Monday, May 14, 2012

Random Acts of Kindness BLITZ

Today, many writers are participating in a special event, Random Acts of Kindness BLITZ, created by Becca and Angela at the Bookshelf Muse.  They are celebrating the release of their book The Emotion Thesaurus,

We are all focusing on writers who make a difference in the writing community--either on a small and personal scale (a supportive critique partner, a writing mentor), or on a larger scale.

The online writing community is very tight-knit and supportive. Most of us have someone in this community who we find especially inspiring and helpful.

Many writing friends are supportive on a daily basis. There are the writers that are always there for me on Twitter, retweeting my links. There are some that are just kind people. They are the generous souls that “took me under their wings” and helped me out, sharing valuable guidance, when I was new to this world. That would be people like Wren Meyers  ,  R.W.W. Greene & Micheal Rivers. These are just a few of the people that I hold in high esteem. There are more…you know who you are : )

Some writers make it a priority to help their fellow authors. People like Melissa Foster at the World Literary Café. She is always willing share her wisdom, steering me in the right direction. I am deeply appreciative, since there is so much to learn in this writing world.

Some writers become real friends. The kind that you can reach out to when you’re crying your eyes out because you just got your first one star review. They are the kind of friends that inspire you and gently give valuable writing advice. I have met some wonderful people like that, but there is one person who is so special, I have to give her the spotlight here. Allow me to pay homage to Diane Rapp
We met when I read her first book, Murder Caribbean-Style   and fell in love with her musical style of writing. It brought back memories of my favorite mystery books, like the Trixie Belden or Nancy Drew Series. However, it was much more refined and sophisticated, with the story unfolding on a luxurious cruise ship in the Caribbean.

 I did a review and interview and we became friends. She has written another book in the series, which I also loved. This one, ‘Murder on a Ghost Ship’ involves an angry ghost & a mystery!

Now Diane is on to a new science fiction series, Heirs to the Throne’. The first book, ‘Howl of the Wolf’ is captivating story, taking place in the twenty fifth century on the planet Drako. The picturesque planet has two moons, a bright and a dark, the latter providing night blooming flowers that perfume the air. Did I mention the telepathic wolves that live with a primitive society of colorful groups that include a royal kingdom, peasants, and desert dwellers, to name a few? She has published the second book in the series, ‘The Havenshire Resistance’ and I cannot wait to start reading it.

Therefore, I say, “Thank you, Diane. You a very special person and I cherish your friendship.”

Dianes Website
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  1. Thank you, Kat. I'm honored to have been mentioned alongside such lovely and generous folks. I think we're all blessed to know each other. It takes a village to raise a book:-)

  2. My pleasure, Melissa. We are blessed. I love your philosophy- I think I will have to quote you that- "It takes a village to raise a book." Love it : )


  3. Thanks for the kudos. Sometimes it's just nice to be reminded that we're not alone out here.

  4. You are welcome, Rob. So true, Rob. It's such a great feeling when a stranger reaches out and offers a helping hand : ) It doesn't happen very often. I'm really grateful.


  5. I love RAOK week! And what great shoutouts!