November 1 is Authors’ Day, a day to celebrate and enjoy the work of authors.
Whether you are a fan of all-time greats or have a favorite among contemporary, lesser-known authors, enjoy reading their words today.
If you know them or follow them on social media, thank them for the entertainment or education they have provided you through the years.
Writing can be a lonely endeavor, and not all authors feel affirmed for their efforts. Even big-name authors appreciate a genuine compliment or expression of gratitude.
Taking my own advice, I’d like to thank authors I’ve had the pleasure of working with. You can read about them and their books on my Books page. I highly recommend each one—not because I had anything to do with the book, but because I choose to work with authors only if I love their work.
The photo is me with my sister Nancy Nicholson at a booksigning at a fall festival at my church several years ago. Nancy wrote a wonderful, short, and concise guide for people who have just become caregivers for Alzheimer’s patients. This disease is affecting more and more people today, and consequently, many individuals who never expected it are caring for parents or spouses.
As an avid reader, I have too many favorite authors to list. However, you can visit my Goodreads page—look for four- and five-star reviews, and you’ll find authors I love. I thank each one for the joy they have brought me. I show my appreciation by reviewing every book I finish, but I’m sorry to say that I am a couple of months behind in reviews right now. I will catch up, but for Authors’ Day, you’ll have to find my favorites by the ratings only.
Happy reading on Authors’ Day!