Instead I find myself posting late on my assigned day, after getting called to a remote town, far from family, in a DRY county and working a 14 hour day. But, my husband texted me a picture of him drinking a pleasure beverage in my honor, so, um, thanks for that, dear.
But, the day is not a total loss. I'm writing. And I'm definitely reading before bed. Traditions I plan to keep every year, along with some of the other ones I mentioned. I am also looking forward to things like Book Birthdays, which I see authors celebrating. Having book birthdays seems like a very writerly thing to do.
So, tell me about your birthday traditions. Best birthdays you've had? If you are published, do you celebrate Book Birthdays? And how cool would it be to release a book ON YOUR BIRTHDAY!?
Tell it! And one commenter will receive an awesome read. In honor of all birthdays, I would like to give away a copy of Meda White's fabulous novella, Winter Formal. It is one of my favorite stories, and I want you to have the same joy I experienced reading it. Like, BIRTHDAY JOY! I'll pick a winner on Friday morning to make up for my tardiness in posting. And don't forget, all commenters are eligible for the September drawing for a KINDLE FIRE HD! Winning that would be BIRTHDAY JOY too.
Winter Formal: A Southern College Novella.
Life is going according to plan for Sibba Douglas until she gets blackmailed. Her future dream of being a doctor is threatened unless she can help a spoiled fraternity boy do well on the MCAT.
Nash Lincoln knows he needs to settle down and focus on his studies, but academics have taken a back seat to social events and he’s coasting by on little sleep and lots of pills. The distraction of a tutor he’s admired from afar isn’t helping matters.
Substance abuse leads to tragedy and draws Sibba and Nash closer together. But it may also be the thing that tears them apart.
For the month of September, Southern Magic celebrates their Readers Luncheon being held November 1 in Birmingham, AL. NYT bestselling author Sylvia Day is the keynote speaker. Come back and visit every day. Each post will be giving away a book or gift card! At the end of the blogfest, a grand prize winner of a Kindle Fire HD will be picked from everyone who comment during the month and be announced September 30.
To register for the luncheon, go to http://southernmagic.org/luncheon.html. Each attendee will receive a bag of books and author swag, sit at a table with one or two published authors, and opportunities to win baskets full of goodies.