Monday, July 16, 2007

Tell An Author You Care!

Word in Cyber City is that today, July 16th is "Tell An Author You Care Day".

Picked this up from Teen Book Reviewer, Jocelyn, who got it from Readergirlz, who heard it about from Children's Writer, Emily Beeson's blog. :) :)

Here are some things you can do to participate...

1. Write a letter or email to a favorite author. I think JK Rowling and Stephenie Meyer receive plenty of fan letters. Think of an author you love that may need a little boost.

2. Write a positive review on Amazon and, if you want to, link to it in your blog.

3. Buy a book by a favorite author and give it to someone who will enjoy it.

4. Profile an author in your blog. I'm not talking just another review. Tell us a little about the author and mention at least one of his/her books that you love.

I think we celebrate this day a lot on YA Fresh by sharing the love of YA books and authors. Hope you participate, too!

4 fresh comments:

TinaFerraro said...

Kelly, I couldn't agree more with showing authors that you care. In fact, I got a lovely e-mail this morning from a reader, asking if I was going to write a PROM DRESS sequel, and it totally made my day.

And as far as spreading the love, I am about 75 pages into Stephanie Hale's REVENGE OF THE HOMECOMING QUEEN, and enjoying the heck out of it! Vivid characters and a great plot!

Kiki said...

From a reader point of view, it's very exciting to actually hear back from authors,too!
I never thought of writing to authors until I started writing, and now I find myself doing it quite a bit (or stalking them on their blogs, even better! =P).
I think people really need to understand that writers aren't the rock gods of our age, but lonely, fragile people that just happen to make stuff up for a living. ^_^

Sara Hantz said...

That is such a cool idea! I'm onto it.

Kelly Parra said...

Tina, what an awesome feeling! Can't wait to check out Revenge, myself!
Kiki, so true about hearing from the authors. It's always a great feeling for me to connect with other authors, too!
It is, Sara! :)