Six LDS Writers and A Frog

Thursday, April 01, 2010

Do You Believe?

by Julie Coulter Bellon

Well, in honor of April Fool’s Day today and the fact that I’m the only one who has blogged so far this week (where is everyone? Probably all on vacation together and no one thought to invite me. *sniff*) I thought we could play a little game. Just for fun and to get to know the Six LDS Writers better, let's play, “Do You Believe?”

Do you believe that I met Princess Diana when I was thirteen years old?

Do you believe that I am expecting my eighth child in the fall?

Do you believe that I was once bitten by a poisonous spider and am now deathly afraid of spiders of any kind?

Do you believe that Jeff Savage once worked as a mall Santa?

Do you believe that Jeff Savage purposely didn’t finish the next book in the Shandra Covington series just to torture his fans and that he giggles about it several times a day?

Do you believe that Jeff Savage once owned a spastic golden retriever?

Do you believe that Stephanie Black plays the violin?

Do you believe that Stephanie Black lived in Arizona and briefly worked as a tour guide for the Grand Canyon?

Do you believe that Stephanie Black’s favorite Disney movie is The Emperor’s New Groove? (That would explain a lot if it is true, wouldn’t it?)

Do you believe that Robison Wells is distantly related to H.G. Wells from War of the Worlds fame?

Do you believe that his parents actually meant to name him Robinson, but the nurse wrote down Robison for his birth certificate and they never corrected it?

Do you believe that Robison Wells’ favorite vacation was to Canada where he loved the atmosphere, food, and most of all, the people?

Do you believe that Kerry Blair has a collection of voodoo dolls?

Do you believe that Kerry Blair is one of the sweetest, most Christlike women on the planet?

Do you believe that Kerry Blair loves surprises?

Do you believe Sariah Wilson is the oldest of nine children?

Do you believe Sariah Wilson was a cheerleader in high school?

Do you believe that Sariah Wilson got married on her 20th birthday?

I will post the answers next week, and I hope if you played along, it was fun for you to get to know us a little better. Of course, anyone who gets all of the answers correct should get a plaque or certificate stating that they are the Six LDS Writers biggest fan. I'll see what I can do about that.

I also wanted to announce the winners of my Water for Warriors contest! THANK YOU to everyone who donated and helped spread the word. I’m going to finish picking up all the collection boxes today, but so far the donations have been such that it makes me feel weepy to know how many people care about our soldiers and wanted to help with my charity.


For an autographed copy of Dangerous Connections, the winners were:

UT Mom of 4

Taffy Lovell


Stephanie Black


For a copy of the DVD One Good Man the winners were:

Charlie Moore

H.B. Moore

Annette Lyon

L.T. Elliot


And the grand prize winner, the person who gets to name a character in my next novel is:


(Brenda sent me one of the cutest pictures of her and her friend donating to Water for Warriors. I forgot to ask her permission to repost it here! But you can believe me, it was cute.)

Again, thank you to everyone who participated, and if the winners would please email me their snail mail addresses to I will mail you your prizes.


At 4/01/2010 3:33 PM, Blogger Karlene said...

I believe all of them. Yep, every one. :)

At 4/01/2010 3:42 PM, Blogger Stephanie Black said...

I won! I won! I'm so excited! Woohoo!

Yes, I'm a slacker :) I made a deliberate, malicious decision not to blog yesterday, because, hey, everybody's doing it :)

At 4/01/2010 3:50 PM, Blogger Deb said...

I was beginning to think that the Frog Blog had a technical breakdown of some sort. I’m glad to see it was just lassitude and nothing more serious than that.

I love games!

First question... Yes, I so totally believe you met Princess Diana, and I’m as green as the frog with envy even thinking about it. She was my most favorite princess.

2. Yes to number eight. Congratulation! (Unless you’re pulling an April Fools joke.)

3. Yes to being afraid of spiders. But tell me, have you noticed any special super-powers since then? (Not that any super-powers aren’t special in of themselves.)

4. Yes to J. Scott working as a Mall Santa. Please, if you have a picture I’d appreciate you publishing it on this blog because I totally believe the answer to #5 to be ...

Yes, yes, yes!!! I won a sneak reading to said Shandra conclusion and have yet been privy to the ms via internet. I’ve felt tortured ever since I read that S T U P I D cliffhanger!!!

6. Yes, Savage deserved the spastic Golden.

7. Yes. Stephanie is creative enough to have talents beyond writing, so playing a musical instrument is logical.

8. No to the Grand Canyon tour guide, unless it was before she was married. In that case I change my vote to yes...

9. Interesting choice of a favorite movie. I’d have to say ... no on that one.

10. No, I think I remember somewhere that Rob said he was not related to H.G. Wells.

11. Yes. My grandmother’s name was misspelled on her birth certificate. It happens a lot.

12. No, I don’t believe Kerry has Voodoo dolls, just practically every other kind of collection, though.

13. Yes, Kerry Lynn Blair is the sweetest, most Christ-like woman on the planet and will be in the After-here. That is why she’s going to need to have high-rise condos on her cul-de-sac in heaven.

14. Kerry says she likes surprises, but she doesn’t really.

15. Yes 16. Yes 17. Yes

Um... Julie? You have a person named “Deb” listed for winning your book, “Dangerous Connections.” What is her last name?

At 4/01/2010 4:34 PM, Blogger Jon Spell said...

Re: Poisonous Spiders

Do you believe I once had a girl break up with me because I wouldn't believe that daddy long legs spiders were poisonous?

(Truly. And they are! I can't believe how often I played with them as a kid. Good thing their fangs are really small. Jen: sorry I didn't believe you!)

At 4/01/2010 4:54 PM, Blogger Annette Lyon said...

Yay! I won!

And I believe #1 and #3 of you. Not #2.

At 4/02/2010 3:33 PM, Blogger Charlie said...

Well, first, thanks. I've been lucky in these little contests. Now, what do I believe? Here is my responses?
In order to your questions.


At 4/02/2010 9:45 PM, Blogger Debra Erfert said...

I missed one. #11 should have been believing Rob Wells favorite vacation spot was Canada, which I suppose might be possible (yes) since he has a rather strange sense of humor. Other people enjoy places like, I don't know... Hawaii, maybe, when they want to escape their frozen surroundings.

Please shift my answers accordingly. Thank you.


At 4/05/2010 2:41 PM, Blogger Tristi said...

I dunno ... I think I could believe all of it. If Kerry has voodoo dolls, though, she doesn't voodoo with them ... she's probably set up a voodoo doll recovery care and treatment program.

At 4/07/2010 12:08 AM, Blogger UTMomof4 said...

Yay I won!! I can't wait to read your book!! I do believe that Jeff torments us and thinks it's funny to wait on the Shandra books. Good game, can't wait to see the answers.

At 4/07/2010 10:26 PM, Blogger Elizabeth said...

Wow. How Fun. I can't wait to see which answers are correct. Thanks for thinking this up.


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