Inevitably when people find out I'm a writer and I publish a daily column, they ask me what my column is about. You'd think I'd know, wouldn't you? After 18 years I still stumble a little with an explanation. "Oh, it's about small, everyday things. Sometimes the column is humorous, sometimes sad, and sometimes I hope it inspires people to reflect on their own lives."
But after receiving an email from Ashley, a reader at the book club, I like the line she uses to describe what I do best. "Thank you for living an examined life that you regularly share with the rest of us." And she reminds me it's time to bake for readers again. Be sure to enter today's Chocolate Chip Cookie giveaway. Ashley gives my cookies a thumbs-up and I think you will, too.
"I absolutely love your columns (and your homemade chocolate chip cookies which I was lucky enough to win one time)! Your vulnerability, good humor, zaniness, creativity, zest for life, love for family, culinary abilities, originality, generosity, kindness and friendliness inspire me daily. I have forwarded your columns to folks in my family 'cause they're just too darn good to keep to myself. You are the genuine article and it is always refreshing to read your thoughts about things. Most of the time, you and I line up as twin sisters. Thank you for living an examined life that you regularly share with the rest of us. Your courage and strength give us all hope that we, too, can thrive!"--Fondly, Ashley F.
Dunk 'em, share 'em, store 'em in the freezer so you can indulge one at a time, you'll love my homemade chocolate chip cookies. But you have to enter this month's Chocolate Chip Cookie giveaway to have my delicious cookies delivered to your door. I'm baking for three randomly chosen readers this month and one of them could be you. Go to: http://www.emailbookclub.com/photo/cookie-02-14-17.html
Thanks for reading with me. It's so good to read with friends.
AUTHORBUZZ: THE FIFTH PETAL (Thriller) by Brunonia Barry
The 2014 death of a teenage boy reopens Salem's most famous cold case, the 1989 Halloween murders of three young women, all descended from victims of the infamous Salem Witch Trials. With the accusation of Rose Whelan, once a renowned scholar who has fallen on hard times, the story becomes a modern day witch-hunt. A triple mystery with mythical roots.
Go to: http://authorbuzz.com/dearreader click on THE FIFTH PETAL to read more and to email author Brunonia Barry, you'll get a reply.