I announced last year (last month!) that I was about to do something new here. And I am. For one, giveaways
. I have a library full of books I rarely know what to do with once I'm finished. Sometimes I take them to the "new and used" bookstore not far from my home. I love that place. It's called BrightLight Books
, for anyone in the Orlando area who may be interested. It's Christian-owned and operated so there's a real sense of "family" when one walks in the door. They have an area in the back any
theologian or theology student would salivate all over (I know I did...). And, better still, you can order online (for those of you who are not in this area). I've been known to go in, take books, get credit, "buy" books. I tell them nearly every time I go in that if they were to get WiFi and put in a coffee shop, I'd never
leave. What they don't know is, I'd be sitting there writing the next novel ...
BrightLight carries my books but they really don't know who I am. I kind of like that. I go in, I'm just another reader. And shopper.
All that to say, I come out with a stack of books nearly as tall as the one I took in. I don't like to take those
books back (that'd be like going to the library!), so what happens? I end up with a stack of books collecting dust and taking up space in my office. Not to mention stacks of the books written by me!
What to do ... what to do ... ?
I know! I'll give them away! Once a week I'll look over the names of all those who have left comments and, from those names, at random, I'll choose a winner. Let me know what kind of books you prefer and I'll do my best to accommodate you!
(In other words, your comments will look something like this: [comment, comment, comment]. Jane Doe. (Romance Fiction)
And that is where YOU come in! You'll have to leave comments.
And hopefully encourage others to come to my page, to learn more about what I write, how I think, and what being Southern is all about.
Here's something to get us started:
Who Am I?
I was born in 1674 and died in 1744. I was a planter, slave-owner, and author. My diaries on the secrets of plantation life were printed in the 1800s and are among the most noted in Southern literature. My home held an extensive library; I refused my wife the privilege of entering it, but she often did while I was away, taking volumes and reading them. I am called the Founder of Richmond, VA. Among my titles are: A History of the Dividing Line
and A Journey into the Land of Eden.
Who am I?