Saturday, March 1, 2008

Writing This and That

I've left my last post up longer than usual in an affort to entice you to read the first chapter of Heaven Scent and, hopefully, further entice you to purchase a copy. Did it work? Maybe I could try subliminal messages. (That reminds me of a Saturday Night Live skit decades ago that had someone--Kevin Nealon, maybe--talking and giving subliminal messages within the talk. Maybe I should do that as I talk to people. No, they'd probably just think I was looney. (They might be right!)

It's taken almost 2 weeks for Amazon to finally list my book accurately, but now it is listed as being available--woo hoo. I'm hoping bookstores will have it available soon.

A year ago I didn't know much about blogs, let alone write one. I now have my personal blog and I also contribute to the ANWA blog with several other LDS women. In about a week, we'll launch a blog of Cedar Fort authors to which I will also contribute. Lots of opportunities to write. I love it.

I'm getting ready, and very excited, to attend the LDStorymakers conference. I'm looking forward to meeting my "cyber buddies" and learning a lot from the conference classes. I'm also excited to attend the Whitney Gala. I can't wait to not only meet the authors whose books are finalists, but to witness the winners in each category. What a great idea to implement awards for the best in LDS fiction.

I've also joined LDStorymakers and have been enjoying getting to know the other Storymakers. What a fun group full of so much knowledge and willingness to help each other.

I love writing!


Christine Thackeray said...

Congratulations on the book! I'd love to know how its going. What are you doing for marketing? Are you going to sell it at the LDStorymakers conference?
I hope it sells like crazy!
My book just showed up on but it isn't due out for at least four weeks. "Crayon Messages" Wierd, huh? You are amazing. said...

morning rebecca,

i am so jealous you are going to the conference. i want to go sometime i think. have a blast. i bet you will! awesome, too, that you will get to visit some of your writing buddies.

silly girl. your first part was funny and reminded me of back when i also used to teach college on the side. one of my students was giving his oral presentation (and using powerpoint slideshow). and he had subtle little mentions of ICE CREAM break throughout his briefing. cracked me up. and, yes, after his briefing was done, the class went and bought ice cream cones downstairs at the vender.

keep enjoying what you do girl :)
happy Sabbath,
kathleen :)

Josi said...

And we love having you in the group, Rebecca. You are an amazing woman and thrill to get to know. Can't wait to see you at the conference as well. Congrats on all the opportunities coming your way.

Jenna Consolo said...

Congrats on your book! Someday I dream of being part of StoryMakers too. I love the picture of you in the pretty!

Marcia Mickelson said...

Rebecca, I saw your book for sale on the new releases table at the LDS bookstore here in San Antonio. It was right toward the front, a nice stack of them.

Rebecca Talley said...

Thank you, everyone, for your comments and support.

My book is at a store? Wow. Cool. Now if people will buy it :)

I'll let you know if any of my promotional ideas work out.

Rebecca Talley said...

Thank you, Jenna, nice to "meet" you. It's my "hot mama" shirt that my girls convinced me to buy. They also convinced me to purchase some black "hot mama" shoes, too.

Kim Thompson said...

My 15 year old daughter just finished your book and loved it. She said it made her cry.
I'm excited! Now it's my turn to read it.

I'm going to the conference too and look forward to meeting you!

Rebecca Talley said...

Kim--you made my day! Thank you. I'm so happy to hear your daughter enjoyed my book.

I'm excited to meet you at the conference.

Rachelle said...

Wow! You have been very busy. I hope all goes well with the book sales!