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Monday, March 02, 2009

Lemon Tart: Time out for Women book March 2009!



To say having a book chosen as a Time Out For Women book club selection is a big deal, is an understatement. Not only are there only a couple dozen books chosen every year, but there are very few fiction titles chosen. Sooooo, when I found out Lemon Tart was chosen, well, let's just say I'd have been embarrassed if anyone had been watching me. Luckily, I was alone and my dignity remained in tact as far as anyone else was concerned, but I felt a little like this:If you haven't heard of Time Out For Women, it's a program designed by Deseret Book that brings women together with recommended books and a traveling women's conference. I attended my first TOFW event in Ogden in January, and it was awesome--very inspiring. I have had other books considered for the bookclub, but not ultimately chosen, so in many ways I feel like I've been working toward this for a few years.

So, here's what's in it for you. If you haven't yet bought Lemon Tart, you can buy it through the TOFW website for 25% off. You can also read my author intereview and read up on the other TOFW book this month "Tell it like it is" by Sheri Dew (yeah, I share the page with HER!) So, anyhow, check it out HERE and tell a freind of two; maybe suggest it for your ward's bookclub next month, since you can get it at a discount during March.

Did I mention this is pretty exciting?

25 comments:

Melanie J said...

How awesome!

Kristina P. said...

This IS exciting, Josi! Congrats!

Kimberly said...

I just let out a little "squeeee!" of excitement on your behalf. What an honour! And a well deserved one at that!

Grandma 'D' said...

WOW! You should be so proud. I just want you to know that I read the book and loved, loved, loved it. As a matter of fact I suggested it for the month of April in our Relief Society book club. And that is what we are reading. So excited. And I am even going to try some of the recipes to serve. Thank you for sharing your awesome talent with us.

Crystal said...

Oh Josi! I am so EXCITED for you! This is incredible! Like I said this one is my most favoritestest yet! WAHOO!! This is more than AWESOME!! Go Josi, it's your birthday, go Josi GO GO GO !!!!!

Nancy Campbell Allen said...

A million congrats! This is such a cool honor and it couldn't happen to a nicer person.

And I love the new blog background!

Heather B. Moore said...

Congrats! Congrats! That is so cool. The best thing is that your book deserves to be there--I loved it!!!

Annette Lyon said...

I'm doing the Snoopy dance with you--that's fantastic news!

Karen said...

I don't know you, but I thought I would tell you I read Lemon Tart two weeks ago. Not for bookclub. I bought it all on my own.

I liked it. I enjoy reading a good mystery without having to wade through filth. Thank you very much and good luck. I will look forward to your next book- hopefully also a mystery.

Oh, I got here from Segullah, I saw your name on your comment and wondered if you were that Josi, and you were.

Luisa Perkins said...

It's all cartwheels here! What fantastic news!

alisha said...

VERY exciting! Congrats. :)

Amber Lynn Argyle said...

NOW the money starts rolling in, right? ;)

An Ordinary Mom said...

What an accomplishment! I am doing my own happy dance right along with you :) !!

Holly said...

Way exciting! Congratulations!!

Chantele said...

Wow! I noticed you wrote on my blog today, and I wanted to tell you that I love your books! I haven't read Lemon Tart yet, but I am going to soon! It looks really good! I will definitely be reading it, and reviewing it on my blog! By the way, I'm glad they didn't bring Never Been Kissed out when you were in Jr. High either!;) Congratulations about Time out for Women! That's awesome!

hi, it's me! melissa c said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!!!

Believe me, I can imagine how great you feel!

What a moment! You are established and on your way!

You are a wonderful writer Josi. Always let it be you Balm of Gilead when you need it.

Love you!

Don said...

This is great news.

Also, I just finished Lemon Tart last week and thoroughly enjoyed it. Thanks!

Queenmemory said...

It has all been said so I agree with all the compliments and alcolades. WAY TO GO !!!!!!!!!!!!!!! FAR OUT and
FANTASTIC

Nat Lud said...

That is awesome! I am very excited to read this one. Crystal said it rocks!

Karlene said...

Wonderful news! I loved Lemon Tart and can't wait for #2 to come out.

Becky said...

Yay for you! You deserve it for your great writing. Congratulations!

Redhoodoos said...

I couldn't put this book down!!!! I absolutely loved it. Can't wait for your next culinary mystery!

The Crocketts said...

CONGRATULATIONS! That is awesome! So happy for you!

Julie Wright said...

You are so cool. I am right to worship you!

Claysons! said...

Josi- this is WAY cool! i am so excited for you. what a compliment to your writing and your contribution to LDS fiction! Becki p.s. you need to do wayyyyy more bragging and writing group. this is inspiring!!!!!!!!1