A couple of weeks ago I received an email that read:
Just finished reading over your blog. Happy Anniversary.
I see that you have a place where you list the books you want to read. I am the author of *Every Drunken Cheerleader Why Not Me which is a nonfiction book all about my battle with fertility. I wrote the book so that women like me wouldn't feel lonely and crazy the way I did. I wanted to create a sense of community and I feel that your blog communicates the same message. Your words are honest, transparent and appreciated!
I was wondering if you might be willing to read the book and review it on
Thanks for considering!
I was taken by total surprise and shock that a published author wanted me to write a review of their book on my amateur blog! When I posted the news on my FB page I found out that I was not the only one who was contacted by the author so I felt a bit disheartened, at first. I thought it might have been spam or a weird marketing ploy... you never know these days; the internet can be a scary place!
I asked Kristine if she would be willing to supply a copy of the book for me, and possibly a copy to give away on the blog; she cheerfully agreed. I gave her my mailing address and the next day she let me know they were on their way.
Today, I received the two signed copies in the mail! I am excited to start reading it and to share my thoughts with all of you. I am not sure when or how I will proceed with the give-a-way but I promise you will all know soon enough.
Now, if this blog could only get someone to cover my treatments.... humm. :-) JK!
|by Kristine Ireland Waits|