Pay it Forward
I recently posted about my experience meeting the author Catherine Ryan Hyde and how lucky I was to have her as my mentor at a writers conference. She graciously agreed to let me interview her on this blog, and I loved the interview and the encouragement she gave to other writers. To honor her, I am participating in the giveaway hop (see photo above) hosted by Adam at http://roofbeamreader.net.
When I asked Catherine which book of hers I should read first, she suggested ‘Becoming Chloe’. I bought that book at the conference where we met. I cannot part with that book, but I definitely want to share the message of paying it forward. As an aspiring author myself, I would like to support other aspiring authors who are trying to get their work out there. Here is my contest: post in the comments about an author who’s work you would like to see more of and why. If possible, suggest a book by that author. The contest is open until June 30th, at which time I will pick a winner from all of the entries. The winner will receive a $25 gift card to Amazon.com to buy the book of his or her choice. I will also personally buy a book from the author the winning entry recommends. Easy enough? I can’t wait to hear your suggestions.