Kathy Pooler is one of my most prolific and generous memoir writer friends. If you’ve been following this blog, you have met her talking about how to use Twitter to build meaningful relationships.
Today she is featuring a guest blog from me about how I stumbled onto an “ideal reader” while on a romantic getaway with my husband. She is also giving away a copy of Blush: A Mennonite Girl Meets a Glittering World to one of her lucky commenters. I’ll get you started on the post here, and hope you can take advantage of Kathy’s promotion by finishing the story on her site.
Here’s the story about how I met an ideal reader on the Chesapeake Breeze.
And here is my gallant companion on the journey, Stuart.
Do you believe in divine providence? Or in destiny?
Here’s an author/reader story that confirms my belief in both.
My husband picked a surprise destination for our 44th wedding anniversary: Tangier Island. To get there, we traveled by boat—the Chesapeake Breeze ferry. By chance we met another couple. Eventually the topic of my book entered the conversation.
I discovered that the woman in our shipmate couple loved to travel to Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, the setting for most Amish and Mennonite romances, and that she was one of the millions of readers of fiction depicting this subculture. Like many of those readers, she identified herself as an evangelical Christian.
Read the rest at Kathy’s blog. Hope you win the free copy of Blush.
Do you envision an ideal reader of your own? Can you describe that person?