Most of my interaction with readers these days takes place on my Facebook Author Page. I post several times a week onÂ that page, both funny and serious things, as well as updates on my writing. It is easier than setting up a blog post and leaves more time for my prolonged habit of writing novels! I’ll still be sending out blog posts, too, as well as my newsletter from time to time whenever big things are going on. But I also wanted you to be able to find me if you’re ever curious aboutÂ what’s going on here in Writer World.
Below, I’ve included a sampling of what I post on my Facebook Author Page:
…Here is the latest email to make my day. I love book clubs! And I especially love books clubs full of “wise, old Southern ladies.” I will be emailing to express my gratitude to the Book Angels. I only wish I could have been there to tell them in person. 🙂 xo
I don’t often write authors of books I have read; however, I just must tell you how very much my book club and I enjoyed reading TEMPLE SECRETS. Most of us are “wise, old Southern ladies,” and we thoroughly enjoyed both reading and discussing your book.
Thank you so much.
Book Angels, Gainesville, Florida
And of course, I love to post a good cartoon!
Or a favorite quote:
Here isÂ my favorite quote of the day:
“Whenever you read a good book, somewhere in the world a door opens to allow in more light.” â€“Vera Nazarian.
Isn’t that great? May we all read books that allow in more light! xo
Or a photo of my dog, Emma:
…I have a St. Francis statue on my back deck and my sweet dog Emma (14 years old) loves to drink out of the little bowl! xo
Did I tell you I love to post cartoons?
…as a former “shrink” turned novelist, and lover of cats, I really love this cartoon. I hope it gives you a chuckle. 🙂 xo
…One of the writing prompts I used in my Fearless Writing for Women classes was: write about a time when everything changed. I used it as a teaching prompt because that’s what most good stories are about: a time when everything changed for the characters. Everyday life is boring. Especially in fiction. It’s when things change that there is tension and conflict. Tension and conflict grabs the reader. All of my novels are about a time when everything changed. xo
So that is a small sampling of what I do in any given week.
Please consider joining the party over on my facebook author page, and if you “like” it,Â I will do my best to entertain you and keep the party going. Not to mention, there are some absolutely GREAT people over there that you might want to get to know.
If you’ve sworn off facebook, I understand. Some days I contemplate doing that myself. But I am also grateful for being able to connect with readers in a more immediate and informal way.
As I said before, I’ll still be posting periodically here on my blog, as well as sending outÂ my newsletter whenever I have big news. But I’d love it if you joined me over there, too.
Thanks so much for reading! xo
P.S. If you like helping out hard-working writers,Â please consider sharing this post with your friends or on your own facebook page. Thank you!
Susan Gabriel is an acclaimed southern author who lives in the mountains of Western North Carolina. Her novels, The Secret Sense of Wildflower (a Kirkus Reviews Best Book of 2012) and Temple Secrets (2015) are Amazon and Nook #1 bestsellers.