You say you’ve gone into semi-retirement. What exactly does that mean? What is your basic day like now?

I wake up around noon. Watch TV all day. Eat bon bons. Around 7:00 p.m., I eat some fast food, then get all spiffied up and hit the local dance bars until 2:00 a.m. Wash, rinse and repeat.

Oh, wait. That was college.

I basically do the same thing as I did before, but freelance and on a project by project basis. A publisher will call me up and ask if I’m interested in managing a project. If I have the time and the interest, I take it on. If I hate the book or need a break, I pass.

I take the project from manuscript submission to press ready—sometimes doing the work myself, sometimes outsourcing it to other contacts. I do the same thing for self-publishers.

I mostly work from home, rather than at an office, although sometimes I’ll go onsite for a project. Just depends on the needs of the project.

I don’t really have a basic day. It changes depending on the project. If I’m not too busy, I get caught up here on these LDSP sites. If I miss posting here, or post late in the day, it’s usually because I’ve got a deadline I’m rushing to meet.

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Fatuous Friday

June 26, 2009 · 4 comments

Do you have any embarrassing habits that you’d like to confess? We all love you here. It’s safe. We’d never tell. Promise.


If you could live any other place but Utah, where would it be and why?

Hmmm. Never thought about that much. I really like South Dakota in the summer—it’s got pretty mountains, like Utah, but it’s GREEN. Arizona or New Mexico in the winter—because I like the dry air and I hate the snow and cold. Definitely a small town. I don’t like the fast pace of the bigger cities.

Or maybe somewhere in the Shenandoah Valley. It’s gorgeous there.

I’ve also thought it would be nice to live in Greece, or maybe Australia.

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Fatuous Friday

June 19, 2009

What brand of toothpaste do you use? Aquafresh Extreme Clean. I like the way it foams up. It’s like a little party in my mouth. I alternate between the Whitening Action and the Freshening Action. Shampoo? It depends on the season. In the winter I use a more moisturizing shampoo; in summer, a lighter one. […]

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Fatuous Friday

June 12, 2009

If you were going to accept a bribe (even though we know you wouldn’t) what type of chocolate would you prefer? Dark. Definitely. With caramel in the middle. I also like the flavored middles, like orange or raspberry truffles.

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Fatuous Friday: The Power of the Pedi

June 5, 2009

Do you ever get pedicures? And if you do, what is your favorite color of toenail polish? Yes! A good pedi can revitalize your spirits and make your day. There is this one little shop I found in—ooops! almost gave away too much—anyway, I love them. They do spectacular work. My favorite color toenail polish […]

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Fatuous Friday: My Summer Reading List

May 29, 2009

I won’t be posting any reviews, but here is my Summer Reading Thing List: Agent in Old Lace by Tristi Pinkston (I like mysteries.) Bone Warriors by Bron Bahlmann (Interested to see what a teen can do.) The Hourglass Door by Lisa Mangum (Always fun to see what my peers are doing.) Trail of Storms […]

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Fatuous Friday

May 22, 2009

Do you ever feel like jumping the LDS ship and moving to New York where you could be rich and famous? No. I am committed to the LDS industry. Although I might consider working with national titles that promote LDS values and themes. But I would love to be rich and famous right here in […]

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Fatuous Friday

May 8, 2009

Welcome to the first of the Friday all-about-me posts, where I answer your questions about me without giving you any real information as to my true identity. Fatuous Friday will continue as long as you continue to ask questions about me, or until I get bored, whichever comes first. Why did you go into publishing? […]

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I Laughed. I Couldn’t Help Myself.

April 18, 2009

This blog is hilariously funny. In THIS POST, he turns his wit on an LDS publisher. I’d think it was funny, even if I was on the butt end of this joke.

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Not All Publishers Are As Nice As Me

August 23, 2007

Talk about a fast response. I’m afraid someone may have burns on their fingertips from typing this e-mail so fast. You are nice? Maybe I’ll believe that. Most publishers are nice? No way. Don’t give us hope that our publishers will return a nice and reasonable response to our requests or challenges. They don’t. At […]

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Can I Just Rant?

May 23, 2007

Every once in awhile I get so frustrated I just have to blow off some steam!! And since I can’t take it out on the person causing the frustration, you guys get to hear about it. This is for all authors, especially those writing non-fiction and using quotes: It is NOT my job to teach […]

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What Are Your Personal Favs?

March 30, 2007

What are some of your personal favorite LDS fiction books? What did you like about them? I don’t feel comfortable answering that because I don’t really want to promote one LDS book over another.* But I’d love to have all of you blog readers answer that question. In the comments trail, list your three favorite […]

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