Aug 11, 2009

Illuminations of the Heart

by Valerie Ipson

Look what came in the mail!

I opened it to find this!

On August 18th I will blog about Joyce's book as part of her weeks-long blog tour. Check out my blog here for details. You can actually be entered to win prizes when you leave comments at the different blogs--including gift certificates to purchase the book. Seriously, folks, run, don't walk, to the blog tour nearest you. (Again, details are found on my blog.)

This is my very first official book review (I think, anyway, and I'm not going to go back through my blog and check). I plan to include an author interview as well, so that will be awesome. I'll need to come up with some interesting, insightful, and quirky questions for Joyce. Be ready!

Walnut Springs Press selected me to review for them on my blog, so this will be the first of many--the second book is already in the mail--one by Gale Sears.

Such a sweet deal. They send me books, I read them, write about them, they send me another one. Life is too good!


  1. that is a sweet deal. How'd you get hooked up with that?

  2. Uh-oh, Valerie. Don't make them too quirky! ;-)

  3. Joyce mentioned to me that they were looking to compile a list of possible bloggers to review their books, so I submitted mine and it was selected!

  4. You're right Valerie that is a sweet deal.

  5. Good deal, Valerie. The only problem I see is having to come up with an outstanding review, which I personally find a tad daunting. I love reading what other people have to say, and wonder from whence comes such great insight, when I found mostly unexamined enjoyment. Maybe I'll learn.

    I not only got Joyce's book, but Rachel Rager's, too. I think I'd love to be on somebody's list.

    Well, I guess I am. I get flyers from Deseret Book and Seagull all the time. Trouble is, they want to be paid in money, not words.


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