I found out last week that my book — “The Barber’s Conundrum and Other Stories,” is a semi-finalist in the non-fiction category of The Kindle Book Review’s 2013 Best Indie Book Awards. The top 5 Finalists in each category are chosen on September 1st and from there, the category winners are announced on October 1.
I’m already preparing for a potential swimsuit competition in case there’s some sort of runoff and I end up tied with some guy who wrote a book about finding the cure for Dutch Elm Disease or a woman who chronicled her three and a half hour ordeal trapped under a pull out couch at an Embassy Suites. I don’t know how those Miss America women do it with that swimsuit competition. Every time I bend down to tie my shoes, my top falls off. That’s probably why they wear heels. No laces, no bending. I’m going to give that a shot.
Anyway. Enough about me. I wanted this post to be about you. And then after we finish up with you, me again.
I have been meaning to thank all the people who have followed this blog over the past several months; recently there has been a nice increase in the number of visitors and subscribers as well as comments. It means a great deal to me as I’m sure it does for most writers when people read and respond to their work — with the possible exception of J.D. Salinger who was rumored to write prodigiously in his later years but never published anything . I don’t know why Salinger continued to write if he had no intention of showing it to anyone. If I was his wife, I would have told him that if he wanted something to do, why not put up crown molding around the ceiling, finish the basement or install a sprinkler system instead and if anyone came around asking who did it, she would cover for him and say “no one you’d know”.
So thank you for reading and supporting my blog!
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