Happy early Thanksgiving to all my USA readers. This is one of my favorite holidays because it's so, well, un-holiday'ish. The lack of commercialism makes it more special (though Black Friday sits like a gloomy cloud on the horizon). Wherever you are, I hope you'll take a moment today to express your gratitude in some small way.
I'm thankful for BOOKS, especially great books like the one I talk about in today's vlog. What do you think?
What's more exciting than receiving a free book? Giving six away!
This week, you can grab a copy of any of my books for FREE. That's right, dear readers, from Saturday, 10/13/18 through Thursday, 10/18/18, a copy of each one of my digital books will be available for free download on Amazon.
Q: "Which book will be available when?"
A: That's part of the fun.... You'll have to keep an eye on my author page on Amazon or on my Facebook or Twitter feed to find out!
Q: "Will your newest book be part of the giveaway, or is this just for older titles?"
A: Nope, all the books will be available for a single day, free of charge. Even Let the Dead Rest, my newest suspense novel, will be part of the giveaway.
Q: "So, how does it work exactly?"
A: On Saturday, 10/13, the first of my six novels will be available on Amazon for a free download. On Sunday, a new book will be featured for you to grab for free. And that will last six days, giving you the option of collecting my entire library of books for free. :)
Of course, if you don't want to wait, you can nab one right now. Or perhaps try the new Green Mountain Trilogy, a collection of three of my most popular supernatural suspense titles?
Why do you read? That's a question I posed over on my author's Facebook page recently. Stop by and weigh in!
For me, reading has often been a form of escape. I discuss why and when I needed this escape most in this recent vlog post:
If you're a fan of mystery and suspense (and I'm guessing you are, cause why else would you be reading this blog?!), then you might enjoy this short, 4-minute video on a fun mystery resource for readers.
Why YouTube why? Why do you always capture me making a dumb face for the still shot?
I'm not sure about where you live, but here in Vermont, "buying local" is a big thing. It usually refers to food (we have a lot of great farms in the state) but sometimes refers to other things such as buying from your local, small business instead of a big box store.
Reading local is something that I'm interested in. Turns out, I'm not the only one. I'm seeing more and more libraries in the area with special displays of local authors, and small, independent book stores, too.
Wouldn't it be fun to create a challenge and try to read more local authors? I'm still toying with ideas of how to do this...
In the meantime I learned that semi-local author, Louise Penny, has a new book coming out this year. Kay at Kay's Reading Life just posted about it. If you're a fan of Ms. Penny's then you'll definitely want to snag a copy when Kingdom of the Blind comes out.
Another local author whose book I'm enjoying right now is Beth Kanell's. Her most recent novel is called, The Long Shadow, and is a historical YA mystery. I'd started this book, gotten bogged down with other things and just picked it up again. I'm so glad that I did! Ms. Kanell's voice is true and pure, her attention to historical detail is mind-blowing and the story is thoroughly enjoyable.
What local books do you like? Is there a local author who you'd love to meet? Please share in the comments.
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