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.
Really pleased to have been a guest at Tracy Reader Dad's blog recently, where I'm sharing more (yes, MORE) about Gothic suspense. Please stop by and check out the post. Leave a comment and you might be the one lucky winner of a digital copy of Let the Dead Rest! :)
Have you ever wondered what goes into writing a Gothic suspense novel or short story? What are the "must haves" to include? What sets Gothic suspense novels, stories or movies apart from other suspense or horror?
In my guest post over at The Misstery, I wrote all about this topic and answered these and several other questions. Pop over to my post on "Writing Gothic Suspense Novels," for a quick read.
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