Party

May 27, 2013

Earlier in the month I hinted that there were some changes coming and that I’d make a big announcement. Well, here it is. I’m ending this blog.   Don’t panic! I’m leaving it up as a resource and I’ll be indexing it so that it will be easier to find information. But basically, things have […]

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You’ve Changed by Tristi Pinkston

May 21, 2013
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Back when I was first published (yes, check out the picture of me … little baby author Tristi) I had one main goal. You see, when I got my contract, a friend of my mother’s said to me, “I hope you don’t change now that you’re going to be published. An author lives in our […]

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The Case of the Disappearing Posts!

May 17, 2013

Dear LDS Publisher, Did you know that some of your posts are disappearing? Most specifically, the post about MY book? And also other book spotlight posts? What’s up with that? Why, yes, I did know that. Thank you for noticing. They’ve all moved over to the New LDS Fiction site at Most of them […]

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A New Renaissance in Literature by Karen Jones Gowen, WiDo Publishing

May 16, 2013
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One of the hallmarks of the Renaissance of the 15th century was that new voices were heard in the areas of art, literature, religion and basically all aspects of cultural life, touching and influencing thought from the highest levels of power down to the lowest, allowing the common man to finally realize his potential.  William […]

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A Few Publishing Facts by Lyle Mortimer/Cedar Fort

May 15, 2013
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There are a lot of things about the publishing industry of which most authors are not aware. By learning about what goes on behind the scenes with your publisher, and in the industry as a whole, you will be better equipped to understand the environment in which you are trying to sell your book. Here […]

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Congratulations 2012 Whitney Award Winners!

May 13, 2013

I know this has been posted elsewhere today—I’ve seen it all over Facebook. But I wanted to congratulate the winners on a job well done! And also to offer my personal thank you to all those behind-the-scenes people who make the Whitney Awards and Gala possible. Also, my candy dress was a hit with my […]

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What Do You Think of These Generally Historic Titles?

May 9, 2013

Okay, that was lame. I know. Sorry. These are the last two Whitney Award finalists categories for this year. General Dancing on Broken Glass Paige The 13th Day of Christmas A Night on Moon Hill The Rent Collector Ka Hancock* Annette Lyon Jason F. Wright Tanya Parker Mills Camron Wright Historical Espionage My Loving Vigil […]

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Help Me Pick a Dress!

May 8, 2013

The Whitney Awards Banquet is this weekend! And after working with hundreds of top-notch, internationally renowned, elite fashion designers, I’ve narrowed it down to three. 1. The Blue Fairy I like this one because blue definitely sets off my hair, which is my best feature. And I already have glasses frames to match. I would […]

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Romantic Suspense?

May 8, 2013

Romance and Mystery/Suspense make a nice couple, don’t they? I mean, romance has always been a mystery to me. And a good suspense thriller is always better with a smidge of romance thrown in, right? Okay, two more categories to chat about. Romance Lady Outlaw Of Grace and Chocolate Smart Move Twitterpated Edenbrooke Stacy Henrie* […]

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