Welcome to today's edition of Long and Short Review's Saturday Seven. One of the best parts of my job (in case you don't know, I'm co-owner of >Long and Short Reviews and Goddess Fish Promotions) is meeting some really wonderful authors. I've been fortunate enough to meet some of them in person and received an autographed book. Here are seven that are on my "special" books shelf.
First Coast Romance Writers -- unfortunately, life got busy and I had to "unjoin." I hope to get back one day though... super people. As a matter of fact, many of my "special" books are from fellow members! The inscription on this one: "To Judy, I hope you enjoy the story. Blessings, Merrillee Whren". For the record, I did!
Kat is a local writer I had the chance to meet at an author's event here in town. This is a wonderful Young Adult series and, last I heard, a new book in the series was in the works. Keeping my fingers crossed. Insriptions reads: "Judy! Best wishes! Kat H. Clayton 'Kythera Forever' 3/20/15" I especially like that she added the date!
Alyssa Day is also a member of First Coast Romance Writers. Her Poseidon series is just wonderful, and this was the book that started them all off. I've kept up with Alyssa through the years and love her "ACIMH" posts! Check out her Facebook page and you'll see what I mean! Inscription: "Judy, It's nice to 'meet' you! hugs, Alyssa Day"
Long and Short Reviews. I've not had the opportunity to meet Jacqueline IRL, but she was gracious enough to send me this book when it was released. Inscription: "To Judy- Hope you enjoy my new trilogy. Best, Jacqueline Diamond"
I met Cheryl Norman through First Coast Romance Writers as well and, thanks for Facebook, can keep up with what's going on in her life and writing! Inscription: "Judy, Best always to my FCRW friend. Cheryl Norman"
I could not find the exact copy of this online, so forgive the photography. I didn't get the chance to actually meet Diana Gabaldon in person, but this inscription means a great deal to me. The book was gifted to me by a very dear friend, Abigail Sharpe, another FCRW-er, who knew of my love for this series and had it autographed for me when she had the chance to meet Diana. You can tell it is much loved and read.
What about you? Does an autograph make a book more special to you?
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