New Release

Holy Ghost

Today 12 June 2018 Cedar Fort, Inc. released the newest edition of THE HOLY GHOST IS LIKE A BLANKET with updated illustrations by Corey Egbert.

Get your copy of Annalisa Hall’s THE HOLY GHOST IS LIKE A BLANKET (Boy Version) here 

I love when siblings grow up and follow in the footsteps of their older sister. This younger brother has his own little story of how the Holy Spirit is special to him.

Your children don’t see the Holy Ghost, but that doesn’t mean they can’t feel His presence. With heart-warming illustrations, The Holy Ghost Is Like a Blanket depicts characteristics of the Holy Ghost by comparing them to objects children remember and relate to. These meaningful analogies will help your little ones recognize the Holy Ghost as a real influence in their lives.

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The Wuffles

At night I tell the kids stories about little creatures named Wuffles.  I’m growing quite the collection of adventures for them. Would you like to hear more about them?


This little Wuffle likes to garden.

On Pointe

There’s a small balancing act between goals, dreams, and reality. Ballerinas find their passions in song, dance, and the passion of arts, love, and Spanish fiestas. . . on pointe

Find your passion

Reach your goals

Enjoy the journey

Annalisa Hall 2012

Ballet Shoes (c) Annalisa Hall 2012

Birth Dates

Tomorrow is my birthday. I’ll be 39 years old and I just attended “Back to School Night” at my high school alma mater.  Two of my son’s teachers I had 21 years ago. I remember several Language Arts teachers who loved my poetry, several others who hated it. I’m amazed how much I don’t remember of those high school days.

My resume. Hmm. . . what are my greatest achievements over the years? I’m certain that when I was in high school I knew that this would be my life summary on paper:

Brigham Young University, Provo, UT 1998-1999
Bachelor of Arts: English, December 1999

LDS Business College, Salt Lake City, UT 1996-1997
Certification: Accounting Clerk, December 1997

RWA (PRO Member: L.H. Marley)
SCWBI (PAL Member: Annalisa Hall)

Hall, Annalisa. “Garbage Can Graffiti.” Illustrated by Mark Robison. The Friend Magazine, Sept 2010.
Hall, Annalisa. “The Holy Ghost is Like a Blanket.” Illustrated by Corey Egbert. Utah: Cedar Fort Inc., 2013.
Hall, Annalisa. “The Holy Ghost is Like a Blanket” Board Book ed. Illustrated by Corey Egbert. Utah: Cedar Fort Inc., 2014.
Hall, Annalisa. “I Want to Be Baptized.” Illustrated by Corey Egbert. Utah: Cedar Fort Inc., 2014.
Hall, Annalisa. “The Holy Ghost is Like a Blanket.” Spanish ed. Translated by John Harris. Illustrated by Corey Egbert. Utah: Cedar Fort Inc., 2014.
Hall, Annalisa. “The Holy Ghost is Like a Blanket.” Portuguese ed. Translated by Dagmar Munhoz. Illustrated by Corey Egbert.
Utah: Cedar Fort Inc., 2014.
Hall, Annalisa. “I Want to Be Baptized.” Board Book ed. Illustrated by Corey Egbert. Utah: Cedar Fort Inc., 2015.
Hall, Annalisa. “Sheppard’s Last Lamb.” Illustrated by Alex Worthen. Utah: Cedar Fort Inc., 2016.


My husband of 17+ years and our three children (ages 14, 12, & 7) bring me joy. I’m grateful we live in Southern California where I don’t have to endure arctic winters 🙂 Sunshine happy!!

Happy Writing Friends!!


8+ years ago, I wrote a poem for my friend to help her young children understand the Holy Ghost. With encouragement from family and motivation by published authors, I submitted my work to Cedar Fort. Today, my books are on sale at Amazon! So surreal that I’m an RWA Pro, SCBWI Pal, and LDStorymaker 🙂 https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B01FJ1EUFA?ref_=mw_olp_product_details

Happy Reading Friends!!


Illustration credits: Corey Egbert and Alex Worthen

Fall Back

Today I gained an extra hour of sleep. I recovered my sanity and found the power to achieve bigger and better things.

Tomorrow I’ll second guess whether or not I wasted my hour and in the Spring it will be snatched from me like a wicked trick by a time magician who doesn’t really care about whether or not I used time wisely.

Yesterday I should have written more words for pages of a book I’m too scared to have published. I dare to press forward and life is a fun place to be. I’d rather be living and dreaming of unknown tomorrows than dead and gone.

I’ll fall back asleep soon.

I’ll fall back into the same routines and bad habits, but ultimately I’ll learn from my mistakes. I’ll challenge myself to finish a book. And then start another one.


I wonder where the time has gone?!

Summer Joy

LegoSwimming . . . 01 Annalisa

We’re been having a wonderful summer at the pool. These little Lego men are “Conrad & Mike” and they are enjoying the summer season by swimming.

Hanging out with friends is the best.

We hope you’re spending time with those you love.


P.S. Happy news – My latest children’s book “Sheppard’s Last Lamb” is available on pre-order HERE  You better make room on your shelf for it :o)