Today, I visited the Rowdy Readerz Book Club (facebook link). This time they met at the Hunter Library in West Valley City, UT. They usually meet at different restaurants and invite authors to come talk about their books and then discuss the book they are reading for the month. I was there as their invited guest author to talk about my book Shelby's Plan and the sequel I'm currently editing (see WIP on the Blog Hop Post).
They are a very nice, fun group of women who are enthusiastic about reading. They were suggesting books I should read and I left with a list of books to look up at the library or on Kindle. They are so knowledgeable about the books they like and promised to post names of books they forgot the title or the author to on Facebook for me. It's good for me to meet an audience of women who love to read. It reminds me why I'm an author.
I write because I can't always find the perfect book to read, so when I get in that mood I write the story I want to read or need to read. Shelby's Plan was a book to comfort me when I thought I might lose my husband. It helped me create an imaginary future if the worst happened. It gave me hope. One of my readers said it gave her hope while she was in the midst of a divorce that she would find a man she could love again. It's about learning to love again.
I'm hoping to get Amazon, Barnes and Noble, or Deseret Book gift cards for Christmas so I can buy some of the books the Rowdy Readerz recommended. Part of being a good writer is reading good books - it improves your writing to read other creative writers.