Tuesday, November 18, 2014

The Bookish Inquisition: An Invitation to Join Us

As you may know, The Bookish Inquisition is our fun name for an author interview. Our very first Inquisition was spent chatting with Christine Nolfi, author of the Liberty series.

Our next Inquisition will take place on Sunday, December 7th, at 2 p.m. Eastern time. There was some confusion concerning the time during the first Inquisition so please make sure you set your clocks for Eastern time. We want to make this an enjoyable, fun experience for everyone.

Each Inquisition will last approximately one to two hours; it's just dependent upon how well the chat is proceeding. You, the public, are more than welcome to join us. We hold the chat in a private online chatroom using the Chatstep website. Instructions on how to get into the room are below, along with some info about the author we'll be chatting with. Please keep in mind that the room will not be open until 1:30 p.m. Eastern time on Sunday, December 7th.

Instructions for joining the Inquisition:

1.) Go to www.chatstep.com
2.) Type in the room name (LRRTBI)
3.) Choose and type in your own nickname
4.) Type in the password (TBI1207)
5.) Click the "Join" button

About Richard Siddoway:

Richard M. Siddoway was born in Salt Lake City and raised in Bountiful, Utah. He and his wife Janice have eight children. He has been an educator for over forty years and for a time was the principal of the Electronic High School for the Utah State Department of Education. Richard was also a member of the Utah House of Representatives.

In 1998, The Christmas Wish was adapted into a CBS movie. Siddoway has also written several other books with Christmas themes such as Twelve Tales of Christmas, Christmas of the Cherry Snow, and The Christmas Quest. He has also written other books such as Degrees of Glory, Mom and Other Great Women I Have Known, Habits of the Heart and The Hut in The Tree in The Woods.

From 1996 to 2005 Siddoway served as president of the Bountiful Utah Val Verda Stake of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church). Prior to his call as a stake president Siddoway had served as a bishop in the LDS Church.

Richard's latest novel, The Cottage Park Puzzle, will release January 13, 2015.


When two teenagers are found beaten in the quiet town of Cottage Park and another boy is standing over them holding a baseball bat, it seems like a simple task to convict the perpetrator. There s just one problem: he s autistic. This poignant tale of one town s journey to forgiveness and love will stay with you long after you ve finished reading.

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