2nd Annual LDS Authors Giveaway Hop Sign Ups


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Announcing the 2nd Annual LDS Authors Giveaway Hop
Featuring Books Written by LDS Authors
Hosted by I Am A Reader, Not A Writer & American Night Writers Association
October 8th to 15th

You need not be an author to participate, any family friendly site is welcome to join the hop and host a giveaway for a book by an LDS author.
I am a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, AKA a Mormon and often referred to as LDS.

You might be surprised by how many popular mainstream books are written by LDS authors. Shannon Hale, Orson Scott Card, Janette Rallison, Brandon Sanderson, Brandon Mull, James Dashner, Branda Novak, Richard Paul Evans, Jenni James, Ally Condie, Stephenie Meyer, Bree Despain, Jessica Day George, Aprilynne Pike, Kiersten White, Robison Wells, Jason Wright, Heather Dixon, Obert Skye, Richard Paul Evans, Julie Berry, Mette Ivie Harrison, Becca Fitzpatrick, Lisa Mangum, Amber Argyle, Jennifer Laurens, Brodi Ashton, Julianne Donaldson, Marcia Lynn McClure, Rachel Anderson, Karey White … the list could go on and on.
American Night Writers Association
The American Night Writers Association (ANWA) is a peer network for women who belong to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and are interested in writing. Our purpose is to encourage, assist, educate, and motivate members to write, and, if they desire, to publish their works.
The Whitney Awards
Each spring LDS Storymakers puts on The Whitney Awards ceremony to honor the best of LDS writing.

The Whitney Awards honor novels in the following categories: General Fiction, Romance, Suspense/Mystery, Speculative Fiction, Speculative Young Adult Fiction, General Young Adult Fiction, Middle Grade, Historical, Best Novel of the Year, Best Novel in Youth Fiction, and Best Novel by a New Author.

Novels can be nominated by any reader, and nominees are voted on by an academy of industry professionals, including authors, publishers, bookstore owners, distributors, critics, and others.
My hope with this hop is to bring some of the wonderful LDS authors and their fabulous books on to your radar and to encourage you to nominate a book by an LDS Author for a 2013 for a Whitney Award. For those who are LDS an interested in writing I hope you will check out LDS Storymakers & American Night Writers Association to see if they have something to offer you.



You must choose 1 or more books by an LDS author to feature and give away. If you are an LDS author this can be your own title or that of a colleague. If you are a blogger you can choose any book by any LDS author to giveaway.
You must host a giveaway on your site, you are responsible for obtaining a book for giveaway and taking care of the shipping charges.
Your giveaway post must include the hop image & linky (or links to the host’s sites if you can’t get the linky to work).
Please only 1 mandatory entry – all others must be optional – Keep It Simple! No long lists of things for people to do.
Your post must be live by 9:01 am EST on October 8th.
The giveaway must be specifically for this hop.
Your site must be family friendly – no erotica or 18+ sites.
To host a giveaway just add your blog or website to the linky. Please add your shipping info in parenthesis after your blog name.

If you are an LDS author and would rather donate copies of your book for a grand prize giveaway instead of hosting a giveaway on your site just email me – toobusyreading at gmail dot com


  1. This is such a cool giveaway. Thanks for letting us know about the LDS Blog HOP. Being LDS myself I am always looking for church authors. Thanks for the chance at the giveaway.