Frequently Asked Questions:
The most asked question is when is The Keeper’s Quest coming out?
The manuscript is at my publishers, patiently awaiting its turn. They expect it to be released in January of 2013. I’ll be crossing my fingers nothing delays it.
Where can I buy The Keeper’s Calling?
Most Deseret Book stores carry The Keeper’s Calling. Some Barnes & Noble locations as well as Powell’s Books. At times it is available at the following Costco Warehouses: Hillsboro, OR, Aloha, OR, Tigard, OR, Lehi, UT, Orem, UT, and Wilsonville, OR. I announce most of my book signings via Facebook, send me a friend request or like https://www.facebook.com/TheKeepersSaga page for those announcements.
Is any of it true?
Threads of my life run rampant through the pages of The Keeper’s Saga:
I board horses like Chase’s mom. I have kids attending Hillsboro High School.
The horseback ride Chase takes Kim and then Ellie on follows the same trail I gallop my horses along.
Garrick’s car in 1968 is the same car my dad bought in 1968 and the one I learned to drive when I turned 16.
The scene in The Keeper’s Calling where the waitress dumps a plate of hot food in Kim’s lap was based on one of the first dates I went on with my husband. It was a dinner date with his family and the first time I’d met them. Keep in mind, I really thought he was a neat guy and I wanted him to like me. The hot plate slipped out of the waitress’ hand and landed upside down in my lap on top of my white sweater and my only pair of Guess jeans. My future mother-in-law followed me into the bathroom to help me clean up and when I started laughing at my crazy predicament, she said, “This isn’t funny. These are expensive clothes.” Unlike Kim, I was gracious and kind, going so far as to give the waitress a hug as we left that night and tell her, “It’s okay. Don’t worry about it.” That plate in my lap ended up being a blessing in disguise because my husband’s mom and dad were so impressed with how I handled the situation, they took an instant liking to me.