Sunday, October 25, 2015
With the help of Blogger tools I am able to see how many folks visit the blog on a daily basis. While I am fairly pleased to have as many as 20+ visitors per day, readers don't leave comments for authors or for me. After 380+ blogs have been posted, I'm wondering if there's anyone out there who would care if the blog folded altogether.
If you read this blog and would like for it to continue to give you information on authors and books, please leave a comment. Authors, you need to weigh in also. Has this blog helped you in any way? I'm open to an entirely new format and content if that would bring traffic.
Thanks in advance for your honest feedback. I'm offering a gift set of all five Logan Hunter Mysteries to one lucky commenter.
Sunday, October 18, 2015
I am delighted to have you on the blog.
Please leave a comment for a chance to win a free signed copy of Again, Alabama!
Saturday, October 17, 2015
While history was not as kind to him as I was, I wanted readers to see Geoffrey's human-ness and understand the duress he must have had when constantly belittled and befuddled by his lady wife. I wanted readers to understand that even though he was a great warrior, he could also be remorseful and weak.
I hope I pulled it off. The novel has been released in all formats. If you are inclined to read it, please leave a review. Reviews are appreciated even if short. Please "like" it on my Facebook page www.facebook.com/susan.whitfield and also on my author page there:
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Here's a short excerpt to whet your appetite:
Sunday, October 11, 2015
Now, how about that horse ride?
Sunday, September 20, 2015
Best of luck with all endeavors, Linda!
Saturday, September 19, 2015
Writing this novel about a medieval ancestor was challenging and rewarding. I got to know so much about Geoffrey V Plantagenet, who married King Henry's daughter, Matilda, and fathered the long line of Plantagenet kings of England.
I researched every account of the real events I could find, and wove my imagination into the dialogue and gaps in history. I hope it will be a fairly accurate account of that time and these people.
I decided to title the book Sprig of Broom because Geoffrey wore a sprig of broom bloom in his cap whenever it was available. I designed my own book cover, letting my imagination spin away from using real broom and instead using glass and metal. I like it and I hope readers will be drawn to it.
Sunday, September 6, 2015
I am so glad to know that the book offers hope. We need to get the word out and I hope everyone who reads this blog will pass on the information to anyone who needs it.
Great advice! It's obvious that you're writing from the heart.
Sunday, August 30, 2015
Welcome to the blog, Andree'.
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Have another pineapple whip and tell us what you think is the greatest lesson you’ve learned about writing so far. What advice can you give new writers?
I do believe that creating a title can drive the direction of the book, though, even if the title changes later (either by my own decision or my publishers).
I have certainly enjoyed interviewing you, Frankie, and I'm going to pick up a copy of the book. Let me know when the second novel is released. I wish you the best.
Thank you again for having me over, Susan. I can never resist a pineapple whip or a chance to promote my book.