Author news: Robison Wells blogs some "Major News: I May Hyperventilate." Why is he so excited? "Robison Wells's debut VARIANT, pitched as a modern-day LORD OF THE FLIES, set at a boarding school where not everything is as it seems and every day is a fight for survival, to Erica Sussman at Harper Children's, in a significant deal, in a three-book deal, by Sara Crowe at Harvey Klinger (world)."

Women's conference: The bloggers at Mormon Women have put together a handy list of "2010 BYU Women's Conference Links" as well as an overview of some of the topics discussed. For instance, "Replacing fear with faith; trusting in the Lord," "Managing feelings of inadequacy," "Seeking after true beauty" and "Being single — and being strong — in a family-oriented church."