Well, my GoodReads Giveaway is officially closed and the winners have been selected! I’d like to offer my heartfelt congratulations to Debra and Elaina and thanks, not only to them, but to all 1035 who entered! I am so honored and humbled! That is huge for me! This giveaway was so successful, I’m thinking I might have to host another, perhaps around Christmas time. You know, Ghost of Christmas Past, Ghost of Christmas Present, Ghost of Cemetery Tours. Perfect.
I know a lot of people ask the question, “What is your advice to aspiring authors?” and usually, my answer to that question is, “Don’t give up, don’t get discouraged, keep writing, keep trying.” The truth is there are several answers to that question, but I think one of the most important answers, one that isn’t said enough, is “Appreciate your readers. Let them know how much you respect them and how much they mean to you.” After all, without readers, an author is just a person who happens to write books. You can’t be an author without readers. It’s that simple. So thank you all, those of you who’ve not only read my books, but who’ve read any book, and I’m pretty sure that’s all of you. Without you, we’d be nothing.
In other news, this week I am hard at work on my presentation for Saturday at the library, so I might not update as much. Then again, I am a procrastinator at heart, so who knows? I might be updating twice in the same day. I have started on the PowerPoint and let me tell you, it looks AWESOME! I can’t wait for Saturday. It’s going to be so much fun!
Finally, before I head off for the day to work on whatever, I would like to share with you some pictures that I took at the State Fair on Sunday. I love the Fair. It’s an autumn tradition! Please enjoy! And yes, I know they’re mostly butterflies.