LDS authors Sarah Dunster and Luisa Perkins are joining AMV!
Maybe it was because I had just finished reading the first book of the new series, The Lunar Chronicles, when I received Sarah’s Dunster’s novel, Lightning Tree, in the mail but the tale of Magdalena Chabert is every bit a Cinderella story–and then a whole lot more. Magdalena (Maggie) is a poor girl with a … Continue reading “More Than Your Everyday Cinderella (Sarah Dunster’s _Lightning Tree_)”
Sarah Dunster talks about her YA historical fiction novel Lightning Tree, which was recently published by Cedar Fort.
William lists his personal favorite post by every single person who has blogged at A Motley Vision over its first 10 years of existence.
. . . . I hope to write another [novel] fairly soon. It is bound to be a failure, every book is a failure, but I do know with some clarity what kind of book I want to write. – – – By titling my Whitney recap as I have, I don’t wish to suggest the … Continue reading “Every book is a failure :)”
For the past two weeks I have been immersing myself in recent novels about the Mountain Meadows Massacre (including AMV contributor Sarah Dunster’s novel Lightning Tree) with a plan to turn my studies into a dissertation chapter on the Mormon historical novel. Last week I revisited Judith Freeman’s 2002 novel Red Water, which treats the aftermath and … Continue reading “Thoughts on Judith Freeman’s Red Water”
When Magdalene was nominated to be considered by the Whitney committee for the 2011 awards, Jennie Hansen, a well-known LDS reviewer and writer, posted a review on Goodreads that caused quite a stir in our little LDS writing community. Her review was short and to the point. She wrote: “Disjointed, sloppy writing. Lacks real knowledge … Continue reading “Rectifying by Review: my take on Moriah Jovan’s Magdalene”
I approached this review with a lot of trepidation. I am not a schooled poet. I took exactly three writing classes in college, and I haven’t read nearly the amount of poetry that someone who professes to be a poet ought to have. I have written many poems, but I didn’t really figure out what … Continue reading “Review of Field Notes on Language and Kinship, by Tyler Chadwick.”