All writers need to understand what is valuable to them. In the craft of writing, here are some things on that list.... family, friends, readers, writing friends, book reviewers, publishers, editors and agents.
All these people make it possible for your words to come to life and end up in the hands of even more people.
Okay, now for the book you see at the top of this post. May I present to you Bryan Bostick. I met him at an SCBWI conference in Boise- and he lives in Utah. Talk about dedication to his craft. He has this awesome book coming out in October. Check out his website.
As a writer, I can honestly say that it's the people I've met that make this whole journey worth it. People like Bryan, who take the time to talk to someone new. Readers who are kind enough to send an e-mail or leave a book review telling me how much they enjoyed my words. Authors who step out and let their hand of friendship rest on my shoulder. And, of course, where would I be without my publisher?
There is much to be thankful for. And if you keep in mind that all these people are valuable, your world will become a richer place.
And, since I have some brand new books sitting around waiting for a new home, I'm going to give some away. You've all endured the alphabet blogging experience so well, it's time we partied.
I'm going to choose five winners. FIVE WINNERS. I have two middle grade books and three YA. To enter to win....
*Go to B.K. Bostick's blog and be a follower.
*I know you are probably already a Very Cool Person, but if not, sign up to follow this blog.
*Leave a comment and your e-mail address, or, if you prefer, e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org- okay people, we need an interesting subject. Tell me the name of the last book you read.
*Winners chosen April 29- this Friday. Random.org to the rescue.
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