Personal updates

Who was Alice Rowan?

I recently sent away for a DNA kit from Ancestry.com. I was curious, although I figured I was 75% Scottish, with a smattering of English, Irish, German, Dutch, and French. Imagine my surprise when my results came back 39% Irish. That got me wondering where all that Irish DNA came from, so I started researching… Continue reading Who was Alice Rowan?

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News, On Writing

League of Utah Writers Conference

Thank you to all those who worked so hard to put the writers' conference together and make it a success. I enjoyed it very much, learned a lot, and made some new friends. Thanks to all the presenters and teachers, and for the keynote speaker, Mette Ivie Harrison, whose address was very inspiring. Thank you also… Continue reading League of Utah Writers Conference

Book Reviews

David: The Unseen

Book Review: David (Book 3 in the Unseen series), by Johnny Worthen: I have thoroughly enjoyed reading this series.  Eleanor was amazing, and Celeste was a heart-wrenching, action-packed cliffhanger (Ahhh!), so I have waited impatiently for David to come out.  This third and final book did not disappoint me. After assuming the shape of a… Continue reading David: The Unseen

Book Reviews

Stone and Spark

Book Review: Stone and Spark - by Sibella Giorello: Sibella Giorello goes back in time and gives us a new mystery/suspense series featuring Raleigh Harmon as a teenager. When her best friend, Drew, goes missing, Raleigh is sure that something terrible has happened. However, no one will believe her -- not even the police. Her only ally is a… Continue reading Stone and Spark