Welcome back! Today, my regularly scheduled blogging day, I’m focused on how reading leads to writing…because the theme for the next few days is all about the amazing blog hop event hosted by Nurture Your Books Tourz!
The Nurture Your Books Celebration to promote global literacy is important to everyone – especially authors. Based on a completely random and possibly sketchy survey, I conclude most paranormal romance authors came to writing because they were avid readers.
That’s how it was for me anyway. I’ve loved books my whole life, thanks to parents who read to me constantly. Naturally, I turned into one of those kids who slept with a stack of books under her pillow and I got busted more than once for reading with a flashlight under the covers when I should’ve been sleeping.
Ridiculous as it might sound, I’m thrilled to tell you both of my kids are the same way. Avid readers, sneaking around with flashlights just so they can finish the chapter… But as a bonus, I’m proud to say they are both talented writers too.
They have different voices and different genre preferences, but that’s just part of the fun. Persuasive essay or fictional narrative, both of our teenagers boldly jump into writing assignments and (not sure how this happened) they both crave constructive editorial advice.
It’s amazing what reading can do.
My children both read for information as well as entertainment and they can both analyze plot, character growth, symbolism, and motivation with enough intensity to frighten me at times. (especially when it’s one of my books they’re going after).
Which brings us to this timely reminder: Prize Package 1 includes a Tracking Shadows t-shirt, and one ebook edition of each of my five novels: Justice Incarnate, Invasion of Justice, Veil of Justice, Tracking Shadows and The Matchmaker’s Mark.
Entering for any of the FIVE prizes I’m offering is easy:
Step one: You must leave a comment to be entered. Just comment on any one of the NYBCelebration posts telling me your favorite genre for escape reading. Be sure to include your email address so I can notify you if you win.
Step two. For a bonus entry you can sign up for my Join the Adventure newsletter. (As always when a giveaway is hosted here at reganblack.com, current newsletter subscribers are already entered).
To clarify: If you are already part of “Join the Adventure” when you leave a comment you will have two entries for the prizes. If you are not already a subscriber, you have one entry when you leave a comment and will have a second entry for prizes if you choose to sign up for the newsletter.
For the full list of prizes I’m offering, visit the first NYBCelebration Blog Hop post here on my site. And be sure to visit the rest of the bloggers on the hop!
So have a wonderful time on the blog hop, good luck in the giveaways and always…
Live the adventure!