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I'm a writer and library worker who wears many hats. I believe a good book and a good piece of chocolate are the keys to a happy life.

Friday, August 14, 2009

A Happy Announcement

We interrupt our regularly scheduled book review to bring you a happy announcement:

Alison Palmer’s first LDS fiction title, The Prodigal Son, will be appearing on bookshelves everywhere in April 2010!

Yes folks the fanatical nonfiction writer has finally broken out of her shell.

It became official this morning when I signed a new publishing contract with my friends at Valor. (Thanks, Judy, for the excellent foreshadowing. What an awesome touch!) I am really excited about it and they seem excited, too. They like me, they really like me! ;)

I’ll be working over the next few months to make sure all of my renegade commas have been taken care of. If you know anything about me it should be that I can’t spell and I have this “thing” about commas. They show up where they don’t belong and forget to show up where they should be. It’s a conspiracy I tell you.

We expect my new baby to show his beautiful face just in time for me to show him off at the LDStorymakers’ Conference. (Insert cheesy grin)

The Prodigal Son is the first in a new series I’m stretching my wings with. We’ll see how it goes. Each book in the series will be a modern retelling of the scripture parables we all know and love. The Prodigal Son is, of course, the story of a wayward son and a mother who must learn to love him, even when he doesn’t want to be loved. I hope it will be a tale of inspiration and comfort for all those who have ever felt the pain of watching a child struggle with serious life choices.

I’ll keep you updated on my progress and hope you enjoy this new adventure of mine as much as I am.


D'ann said...

I'm so HAPPY for you!!! That is so awesome! Congrats!

Judaloo said...

I can't wait, I can't wait, I can't wait!!!! And send me some info on the LDS Storymakers' Conference...

Alison Palmer said...

Ooooo! You're closer now aren't you?

I'll definitely post the links and info when we get them up. :)

Marsha Ward said...

Congratulations, girl! You did it!

Karen Hoover said...

Welcome to the Valor family, Alison. I've seen you around at Storymakers conference but never really had a chance to get to know you. Hope I'll have the chance now! Best of luck to you!

Jon said...

That's great! I hope this helps get your other fictional books get published as well. Congratulations!