I am free to write a book. So are you.
We are free to read books. Any kind we want.
We are free to hop in our cars, zoom over to the bookstore, and pick up (and inevitably sniff) as many books as we wish.
We are free to visit spots online that offer books in any genre that interests us.
We are free to support our favorite authors.
We are free to write reviews, sharing our opinions on the books we’ve read.
We are free to connect with authors and readers online.
We are free to love the book more than the movie.
We are free to have jobs that allow us to buy books.
We are free to learn to read and write so we may experience books and share our thoughts.
We are free to use our imaginations to get lost in books or create them.
We are free to love words and the power they possess.
On this Fourth of July, give thanks for the freedom you enjoy. The more I watch CNN (and look at the horrendous options for presidential candidates), the more I wonder how long that freedom will last. How much will we have to fight to preserve it?
If you’re wondering the same thing, try A Less Perfect Union, by Goodwin Reed, the writing team of The Husband and Me. It’s political. It’s speculative (or is it?). It’s seductive. We published this book in 2014, but its themes are alive today.
Who will lead in the time of crisis? Amazon: http://tinyurl.com/jaak3vm
The Maple Leaf Series, Books One to Six, available now. Book One is FREE in ebook. Always.
SAFE, The Shielded Series, Book One, coming August 2016.