Thursday, May 17, 2012

Coming Soon: The Girls From Fourth Ward

To: Abbottsville Fourth Ward and the wonderful people who read this blog
From: Donna Banta
Subject: The Girls From Fourth Ward, a novel

Over the years on Ward Gossip I have reposted emails from Bishop Brent Loomis "whose shocking murder remains unsolved." Finally, the truth behind his mysterious devise will be revealed in my new novel, The Girls From Fourth Ward. It will be available as both a paperback and an ebook soon. Here is an excerpt:

     Bishop Loomis of the Abbottsville Fourth Ward relaxed behind the expansive mahogany desk in his church office. His volume of scripture was precisely aligned in the desk’s top left corner, telephone top center, pen and pencil cup top right. His appointment calendar lay square in the center of his fine leather desk pad, opened to today’s date.
In spite of his many obligations, the bishop felt at peace. Never in his life had he been so confident of his own opinion, secure in his relationships, and proud of his work in the Kingdom of God.
      In fact, his calm was so complete that when his office door opened, and he looked up to greet the familiar face, he did not even notice the gun that fired a bullet square into the center of the neatly pressed, starched white pocket that covered up his heart.   
More to come! 


  1. Don't leave us hanging like that!

  2. Then the shooter said, "Where's your God now. Aaaaaaaaaa." Exciting stuff buddy. congrats.


  3. Thanks Kriss and postmormon girl!

  4. I can imagine Loomis' last thoughts. "Shoulda ... drank ... and fornicated ... more ..."

  5. Woohoo! Lots of work getting that novel to this point. Congrats Donna!

  6. @Ahab, I think you'll like Bishop Loomis. -- He shows up on your blog all the time.

    Thanks CD! Now when is yours coming out? :)

  7. GASP! Can't wait! Along with My Boyfriend Barfed In My Handbag, this will be #1 with a bullet on my to-buy list.

  8. I cannot wait to read it! Will you sign my copy? Please?