Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Episode 8-On location at Bookworms

Welcome to this week's podcast. Betsy and Theresa had lots of fun signing their newly released books Soulfire-A Book of Mormon Novel and Earthbound-Prequel to No Angel at Bookworms in Thatcher, Arizona. Author interviews are Joanne Mortensen, Anna Arnett, Cindy R. Williams, and Kathy Atwood. In the background you'll hear such delightful sounds as the chatter of customers, the bell on the shop door and perhaps even a telephone ringing. That's what happens when you're in a public place. We hope that you enjoy today's episode.

Theresa Sneed-No Angel, Earthbound
Betsy Love Identity, Soulfire

Anna Arnett-Lolly's Yarn
Cindy Williams
Cindy Williams-Chase McKay Didn't Get Up Today
Kathy Atwood-Maybe It's a Zebra
Friend visiting with Joanne Mortensen
Lynda Matthews Roderick

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Episode 7, Author Interview with Marsha Ward, founder of ANWA

This week's episode is an interview with our dear friend and mentor Marsha Ward - truly a gift to hundreds of LDS women writers and thousands of their readers who have benefited from Marsha's tireless efforts in organizing and overseeing American Night Writers Association. 

For more information about ANWA visit

Here are the first three novels in Marsha Ward's Owens family saga:

Carl Owen doesn't intend to lose anything—not his land, not his cattle, and certainly not his girl—ever again!

This is a book to prize, and not only for its gritty realism, exciting action, and compelling characters. The story further engages us by examining the ties that hold family and community together. Not many Westerns do that. Heartily recommended! - C.K. Crigger

Thinking he's been treated unjustly by his father, James Owen leaves the family homestead to make a new life for himself.
I was enthralled, and sitting on the edge of my chair, as I read RIDE TO RATON. This is an exciting, quick paced, heartwarming, and heartrending story! James and Amparo are wonderfully "real" characters, with the emotions and interactions between them touching my heart. The secondary characters were fantastic: from mean and drunk, to kind and generous, they added extra life—and spice—to the story. The first one of Marsha Ward's books I've read, I am highly impressed. A western in the true sense of the word, yet with plenty of romance, this one is definitely worth your time if you are a lover of westerns or romances, or both. - Teresa Henson

Jessie Bingham put heartbreak away to tend to her sister's needs, but when she settled for second best in love, she didn't foresee that James Owen would come back into her life.
I really really liked this book. I liked the first two books in the series too, but this book seemed to flow beautifully and connect with me.
I must admit I usually have difficulty getting "into" a book. I think it's just me, sometimes it's hard to keep track of all the people right off the bat. Not this book, I was right there, submerged in 1867 and could even smell the hay in the barn!!!
This book starts with a BANG...(I was shocked and extremely impressed!) not to mention throughly entertained ALL the way through. It was intense, touching and heartwarming.
So, great Job Marsha Ward! And to everyone who hasn't read this book- GO GET IT!

Visit Marsha's website for purchase links 
and more information about her and her awesome novels.

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Episode 6, Author Readings: Theresa Sneed

Listen to author Theresa Sneed 
as she reads from No Angel 
and discusses the inspiration 
for this delightful book.

Here's the link we mentioned in today's podcast 
for Sandra Miller's writing tips.

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Episode 5: Take Time to Develop Your Craft

You think you can tell a great story? You probably can! 
Writing it down is a little bit more tricky than just telling it, but you can do it.
Today's writing podcast is on how important it is to take the time to develop your writing craft. 
You will reap great rewards if you are willing to work hard at learning the writing process 
and then improving each part of it through practice. Have fun and get working at it!