Little news, I said. Don’t get all excited.

So I got a gig writing for a newspaper. Just a little strange to me, I never thought I’d do such a thing, but I have a friend who works for The Deseret News and she asked me if I’d be interested in writing for them. I was hesitant at first (in no way do I consider myself a journalist) but then I discovered I could do book reviews…and keep the books.

Absolutely I will.

And so I filled out a form and sent in some writing samples and huzzah! they called me the next day and made me a writer. I’ve already turned in my first book review and the next book is on the way.

And now that I’ve written a review I’m even considering branching out into other topics. We’ll see. Don’t want to get too crazy all of a sudden.

I’ll post a link when my first review comes out.


  1. Liesl, that’s so fabulous! My parents take the Deseret News, so I’ll have to have them save it so I can see your name in print:)

    Looking forward to the link!

  2. What a happy, happy job!!!
    How much control do you have over books that are picked? Not that I’d care… much.

  3. Oh my god! I am so excited for you!!!! (And a little bit jealous, I’ll admit :))

    Too bad I get the Salt Lake Tribune, but I will definitely have to check it out online.

  4. that is great! let us know so we can check it out 🙂

    • ali

    • March 11, 2011

    • 3:44 am

    That is awesome Liesl! Congratulations!

    • Lisa

    • March 11, 2011

    • 6:00 pm

    Holy cow!

    I’m totally excited for you!

    That’s big news.

  5. That’s so great. Congrats!

    • Liesl

    • March 12, 2011

    • 7:04 pm

    Thanks everyone.

    Jolene, I’m pretty sure I have zero control over the list of books they have to review, but I can choose any I want from that list.

    They’re mostly books I wouldn’t normally read, but I like it because it gets me outside of my reading zone and if the book is good I feel like I have a part in finding its audience.

    • Karena

    • March 13, 2011

    • 3:10 am

    Wow! That’s amazing. What a great opportunity and a great excuse to get some reading in. Congratulations!

  6. That’s excellent! Congrats!

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