Author Heidi R. Kling had the great idea to devote a week to authors, letting the fans publicly recognize and appreciate them. I thought this was a great idea but sat here wondering, why do they only get a week? No matter the end result, all authors work hard whether they are just starting out or holding years of experience. To keep this notion alive, I'm going to be making a weekly appreciation post. You're welcome to do to the same- I encourage it! Stop by here and comment with your link!
This week, to start this spin off, I am going to spotlight Heidi for very obvious reasons. While it would have been great if some of us fans had thought of this, she did. And she wasn't doing it to draw attention to herself but to all authors- to her fell 2010 Debuts to the veterans. Sure, authors receive reviews and us fans tweet with them but think of how they must feel when a fan actually takes the time to spotlight them on their blog- THEM, and not their book.
I very much applaud Heidi for realizing this- for wanting to do this. If you stop by her website and read her bio, you'll see what a long journey she had before she even started writing Sea but would she have fast tracked that? Nope. She's grateful for what she has and this is a quality that stands out for me.
Thank you, Heidi, for both your open heart and honest appreciation for your colleagues.
You can find Heidi and thank her yourself on her website, her blog, and Twitter.