Did you know my book-to-be book has fans?
I’m blushing here, because I didn’t give them this name, but that’s what Facebook calls the special pages you “like,” in contrast to the personal pages where you “friend” each other.
I place blog posts on my website and on the Shirley Hershey Showalter page. The page is not yet a year old, and it has a thriving community of 194 engaged readers who share an interest not only in my Mennonite memoir but in reading, writing, thinking, and laughing. You know, that great liberal arts stuff!
When I asked the “fans” if they wanted me to just post the cover Herald Press created a few weeks ago or create an event, they voted for event. So there’s going to be one.
Here’s how you can join the event to be held December 28, 2: 15 p.m., in my home and also on line.
1. “Like” the fan page if you haven’t done so already. Details will follow there.
2. Sign up here to get an email tomorrow with instructions. You will also be able to download my ebooklet “How to Write a Memoir” and short weekly emails with writing prompts for your own reflection.
3. If you don’t use Facebook, ask your questions about the event below. I will answer them here. Next Monday, I’ll explain how you can overcome the barriers of time and space and join a group in my living room even if you are in Manilla or Chicago or Paris.
Any questions? I’m very excited to be at this stage with you and with my book. Thanks so much for your encouragement, comments, and challenges as the memoir and the blog have evolved over the last three and a half years.