My mother was an avid reader. I loved listening to her tell me about some new book she’d read, or a new author she’d discovered. Her book shelves were always full, and stacks of books would be sitting on the kitchen table, ready to be recycled at the used book stores.
She didn’t live long enough to see me become a published author, but I know that in spirit she’s aware of it, and proud of me. I sure wish she could have been with me last night at the Power House event center when I got to walk up and receive my statue for First Place Winner in the mystery category.
Mysteries were one of mom’s favorites. I just wish I could have seen her sitting in her recliner, Mitzi her dog on her lap, flipping through the pages of my book with a smile on her face, thinking ‘that’s my daughter.’
Thank you mom for always believing in me, and giving me the courage to be a writer.
Thank you to the #IdahoExtravaganza for organizing this great event, and to the Idaho Author and Book Awards for choosing my book Mists of Garibaldi as the first place winner in it’s category.
My cup runneth over.