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And here are a few of examples . . .
More if you follow the above link! Thank you!
My dear most devoted fans! I apologize for the way the blog has been so dormant. I know you probably all must get tired of hearing about my health issues, but that's the reality of my life, and I have been down in bed a great deal. Therefore, if anything besides laundry and cooking gets done around here it's a miracle. My sweet daughter, Anna, who helps me take care of this blog (because I am so not computer savvy) was diagnosed with the same disease I have (Celiac Disease, if you didn't already know) so she's been adjusting to that and not feeling well herself. Her brother and two of my grandsons have also been diagnosed. For them, the disease was caught much earlier than for me, so they should be just fine given the right treatments and some time. For me, it went undiagnosed for so long that it did a lot of damage that is now tormenting me.
Okay, enough whining. But that's why both me and Anna are so unmotivated.
However, we are still here, and there are some good things coming. Eventually we will get all of the book histories posted here---I promise! In the meantime, there is a complete booklist so you can keep track of the books you've read. Some are no longer available in print form, unless you can find them used. But they should all be available as e-books.
The good news is that volume three of the Horstberg Saga will be out before the end of August. I wrote it years ago but it needed extensive revisions and editing. We are now almost finished with that process, Anna has completed the artwork for the cover, and we are good to go. I thought it might be fun to give you a little excerpt from the book in the meantime. So click on the book excerpt tab at the top of the blog home page, and there it is. I'd love to hear comments if you have any!
Take care, enjoy the remainder of your summer, and God bless always, Anita
I hope you are all doing well and ready for summer. I have been mostly shut away since the holidays, dealing with my ongoing struggles, and doing extensive revisions on Volume Three of THE HORSTBERG SAGA. The book was originally written over twenty years ago (as all of the volumes were) but the first two had already been through the revision process multiple times, while this one—and the one after it—had just been collecting dust. I must say I was alarmingly stunned with what a terrible writer I had been. The story was good, but the writing was full of problems. Now the story is better and it can be read without offending your intelligence as a reader. Volume Three, FOR LOVE AND COUNTRY, is now off to the publisher and is going through the editing process, and the cover art is underway. As soon as I have a release date, I will send out an email and let you know. I am now working on Volume Four, and there is a Volume Five coming after that—titles on those are still pending, but the books are written. If you’ve not yet had the time or taken the opportunity to read volumes one and two of THE HORSTBERG SAGA, I hope you will do so. And please spread the word; the majority of my established readers still apparently don’t know it’s out there.
While I was lost in Horstberg for months, I completely overlooked letting you know that I had written a NOVELLA that was released in the spring, in a book along with novellas by two other authors. A RAVEN’S HEART is a historical story with no LDS content, longer than a short story and shorter than a novel. The book is called “Love Unexpected: With All My Heart.” I hope you will enjoy it.
One more thing I want to mention—for those of you who live in the Utah Valley Area—is an amazing charity event being held on June 7th that will benefit THE CENTER FOR WOMEN AND CHILDREN IN CRISIS. If you are an avid reader of my work, you know I’ve written a great deal about abuse and its related challenges. This is an amazing opportunity to help those who are victims. Here is a link to the website with information about the great activity on Saturday, and also on ways you can make donations even if you are unable to attend. Charity Event <http://www.teamforeverstrong.org/> I hope you all have a wonderful summer and that you feel God’s blessings in your life, as I do.
Keep reading and have much joy! Anita
Her wishes that they'll run into each other again come true, but not how she expects. When her older sister finally lets the family meet her new boyfriend, Samara is shocked to see it's the guy from the music store! Awkward and hilarious situations thrive as Samara tries—in vain—to undo the crush she's formed. Inspired by the film Dan in Real Life, this novella will tickle you pink.
For you loyal followers of this very sluggish blog, I am happy to announce that it's about to get a new boost and it will become more active once again. Dina, who helped me with the blog for quite a while, became extremely busy with her own life, and I have been continuing with the same health challenges and not able to do much about it. Then it occurred to my generally foggy brain that I have an excellent blogger living right under my roof. Actually, it was the excellent blogger who pointed this out, so I must give her the credit. Anyway, the blog will now be officially navigated by my lovely and talented daughter, Anna. She is a brilliant artist, an aspiring novelist, and one of my best friends. And since she lives down the hall from me, she is always more up to date on the happenings with my life---and my writing---than anyone else in the world. There is more information about her if you click on the mask icon on the left side of this blog (yes, she is responsible for the cover art) and I strongly recommend that you check out her art and photography blogs. She makes a mother proud. So, feel free to comment or ask her questions, and together we will do our best to keep the blog more active and keep you up to date. Love you all and God bless, Anita