Welcome to my author blog and first post!
It feels a little crazy to be here...just last Saturday I was at an author's event in Universal City (L.A.) and fan-girling over authors I admire, not connecting with the idea that I was soon going to put out my first book. I went to the book-signing alone, and for the three hours I stood in line I talked to everyone around me. They were cool young women and we talked about our favorite stories we'd read recently. I made notes on books they suggested that I'd never heard of (and ordered them when I got home.) But what struck me most was the passion they felt for the books they loved, and the pleasure they took in sharing that information with their girlfriends and on-line book groups. It felt like a movement, where these indie authors they admired had not just told their stories, but had come together to support each other and reach out to their readers. In doing so they have created something bigger and more exciting than anyone could have imagined.
Once in the author's room I moved from table to table meeting these warm and appreciative writers, who had worked so hard for their success. Many had traveled great distances to meet the fans that had supported them. In the tough business of publishing, they are risk-takers who are following their hearts and achieving their dreams. I left that day energized with a lot of books in my arms, and renewed inspiration to work hard and achieve my dreams too.
So here I am now...following my heart. I hope whatever road you're traveling down, that you're following your heart too.