One of the great joys for an author, at least for this author, is meeting my readers in person. I have had the privilege over the past twenty-five years of signing books in bookstores across the Southeast and many other states as well in France, Germany, The Netherlands, and Norway. I’ve also been in churches , conferences, the den of a book club gathering, in restaurants and auditoriums. Sometimes a few people show up, other times a few hundred.
For me, every time I sign my name in a novel I’ve written, it feels like a hug from the Lord. He answered my childhood prayers that spanned over decades and that little girl’s dream came true! I get to do what I was created to do. Write. Of course, the whispered ‘Thanks, your story touched my heart’ is an extra blessing.
Because of the pandemic, I’ve only attended one signing in the past two years. But this week, I get to be part of two of them and I am thrilled.
The first is in Chattanooga this Thursday, April 21 and the second in Atlanta on Saturday, April 24. And at both I’ll be joined by my dear and oh-so-talented friend, artist Jill Steenhuis.
I say this often, but readers taking the time to come to a signing or write a letter of thanks and encouragement are what makes a writer’s life oh-so-rich. It’s often the way the Lord gives me His gentle nudge to keep doing what He’s called me to do, even when life feels hard and inspiration is lacking.
I get to meet you!
And even if you can’t attend a signing, I’d love for you to participate in an Easter Giveaway in which I’m taking part. You can find all details here and below is a graphic with the novels in the giveaway.
I hope and pray that your Easter celebration was joyous and that you are basking in the glow of the Resurrected Christ who loves you so. Now I must go and get ready to ‘sign my life away!’
ELIZABETH MUSSER writes ‘entertainment with a soul’ from her writing chalet—tool shed—outside Lyon, France. Find more about Elizabeth’s novels at www.elizabethmusser.com and on Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, and her blog, Letters to the Lord.