Sunday, October 26, 2014


Think over your past couple of weeks and the many people you have encountered . . . did any of them leave a smile on your face? A warm spot in a special pocket of your heart? A glow to your soul?

Here are a few of the ones I met  that did.

Show and tell me about your encounters. Do you know any of mine pictured above?

Sunday, October 19, 2014


You are so meaningful to me; you that stop by the table where I sit sharing the joy of my unlocked dream of becoming a published author. You, the reader, ask questions that we can discuss, like where did I come up with the names of my characters. Did I use names of people in my life or just pick them at random?. You helped me realize that I somehow brought forth names from my past as well as names found in a phone book. Thank you.

You tell me that you too would like to write but you just don't know how to start, so I show you how I learned to 'brain storm'. The interest in your eyes gives me the desire to learn of your life, to encourage you to write of your experiences for your family, for history. Thank you.

You saw my motto on the table beside my novel that says, "If you can dream it, you can do it", and because you just came from a class that talked of following your dreams, you stopped by. You gifted me with a feeling of delight in achieving my dream and your smile of kinship. Thank you.

Each one who stops by has a story to share that teaches me that the real joy in life, is each of YOU.

Sunday, October 12, 2014


My sincere thanks to all of you who are reading my SATIN MURDER and sending along your thoughts and reviews. They keep me making the sacrifices for my love of writing. Here are a few of the thoughts that have come my way:

Satin Murder by Bonnie Glee will go on my bookshelf where my favorite reads are treasured. I was entertained not only with the mystery of who killed Seth, but with the subtle references to living in the fifties, ie nylons with crooked seams, house dresses worn with home-made aprons, Florsheim wing-tip shoes and much more. This fun story is a one to two day read. Looking forward to more novels by Bonnie Glee.

Satin Murder is a definite page turner! Once you're in the book it's hard to put it down! It's a perfect "who dunnit" murder mystery. If you're looking for a fun, easy read then Satin Murder by Bonnie Glee is for you!

So enjoyed this book the one thing is I didn't want is for it to end. Would have loved it to be longer.

I am so excited and left wanting more of your creative can sure paint a vivid picture and  my mind ate it up....and would constantly go between the treasures of the characters and the references that I recognized and the desire to know what might be creative license.....many times I was not sure.....I had a hard time putting the book have a conversation with Bob or someone on the phone.....and of coarse I had to morn when it was all over.....left me still wanting to know more about these characters....I haven't enjoyed reading so much in a long time..

You are amazing. I am so proud of you. I love watching your dreams come true. Thanks so much for letting me be a part of your dream, which includes the triumphs, the victories, and the sorrows. You inspire me to be better and kinder every day.

I will be in my hometown of Logan, UT on Saturday, October 18th, to do a meet and greet at the Hastings Book Store on 4th North from 11:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. I would love for you to drop by and say hi.

Sunday, October 5, 2014


As I hurried toward Cache Valley, Utah for a cozy book signing at the home of friend Darla Moore by 7:00 p.m. October 3rd, I made some exhilarating stops along the way:
Jen, at the WiseBird Bookery enthusiastically kept three copies of my book, SATIN MURDER on consignment when I stopped by.
Clarence Socwell had the used books ready for me that I so desperately need for signing presentations, along with a hug, when I dropped by his Bookateria.
Jeff Hunter of the Herald Journal took a few minutes to visit about my upcoming book signing in Logan at the Hastings on October 18th. Wish I had remembered to tell him my grandma Jensen wrote in the ABOUT TOWN section years ago.
Met with Stefnie in Hastings to give her more books for my signing.
Grabbed a 10 piece nugget meal at McDs to nibble on.
Made a quick meeting outside the O Aggie ice cream with Vannessa Howes and cuddled precious little London. A breath of loveliness from both in a hurried day.
I was on a super high while driving to Darla's from a stop I made to see a South Cache High School teacher, Miss Hall (Wilma). I wanted to gift her my book for all of her years of friendship and encouragement with my writing. What a thrill. (I didn't get a picture and already regret that).
But nothing prepared me for the HIGH I would find at Darla's. The smell of fresh baked banana bread greeted me at the door, and the spread of delicious food for us guests was superb. I have to get the recipe for the flan cake (lower left corner).
We busied ourselves deciding how best to set up my displays and etc. so her sister, my bestest friend ever, Sheila, could see us when she Skyped in from Missouri. Their mom bought my book, she is such a sweetheart.
Neighbors, relatives, friends gathered around as Darla began to Skype for Sheila.

Darla left the room to get help with Skyping in Sheila, and when she returned, standing behind her WAS SHEILA, for real, here with us, FOR REAL. What an unforgettable moment!

Thanks everyone so much for a night to remember and remember and remember.
I laughed, cried, and smiled all the way to daughter Bobbi's house for a sleepover and a game of monopoly with grandson Jaden while papa Lowell took Ashlin to ride her motocross bike and Bobbi prattled off to work.

Even Uncle YaYa dropped by to pick up his iPad I had borrowed.

Saturday, October 4th found me surrounded by 39 local Utah Authors at a signing presented by Hastings in Ogden, 340 E. 525 N. from 1:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. They treated us authors like royalty, pizza and all. Thanks Stacy Ward for such a rewarding afternoon. Copies of my book are there for sale.

Home, 'be wild' woobies and General Conference.