Do you ever worry about being annoying? I certainly do. I think it comes from being the youngest child who spent years bugging the life out of the ones who came before me. It left me with a real fear of being a pest.
In publishing, in this particular day and age, it’s probably not enough. Self-promotion is the ugly pill we swallow to be part of the profession we truly love. We all hope you buy our books and leave splendid reviews on them.
Mostly, though, we hope you enjoy reading them. We hope they give you a good afternoon, a memory you can pull out when you need it, laughs and tears (yes, both in the same book). Today, I hope you have a really great day and I apologize if I’ve been annoying, but thanks for coming to see me even if you’re tired of my blurbs, excerpts, and beautiful cover.
There are changes.
It is with sadness that the Wranglers wave so long to D'Ann and Shawn. We're sorry they're leaving and hope they come back to visit. We wish them every kind of joy and success there is.
On a different,voila note, I want to introduce Nan Reinhardt, the newest Word Wrangler. She’s been here before—you probably remember—and is going to be our Tuesday blogger. Nan’s the author of the popular Women of Willow Bay series as well as being one of my own personal besties. We hope you give her a great welcome when she arrives in the round corral tomorrow morning.