Contests

2012 General Book Covers

January 21, 2013

Please vote for your favorite cover using the poll at the bottom of the post. Remember: Vote for the COVER, not the story or the author. Voting deadline: Midnight, Saturday, January 26, 2012. Voting guidelines & details here.     Athena by Heather B. Moore Publisher: Covenant Cover Designer: ?? I love this cover! I love […]

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2012 Book Cover Contest

January 21, 2013
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Time for the 4th Annual Book Cover Contest! I have pre-selected five finalists per genre category. You get to vote for your favorites. When the voting is over, we’ll award Readers Choice and LDS Publisher Choice Awards.     Posting & Voting Schedule: Jan 21: General & Historical Jan 22: Mystery/Suspense & Cozy Mysteries/Romantic Suspense […]

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Nominate Covers for the 2012 Book Cover Contest

January 7, 2013
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It’s that time again! Voting for the Fourth Annual Book Cover Contest officially begins on Monday, January 21, 2013. But nominations start now. You have until midnight on Friday, January 11, 2013, to nominate a book cover for me to consider for the contest. I get the final say, but if enough of you really […]

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2012 Christmas Story Contest Winners

December 21, 2012
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Before I announce the winners, a BIG thank you to those who voted and left comments for the stories. It’s a lot of work to read through 20 stories and I appreciate your efforts. And now for the winners… Like last year, we’re starting off with a tie in the first category. Both stories received […]

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Last Day to Vote!

December 19, 2012
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Today is the last day to vote in the 2012 Christmas Story Contest. Voting ends at midnight tonight, Mountain Time. Instructions for how to vote are found HERE. Read them! Note to voters: If reading all these stories is overwhelming to you, just read the first few paragraphs of each one. If it doesn’t grab […]

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2012 Christmas Story Voting Instructions

December 17, 2012
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Please read the voting instructions carefully before casting your votes. Voting for LDSP’s 2012 Christmas Story Contest starts NOW! VOTE between Monday, December 17 and midnight (Mountain) on Wednesday, December 19th.**   Voting Info: There will be four winners: Readers Choice (Published authors) Readers Choice (Unpublished authors) Publisher’s Choice (Published authors) Publisher’s Choice (Unpublished authors).  […]

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20 Nepotism

December 14, 2012

“And you are, um—” the secretary scanned her appointment book. “Rachael, 7:10, here,” Rachael pointed to her name, trying hard to look casual while placing her finger over her last name. Behind her, a wall clock chimed the hour. “Y-es, I see,” Molly Frampton, according to the gold nameplate on her desk, said. “Well, they’ll […]

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19 An Unlit Fire

December 14, 2012

Nancy had never felt more awkward in her life. She blinked and looked from the closed living room door, to the bedroom door, and then back to the living room door again. Slowly she felt her senses turn back on. Her hands felt wet. She looked down and saw that she was still holding a […]

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18 A Stony Hill Christmas

December 13, 2012

Things like this only happened in the movies; or so I thought.  It turns out, some of the ridiculous scenes in Christmas films do happen.   Only, I didn’t wake up in a big Victorian with my beautiful wife resting by my side.  There weren’t two mischievous, yet extremely charming children, slumbering down the hall.  There […]

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17 Stan the Snow Elf

December 13, 2012

There are all sorts of elves in the world. There are toy-maker elves, there are shoe-maker elves, there are cookie maker elves, and there are even mean, trouble-maker elves. Impellakrykustenapo was a snow elf, with a typical snow elf name, but his friends called him Stan. Deep underground, where it stays cold all year, Stan […]

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16 David’s Rose

December 12, 2012

Stopping only to retrieve a shovel, David carried his wife’s body out to the circle of rosebushes she had tended so lovingly in life. The snow had fallen thick, coating the land, and even now flurries danced around them. He knelt in center of the bushes, laying his wife gently on the snow. A tear […]

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15 Grandpa’s Last Christmas

December 12, 2012

“It’s snowing!” Russell’s face pressed against the window framing his image to the frosted glass. “Looks like we’ll have a white Christmas,” his father said. “Are we going to grandpa’s for Christmas, dad?” Russell asked. Russell’s grandpa had been sick for awhile and this would most likely be his last Christmas. Grandpa lived by himself […]

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14 A Grandfather’s Love

December 11, 2012

“Mommy?” asked the little green-eyed girl with long piggy-tails, “Why don’t Grandpa and Grandma Smith love us?” “What do you mean, honey? Of course they love you; they’ll be on their way to visit us in a few days.” “Really?” Ann’s eyes sparkled with happiness. “They’re really coming for Christmas? They’ve never come before! Yeah!!” […]

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13 Cardboard Christmas

December 11, 2012

by Teresa G. Osgood Lisa reached into the back corner of the closet. She stood on her toes and tugged with her fingers, and finally the box came free. She carefully pulled it out and stepped down from the chair. The last box. She hoped it was the one she wanted. As she set it […]

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