In my last few posts, I’ve documented my ongoing quest for endorsements. Actually, it would probably be better described as other peoples’ quest for endorsements on my behalf. Well, that trend continued over the weekend as my brother-once again-provided a huge boost for my little debut novel floundering for space in the crowded marketplace of published fiction.
When I was a little kid, my mother had a tiny green book with the hand-drawn picture of a woman on the front. I didn’t know anything about the book, and what little I could read made absolutely no sense to me as I was still trying to grasp the intricacies of See Spot Run. But it meant a lot to my mom. I would see it lying around many different places in our home over the years and learned later that the poems contained inside provided my mother inspiration at different times in her life.
So, try to imagine my shock and utter exhilaration when the following e-mail came across my iPhone last Friday evening from Jerry Rapier.
(As usual, he offered no preamble)
“A delightful gift from a skilled writer and insightful observer of life in Mormondom. “The Reluctant Blogger” shines a clear but affectionate light on our most challenging and rewarding relationships – family, romance, friends, God,self – and invites us to the high and holy calling of laughing at ourselves and loving ourselves pretty much at the same time. Highly recommended.” -Carol Lynn Pearson, poet, author, screenwriter & playwright
I don’t know what else to say, except a very humble thank you. Thank you so very much, Carol Lynn Pearson, and thank you again, my dear brother, Jerry Rapier. I am forever in your debt.
THE RELUCTANT BLOGGER arrives August 2013 and is available for pre-order at Amazon.com for $9.99 RIGHT NOW!!!