It's October, which y'all know I love because it's fall and it's my birthday month! Not that I love getting older... but, as they say, it beats the alternative. Plus, it means I've had another full year of hanging out with Emily before she goes to kindergarten next year. So what do I want for my birthday? Not diamonds or a lavish trip or even a new purse (okay, maybe a new purse!). I just want to be with my kid, eat some cake, and hit the zoo. I am easy. :-)
Behind the scenes, my web diva and I are furiously working on redesigning the web site. I'm taking bits and pieces of what I like best about other authors' sites and incorporating them. So what do you like most about author web sites? What makes you go back? I am curious to hear your thoughts or suggestions. If you'd like to share, I'd love to hear! Just drop me an email at SueAuthor@aol.com.
My latest giveaway of five signed copies of Walk Into Silence has ended! The answer to the question I posed—what song by an '80s rock band did I snatch the title from?—is "Gods of War" by Def Leppard from their Hysteria album. The moment I heard the lyrics long ago, I knew I wanted to use "walk into silence" in a book title. Nice how that worked out!
"...When we walk into silence/when we shadow the sun/when we surrender to violence/then the damage is done..."
The randomly-drawn winners of Walk Into Silence are Lynn from Michigan, Sara from Dallas, Sherry from Alabama, Nancy from Virginia, and Annette from Illinois. Congratulations, ladies! And thanks to ALL who entered! Speaking of giveaways, you still have until November 1 to enter Goodreads' contest to win one of five signed copies:
Can't wait to unveil the new web site in November! Stay tuned for that!
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