Isn't spending time with other book-lovers simply the best? I've found in my journeys of late that readers are often writers which is why I wanted to share this amazing resource I found recently. It's a mentoring program for female writers (sorry guys, I haven't yet found one for your gender!) and matches mentees up with mentors who can inspire and assist them in their careers.
But wait, it gets even better. It's *FREE* can you believe it? Check out all the details about the WoMentoring Project here. Happy writing (and reading, of course).
Choosing a new book can be a hard thing, can't it? First, there's genre to consider. Then sub-genre. Then author: do you try a new one or stick with a well-loved but maybe more predictable? Then there's the format of the book: print, digital or audio. Fiction or non, price your willing to pay--or borrow from the library?
Whew! We live in an age of information overload, and while it's great to have so many options it's also overwhelming. Back in the day one read books like they were sweet treats: infrequently and whatever was available or given to you. Books were seen by most as leisure (think Little House on the Prairie--not much reading time back then!), something that only the more wealthy had time and money for. But now books are a given for most of us. It's more often seen as a process of selection and decision making rather than a special treat to be savored.
And how do we make that selection? I'd love for you to share how you choose what will appear next on your bedside table:
Today I'm over at the New England chapter of Sisters in Crime with a guest post, "Author Events: To Do or Not to Do, That is Today's Question."
Please head on over for a quick read (and be sure to check out all the other great posts by fellow Sister-in-Crime authors while you're there).
Whew--what a whirlwind these past couple of months have been. . . in a good way, of course. If you aren't yet signed up for the freebie e-newsletter, you likely missed my first serial short story, Bitter & Sweet, which was released over a three-week period in April. The response was great and I definitely plan to release other serials this way. It's a lot of fun! Click here to sign up for the e-newsletter so you don't miss out.
The third suspense novel, which is STILL unnamed is nearing completion. About 10,000 more words to go, give or a take a couple of thousand. In other book news, I'm working with a professional cover artist to re-do the cover for Epidemic--that will be re-released in both digital and paper form likely by the end of June.
Tonight I'll be making my last library/book store appearance for the next couple of months as I hunker down and work on the editing of the as-yet-unnamed-novel and get it ready for my proofreader/editor extraordinaire. Oh! Except for a mini-workshop on writing/publishing at the first Art in the Park event in downtown St. Albans later this month.
Congrats to Pam I., of North Carolina, who recently won a special Dark Circle giveaway that was available only to newsletter subscribers. (See? I told you registering was worth it!). Your signed book will be mailed out later this week.
Thanks to all of you for your continued support, great questions, feedback, and more. I appreciate you reading along with me. :)
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