Saturday, October 27, 2007

Meeting Miley Cyrus

A friend of mine got us great seats to the Miley Cyrus concert in Salt Lake City tonight. We also had backstage passes, so here are the photos of Chan, Kent, and me with Miley.

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

YALSA Voting Available Through Saturday

If you have any avid readers who might be interested, teens can vote for their favorite books in the YALSA Award nominees until this Saturday.

One book I know my students will be voting for is The Christopher Killer by Alane Ferguson. I've read it to classes and they really liked it. The story is about Cameryn Mahoney, a teen from Silverton, Colorado, who really wants to become a forensic pathologist. Cameryn convinces her father, the county coroner, to hire her as his assistant. She turns out to be pretty good at the job and her dad lets her come along to a murder investigation. The body they find is Cameryn's friend, Rachel Geller. Rachel is the fourth victim of a serial killer who strangles his victims and leaves a St. Christopher medal on their bodies. In her pursuit of the truth, Cameryn finds herself in danger of becoming the fifth victim of the Christopher Killer.

If you know anyone who would like to vote for The Christopher Killer or see the entire list of nominees, click the link below.

Saturday, October 13, 2007


I'm been a busy little bee tonight and posted a new entry on every one of my blogs! At least that little bit of writing lets me feel like I accomplished something over this long weekend. Well, something other than just work for my graduate classes, school, and housecleaning.

Wasn't this supposed to be fall BREAK? Oh, wait! I forgot. That means "fall head cold!" Of course, I get a few days off, and the way of the world for me is that I'm sick. Not too bad, and I know it could be worse, but the croupy nighttime cough, drippy nose, and aches and pains are for the birds, if you know what I mean.

Anyway, I hope all of you will check out my other blogs. Most of them are much more informative that this one because they were actually written when I was feeling so crappy.

By the way, I've reposted my interview with Michele Holmes over on Lu Ann's Book Review if you didn't catch it in the newspaper a few weeks ago.

Time to go, before I sneeze!

Sunday, October 07, 2007

In Case You Haven't Noticed . . .

I'm expanding my blogs to include more of what people are asking me for. You'll see a new list of blogs under the Lu Ann's Blogs section on my home page. Let me give you a brief rundown of what each link takes you to:

Library Media Friendzy --- A place where current and future librarians can discuss books, lessons, and more about being an effective library media specialist.

Lu Ann's Book Review --- Reviews or blurbs about books I've read. Occasionally you'll find an interview here with an author.

Lu Ann's Library Technology ---
Technology issues for educators, secondary students, teachers, librarians, and writers.

Lu Ann Staheli. com --- General information about my teaching and writing careers.

Out of the Best Books --- My newspaper columns from the Spanish Fork News.

Read All About It --- My newspaper columns from the Spanish Fork Press.

Writers in Heels --- A group of authors who have established a web-ring of their blogs.

Writing on the Wall --- The blog about writing from members of the Precision Editing Group.

I also have a new blog coming at I'll add the link for that one soon. In the meantime, I hope you'll check out my other blogs. Hopefully you'll find something there that interests YOU!