Wednesday, June 5, 2013
The summer is here! Warm lazy days, picnic's, trips to the beach, camping under the stars and vacations to amazing places. I've always loved summer. Although I'm not a fan of the heat (I actually get ill if I get too warm) there is just something about long summer warm summer nights that I just love. Maybe it's the firefly's, or maybe it the smell of BBQ and sunscreen. I don't know, just thinking about these things takes me back to my childhood. Nights spent playing hide-and-go-seek, swimming, hanging out with my friends. Great times.
Summer also meant reading. I was a voracious reader as a kid, my mom and grandmother serious encouraged my love for reading. Each year for my birthday, my grandmother would buy me three Nancy Drew books, and my mom would take me to our local bookseller (long before B&N, Amazon, BAM, or even Borders) and I would walk along the old wooden floors of this store that would squeak and groan, between the wire book shelves finding any treasure I could to take home and read. The scent of ink and dust and books comforted me like nothing else. I'd leave that store with a bag of book happiness and I'd go home, find a comfortable place and lose myself in the make believe worlds of writers.
I'm still like a kid in a candy store as an adult when it comes to my summer reading list. Now, I'm much more organized and I read magazines, follow my favorite authors and make a list of summer reads that I either pre-order or run down to the bookstore and scoop up the titles I just HAVE TO READ!
Well, now I'm a writer and I'm hoping some of my titles make it on to the must read summer book list of readers this year. My latest The Trouble with Beaches is now available as is my full length print novel Gabrielle. Check out my back list and let me know what you think of my stories. I love hearing from my readers!