I guess that’s the point of the summer season. It’s a time of reaping, of enjoying your bounties and family and friendships. It’s a time to chill, to breathe, and to be grateful. This has been such an exceptional summer for me both professionally and personally. And it started off with a bang. Literally. My ebook, The Last Timekeepers and the Arch of Atlantis was released on May 18th, which was Victoria Day Weekend for us Canadians. Fireworks were included in this celebration, along with a book release party to thank all my friends and family for their support. Next it was promotion, promotion, promotion of my book, followed by my yearly stint writing in the Muskoka Novel Marathon, an event held every July, which totes the motto ‘Writers Helping Readers’. All money raised through the Novel Marathon is given to the local literacy chapter to fund and develop new programs to help people raise their skills in reading, writing, and math. I’ve been a part of this wonderful fundraiser in some capacity for the better part of eight years.
Finally, as we approach the downside of summer, one of my biggest dreams came true. At the end of July, I received two boxes full of the paperback version of my book, and got to touch, feel, and smell it for the first time. This is pure joy for an author. A true ‘50 Shades of Writer’! But what topped off this milestone – the icing on this summer’s cake – was getting to meet my young readers and sign copies of my book for them. I still can’t wipe the smile off my face.
Now, where’s that darned dog gone? It’s time to play fetch!
About the Author: Sharon Ledwith is the author of the middle-grade/YA time travel series, THE LAST TIMEKEEPERS, available through Musa Publishing. When not writing, researching, or revising, she enjoys reading, yoga, kayaking, time with family and friends, and single malt scotch. Sharon lives in the wilds of Muskoka in Central Ontario, Canada, with her hubby, a water-logged yellow Labrador and moody calico cat.
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