Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Raising Money For My Mom

I'm donating all the proceeds from the sale of the e-book version of Silent No More to my mother. Since my dad passed last year, she has been struggling financially and I want to do something special for her. If you are looking for a good book, please click on the link to the right and purchase my novel. If you love it, lend your review and pass the word on to your friends. If you hate it, just delete it off your Kindle. I won't be offended. I really want to sell a lot of books, so I can funnel as much money as I can back to my mom - the woman who first inspired me to love reading. Thanks in advance for all your support!

Friday, August 3, 2012

Welcome to Alvsborg Books!

I revamped my website to reflect some recent changes. Please take a look at In addition, the link to the right was taking people to the wrong place - I have fixed that and if you would like to purchase Silent No More, you're now just one click away. Thanks again for all the support!

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Life Moves On

When we first moved in to our home, we were greeted with a warm lick and a bark of 'hello' by a wonderful little dog named Rudy. My girls loved Rudy from the first moment they saw him and he loved them. The girls love every dog in the neighborhood, mainly because they do not have one of their own. However, Rudy held a special place in their hearts. Unfortunately, Rudy passed away a few weeks ago and a little piece of all of us went with him. We miss him a lot. But this morning, I was reminded of how life is wonderfully good at starting over - our neighbors brought home a new dog who desperately needed a loving, forever family. Wiley looks a lot like Rudy, but he's quieter, and perhaps a little more shy. My girls have fallen madly in love him, as has his forever family. While Rudy will remain forever with us, Wiley has managed to open up a new place in our hearts just for him.
We love and miss you, Rudy. Welcome to the neighborhood, Wiley.

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Happy Mother's Day

This is one of my favorite quotes:

"Motherhood is more than bearing children, though it is certainly that. It is the essence of who we are as women. It defines our very identity, our divine stature and nature, and the unique traits our Father [in Heaven] gave us."  - Sheri L. Dew, President and CEO of Deseret Book

To all women, whether single or married, with or without children - Happy Mother's Day!!!

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Joy in the Journey

One of my favorite quotes is by Gordon B. Hinckley, former president (now deceased) of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints:

“Life is just like an old time rail journey ... delays, sidetracks, smoke, dust, cinders, and jolts, interspersed only occasionally by beautiful vistas and thrilling bursts of speed. The trick is to thank the Lord for letting you have the ride.”


Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Quote for the Day

What do you think of your pet(s)?

"Animals are such agreeable friends – they ask no questions, they pass no criticisms.” – Mary Ann Evans (aka George Eliot), 1819-1880

Our bunny, Coco, loves it when I scratch under his chin and nuzzle his nose. He’ll sit for hours if I just keep petting him. He reminds me daily of what it means to live 'simply' and 'agreeably.'
Although my kids sometimes give him a little too much love, he still seems to enjoy being part of our family. I’m so glad we have him in our lives.

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Quote for the Day

Question: How many of you think prayer is a real way to communicate with deity? Why or why not?

The following Quote for the Day describes how I feel:

"Ere you left your room this morning,
Did you think to pray?
In the name of Christ, our Savior,
Did you sue for loving favor
As a shield today?

Oh, how praying rests the weary!
Prayer will change the night to day.
So, when life gets dark and dreary,
Don't forget to pray."

-Mary A. Pepper Kidder, 1820-1905

Monday, April 16, 2012

Quote for the Day

“A word is not the same with one writer as it is with another. One tears it from his guts. The other pulls it out of his overcoat pocket.” - William Wordsworth

I think today might be a 'guts' day. Time to take care of that blank screen staring back at me.

Saturday, January 21, 2012

A great new book!

Binary by Jennifer Coons is a great new book just out on! If you love YA, the action of Star Wars and the romance of Twilight, then this is the book for you. Go check it out today!

Binary by Jennifer Coons