As I am also taking part in the bloghop,* I'm Thankful for my Readers* hosted by Vikki and Tara today seemed like the perfect day to start it. Such a cool badge girls I love it!
I have been blogging since March this year. My first post was on Mother's Day as it happens! At the time I had no real idea what I was doing or how likely it was that anyone would ever read my humble blog. Yes, it took a little time finding my feet but it didn't take me long to connect with some wonderful people. Starting this blog was one of the best things I've done since I began my writing journey. Writing as we all know can be a lonely, teeth clenching, hair pulling experience but knowing there are others out there in the same position as me, willing to offer support and share their own experiences has helped enormously. I have learnt SO MUCH from you all and feel more confident moving towards my dreams. I value each and ever one of you whether a regular commentator or occasional visitor you are welcome.
So a massive THANK YOU to all my lovely readers I hope you continue to travel with me on my writing journey.
Here's an acrostic poem for all my blogger buddies out there!
My blogger buddies rock because they;
Brighten my day
Lighten the load
Give me their time
Guide me along this bumpy road
Emuse and educate me
Respect each others talents
Offer constructive criticism
Comment and chat on my posts
KEEP COMING BACK!
I have two very different books on offer for this giveaway, but they both have a Cornish theme. As many of you know I live near the sea in a lovely corner of South West England so I wanted to share a piece of this with you.
First up - The Mermaid of Zennor. As I mainly write for children I wanted to include a children's book. This one is a really beautiful picture book that I shared many times with my own children. It is one of those 'to keep' books. From the blurb; From a landscape rich with myth and magic comes this traditional folk tale, retold by master poet Charles Causley and illustrated with warmth and wonder by award- winning artist Michael Foreman. (published by Orchardbooks.co.uk)
Secondly - The Long Weekend written by Vernonica Henry . One for the adults. I must confess I haven't read this one yet myself (on the TBR pile) but I have read another story by Veronica Henry, The Beach Hut, which I enjoyed. From the blurb; In a gorgeous quayside hotel in Cornwall, the long weekend is just begining... Here are affairs of the heart, secrets, lies and scandal - all wrapped up in one long weekend. (published by Orion Books).
This giveaway is open to all my lovely readers, new followers welcome to join in too, so just go ahead and leave a comment and your preferred choice of prize to enter. No gadgets or rules to tweet, facebook or whatever (obviously if you want to that's fine!) I just want to say thanks for being there. The giveaway will run for 7 days ending 5pm (UK time) on 12th November. After that time I will draw two lucky winners from all the comments received. If you want to be entered into both draws please say in your comment.
Thanks to Vikki and Tara for hosting this wonderful opportunity to say;