At the Storymakers Conference, Liz Adair did a fantastic job of organizing door prizes. At each meal or general gathering, attendees had the chance to win books, and Liz showed a picture of each book cover and a blurb about the book up on the screen so everyone in attendance could see the prizes. Great promo for those who donated--thanks, Liz! When the winners collected their prizes, the prize committee took a picture of the winner and book, which is totally fun.
Here is the winner of Methods of Madness--Karen Hoover!
And here is the winner of Fool Me Twice--Carolyn Frank!
I haven't received a picture of the winner of Cold as Ice, but if one arrives, I'll post it. Congrats to the winners and I hope you enjoy the books!
I didn't win anything, but that's probably just as well, given the number of books I already own, including the number of books in bins in the garage. And the number of books sitting in a box and a bin in the hall. And those books in bags that I need to give to Deseret Industries, but which are currently sitting on my piano. Anyway, usually I come home from the Storymakers Conference with a pile of books that I bought at the bookstore. This year, I only came home with one--Annette Lyon's Chocolate Never Faileth. I wasn't exercising some fantastic wave of self-control (Ha ha! Self-control in a bookstore?), but rather I have a new method of reading most LDS fiction: my Kindle. I love being able to buy LDS fiction at the click of a mouse. And though e-books aren't nearly as pretty as paper books with their shiny covers, e-books don't stack up in piles and I can have them with me wherever I go. Long line at the grocery store? No problem! Got my Kindle.
I'm currently reading The List, by Melanie Jacobson. Another book on the to-buy-for-Kindle list: The Kiss of a Stranger, by Sarah M. Eden. Two romances?? What's come over me? But Melanie has a very fun, witty voice on her blog, and I wanted to give her book a try, and I enjoyed Sarah's Whitney finalist Courting Miss Lancaster, and want to read more by her. But I'm still not a romance fan, so don't be expecting lots of kissy stuff in my books. Though my upcoming book does include a kiss and aww, it's a nice kiss. There's hope for me yet, right?