Thursday, October 28, 2010

When the Words and the Reader Meet in the Middle

We're experiencing a couple of very busy days at the Brantley abode, culminating with an ER visit this afternoon with my MIL that began shortly after noon and is yet to end. My belief is that there is nothing imminently life-threatening (or I wouldn't be here now), but the focus has been elsewhere.

The thing is, when you get to a certain stage in your life, regardless sometimes of the strength and certitude of your faith, there's an element of fear that eeks into the thoughts of even the strongest among us. Such is the stuff that makes us human, interesting, and worth loving.

Please enjoy the message from this interview with Shawna Yang Ryan, and revel in the magnitude of living.

CR: The Burning Wire by Jeffery Deaver.

It's all better with friends. ALL of it.


  1. GREAT video, Peg--has something to say about staying in there because you never know how your break will come. Out of nowhere, as the author says.

    By the way--she mentions Shelf Awareness as being instrumental in her getting a literary agent. Shelf Awareness is a daily e letter about all things books. I get free ARCs through it (just click and the publisher sends books to your door), plus news about everything that's going on in publishing. Here's a link if you or your readers want to sign up

    My very best to your MIL. Sounds like she will recover, but I know these wrinkles and shifts in the road can be draining. Hang in there--take care of yourself, too.

  2. Thanks for the notes here and via email reflecting concern for my mother-in-law. She's home and doing well.

    The LoML didn't make it back to our home until almost 1 o'clock this morning. But I'm happy to say he's also alert and as chipper as ever. (If you know my husband, 'chipper' is not a normal condition, so 'as ever' means NOT.)

    And Jenny, Shelf Awareness is a good resource. Thanks for sharing the link. I didn't know about the ARC bit. Just what I need . . . more books in my TBR bookcase.