It's been awhile . . .

Late summer and early fall is always a busy time for Walnut Springs Press as we're preparing books for LDSBA and the holiday season. Because it's been so busy something's had to slide, and unfortunately it's been the blog. :(

And I'm sure you're all just dying to know what we've been working on during this busy time.

Activities for LDS Kids: Dot-to-Dot 1-30 artwork by Shauna Mooney Kawasaki

Activities for LDS Kids: Dot-to-Dot 1-50 artwork by Shauna Mooney Kawasaki

Activities for LDS Kids: Color by Numbers artwork by Shauna Mooney Kawasaki

Activities for LDS Kids: Mazes artwork by Shauna Mooney Kawasaki

Cold River by Liz Adair

Mandy Steenburg thinks her doctorate in education has prepared her to run any school district—until she tangles with the moonshine-making, coon-dog-owning denizens of a tiny district in Pacific Northwest timber country. She’s determined to make a difference, but the local populace still looks to the former superintendent for leadership. When Mandy lands in the middle of an old feud and someone keeps trying to kill her, instinct tells her to run. And though she has to literally swim through perilous waters, she finds a reason to stay and chance the odds. 

Hang 'Em High (A Secret Sister Mystery) by Tristi Pinkston

When Ida Mae Babbitt receives an invitation to visit her son Keith’s dude ranch in Montana, she’s excited to mend their broken relationship, but not so excited about spending time with cows. Arlette and Tansy go along with her, ready to take a vacation that does not involve dead bodies or mysteries of any sort—one must have a break from time to time. But it seems a no-good scoundrel has moseyed into Dodge City and is bent on causing all sorts of trouble at the ranch. Unable to keep her curiosity in check—especially when it seems her own son is the most likely culprit—Ida Mae decides to investigate. Can she catch the villain and get him to the sheriff in time? 

Identity by Betsy Love

While vacationing in Mexico, two similar-looking young women find themselves caught in a chain reaction of mistaken identities. Amelia is a wealthy heiress and business owner, and Savannah is a sweet Mormon girl deciding whether or not to serve a mission. When they end up on the same flight to Phoenix, Savannah and Amelia unravel the sequence of events that wreaked havoc on their trips, and they make plans to resolve the subsequent misunderstandings. But their flight is cut short when the plane crashes, killing one of the young women and plunging the other into a world of intrigue and deceit where identity means everything.

At six and twenty, Lydia Hathaway has endured years of heartbreak, longing for a love that never came. Her deceased father’s foolhardiness has left her family bankrupt, and Lydia is eventually left no alternative but to take a position as the governess to Susan Ashcroft of Danbury Park in Surrey. Anxious for peace, Lydia rambles early one morning across the muddy wilds of the Ashcroft estate, where she has a most unimaginable encounter with the notorious Lord Connor Denton. 
As their paths continue to cross, Lydia falls ever deeper in love with the charming rogue while battling against his growing assault on her heart. In spite of his forward attentions, she considers his behavior toward her as nothing less than idle flirtation. And why should she think otherwise?  As the wealthy son of an earl, Lord Denton may choose from among the most beautiful women of England’s first circles. Tormented in a relentless battle to suppress a love she cannot overcome, Lydia resolves to leave the Ashcrofts and Danbury Park forever. After all, she is nothing to Denton—isn’t she? 

Jonathan Stewart is not at all happy about having to return to earth as a guardian angel, but it’s required of all post-mortal spirits to fulfill at least one angel guardianship. Fortunately, on the Guardians Unlimited application, he had the good sense to request a client with early-marked-death status, so he believes that while his stay on earth will be most unpleasant, at least it will be short. What he doesn’t know is that a spirit with EMD status can choose his or her time of death! Jonathan’s client, Celeste Knight, has a mind of her own and refuses death at every turn, leaving him stuck as her guardian angel—in a place he only wanted to forget.

Do you want to eat less meat but have no idea how to plan a meal without it? Have you tried vegetarian cookbooks only to find that you didn't like the flavor of the food? Meatless Meals for Meat Eaters is designed specifically for meat eaters, not just the stalwart vegetarian. This unique cookbook is a collection of meatless recipes that are delicious yet easy to make. When you incorporate several meatless meals into your diet every week, you will feel better and have more energy—and you won’t miss the meat.

Chloe Elizabeth Hart despises the conceited antics of the popular crowd—or more importantly, one very annoying, self-possessed guy, Taylor Anderson, who seems determined to make her the president of his fan club! As if! Every girl in the whole city of Farmington, New Mexico, is in love with him, but he seems to be only interested in Chloe.

This modern high school adaptation of Pride and Prejudice is a battle of wits as Chloe desperately tries to remain the only girl who can avoid the inevitable—falling for Taylor.

Eliana and Rinan are in love. However, she is destined to become queen of Bariwon, obligated to marry the victor of a competition called the Shoginoc, while Rinan, her royal guardian, is forbidden to marry. Normally they could renounce their titles to be together, but these are not normal times. Abrecan, the malevolent governor of Erd, is determined to win the Shoginoc, thereby placing his easily manipulated son Daimh on Bariwon’s throne. Can Eliana and Rinan find a way to be together without jeopardizing the peace they are so desperately trying to protect?

The Pioneer Cookbook by Miriam Barton

The Pioneer Cookbook: Recipes for Today's Kitchen returns us to a simple time when food filled our souls and everything was made from scratch. This book contains over 200 pioneer recipes adapted for today's kitchen. Each recipe uses everyday ingredients and includes easy to-follow instructions.

Some of the mouthwatering recipes in this book include: Dutch oven chicken, Buckwheat pancakes, Irish soda bread, Poblano enchiladas, and Applesauce wedding cake.

Whether you're making fried chicken, buttermilk biscuits, apple pie, or dill pickles, you'll love the recipes in this cookbook!      

Phew! Not bad for a two man (or women) team. :)

And keep your eyes peeled for these upcoming titles!