Monday, November 29, 2010

Christmas Gift Idea!!


Need a great Christmas gift for someone special in your life? Whether you have experienced the loss of a loved one or not, Too Precious For Earth is a perfect book for this holiday season. It is a true, inspirational story of a tiny miracle child who came to earth and only stayed a short while. The impact this child left on an entire community, however, continues to this day. Read a beautifully written story about child loss that has won two writing awards, and how one family rose from tragedy to triumph. Order the book through the author's website at a discounted price for the holiday season! You will receive a personalized, signed copy by the author for only $9.99 plus tax & shipping, instead of the regular price of $14.99 plus tax & shipping. If you buy only one book this holiday season, make it this one--a feel-good story that anybody can enjoy!

Thank you!

Amy C. Maddocks

Author of Too Precious For Earth: A Little Miracle That Will Change Your Life

Purchase the book today at any bookstore or online!

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Book Signing Event

Come and join me for a fantastic event at the University of Utah! Saturday the 28th, from 10:00 until 6:00 p.m. This is a book festival put on by KSL and it will be amazing! Many authors will be there and many activities are planned to entertain, it's free!!

Monday, August 9, 2010

Book Review, Women of the Book of Mormon, by Heather B. Moore

I read this amazing book in one weekend; writing my review took some time because life got in the way, but I shouldn’t have let it, because this book was fantastic and a must-read for anyone wanting to gain a better understanding of the role of women in our ancient times.

The first thing I noticed the author did a fantastic job of, was in pointing out the similarities of these women of our history to modern women; nurturing, caring, religious, sensitive, faithful, devoted, enduring, among many others. I felt stronger and more proud of being a woman after reading of the likeness between myself and these powerful women.

Another trait I noticed of many of the women that was brought out, was how so many of them turned to the Lord in times of need. It is humbling to know that when I go to the Lord on bended knee, I am not weak—quite the opposite—as the author shows us with these women.

I also appreciated the extensive and deep research Heather did while writing the book. The knowledge presented shows a true love of the art of this author; she is an insightful and knowledgeable author, and it shines through in her writing.

The book takes you through several women’s lives that are mentioned in the Book of Mormon, whether mentioned briefly or in depth. Heather shows us the connections, testimonies, strengths, and identities of these women and how we can apply their experiences to our own lives. The subtitle, Insights & Inspirations, is appropriate in how I was able to see just that. It gave me insight into what these women endured and inspired me to become a better woman. Their trials may have been different than mine, but our faith and devotion remains the same. Thank you, Heather, for writing a book that pulls so closely to the hearts of so many women.

You can purchase the book anywhere books are sold, or on Amazon.

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Radio Interview

Please listen in as I'm interviewed by the "Open to Hope Foundation," for which I am also a contributing writer. I'll be discussing my book, Too Precious For Earth, and ways you can heal after the loss of a child.

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Three words said too often-or not enough...

Thinking about Easter...I just enjoyed an amazing dinner with about 25 of my family members. I am so thankful for the wonderful family and friends I have and what joy they bring into my life. I'm setting a personal goal for the next two months; I want to write a personal letter to each of my siblings. Something that would summarize everything they mean to me, so that (heaven forbid) if I were to leave this life early, nothing would be left unsaid. They would know exactly how I felt about them and how grateful I was for them and the presence they have in my life.

I wonder how the world would be different if we all wrote a letter to our friends and family...expressing our gratitude. "I Love You" is probably the most overused and underused phrase in the English language. We need to say it more often when it matters, and not use it in trivial ways that makes it dull. I want my friends and family to know that I love them, and I'm going to do it on paper. Yes, the old fashioned way, dare I say it ... handwritten! Okay, so maybe I'll type it (much faster) but I will definitely print and use snail mail! We don't get enough opportunities to write to each other...I hope this helps inspire others to do the same. Let's change the world around us one letter at a time!!

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Valentine's Day Thoughts...

Said Albert Einstein--"There are two ways to live your life. One is a though nothing is a miracle. The other is as if everything is."

I thought of this quote (in chapter 11 of my book) when I woke up this morning and thought of Valentine's Day. Is it only for lover's? I think's a day to celebrate the love we have for this precious life and all that we have been given. So here is my electronic THANK YOU to the Lord for all the miracles given to me--even the short time I was able to spend with my son were a miracle, and I am so grateful I had them. I hope everyone will take a moment today and thank whatever higher power you believe in for all the miracles in our life!

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Making Ourselves Amazing

"As human beings, our greatness lies not so much in being able to remake the world as in being able to remake ourselves." ~Mahatma Gandhi

Thinking about how amazing that really is, by changing ourselves and making our own selves greater, we in turn are making the world a better place. We should all start within ourselves, and the world will then follow!

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Tuesday, January 12, 2010


Well, it's finally happened! My book is finished, printed, and in my hands! It's a surreal experience...holding a copy of my first book. What a long, bittersweet process it's been. Now the harder part!!!