Thursday, October 30, 2008

My Virtual Book Tour's Last Review

This is my virtual book tour's last review. It is by Bestselling LDS authors Lael Littke and Carroll Morris.

I'm intimidated knowing that these best selling authors not only read my book but reviewed it as well. I appreciate them taking time out of their busy lives to do so.
See their review here:

Food Linked to Emotion or Sin

I'm frustrated with of messages that link food with emotion or sin. The one that bothers me more than others is "Fat-free, guilt-free cookies or ice cream..." I remember linking guilt with food at a young age partially because of media and these ads.
We've all heard "Chocolate is my guilty pleasure."

There is a commercial that ran not too long ago for Subway, it said something like this:

"You could eat this hamburger and lose your boyfriend, your self-esteem, etc... (it continued to list the dire effects) or you could eat this low-fat subway instead." It listed several things you would lose from your sinful behavior of eating a hamburger but the two that stuck out at me and bothered me the most were those two. So if you eat a hamburger you will gain weight and that is unworthy for good self-esteem or to retain a boyfriend! Shame on Subway!

I was on a date with my husband this week and at dinner I saw this staring at me from across the table.

There are countless messages similar every where we turn.
The key to combat these ads is:
*Awareness, make your impressionable children aware of the lies behind these statements.
*Never reward your child with food, this tells them that good behavior entitles food, or maybe just certain "treats".
*I'm not saying to become hermits or sequester all media, just be aware and counter these ads with the truth. Ask yourself or your children, "What is this ad trying to sell me?" "What are the motives behind this ad?"
*Never say "Oh, did you have a bad day today? Here are some cookies and milk that will make you feel better."

That leads me to media once again. How many times have you seen on TV the girl that gets dumped by her boyfriend or who has had a bad day, throwing herself on her couch with a pint of ice cream and spoon. The message behind this is infuriating to me. Food should never be linked to emotion or even comfort. It is a substance that is ok to enjoy but not to treat a problem. Binges might surpress unwelcome feelings for the time but this is only a bandaid that will actually only create more problems later. Behind ever binge is an emotional issue. It is no wonder we have learned to cope with trauma by eating... look at the connections we are bombarded with "Happiness begins with dessert."

Review by Nichole Giles

Nichole Giles is a member of a group of new LDS writers. Their blog details their struggle in their quest to become published in the LDS market.

Nichole's review of A Future for Tomorrow truly understands the power and devastation of the disease Anorexia Nervosa. Click below to read her review:

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Jaime Theler's review of A Future for Tomorrow

Jaime is the author of two LDS non-fiction books, Parenting the Ephraim's Child and Enjoying the Journey.

To read her review of my book please go to the following link:

Friday, October 24, 2008

Karen's Review of A Future for Tomorrow

This review means so much to me. I didn't know Karen when she read my book, but afterword she contacted me and I have been moved greatly by her story. Thank you Karen for this touching review.

Participate in my virtual book tour by leaving a comment and inviting your blog friends to these blogs. Thank you!

Thursday, October 23, 2008

If You Need Help

I want to get this out there... if you or someone you know is suffering from and eating disorder and need help, advice, or support please feel free to leave me a comment on here or e-mail at

There is hope and a beautiful life a joy waiting for you.

Monday, October 20, 2008

TV Interview

I will be doing my first TV interview this Wed. I was invited to do a cable show interview which airs on Spanish Fork Cable Channel 17. It will run for an entire week. I'm excited for the experience.

Monday, October 13, 2008

What Would You Do?

This is one of the most asked questions I get. I was asked this question live on the radio during my interview last month. It is also one of the hardest for me to answer and I want to know what you would do and what you think.
Question: What do you do or say to a child, especially a daughter who is over weight? You don't want to hurt her feelings or cause a possible eating disorder.

I will add what I think in a later post I first want your opinions.
Thank you!

Author Tristi Pinkston's Review of My Book

Trisit Pinkston is an author of three published novels and more to come. She is a media reviewer, editor, and entrepreneur.

Tristi as been a mentor and friend to me. She has given me great support and guidance. I know our meeting a year ago was not by chance but was an inspired occurrence. I'm thankful I was lead to her!
She has posted her review of my book on two of her blogs:

Saturday, October 11, 2008

Friday, October 10, 2008

Featured on

I'm excited to to have the opportunity to be featured on under their LDS review.

I was interviewed by Tristi Pinkston. She is an author of three published novels and more to come. She is a media reviewer, editor, and entrepreneur. I'm happy to now call her friend.

To see the interview/review go to the link below:

The second part will be live (Tomorrow) at 6:00 a.m on Sat. Oct 11th. Here is the link:

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Rebecca Talley's Review of A Future for Tomorrow

Rebecca Cornish Talley is a Children's Author, LDS Author, and Freelance Writer

This is her Children's Book and her LDS Young Adult Novel:

Go to the link below for her review of my book:

Monday, October 6, 2008

Stacy's Virtual Book Review

Oct 6th's virtual book tour review is posted. Stacy Gooch Anderson is the author of the new release The Santa Letters.
I'm extremely touched my Stacy's review, click on the link below to see why.

Saturday, October 4, 2008

I Want Your Response

I'm interested in hearing your responses regarding a few issues. I am going to periodically post a question which I hope you will answer by leaving a comment. You can even answer anonymously if you wish.
I'm curious to see how many of you feel that you have taken unhealthy steps for the purpose of losing weight. In your life time have you taken diet pills? Made yourself throw up? Fasted (not for religious purposes)? Tried a fad diet? Exercises obsessively?
If you haven't I would also like to hear a no response so I can conclude some sort of statistic.

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Virtual Book Tour

My virtual book tour starts officially today!! To participate go to the blog sites listed on the right side of my blog and leave your comment on their blog.
To see the first scheduled review click on the link below. Again, be sure to leave your comment and to send all your blog friends to this site too.

Thank you for your support and being apart of this tour, I'm excited to see your comments and the rest of the reviews.