Annette has since put this post up on her own blog. You can read it here: Unexpected Haven by Annette Lyon.
Annette Lyon is a historical novelist, freelance writer, and editor when she's not wearing her wife and mother hats. She received the 2007 Best of State medal for fiction in Utah and was a 2007 Whitney Award finalist. Annette blogs at The Lyon's Tale, where you can find two of my personal favorite installments: Word Nerd Wednesday and the serial column detailing Annette's writing journey.
If you like her blog, I know you'll love her books. I've read several of them since I met her, and have thoroughly enjoyed each one. Her latest published novel is Tower of Strength.
I honestly don't know how I managed NOT to ever meet her until just last month. It seems impossible since we know many of the same people (case in point: The girl named Keisha mentioned in the above post I knew as a music major at BYU and the boy named Kyle I dated while in high school), not to mention the fact that my husband, Joel, and Annette graduated from the same high school in the same year. Finally getting to meet her face to face only felt like catching up with a friend I've had forever.
Shortly after I discovered Annette's blog, I found myself sick in bed with some icky bug. I used the downtime to read every single thing Annette had ever posted and I had a wonderful time doing so. I hope you enjoy her blog as much as I do--she's brilliant.