Friday, February 8, 2013

Sent Your Fav Authors Some Valentine's Love!

By Glenys O'Connell @GlenysOConnell

I love books.
I’ve loved them since I was tiny. First, I loved the patterns that words made – I think I loved these mysterious shapes even more than the pretty pictures.
Then I learned the secret code that made those shapes mean something.  At 4, I learned to read!
And I’ve never been without a book since. My TBR pile probably rivals the CN Tower in Toronto.
As an author myself, I know just how much hard work, sacrifice, sweat, tears, cursing, and sheer, unadulterated joy goes into the writing of a book.
And so, as Valentine’s Day approaches, I want to thank the authors who, in the last few weeks, have brought so much pleasure into my life. Actually, I wanted to thank ALL the writers who’ve had an impact on me, but apparently the blog doesn’t have that much gigabyte quota…..
So here’s a Thank You Valentine to the latest:

Jonathon Kellerman – Mystery, and Silent Partner
Carolyn McCray – Mary, Mary, Quite Contrary
Jannine Gallant– Lonely Road to You
K.M.Weiland – Dreamlander
Kristen Lamb – Are You There, Blog? It’s Me, Writer
Shannon O’Neil and Toni Tesori (Duolit) – Building Your Fan Base
Brenda Novak – Body Heat
Harlan Corben – No Second Chance
Tim Vicary – A Fatal Verdict
Linda Laroque – A Stolen Chance
Laura Breck – Dancing in a Hurricane
Ann Charles – Dead Case in Deadwood and JackRabbit Junction Jitters
Carolyn J. Rose – No Substitute for Murder
Linden MacIntyre – The Bishop’s Man

Oh, dear – I promised myself to keep the list short…. But so many books, so little time…visit some of these authors and maybe you, too, will fall in love with their work.
Send a Valentine to an author you love. It doesn’t have to be a fancy card with lace and roses, or even chocolates (although chocolates are always good!) Just a quick email, a mention on Twitter, FB, or your blog,  or an appreciative one or two sentence review on Amazon. Do you have any idea what a good review means to us writers? Heaven….

And remember, Dear Readers, that we love you all, too.
Which writer – or writers – would you send Valentine love to?

Glenys O'Connell plans to celebrate Valentine's Day privately...but she does send loving wishes to all her readers! Her book, Judgement By Fire, is being re-released and, if all goes well, will be a free read on Amazon as a Valentine's gift to her for the FB and Twitter announcement!


Margo Hoornstra said...

Hi Glenys,

My valentine would have to go here. To the other members of the Roses of Prose who have enriched my writing life by being so gracious and well, loving, in inviting me to become one of them. I'm having a great time! Happy Valentine's Day!

Jannine Gallant said...

I'd have to send a Valentine to all the talented authors I've met on line, many of whom have become true friends. I wish each one of them much success! And thank you to you, for mentioning my book. I'm so glad you enjoyed it!

Barbara Edwards said...

Like you my list would crash the internet. Let me start with my fellow prosers. Happy Valentine's Day.