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Friday, December 4, 2009

Heather (H.B.) Moore - Countdown to Christmas 2009

21 Days until Christmas!

Heather (H.B.) Moore has published seven books, including the four-part Out of Jerusalem series. Her most recent releases include Alma, sequel to her novel Abinadi, and All is Bright: A Collection of True Christmas Stories. Her next book, Alma the Younger, is planned for a tentative Fall 2010 release. Heather is also working on Women of the Book of Mormon, with a tentative release sometime in 2010.

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?

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?

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?

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?

Don't forget to nominate your favorite 2009 books by LDS authors for Whitney Awards by December 31! Can't remember what you read? Visit the LDS Publisher blog for a list of books published by LDS authors in 2009.

***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.
Books that have been generously donated by the author for drawing prizes:
  • 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
Thank you so much!


  1. I have loved reading Heather's books and have included them in my personal library. I find them riveting and "can't put down until they are finished." Thanks for adding to the LDS fiction scene.

  2. I really like Heather's books as well. I've read Abinidi and Alma so far, and am going to start on her Out of Jerusalem series soon!

  3. Shrimp Cocktail. That is what we eat on Christmas Eve!

  4. No seafood on Christmas Eve for us. I just recently learned about that. We always had sausage.
    Heather's books look interesting too!

  5. We eat ham most of the time on Christmas.
    Her book sounds amazing.