As 2021 wraps up, I want to send a huge thank you on behalf of all authors.
Thank you for sharing in our love for quirky characters.
Thank you for recommending us to your friends.
Thank you for encouraging us by writing reviews.
Thank you for joining our “street teams” and being first-line readers.
Thank you for spreading the word about our books, whether it be through posts, retweets, “likes”, or word-of-mouth.
Thank you for hosting us on your blogs and podcasts.
Thank you for choosing to take a chance and read a book by an unknown-to-you author.
Thank you for supporting us by buying, borrowing, and uploading books.
Thank you showing us grace when you come across a typo in our books. Despite our best efforts (and dozens of rounds of editing by both us and professional editors and proofreaders), picky-petty errors still manage to find a way into our books.
Thank you for your encouraging enthusiasm.
Readers, we could not do it without you. You are the reason we write. The reason we stay up late to perfect that “problem” scene. The reason we put ourselves “out there” for others to read our creations. And the reason that currently-only-a-dreamed-up-story will find its way onto the pages of a novel or the screen of an ebook.
And you are worth it.
God’s blessings for a safe and healthy New Year!