Gotta love awards. :) They make you feel special, like you've accomplished something. And the last few weeks, I've seen more awards than ever.
From The Best Blog of the Day Award that was awarded to me and 7 other authors for our multi-author blog Criminal Minds at Work, to a Gold Star for Excellence for my novel Whale Song. And now another one..."Most Popular" participant in the new Chapters Indigo Online Community.
This community is a place for booklovers and authors to come together. We can post reviews, post notes and message each other. I've met a lot of wonderful people through this community, including the wonderful CEO Heather Reisman, who is now reading Whale Song.
I started promoting this new social network as soon as it launched. In fact, when I ran out of my own bookmarks one time at a book signing in a Chapters store, I grabbed some of the ones advertising this online community.
I love to connect with people. I am always interested in hearing what they liked about my work--and even what they didn't like. Feedback like this allows me to grow as a writer. In fact, hearing from fans that they've enjoyed one of my novels is the only award I really need.
Thank you to everyone who has taken the time to read my books and to everyone involved with any award I have received. I appreciate you all.
Now for any of you who have not yet joined, please come see me at the Chapters Indigo Online Community. It's free! Add me as a friend. Read some of my posts. Tell me about your favorite books.
Visit my profile page:
~Cheryl Kaye Tardif