Thursday, April 30, 2015

Hubby's Milestone Day - RETIREMENT

My Joe has succeeded with years in the working world, congratulations, it's time for YOU to never pick out another set of work clothes, fix another to-go cup of coffee, walk out the door to go to work, or drive away to work again! Welcome to YOUR WORLD!

Sunday, April 26, 2015

Local Author Bookfest and Presentation

If I sell but one book during a signing, it has been a success. My thanks to the many retailers who welcome me to a little corner of their businesses, such as Starbucks this past Saturday.

I invite lover of new stories to attend the following with me:

May 2 Sat

Independent Bookstore Day!!! 

Come celebrate Independent Bookstore Day at your favorite independent bookstores, Weller Book Works and King's English!

What is Independent Bookstore Day?

Independent bookstores are not just stores, they’re community centers and local anchors run by passionate readers. They are entire universes of ideas that contain the possibility of real serendipity. They are lively performance spaces and quiet places where aimless perusal is a day well spent. This is a day to celebrate and support independent bookstores, to reacquaint ourselves with the integral part they play in the community, and to remind ourselves that worlds of magic still exist. Weller Book Works (607 Trolly Square, Salt Lake City, UT) and King's English are two of 400 stores participating nationwide.

Look at what's happening on Independent Bookstore Day!!!

11-11:30 AM - Story Time with Lila - inside Weller Book Works 12-1 PM - @Heather Fisher reads and signs The Kallisti - inside WBW 1-2 PM - Bonnie Glee reads and signs Token Woman - inside WBW 2-3 PM - Chris Gleason does a demo from and a signing of Wood Pallet Projects - South Court, Trolley Square 3-4 PM - LitProv, a literary-based improv workshop with Natalie Keezer - South Court, Trolley Square 3-5 PM - Stenciling with Tony: Bring an article of clothing and owner Tony Weller will stencil one of his own custom designs on it - inside WBW 5-6 PM - Jennifer Wardell reads and signs Beast Charming - inside WBW 7-9 PM - Reception

Free bagels from the Bagel Project and coffee from Coffee Connection as long as it lasts! Scavenger hunts, book making, and other projects and activities throughout the day!

Monday, April 20, 2015


Thank you to our famous Utah Smith & Edwards for gifting me a book signing spot right by the front door near the gardening section on Saturday, April 18th. I met so many family, friends, and new friends with my novel, TOKEN WOMAN. . . Jennis, Matthew, Holly, Mckay, Michele, Terry, Michael to mention a few.

I would especially like to thank Mason Penpe from Richfield/Salina area who shared time with me about his own story to write someday. Do it, Mason! It is a story that needs to be shared.

On my way home I stopped in at a fellow League of Utah Writer's Group author, Johnny Worthen's new book launch at the Barnes and Noble in Sugar House. I bought his award winning novel, Eleanor. Now, to stop writing and get to reading it.

Tuesday, April 14, 2015


I never dreamed that becoming a published author would united me with dear classmates from the third, fourth, fifth, and sixth grades in Dayton, Idaho. Well, my book signing at the Preston Citizen gifted me this reunion with Ed Hobbs (who contacted me after seeing my name on my first novel) and Brent Winward (an author in his own right, 'Hilltop Hideaway' just one of his three novels) with his wife. I so enjoyed my radio interview with Allen at KACH.
My many, many, sincere thanks to family, friends, and new friends who visited with me at my book signing in HASTINGS, on 50 E. 400 N. Logan, UT. Such a humbling experience. Thanks, Jennie Christensen and Ali Snow for your radio interviews.
Dinner with our Thomas Family was the perfect ending to a great weekend (Jean, Bill and Ida, and Jerry).

Monday, April 6, 2015

TOKEN WOMAN Book Signing Tour

This is going to be an exciting week with three book signing stops:
Monday, April 6, 2015 2:00 pm at Wentworth at Willow Creek Retirement Center, SLC
Friday, April 10, 2015 2:00 pm at Preston Citizen Book Store, Preston, Idaho
Saturday, April 11, 2015 11:00 am until 4:00 pm at Hastings, Logan, Utah
I would certainly enjoy a visit with you.

I have been gifted with one of Jennie Christensen's rare radio book interviews. Keep an ear posted to KVNU, 610 on your dial, during this week. What a humble-honor.

Thursday, April 2, 2015


Thank you, 'Wisebird Bookery' for sponsoring my signing with TOKEN WOMAN last Saturday, March 28, 2015.
Reviewers write:

A middle-of-the-night phone call immediately drew me into the lives of four friends separated by time and distance. As memories are triggered, and they each reflect on their individual lives, I came to know the characters in the book and empathized with their joys, heartbreaks and struggles.
Set against the background of a rural Summer Theater, this book kept me very interested as it dealt not only with the power of friendships, but also with the growing awareness of AIDS and the gay community in the mid-1980s

5.0 out of 5 stars

The book was thoughtful, engaging and even inspirational. Good in depth development of each of the main characters, and same for their interpersonal relationships. I related well to the main character who grew up in a rural setting with little knowledge of the world at large. It was easy to envision events in my own life as they unfolded for the personalities in the book. The ending is very cool. Bonnie Glee is a talented writer as many readers will no doubt discover. 

Thank you so much.