Sunday, February 22, 2009


Well, I we I went to a friend's house the other day. Her mom is an author and she was discussing her books. I haven't read them yet, but they look great. I started the first one and so far it is good. She is an LDS author, Debbie Telling Gleed. Her books are Trials & Triumphs of the Last Days, and Tell Me About God, I think I'm forgetting. They are collections of short stories, and of course I love non-fiction. So I am excited to read them.

So when I left the house, I was thinking, of course about my mom's books. My Mom is an author and she has published two of her books. They are excellent. I feel kind of bad because I haven't been telling my friend's about them. So I thought I would share them today.

Her first book is Glimmer. Here is the blurb on the back:
Rain-slick streets, a sudden collision, and a young woman wakes in the hospital days later. Her first memory is of her grandmother's appearance at the scene of the accident. Her dead grandmother. That memory is soon overshadowed by the discobery of a strage light circling the nurse's head. The bizarre halo of light could only be the result of head trauma, but if that is the case, why is it visible around some pople she sees and not others? With guarded support from famly and friends, Hayley Stewart searches for answers among those who exhibit th odd light. Are her experiences real or imagied? The anweres may alter the pattern of her life forever.

Her other book is called The First Day's Night:

A voice from the past draws Annie back to the reservation where she spent her childhood among the Navajo people. But, to return now, Annie must confront the emotional demons from the last day so many years ago-the day her father died. The reservation appears unchanged but, ass Annie hears Grandmother's cryptic message, she wonders if this is only an illusion. Annie faces Jimmy, the boy she loved so long ago, and finds him sullen and hostile. Then she meets the teacher who, in some innocuous way, mirrors her father's life. When old photos surface and undermine Annie's confidence about her childhood, she is forced to question the real meaning of home and family. Can Annie find the truth she is seeking? And, if she can, will the answers illuminate the past or will they cast an ugly light on the remaining happy memories of her childhood?

My Mom has written several books, and these are her first two published. You can find them at,, and!

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