February 2013 Prize Sponsors!

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A Night on Moon Hill by Tanya Parker Mills

NightonMoonHillSwimming is Daphne’s one refuge until the night she finds a body in her pool.

University professor and renowned author Daphne Lessing has never felt at ease in society. But a disturbing occurrence in her once calm and controlled existence suddenly unearths events from her past and thrusts an unusual child into her life.

Ten-year-old Eric has Asperger’s syndrome and is obsessed with fishing and angels. Soon, Daphne finds herself attached to him and faced with a choice: Does she leave him and return to her solitary, ordered life, trusting others to do right by him, or does she allow this bright child to draw her into the world she has tried to shun?

Mills_Tanya3Tanya Parker Mills is the author of A Night on Moon Hill and The Reckoning. The latter was the 2010 Writer’s Digest International Self-Published Book Award Winner for Mainstream/Literary Fiction, 2009 Indie Book Award Winner for Multicultural Fiction, and 2008 Whitney Finalist in two categories.

Tanya was born in Libya, grew up in the Middle East, and has lived in Greece, Turkey, Iraq, Lebanon, Italy, and several US states. She now lives in the Pacific Northwest. You can learn more about Tanya at her website: www.tanyaparkermillls.com.


Baked Alaska by Josi S. Kilpack

BakedAlaskaFAn Alaskan cruise is the setting for amateur detective Sadie Hoffmiller’s latest adventure. Sadie plans to spend time relaxing with her two grown children, Breanna and Shawn, and her boyfriend, Pete, while enjoying the luxury and cuisine of an elegant cruise ship and helping to plan her daughters upcoming wedding. But even as the crew prepares to leave port, Sadie has suspicions about the voyage ahead and the relationship between her normally easy-going son and a mysterious female passenger he obviously knows but refuses to discuss.

When the woman is discovered unconscious during the second night at sea, Sadie’s apprehension escalates. Over the last few years, Sadie has developed an extreme dislike for secrets and it would seem her son is keeping one from her.

Kilpack_Josi2Josi S. Kilpack loves to read and write, is the author of seventeen novels, the baker of many a delicious confection, and the hobby farmer of a varying number of unfortunate chickens. In her spare time she likes to overwhelm herself a multitude of projects and then complain that she never has any spare time; in this way she is rather masochistic. She also enjoys traveling, cheering on her children, and sleeping in when the occasion presents itself.

Josi is best known for her Sadie Hoffmiller culinary mystery series and The Newport Ladies Book Club series.

Coming Home by Annette Lyon

ComingHomeFive women became fast friends when their husbands were deployed to Afghanistan. But as they welcome the soldiers home, what should be a joyful time soon becomes painful.

Kim, who had a baby while her husband was away, knows how to be a mother but has forgotten how to be a wife. Nora, accustomed to taking care of herself during the long years of her husband’s absence, resents having to forfeit her independence. Jess’s already troubled marriage turns dangerous, while Brenda struggles to manage her husband’s psychological trauma. And Marianne faces her crushing loss, compounded with worry over wayward children.

Each woman must draw upon her bond of friendship and faith to find the strength, courage, and insight needed to move forward, proving that even the hardest of trials cannot break this loyal band of sisters.

Lyon_Annette3Annette Lyon has been writing ever since second grade, when she piled pillows on a chair to reach her mother’s typewriter. A cum laude graduate from BYU with a degree in English, she has had success as a professional editor and doing newspaper, magazine, and business writing, but her first love is creating fiction. She’s perhaps best known for her historical novels centered around the four old Utah temples, but she also authored a very successful cookbook, Chocolate Never Faileth, the Band of Sisters series about five women who come together during their husbands’ deployment to Afghanistan, and is one of the authors of  The Newport Ladies Book Club series.

Learn more about Annette at her website, www.annettelyon.com, and her blog, The Lyon’s Tale at www.blog.annetlyon.com.


The Dark Eagles: First Flight by David R. Smith

DarkEaglesFirstFlightKief loves exploring the rugged mountains on his horse, Natch, with his best friend Tarc.

But when he receives a mysterious map on his birthday, left behind for him by his dead grandfather, Kief is thrown into an adventure beyond even his imagination.

Leaving home to pursue his childhood dream of attending the merchant academy on the coast, extraordinary events unfold propelling Kief, along with his friends and his map, toward the same perilous destiny.


Smith_DavidRoceanDavid R. Smith was born in Salt Lake City, Utah and spent most of his childhood on a farm in Heber City, located in the Wasatch Mountains. There David fell in love with horses and the mountains. He spent much of his free time exploring the mountains on his horse and finding adventures to follow. He attended the University of Utah earning a Bachelors in Engineering. Realizing that it’s never too late to follow your dream. So David set off to write an epic adventure of a boy and his horse and created a story of freedom, adventure, love, courage and sacrifice. When he’s not writing, David enjoys outdoor activities with his family, and especially loves surfing with his three boys in Southern California where he resides.

Follow the Prophets: 52 FHE Lessons From Latter-day Prophets by Rebecca Irvine

FollowProphetsDo you find yourself in a family night rut? Get the whole gang excited about family home evening with this engaging series of lessons and activities. From finger puppets to flannel board illustrations, each of the included fifty two lessons incorporates interactive tools and games designed to teach valuable principles, such as The importance of journal writing from the teachings of Wilford Woodruff Signs of the Second Coming from the works of Joseph Fielding Smith A review of the Six Be’s presented by Gordon B.Hinckley As you explore the incredible real-life stories and teachings of our latter-day prophets in this outstanding compilation, your family will eagerly anticipate family home evenings the whole year round.

Irvine_Rebecca2Rebecca Irvine is an author of three books and a communications professor at Mesa Community College. She is married and the mother of three fabulous kids. Reading, blogging (rebeccairvine.blogspot.com), and going to Zumba class are some of her favorite hobbies. Other books by Irvine include ‘Adventures with the Word of God’ (Horizon/CFI 2008) and ‘Family Home Evening Adventures’ (Horizon/CFI 2009).


Nobody’s Damsel by E.M. Tippetts

NobodysDamselSequel to Someone Else’s Fairy Tale.

Chloe is now a forensic scientist and her first case is a crime against a child.

Jason’s star continues to rise and hordes of fans want to see him single again.

Together they must find their way past all the popping flashbulbs and through the dark maze of a criminal investigation to discover whether they can balance their professional goals with the demands of a celebrity marriage.

The odds are entirely against them.


Tippetts_EM2E.M. Tippetts: I write chick lit as E.M. Tippetts and science fiction as Emily Mah. I got my start in writing at the Clarion West Writer’s Workshop for Science Fiction and Fantasy.

I am originally from New Mexico,  have a bachelors in philosophy, politics, and economics from Oxford University, and a juris doctorate in business law from UCLA. I also design jewelry (and no, that doesn’t fit in with any of the other stuff I’ve listed here.) Currently, I live in London while my husband does his PhD.


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20 thoughts on “February 2013 Prize Sponsors!”

  1. I love Josi Kilpack’s books. I don’t know how she does it but they are so perfectly timed to be released right when I am getting ready for a birthday/anniversary or a trip. They are the perfect thing to take along! I can’t wait to get & read Baked Alaska (perfectly timed for my birthday!).

  2. Wow, such a great variety of books. They all look like books I would love. I admit I have a particular love of Josi Kilpack’s culinary mysteries though. I can’t wait to read Baked Alaska!

  3. I have been able to read Josi S.Kilpack’s books and I have enjoyed them and the recipes that come with them. I cannot wait to get her newest one.

  4. thank you for these giveaways!!
    i wish to be entered to win BakedAlaska, please!!!

    thank you!!

  5. It,s so great to have a place where we can find out about relevant authors. A place where we know that what you write about is clean and interesting. Thank you

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