Don't you love that about the internet and cyber-space? The way you can be brought 'together' with people you've never met.
So who do I know and how?
I was lucky enough to spend a week on Bribie Island with the lovely Azra Alagic as part of the QWC/Hachette Manuscript Development Program several years ago. That was one of the lovliest week's of my life meeting so many gorgeous writers and such a positive creative time for me. It was a time for builing life-long friendships. Her book is amazing. I really recommend it! (I've interviewed Azra on this blog if you would like more background on her book.)
I met Anna Hackett at the RWA Conference in Queensland last month, at the Diamons are Forever Cocktail party to be exact and reconnected with Ainslie Patton there as well, I knew her in another life. It was so lovely to get to know these women. If you know me in real life you know I love to make new friends and reconnect with old ones...in fact that's probably how you know me!
I first met Karly Blakemore-Mowle at an RWA Conference several years ago in Brisbane and at the Sydney coneference. Lucky me! You can see why these conferences are so great. You get to meet so many other wonderful writers. (I've interviewed Karly here as well!) We haven't overlapped the last couple of years in person so lucky for me there is the internet out there!
The other writers involved in Booked for the Weekend came to me via these ladies which was wonderful, everyone knows somene. I look forward to getting to know them in person in the future and reading all their books.
We decided to do this promotion as a way to band together and help each other promote our various projects.
For readers it's also a great opportunity to discover new authors in new genres that you might not have tried before, because we're an eclectic mix so
Or maybe you've been wanting to cheer someone up who is down in the dumps or sick or you want to encourage somone just loves to read...you could gift them one of our books this weekend...for 99c you'd be mad not to.
Next post I'll have the covers and links up...do pop back.