From Beginning To End, You Can Read-A-Long With Me
Once upon a time, a character, Sarah Blair, a woman who finds being in the kitchen more frightening than murder, came into my mind. I instilled Sarah, her family, and her friends, with the many of the same characteristics and traits that my family, friends, and I possess. To intrigue and amuse readers, tidbits of true events and stories were incorporated into Sarah’s tale. For me, the fun is how readers react to what I wrote.
Specifically, what in my books do readers like?
What strikes them or makes them think? What would they like to know about the creation or arc of a given character? What do they want do discuss about points made in the books? What would a reader like to ask me if they could ask anything they want?
With all these questions going through my mind, I decided to give readers the opportunity to interact with me on all of these topics by creating a Virtual Read-A-Long. We successfully kicked it off last month by discussing the first Sarah Blair book, One Taste Too Many, during a Zoom call. Because not everyone who attended read the book (the e-version is on sale at Amazon for $1.99), our book discussion addressed themes and concepts without spoilers. I even provided a study guide in advance for those who wanted one.
On the third Tuesday of each month (April 19, May 17, June 21, and July 19) for the next four months, we will respectively discuss Two Bites Too Many, Three Treats Too Many, Four Cuts Too Many, and the July 2022 (June 28) release of Five Belles Too Many. The sessions, which begin at 7 CST/8 EST, are free and fun. Come join us. Email me at DHG@DebraHGoldstein.com for the April 19th link and a copy of the Two Bites Too Many study guide.
Oh, and if you would like a chance to win a print or e-book version of the May discussion book, Three Treats Too Many, leave a comment telling me what you think about the Read-A-Long idea. Join us for the April 19, session for an extra chance to win a copy of Four Cuts Too Many so you’ll be ready for June, too.
While you’re here, check our our April Giveaway over on the Contest page. Enter to win one of those featured books! The contest runs April 1-18. ENTER HERE.
For more information about author Debra H. Goldstein, visit her website at: https://debrahgoldstein.com
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