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Wrapping Up 2011

December 19, 2011

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I’m trying to get the 2011 Fiction list for this blog wrapped up and as complete as possible this week. I usually post the full list on Dec 31st, but then it’s too late to encourage Whitney nominations—so I’m shooting for this Friday.

That way, you have the full list in front of you and can make last minute nominations for your favorite books.

Trust me. The Whitney people LOVE last minute nominations. They will thank you for them.

(That is only slightly sarcastic. They would really rather you nominate all year long, but any nomination before the end of the year will be considered.)

(For details on Whitneys & nominations, click here.)

But I digress. This is not a post about the Whitneys. It’s a post about the 2011 LDS Fiction list. This list is for fiction titles written by LDS authors and published in 2011.

I currently have 275 titles on the 2011 Fiction list. That’s a lot. But, unfortunately, I’m sure I’ve missed a few.

That’s where YOU ride to my rescue!

Please take a moment (or 10) and look at the list. Scroll down to view the 2011 Fiction list in the sidebar. If you know of any book that belongs on this list—and it’s missing—please, please, please send me info about it. (Link to info I need.)

As far as I know, the current list is complete. I am not aware of any other books being released through the end of this year. Please correct me if I’m wrong by sending an e-mail ASAP or by posting the title of the book and the author’s name in the comments of this post.

Thanks so much for your help!

Oh, and P.S. Some authors believe that if their book has a post on the LDS Fiction blog, that means they’re automatically nominated for a Whitney. This is not true. My blogs have no official connection with the Whitney Awards. This LDS Fiction blog is simply to make readers aware that a book exists. It’s up to the reader of the book to nominate it for a Whitney. (Authors and publishers may not nominate their own books.)

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Wrapping Up 2011

December 19, 2011

I’m trying to get the 2011 Fiction list wrapped up and as complete as possible this week. I usually post that list over on LDS Fiction on Dec 31st, but then it’s too late to encourage Whitney nominations—so I’m shooting for this Friday. That way, you have the full list in front of you and […]

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Give Books for Christmas Giveaway Hop Winner

December 16, 2011

First, I want to apologize for not being very active here this month. It’s been crazy at work and everyone’s been trying to wrap up the end of the year so that today will be our last official work day and we can play until January. I think I’m just about there… And now for […]

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Give Books for Christmas Giveaway Hop!

November 29, 2011

Oh, hi. I’m doing the Give Books for Christmas Giveaway Hop! I don’t usually do things like this. In fact, I don’t think I’ve ever participated in a blog hop before. And I may never do it again. We’ll see. But I was invited to participate in this one through Facebook (that Facebook is a […]

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November 24, 2011

Borrowed here.

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Mea Culpa

September 15, 2011

Will the submissions from 2010 ever learn if they were good enough for your compilation or get the promised critique? It’s hard to want to participate again when we’re still all in limbo from B of M and last year’s Christmas contest. I thought I’d tied up all the loose ends for the last two […]

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What Is ‘Sweet’?

September 15, 2011

Stolen from Pub Rants, a blog by literary agent Kristen Nelson. Late on Friday (July 29) I found out that Jamie Ford was going to be a literature question on that night’s TV show of Jeopardy! Surely you’ve arrived if you are ubiquitous enough to be a question on a popular game show, right? Not […]

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Going On Vacation…

July 3, 2011

I’m taking a summer vacation, so I’m suspending the Comment Contest for July and August. I’d still appreciate your comments but there won’t be any prizes until September. Even though I’m on a break, you’ll want to check back here a couple of times a week because I’ll be doing a “Best of”—posting some of […]

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Missionary Fiction?

June 2, 2011

Quick question, do you know if lds publishers are interested in fictional stories about missionaries? Of course. Why wouldn’t they be? As long as it’s well-written and not preachy, has intriguing characters that readers can relate to, an interesting plot line, and upholds LDS beliefs and standards, most LDS publishers will give it a look. […]

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Brenda Novak Diabetes Auction

May 1, 2011

Brenda Novak is LDS and a poplular mystery/suspense writer. She’s been on the NY Times and the USA Today Best Seller lists multiple times. She’s written over 30 novels. AND she sponsors an annual online auction for diabetes. Last year, I sponsored a category in this auction. This year, my schedule wouldn’t allow it—but this […]

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LDSP Secrets Revealed!!!

March 9, 2011

Lisa Turner is one of seven women who blog at Mormon Mommy Writers. She interviewed me last Saturday for her Saturday Stories series. She was very, very sneaky and got me to reveal some personal information, such as: the “catch” behind the free writing advice dispensed here my lifelong search for the one true green […]

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Before Sending Me a Question…

February 24, 2011

Updated 6:45 p.m.: Okay, I’m over my snit now so I’ve modified this post and taken out the attitude. But expect a post in the near future on not shooting yourself in the foot… Please read DA RULES and WHY I STARTED THIS BLOG. This is an advice blog where answers to your questions benefit […]

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Lessons For Authors & Publishers—A Cautionary Tale

February 24, 2011

A few days ago, someone told me the Whitney Board had sent out a list of novels available to the Whitney Voting Academy as pdfs. These pdfs are guarded very closely and are programmed to self-destruct once you’ve read them—so they’re not easy to get to. I was told I needed to request them. I […]

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