Six LDS Writers and A Frog

Wednesday, June 16, 2010


I know . . . this is the second Wednesday in a row I've missed (though, since I'm posting something, technically this counts, right?). But I'm just popping up to say I'm not going to blog . . . been gone all day, the house is messy, my daughter leaves for Trek tomorrow morning and we haven't finished her skirt, I just got the final proof for Cold as Ice, and then there's girls camp stuff. Nope, I don't think I'll be posting a real blog until after girls camp. I'm really looking forward to taking a deep breath and relaxing after girls camp is over.

I hope everyone is having a great summer and enjoying lots of good reading. Drop a comment in the comment trail and tell me what great new fiction you've read so far this summer. Or if you're an author and have a book coming out soon, tell us about it.


At 6/17/2010 10:39 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I give up on the froggers. The Monday and Tuesday guys are freeloaders. They stopped being dependable years ago. And Saturday Sariah is about as regular as the rain in El Paso. .00245 inches per year. Kerry had become queen of the guest blog for obvious reasons. But when the Wednesday and Thursday gals decided to pack it in, so did I.

Goodbye frog blog. I'm removing your from my favorites list. Its been interesting, almost fun sometimes, but I'm going where the bloggers are little more regular. Mars.

Have a great summer, an amazing fall, a wonderful winter, and a great life!


At 6/17/2010 10:46 AM, Blogger Julie Coulter Bellon said...

Dear Anonymous, I will have you know that I have never missed a Thursday blog. Ever. And I planned to blog today as well, but the day is just beginning for me and I hadn't quite posted yet. Thank you for visiting our blog however, and hope that you do check back once in a while. It's sort of like seeing an old friend--you can always pick up where you left off. :)

At 6/17/2010 11:17 AM, Blogger RobisonWells said...

Anon, I will really, really miss you. It's comments like these that make me wish I had blogged more often.

At 6/17/2010 11:18 AM, Blogger Stephanie Black said...

Anon, I'm sorry you're disappointed, and we appreciate the time you spent reading our blog. I didn't say I was packing it in--this is just a busy, high-stress period in my life, and it will last for a few more weeks. If I'm still alive after camp, I'll be back.

I hope you'll check back later, like Julie said.

At 6/17/2010 12:38 PM, Blogger Kerry Blair said...

I can't help but think that while Anon's timing and finger-pointing are way off base -- Steph, Julie and Sariah are among the most faithful in all the bloggernacle -- the overall point is regretably valid.

In fact, I've been thinking about it (and this month's Ensign's focus on Internet communication) long enough now that my original comment to Anon took on blog-like proportions. Good deal! I've cut-and-pasted my thought into Word to have something to post tomorrow. (Is it a blue moon, or what?)

Come back at least once more, Anon, okay? We haven't often agreed all that much over the years -- I owe you this one. :)

At 6/17/2010 12:42 PM, Blogger Kerry Blair said...

PS to Stephanie: Good luck with everything! You're in my thoughts and prayers. Someday I'll tell you my own "stake camp director" story. (It's in the horror genre, so remind me to cc it to Jeff.) I know the camp you've put together for your girls will be awesome. And just think how glorious it's going to be when it's OVER! Hang in there.

At 6/17/2010 1:34 PM, Blogger Debra Erfert said...

Even if Anon stomped his foot and said he won't be here tomorrow to give his awesome and thought provoking comments, Kerry, I will be, although they won’t be awesome nor thought provoking, just agreeable. Probably. Most likely.

And to answer Stephanie's question ... I've read Joan Soward's "Chocolate Roses" and Rachael Renee Anderson's "Divinely Designed" as well as Donna Hatch's "Guise of a Gentleman." Each were penned by an LDS author yet very, very different. The one commonality? They're clean. Okay, Donna's book was kinda hot, but what can you expect when you're dealing with a hunky pirate captain?

Sorry, I don’t have a book coming out. Probably won’t in the near future either, but a woman can dream.

At 6/17/2010 3:18 PM, Blogger Charlie Moore said...

I'm a terrible blogger, although I do have one (mostly religious posts, probably bore you LDS folks to tears). People get busy and have lives. There are things to do in church and with family that are much more important than all this. It is fun to come here and visit, however.

Stephanie, I am mostly reading LDS lit right now. Currently, I just started Crossfire (Abramson). Recently finished Band of Sisters (Lyon) and Dangerous Connections (Bellon). Both nominated for 2010 Whitney.


At 6/17/2010 3:28 PM, Blogger Jon Spell said...

You know, I don't care about anything else, because Kerry popped in to say hi! Hope you're doing ok, Kerry! =)

And good luck to Stephanie. I've heard horror stories about girls camp, but I'm sure yours will be more of an adventure than a thriller.

We're starting our own summer adventure, with a road trip to Portland. All in all, we're hoping for more of an Anne Tyler slice of life trip, rather than adventure, suspense or horror. Understandably.

(And I just picked up a collection of thrillers, edited by Clive Cussler. Should be fun.)

At 6/19/2010 9:59 PM, Blogger Karlene said...

I just picked up Jeff's new book. About time we found out if Bobby is dead or alive. (I'm not finished with the book, so I don't know yet.)

Next up, Princess of Glass.

Not sure what's after that.


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