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Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Wednesday's Writer - Shout Out - It could be You!

Every author loves to come across a great review of one of his/her titles.  We spend so much time lovingly crafting a story in the hope that someone will really enjoy it and there can be no better way than for readers to show their enjoyment by taking the time to write a review expressing this and recommending the book to others.

We all receive plenty of good reviews but that never dilutes the pleasure of reading a new one.  It makes us want to shout about it from the rooftops because it validates all our hard work.  It means we've communicated with a reader in exactly the way we set out to achieve.

I had the great pleasure of experiencing that pinnacle of pleasure in a review I came across following a Google Alert last week on Romancing the Book  and that gave me the idea of doing something a little new with this blog.

I frequently post reviews of books I've read on this blog, but now I plan to open my Wednesday's Writer feature to any author who has received a great review that has afforded them real pleasure.  It doesn't have to be a recent release.  All I need from authors is an email with:

 a copy of the review, with its link, so we can acknowledge it correctly
the blurb and buy link 
a brief author bio and 
jpegs of the author and the cover of the title in question.

I hope it will be a great opportunity to spread the word about good books that bring readers pleasure and for us all to share that moment of happiness you felt when you first read that special review.

Please send your email to


Tara Fox Hall said...

Thank you for this, Lyn! It's so good of you to do this for other authors! :)

ManicScribbler said...

Hope you'll submit one of your many glowing reviews, Tara :)

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