Friday, September 9, 2011

Books and things

Obsession is out and has been spotted in Utah. I still haven't seen the book in person, but I have pictures, or at least the cover art. I have received a few emails from people who have read it and so far all of them have been positive. (I love those kinds of emails!)

I am also excitedly setting up my visit to Utah for Conference weekend. I will be at the Seagull Books on Redwood Road in Salt Lake City (1720 S. Redwood Road) on September 30th from 1pm to 3pm. There are a couple of others that I'm still in the process of setting up.

If all goes well, the Christmas book I contributed to will also be available. It's a collection of true Christmas stories from fourteen authors who all publish with Covenant Communications. Most of the authors are probably familiar names to most, although I know at least one is probably new to most people. I believe Krista Jensen's first novel with Covenant is slated to come out sometime next spring and she has several more that have been accepted so her name will become familiar sooner than later. Having met Krista a couple of times, I'm excited to see what she brings us. She is a lot of fun and since we share the same editor, I know how excited everyone at Covenant is about her upcoming projects.

Now, one last thing before I go back to work on the novel I'm supposed to be writing right now. My friends with the Whitney Awards asked that I (and my other author friends) remind everyone to nominate their favorite 2011 novels. The rules to be eligible for a Whitney are listed on the Whitney Awards website, but the basics are that the book has to have been published in 2011, be over 50,000 words, and have been written by an LDS author.  The button to the left will take you straight to the nomination page. The deadline is December 31, 2011, but the earlier the nominations get in, the easier it is for the judges. Hopefully you've read lots of books worth nominating!

10 comments:

Stephanie Black said...

Congratulations on your new book, Traci!

Krista said...

Thanks for the shout-out, Traci! I was so excited to see your name among those authors in the anthology. I hadn't seen a picture of it yet, either, so thank you for sharing.

I'll be sure and let you know when my novel is coming out as soon as I have a release date. Until then, I need to get my hand on Obsession! Congratulations!

Jess said...

Just finished the book. Got the kindle version and book version! Loved the new one! Can't wait for the next.

Traci Hunter Abramson said...

Thanks Stephanie!

Krista, I definitely want to know when yours is coming out.

And Jess, that is dedication to get two versions of the book. I love it!

Cassandra said...

I can't wait to read it. I absolutely love your books.

Tristi Pinkston said...

Hope you'll be in Utah Valley during that time!

Anonymous said...

Traci
Drove down to Orem to get your new book Obsession. It was great! (as usual) Keep writing -- I hope to hear more about those characters in future books--that is a hint. Your books are everything I could want--Clive Cussler watch out!

From a former swimming coach, IR major, paramedic and now mom

lolliesway said...

Well, I have to say I Love Obsession. But than you have never failed yet. Thanks for all the updates. Sorry I will miss you while you are here in Utah.

Fiona and Hoko Tuakoi said...

Just got done reading this book & loved it!! I love all your books. The only one left for me to read in Royal Target. I'm planning to start it soon. Can't wait!! You're a great writer.

Traci Hunter Abramson said...

Thanks so much!