Monday, March 8, 2010

My book is eligible for a Whitney Award!

I just found out that my book, Tombs of Terror, has been listed as one of the fiction books eligible for a 2010 Whitney Award. I think that is exciting. During the nomination period, which is open now, people can nominate my book for a 2010 Whitney Award in youth fiction.

The Whitney Awards honor members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saint who have a brand new book published in a specific category, such as youth fiction. The book does not have to preach LDS values or doctrine--it can be a national release just as mine is--but the book should adhere to high moral standards. This is a great way to let the world know Latter-day Saint authors are producing books worth reading.

To learn more about the Whitney Awards--or to nominate/vote for my book for a 2010 Whitney Award in youth fiction, just go here:

The Whitney Awards-Nomination Form

Each nomination is actually one vote, so the more nominations a book receives this year the more votes it gets. At the end of the year the top five books in each category will be announced. The winners will then be selected from the top five in their category.

It only takes 30 seconds to fill in your nomination/vote but the effects last much longer than that! I hope you take a moment to nominate Tombs of Terror. I think it is youth fiction worth reading and its message of family, friendship and loyalty worth remembering. Thank you!


  1. Congrats on the nomination! I got your book for my oldest son, but he hasn't read it yet. I'm excited to hear what he thinks.

    -Eric Wright