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Unless I change my mind in the future, this site has retired for good.

However, I’m keeping it up because of the many resources and information found in the posts. I may index the site at some future date to make it easier for readers to find what they’re interested in, but I have no definite plans to do that soon.

Please visit NewLDSFiction.com where I will continue to spotlight new releases by LDS authors.

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Cathy J

 

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Yes, It’s Me

May 31, 2013
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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 […]

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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 www.newldsfiction.com. 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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Whitney Finalists—I’m Speculating…

May 7, 2013

Did you think I was going to guess the winners? Nope. This is a review of the finalists for a  Whitney Award in the Speculative categories. Speculative City of the Saints Flight From Blithmore Earthbound The Hollow City The Penitent D. J. Butler Jacob Gowans Theresa Sneed Dan Wells C. David Belt Youth Adult—Speculative Demons Destined […]

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Storymakers and Whitney Awards—Oh My!

May 6, 2013

This weekend is probably my favorite weekend of the entire year! It’s the LDStoryMakers Conference and the Whitney Awards banquet!!!!!!!! Yes, they deserve all those exclamation points—and more! Seriously. I’ve been going to Storymakers for years in my alter ego persona. I’ve missed a few—and that always makes me sad—but I’ve really loved watching it grow […]

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About the Fiction Posts…

May 6, 2013
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First up today is a bit of business. On Friday, I referenced some big changes coming to the blog. I’m planning to leak the changes out a little bit each week through the end of this month. There’s one pretty BIG change I hadn’t planned to leak until mid-May. But. Over the weekend, I got […]

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We Need a Little Christmas…

May 3, 2013
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…right this very minute! * Okay, maybe not THIS exact minute but very soon. There are going to be some MAJOR changes here on LDS Publisher over the next month. (Lots of changes that may even change the course of history.) I’ll be making announcements every couple of days but the first one is: Christmas […]

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May 2013 Prize Sponsors!

May 1, 2013

A big thank you to our Prize Sponsors! Please take a moment to learn more about this month’s wonderfully generous sponsors. Above Rubies by Jaclyn M. Hawkes His chivalry was strangling her. He thought he was helping her, and in truth he was. She was in desperate straits. But as honorable as he was, he […]

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April 2013 Prize Winners!

May 1, 2013

Here are the randomly selected winners of last month’s  “Win These Books!” Contest. Thanks again to our sponsors. Please take a moment to read their info here.   Winner: Randy Commenting on:  “Need an LDS Writers Forum?“   Winner: Ranee Commenting on: “April 2013 Prize Sponsors!“   Winner: Prudence Bice Commenting on: “Descendant by Nichole […]

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Yikes!

April 29, 2013

I have no idea what happened to all the images of the book covers… Hopefully, the Internet gremlins will return them soon.

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Fairy Godmothers, Inc. by Jenniffer Wardell

April 29, 2013

It’s never about the glass slipper. It’s all about the love potion. In a world where fairy tale situations are as much a fact of life as death and taxes, everyone knows hiring Fairy Godmothers, Inc. is the best way to assure that your beautiful daughter or enchanted frog of a grandson will get the […]

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Upcoming Events

April 26, 2013

Do you know of a writing conference in your area or an open call for submissions that would would be of interest to LDS writers? If so, please email the information and link(s) to me to be included in next month’s post. Event posts go live on the last Friday of each month. Note: This […]

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