While our American friends have been stuffing themselves with turkey, we can all take a moment to appreciate what we have. With my short story anthology published today, I’ve a lot to be thankful for, not only for the fact of being published – and read – in this difficult climate for authors, but for the support from the blogosphere in the run-up to the launch. In Monday’s post – Becoming Someone is coming to an armchair near you! – I shared the links to the first few stops on my blog tour; today I’m sharing a few more, along with a reminder of the party, where I’m putting my gratitude into action by donating to Book Aid International.
Gill's Blog: Author Anne Goodwin has a new book out
Authors’ Interviews: Q&A with Fiona McVie
IQ Blog: Perspectives on identity in five of my favourite contemporary short stories
Scarborough Mysteries: Greater than the sum of its parts? Assembling a first short story collection
A View from my Summerhouse: Don’t let your fears prevent you from embracing your identity as a writer
Carrot Ranch: Branding, bios and author multi-identity disorder
Shiny New Books: Concepts of identity in 9 classic novels
The Contemporary Small Press: The Inbetweenies: the identity of the small-press published author
Sue Vincent’s Daily Echo: Where would you be without your identity as a writer?
Norah Colvin: You know who you are: Becoming Someone
Women Writers: What Lurks Behind Your Identity As A Writer?
In between recording videos and designing quizzes for the party, I’ve responded to myriad supportive comments on the posts themselves and on Twitter; if I’ve missed any, I’m sure I’ll get to them soon! The next three stopping-points are with book bloggers and, although I won’t see the reviews until they’re posted, it’s a joy to have seen on Goodreads – and relief after last year’s one star review on the eve of publication – that at least one of these early readers loves the book.
So, what else can I say? Come to the party and help me donate to Book Aid International. I’m giving 50p for every comment, and I hope I’ll need to borrow some fingers and toes to count them all. It won’t cost you anything and we’re also donating 20% of the profits of book sales on the day. There’s also the chance to win an e-book of one of my novels or from one of the other authors at Inspired Quill. See you there!