I read LDSPublisher regularly. Today she was talking about the importance of being a presence on the Internet and how a potential reader/publisher should be able to find you immediately by doing a search. One of the nice things about having such an unusual name is that when I put "Tristi Pinkston" into an Internet search, I come right up. Are you establishing your web presence so that when a reader wants to see what you're written, they can find you? Read LDSPublisher's blog about that -- she'll steer you toward some great ways to become more findable.
While taking LDSP's challenge to Google my name, I saw a review listed that I hadn't known was up. Framed over at Framed and Booked made my day with this great review. I read her regularly as well but haven't made it over for a few days, so seeing this review on the Google list was a great surprise.
Last but not least, the Whitney Awards finalists have been named. This is such a great thing for the LDS market -- I can only imagine the positive impact this will have and I predict that as more and more authors strive to produce Whitney-quality literature, the voting process is going to get more difficult because all the books will be so good. If you'd like to check out the finalists, see how you can participate, or learn anything else about the Whitneys, click here. I'm on the Academy and get to cast my vote, so I've been reading as many of the nominees as I can get my hands on. I'll post links to the reviews I do so you can see what I thought.
So far, I've reviewed:
Book of a Thousand Days
Spires of Stone
Land of Inheritance
My reviews don't give away who I think should win -- I want people to make up their own minds and not be influenced by me. I'll keep posting reviews as I get all the nominees read.