Friday, April 09, 2010
Why yesterday was THE BEST DAY EVER!
I read.
I read A LOT.
And my most favorite book IN THE WORLD is Walk In My Soul which is written by one of the best authors I've ever had the pleasure of reading; Lucia St. Clair Robson. I love this book so much that I FOUGHT hard with Amanda's dad to let me name her Tiana. Obviously I didn't win BUT it wasn't for lack of trying.
Book description is here:
This is the story of Tiana Rogers of the Cherokee, the young Sam Houston, and the Trail of Tears.
Tiana grew up learning the magic, spells, and nature religion of the Cherokee. And in a tribe that revered the life force that was female, she became a Beloved Woman—priestess, warrior, healer, teacher.History knows him as the father of Texas, but the young Sam Houston ran away on a lark from his family’s general store in Maryville, Tennessee, to live among the Cherokee. He hunter and played ritual games with the men and was adopted as a headman’s son and known as Raven.

I can't tell you how excited I was to "friend" Lucia St. Clair Robson on Facebook but I can tell you that the excitement didn't even compare to the INSANE EXCITEMENT I felt when I received a message from her!
And even that was paled when I checked my mail yesterday and saw this:

I'll admit, I screamed.

More than once.

It was like freaking Christmas.

Can I tell you that when your DREAM is to be an author, receiving something like this from one of your FAVORITE authors is like meeting Brad Pitt in person.
Shut. The. Front. Door.

And now, I have this!

To put in my copy of this! (Which you should read if you haven't already because, holy crap! SUCH A GREAT BOOK!!)

The photo and card are happily tacked to my story board for the book I am currently working on. Where I can look at them. And smile.
Oh the smiles!

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