Saturday, March 14, 2015

St. Patrick's Day Blog Hop

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Welcome to the St. Patrick's Day Blog Hop! Please take a moment to check out the giveaways and feel free to leave a comment. I have set up a Rafflecopter in addition to the main widget for the grand prizes. Good luck!

What a nice segue. Many associate St. Patrick's Day with luck and lucky symbolism - a pot of gold, a rainbow, a four-leaf clover. I have no relevant stories for the season, but I consider myself lucky as far as my career is concerned. I work with books, I have a flexible schedule for writing, and I have access to so many great stories. eBook, print book, whatever - I read like I eat, which is often.

I may have mentioned here before that I first binge-read mysteries. In my hometown of Jacksonville, there's a huge bookstore called Chamblin's Bookmine. I swear, the building takes up a city block. I spent so much money there back in the day and discovered great mystery authors: Dick Francis, Sue Grafton, Val McDermid, Laurien Berenson, etc. When I started publishing stories, I had the great fortune of getting to know authors and editors. Once in a while, I'd get together with Alessia Brio and Bridget Midway and Tilly Greene and others for a signing or conference. With less emphasis on print books, I don't do so many events anymore, so I miss that.

Of course, there are Romantic Times and Authors After Dark cons to look forward to. In 2016. I promised the family a year off while we travel on our own. Now I'm getting off track - we're talking about books.

What are you reading now? I picked up Flapper, which is a microhistory on the age of the flapper and the New Woman in the 1920s. I love stories set in the era, and old Hollywood. If you know a book like that, shout it out in the comments.


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Sula said...

Hi Leigh, thank you for being part of the St Patrick's Day blog hop :) I am currently re-reading Charlie Cochet's Auspicious Troubles of Love series, which is based around the 1920's and has a romance that takes you from New York to the Foreign Legion in Africa then to England. Thank you also for a chance to win some of your books :)

Leigh said...

Thanks, and thanks for the book rec. I've heard of Charlie but haven't read the books yet.

Mary Hooper said...

Happy St Patrick's Day��

mary hooper said...

Thanks for being a part of the hop. I have heard about the books you are talking about but have not read them.
Thanks for the opportunity.