Hey everybody!

Now that the blogger social is over (so much fun!) I'm now looking ahead to the project which I announced there.  It is definitely in the pre-planning stages but in a nutshell, what we will be doing is taking an entire month and creating a fantastic event which Utah book bloggers will be highlighting Utah authors and their books!  This will likely happen in November.  Right now, what needs to happen is that we need to identify a list of Utah authors and their books (I've been looking at more mainstream market here as opposed to LDS market - I'm not purposely omitting them but that list is understandably HUGE and I simply can not take that on). 

I have created a Goodreads list.  This is great because anybody with a Goodreads account can add books to the list.  It's very collaborative that way.  However, there is a 100 book limit for each user and I hit my limit within 5 minutes of creating the list.  I have dozens of more authors that need to be added to the list.  If you are on Goodreads, will you please take the time to add any books by Utah authors that you think should not be overlooked?  Whether these be picture book, MG, YA, adult or non-fiction.  I am hoping to have a rather complete list within the next couple of weeks so we can move on to other planning stages of this event.

The link is: http://www.goodreads.com/list/show/6841.Books_by_Utah_Authors


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Books that need to be added:

Palace Beautiful by Sarah DeFord Williams
Nexus Point by Jaleta Clegg
All Mette Ivie Harrison books
Krysten Crow books
Rick Walton books
Jean Reagan picture book
Becky Hall picture books
Guest House by Barbara Richardson
Servant of a Dark God by John Brown
Sheralyn Pratt books

This is off the top of my head at the moment. If somebody could add these(and any others) in, I'd be grateful!
I went in and added Mette Ivie Harrison's books, as well as Barbara Richardson, Sheralyn Pratt's, and John Brown. I didn't get any picture books added though. Anyway, I reached my 100 pretty fast as well! I hope this helps. For now, I can't think of any other Utah authors but will stop back if I do.
Okay, I added 82. I did some of the LDS-specific authors, mostly because that's who I know. I didn't add all of Jennie Hansen's, because I didn't have enough votes left, lol. Same on Rachel Ann Nunes.... didn't add any of hers because she has a bazillion books.

Anyway, that's where I ran out of ideas.... if there are any you want added, let me know. I've got, what? 18 spots left, I guess.


LOL-- Should have refreshed first--- I'll go add some of those.
Added, Palace Beautiful, Nexus Point, Mette Ivie Harrison books, Guest House, couldn't find anything for Krysten Crow, added some of Rick Walton's, then ran out of spots.
Thank you so much Britt!!
No problem! I kept hoping while I was adding stuff that no one else was adding the same books at the same time! lol

(And I totally wouldn't have thought of Louise Plummer, but my friend ran into her the other day!)

I saw your goodreads list last night, before seeing this message this morning. I added a few books and "voted" for some of my favorites that were already on the list. I'll work some more on this today or tomorrow ...

I've added J. Scott Savage, David Farland/Dave Wolverton, Anette Lyon, Cory Poulson, Berin Stephens, Stephen Gashler... and I think that's it at this point.
Oh I didn't even think of David Farland's books!


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