Help Support Your Favorite Author: a “How To” List

It’s been just over a month now since the launch of Sheila Applegate’s book: Enchanted One, The Portal to Love.  As someone married to an author, I know first-hand just how time consuming and sometimes all-consuming writing and promoting a book can be.  It can be exhausting.  But I also know that for an author, especially a first-time author, publishing a book is exhilarating, and for many, the fulfillment of a lifetime dream. Think about it for a minute.  Browse the shelves of a library or your local bookstore, or even, and you’re looking at exceptional efforts made by extraordinary individuals, each with a passion to share his or her message with the world. Not everyone, including myself, has the inclination or ambition to make such a mark on the world.  For those of us who don’t, unless you know an author personally, it is very easy to take their efforts for granted.  A book, just one book, represents hours, months, sometimes years of toil and trouble.  While some consider it a labor of love, others may consider their book the worst “assignment” ever.  I know; I’m married to an author.  Remember? So what can we as readers do to support an author?  Our favorite author?  If you’re like me, and if you’re reading this post, I’m assuming you have an interest in doing so.   And if you’re reading THIS post because you’re interested in supporting Sheila Applegate and because you believe in her message, then I’ll use her as an example.  Here is what you can do to help spread your enthusiasm for Sheila’s work (or any...
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