Blog tour: ‘Memories of Me: A Complete Guide to Telling and Sharing the Stories of Your Life’

Blog tour: ‘Memories of Me: A Complete Guide to Telling and Sharing the Stories of Your Life’

Laura Hedgecock and Cedar Fort Publishing & Media are pleased to announce the “Memories of Me: A Complete Guide to Telling and Sharing the Stories of Your Life” blog tour, which will run from May 26-June 9, 2014.

If you’re interested in participating in this blog tour, please email us or leave a comment below.

About the book:

Not sure how to tell your life stories so that they’ll be interesting and accessible to your posterity? Memories of Me details the steps to preserving your memories, explores the technology options for recording your stories, and provides helpful tips for writers of all stripes. Memories of Me helps you make sure your memories not only last but are enjoyed by all who read them.


About the author: 

Laura Hedgecock was born in South Carolina but came to live in Michigan by way of Chicago and Germany. Leaving her career in International Business to be a stay-at-home mom and her association with non-profits led her to helping other tell their stories. Treasure Chest of Memories: How to Capture and Share the Stories of Your Life results from the intersection of Ms. Hedgecock’s experience in genealogy, photography, and scrapbooking, as well as her journey of compiling her own memories. She blogs about preserving and sharing memories at 

“Memories of Me” blog tour schedule:

May 26: LDS Women’s Book Review
May 27: WordingWell
May 28: Shelli Proffitt Howells
May 29:
May 30: My Life. One Story at a Time.
May 31:
June 1:
June 2: LDS and Lovin’ It
June 3: The Author’s Hideaway
June 4: Mel’s Shelves
June 5: Kreating Krazy
June 6: Deal Sharing Aunt
June 7: Jinky is Reading
June 8: Brooklyn Berry Designs
June 9: On the Border
June 10:
June 11: C.K. Rich
June 12:
June 13: Every Free Chance Book Reviews
June 14: I Love to Read and Review Books
June 15: The Phantom Paragrapher
June 16:



Looking for the perfect gift for your dad this Father’s Day?

Looking for the perfect gift for your dad this Father’s Day?

Looking for the perfect gift for your dad this Father’s Day? Here are three Cedar Fort titles that he’s sure to love:



1) “Daddy’s Diary” by author J. Kevin Morris. Check out this endorsement from the San Francisco Book Review:


“This book was an excellent read, filled with whimsical and humorous accounts of one man’s journey through life as a father of three who spent much of his time as the caregiver for the children while his wife and the children’s loving mom did what she did best, excel in working… This meant Dad was left to do everything that moms usually excel at, drawing upon minimal experience to get through his days while keeping the kids alive for at least another day.


J. Kevin Morris paints a candid story, and one we can relate to our own family, as we have three daughters ranging from nine to nineteen. Over the years, I’ve seen the hairdos, the outfits, and the meals my husband has managed to wholeheartedly attempt his best at. Somehow they have all survived at the hands of Dad and with as much humor as Morris’s own experiences.


While a quick read, Morris is able to paint a thoroughly enjoyable read reminding us that kids are quite pliable creatures and can survive all of the horrors of parenting right alongside us, creating some of the most memorable moments to be shared for a lifetime. If you are looking for a pick-me-up, gift, or good spirited laugh, then this book is the right choice for sure!”


2) “Marriage 101 For Men: Why Taking Out the Trash is a Turn-On” by Sherri Mills.


Get out of the doghouse and back into the bedroom by adopting one simple phrase—Help isn’t helpful. Whether you’ve been married for three months or thirty years, failing to “help around the house” remains a major cause of discord. Following this book’s principles, a husband learns to decrease disputes and increase intimacy by owning his share of household work, not helping his wife do it all.


3) “Dad Rules” by Treion Muller.


Kids don’t come with a manual and so far there’s no app for fatherhood, but that doesn’t mean you should parent empty-handed. No matter what fathering challenges you face, you can find the answer in here—along with a healthy dose of humor. Whether you’re a dad to tots or teens, these simple but effective dad rules are guaranteed to get the job done right.



You can find all these books and more online at




Here’s to Mom

A Dad’s Simple Salute to the Mothers in His Life; written by J. Kevin Morris.

Everyone who lives on this Earth right now has a mother. Everyone who’s ever lived on this Earth has had a mother. Go ahead. Refute that, if you can. But you can’t. Every human being under the sun has a mother. There’s one way to get into mortal circulation, and motherhood’s the way.

Daddy's Diary - Morris - PicOkay, so maybe there are two exceptions, but that was a very long time ago. And to even bring it up is simply picking nits, because otherwise, Mother’s Day is a celebration that applies to everyone, everywhere. Regardless. And Mother’s Day isn’t reserved for one’s own mother. There’s your grandmother to be acknowledged, your mother’s mother; and your wife, your children’s mother; and your daughter or daughter-in-law, your grandchildren’s mother.

It seems to just go on and on. But what could possibly be more appropriate than celebrating motherhood, from all its kinship perspectives? Nothing, that’s what. I have a mother. Couldn’t have had a better one. She’s simply the only woman who had what it took to raise me and not fall apart at the seams while she did it, even if the falling-apart-at-the-seams scenario was at times one temper tantrum away.

My mother has a mother. I loved her dearly, when she was here with us. Though departed, I still love and admire her and think tenderly of her, often. (I haven’t forgotten about my father’s mother, whom I also love and admire and think of tenderly, often.) I have Daddys-Diary3a wife, the mother of my children. The best wife and mother I could ever hope for. Together, we’ve shared the lives of three children. Terrific children. Better children than I ever had a right to expect. And it’s all their mother’s doing.

I have a daughter and two daughters-in-law. They’ve brought into this world nine children–children I’m proud to call my grandchildren. Kidlets just don’t come any better. I’m surrounded by mothers, it seems, and I wouldn’t have it any other way and when I think of what a woman must give of herself, from the day a child is born and on through every minute of life after that, I’m simply astonished that anyone is capable of being a mother.

But oh! how glad I am that someone is.

J. Kevin Morris is the author of Daddy’s Diary. Order a copy here.

Blog Tour: Carnival Girl

Carnival Girlis the 1st book for Sonja Herbert’s. This memoir chronicles the events of Sonja Herbert’s real childhoodin postwar Germany, this incredible, true story is beautifully written and full of heart””A powerful reminder for readers everywhere how much God loves each one of us and how his strength can make dreams come true.If you are interested in joining the blog tour, please leave a comment with the date you’d like to post or contact me viaemail.

Here is a brief description of the book:

The only life Sonja has ever known was on the road. Now she must choose between the carnival and her convictions, between her family and her faith. This beautifully written memoir of growing up in post-war Germany and meeting the Mormon missionaries will remind you of how much God loves each one of us and how his power can make anything possible.

Meet the Author:

Sonja Herbert and her five siblings were raised in a caravan, traveling the carnival circuit from town to town in post-World War II Germany.

Sonja converted to the LDS Church, later married, and immigrated to the United States, where she received a bachelor of arts degree at Southern Utah University in Cedar City, Utah, and a master of arts degree from Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah. She also raised six children, taught school and ESL, and is now a freelance writer.

Besides her childhood memoir, Sonja has also written many autobiographical stories, which have been published in the Chicken Soup for the Soul series and other anthologies. A biographical novel about her half-Jewish mother’s experiences in Nazi Germany is almost finished.

Sonja lives in Provo with her husband and cat. You can find more about her unusual life



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