FYI for now I’m going to be posting on Tuesdays and Thursdays. I can’t promise that schedule will stick, but I’ll let you know if it changes.

I’ve been following Elana Johnson for a while now. The woman is one of my heroes to be quite honest. I don’t know how she does all she does and somehow still has time to write books and sleep. Author admiration aside, when I heard about her debut novel POSSESSION (Simon Pulse) I knew it was going to be something I would love.

Here’s a blurb for POSSESSION:

Vi knows the Rule: Girls don’t walk with boys, and they never even think about kissing them. But no one makes Vi want to break the Rules more than Zenn…and since the Thinkers have chosen him as Vi’s future match, how much trouble can one kiss cause? The Thinkers may have brainwashed the rest of the population, but Vi is determined to think for herself.

This is a game of control or be controlled. And Vi has no choice but to play.

Sounds awesome right? And I hear the ending rocks.

So POSSESSION is out TODAY! Yippee! Go buy it!

If you’re in the Salt Lake City area, come to the launch party at the King’s English tomorrow (Wednesday) June 8th at 7:00pm. You can get your shiny new awesome book signed by Elana. I will absolutely be there. And if you can’t be there, then come back to the blog in a couple days. I might just be able to help you out.


  1. writing contest….My blog Amish Stories is having its first ever contest this week. The First prize winner will win 2 tickets to tour the farm where the 1985 move “Witness” staring Harrison Ford and Kelly Mcgillis was made in Strasburg,Pa . This farm is now Amish owned, and the family has given permission for folks to tour their farm. This may be the last time anyone will be able to walk and see the same things that Harrison Ford and the other actors saw during the making of “Witness”. The Witness tour should last about 2.5 hours. In addition to the Witness farm tour tickets, 1st prize winner will also receive 2 tickets for Jacobs choice. There will also be a 2nd place prize, which will be 2 tickets for the Amish Homestead. Please go to My blog for contest details, and more information on the prizes. Richard from the Amish settlement of Lebanon county.

  2. Great shout out, Liesl! Love how supportive this community is 🙂

    • Anita

    • June 8, 2011

    • 3:44 pm

    Yes, and that book cover is INCREDIBLE! Love the butterfly in the ice cube. Symbolism abounds. This is a definite TBR candidate. 🙂

  3. My blog “Amish stories” is having a “Witness farm tour contest”. What i’m looking for is readers to write their own sequel to the movie “Witness”. I’m not looking for the entire movie script, just about 300 words or less so it would be a concept for another movie. The winner will win 2 tickets to tour the actual farm where the movie was filmed, plus the winner will tour Lancaster county and will see most of the locations that was used in the movie . The farm where the movie “Witness” was filmed is now owned by an Amish Family, so the family is giving permission for maybe the last time for this tour. The winner will also receive a small gift which will be provided in the tour. 1st prize winners will also receive 2 tickets for Jacob’s Choice. There will also be a 2nd prize for 2 tickets for the Amish Homestead. This contest starts today(Monday) with a deadline set for saturday. The contest is sponsored by The Amish Experience in Bird in hand, pennsylvania. Please go to to enter this contest. Richard from Lebanon county’s Amish community.

  4. I’m so sad I’m not in Utah…
    Elana’s all kinds of awesome.

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