Do you read the book dedication in the front of books?
I do. In fact, I read all of the front matter. It’s a funny thing. If you’re reading on an e-reader, sometimes they start on page 1 of chapter 1. I always want to shout “Slow down, Nelly.” I have to tell the e-reader to go to the cover, and let me read all of the front stuff. Of course if it’s a print book, I can just flip to the front!
For me, it’s a special thing to be able to dedicate a book to someone. After all, it takes a village to raise an author. (You know what I mean.) I couldn’t possibly do this writing gig without friends and family and readers.
My next release is A Perfect Amish Match. It will be in stores on April 16th and available in ebook on May 1. I had the pleasure of dedicating this book to my friend, Beth. She’s sitting in the middle holding the book, and my friend Priscilla is standing. These two gals are a real help to me in so many ways–they take me for coffee when I need it, tell me to stop working when I need it, and pray for me all the time. I’m super happy to have them in my life.
Now it’s your turn. Who is a source of encouragement in your life? Leave a comment below, and we’ll pull one winner to receive a $10 Amazon gift certificate (delivered via email). Last week’s winner was Maureen P. (Maureen, you should have received an email from me today.)
Announcements for this week
- The anthology I’m participating in, Summer of Suspense, is coming along nicely. You can preorder now at BN and Apple, and it will be available on Amazon soon.
- Visit my VC Boutique Store and you’ll see some new spring items. Also, my spring special is my entire Plain & Simple Miracle series for just $14. That’s 3 books for $14 (shipping is always free). I hope you’ll check it out!
- Are you signed up for my newsletter? Some fun announcements are coming soon, so be sure and sign up.
- I’m giving away 10 autographed copies of A Perfect Amish Match on Goodreads, so if you have a member there go and enter!