Sometimes we authors escape from behind our desks. I escaped to the Tipton County Museum. And while there had a rare photograph taken. (I’m the one on the right.) Stop by http://ow.ly/AL9R30dEWac to see it.
I’ll be back on September 22 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. for the Gift Shop Gala at the Tipton County Museum. Wishing the other authors who’ll be there lots of sales and happy readers.
Frugal or free doesn’t mean without value. What can be one of a writer’s most cherished items is a review. Per Carolyn, “It’s free and it’s a full-of-love gift.” Go here to read the full story. Writers On The Move: The Perfect Gift for Authors is Free! She provides a few steps on how to ensure the author gets the most benefit out of your generous gift. Be sure to check out her books as well. Besides the HowtoDoItFrugally series, Carolyn is also the author of a novel and several books of poetry including her most recent, Imperfect Echoes. And for other ways to help your favorite author? Mystery author Heather Weidner summarizes the ways as Review – Tell – Share – Buy – Nominate – Blog. Her suggestions are at heatherweidner.com/blog/2016/8/28/7-ways-to-help-your-friendly-neighborhood-author.
Carolyn encourages that the holidays are “a time to let your spirit of giving overcome any reticence you may have about contacting a favorite author.”
I promise you, there is no gift greater for authors than hearing a positive comment from a reader. Whether you give a book, leave a review, or attend an author meet and greet, to all the readers out there– you are appreciated.
Ever wonder what the author of that book you’re reading sounds like? Or the hidden secrets behind the story? You’ll have a chance to meet me in the virtual world of blog talk radio. I visited Linda Mooney on her program, Other Worlds of Romance. The best thing, they haven’t figured out how to transmit tomatoes through the internet yet. Yay. So I emerged unscathed.
Stop on by and listen to a live recording where I talk about and read an excerpt from Hatchling’s Vengeance.
And if you haven’t heard them, here’s the links for all the programs on the Dragshi Chronicles.
I love to hike in woods. And I’m not the only one to whom ancient stands of trees call to a special point in their soul.
On of my favorite places to sit and write is pictured. You can sit in the shade of the trees and watch the clouds drift over the lake. Between the hands of man and nature, the trees are not old, but even in a newer growth forest there is still a sense of serenity. However, travel a short distance and the scene steps back in time. You go from woods to a true forest, Climb high enough even go above the tree line to the world of scrubs and blueberry bushes.
If forests call to you or provide an intriguing setting, romance and fantasy author Mary Gillgannon’s tale of searching for the forest primeval is worth a look, if only for the pictures. I particularly like the description of the bluebells.