Good morning, friends! I hope you had a nice week, and now you're settled in with your coffee and cookies (or biscuits) for another visit to one of our neighbors. Tayari Jones is another author I "met" through Twitter. I followed her posts, and sat up when she mentioned we could read the first chapter of her book, Silver Sparrow, for free. I love reading, and I love free.
And...I loved the first chapter of this book! It is at the top of my purchase list for payday (well, along with new eyeglasses). It's not just a book that looks awesome; it's a book that's touched a lot of people, and shines a light on a hidden population. Imagine being a Silver Sparrow yourself and finally reading about a character whose life is like yours!
So naturally, I checked out Tayari's blog as well. I will pretend I'm not jealous. Part of her blog is upcoming signings and book tours. (Unfortunately, she won't be here.) She has other entries as well. My favorite as a reader is her post Family, Community, Reading, and Joy. What an awesome experience! The beginning of the blog shows photos of the hats, as well.
As a writer, I think my favorite post is this one. My writing life isn't going to match hers or any of the other writers I like, admire, envy, know, have heard of, haven't heard of yet, etc. My life is mine. Mine currently includes being a full-time fourth grade teacher, and spending at least half my summer trying to be an even better one. But I can create the writing life that I want; that's what counts!
Stop over and check out her blog today!