Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Guest Post: Catherine McKenzie


I am so excited to have Catherine McKenzie on the blog today as part of The Savvy Reader tour for her latest novel, Hidden. I reviewed the book earlier this week and I loved it (you can catch the full review here). When trying to come up with a topic for Catherine to write about I thought about how she is always promoting other authors' works and decided that's what I'd like to know a bit more about. Read on for her response (and thank you to Catherine for writing this post!):

One of the great things I learned when I published my first book is how supportive most authors are of other authors. We sometimes read about literary "feuds" between some big name authors, but in general that's not reflective of what's going on in the general writing community. In reality, authors help each other in lots of little ways. From being "beta" readers (i.e. providing early feedback), to blurbing books (which I've been lucky enough to get from authors I didn't even know), to spreading the word about books they've read that they love, to providing a community of people you can lean on when you have your thousandth question about the publishing process. Writing can be a really solitary act, but authors supporting other authors helps make it into a community, which is awesome. Speaking of which, as you know Kaley, one of the ways that I like to support other authors is to spread the word about books I love. The current book I'm raving about is The Banks of Certain Rivers by Jon Harrison, which you can read more about here: www.thebanksofcertainrivers.com. You will laugh, you will cry, you will thank me for recommending this book.

Blogger's note: The Banks of Certain Rivers is a really great read and you can check out my review of the book here, if you're interested!

1 comment:

  1. Super exciting to have Catharine McKenzie do a guest post! That's awesome!

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