Heather's books may be purchased at www.deseretbook.com, www.seagullbook.com, or in LDS bookstores.
More about Heather: Heather Moore is the award-winning author of the historical series, Out of Jerusalem, and writes under the pen name H.B. Moore. The next series begins with Abinadi, which won both the 2008 Whitney for Best Historical and the 2009 Best of State in Literary Arts; its sequel Alma was recently released by Covenant Communications. Heather graduated from Brigham Young University with a major in Fashion Merchandising and minor in Business Management—which has nothing to do with writing novels. But at least she can balance a mean checkbook and color-coordinate her kids’ school clothes. Heather loves to hear from readers at: www.hbmoore.com or if you're an aspiring writer, she also manages the editing company: www.precisioneditinggroup.com.
Visit Heather on her blog: My Writer's Lair
LDSWBR: Heather, what favorite Holiday traditions do you and your family participate in every year? Will you be starting any new traditions this year?
HEATHER: Christmas Eve is my favorite time of the Christmas season. We have a crab dinner with my family and re-enact the Christmas story, in one form or another. My dad reads the story of Christ’s birth out of the Book of Luke to the grandchildren. This year my parents are in Jerusalem, so we’ll have to carry on the tradition with our own little family.
LDSWBR: What books are on your Christmas wish list?
HEATHER: I deserve a lump of coal—I’ve already purchased or borrowed the books on my wish list. I’m impatient! For a list of clean books I’ve read this year, check out my blog post: Whitney Nominations and 2 more reviews.
LDSWBR: What books do you plan on purchasing/have you purchased as gifts for loved ones this Christmas?
HEATHER: The Christmas List, by Richard Paul Evans; Farworld 2: Land Keep, by J. Scott Savage; My Fair Godmother, by Janette Rallison
LDSWBR: Thanks for sharing your traditions with us, Heather.
Does anyone else eat seafood for Christmas Eve dinner? Do you have a favorite seafood recipe?
***Countdown to Christmas Contest***
LDSWBR will hold a drawing on Christmas Day for a $25 eGift Card from Deseret Book, as well as a variety of books being offered by some of the LDS authors that will be featured on the blog. Simply post a thoughtful comment on the Countdown to Christmas author posts to enter. Here are the rules:
- LDSWBR reserves the right to decide what determines a "thoughtful" comment.
- Only one comment per person per "Countdown to Christmas" author post will be entered into the drawing. This allows the potential for 24 entries per person at the end of the contest. Feel free to comment more than once per post if you'd like, but only one comment will be accepted as an entry.
- Contest ends at 12:00 Midnight MST on December 24, 2009. Drawing winners will have until 12:00 Midnight MST on December 31, 2009 to claim their prize. After that time, another name will be drawn to receive the prize.
- Book prizes can only be shipped within the contiguous United States.
- Loyalty's Web by Joyce DiPastena
- Hidden Branch by G.G. Vandagriff
- Altared Plans by Rebecca Talley
- A Modest Proposal by Michele Ashman Bell (includes a bonus copy of Michele's Christmas booklet, A Candle in the Window)
- Her Good Name by Josi Kilpack
- MISSING by Ronda Gibb Hinrichsen
- Famous Family Nights by Anne Bradshaw
- Love Letters of Joseph and Emma (autographed copy) by Angela Eschler
- Family Home Evening Adventures by Rebecca Irvine
- Counting the Cost by Liz Adair
- Shudder by Jennie Hansen
- Mormon Mishaps and Mischief by D.N. Giles & C.L. Beck
- Dawn's Early Light by Laurie (L.C.) Lewis
- The Fairy Thorn (brand new release!) by Dorothy Keddington