Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Author Guest Post - Amelia Grey

Today A Book Blogger's Diary is happy to host Amelia Grey, author of  A Duke to Die For: The Rogues' Dynasty, courtesy Danielle of Sourcebooks Publicity.

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Friends for Life
by Amelia Grey

It might sound downright corny but one of the most unexpected joys of my writing career has given me has been some of the best friends a person can have. When I started writing, it never entered my mind that I would meet some of the most wonderful ladies in the world.

I was so unsure of myself when I wrote my first book that I never told anyone about it until the book was complete and I actually started trying to sell it. As I continued to write I started attending conferences and going to workshops, such as through the Romance Writers of America. And naturally, I started meeting people, mostly women and seeing the same ones at some of the same conferences and before I knew it I had author friends who I could call and chat with about the frustrations, fears, and the joys of writing.

Some of my best friends in the business I met twenty years ago when we were unpublished. And yes, we like to reminisce about the good old days. Unfortunately, I’ve lost touch with some of the women through the years, but then others are still my best friends. And it’s not that we are just conference friends. I have and enjoy some of those, too. But my best friends, we travel to see each other and visit in each others’ homes. And that’s not always easy as it’s not like we are neighbors. Some do live in Florida where I live, but I have other close knit author friends who live in states like Idaho, New York, California, and Montana.

So writing has done so much more for me than give me a feeling of fulfillment, accomplishment and contentment. It has given me one of life’s greatest gifts—friendship. Have you ever found friendship in unexpected places or with unexpected people?

Thank you for that insightful post, dear Author! Readers, your thoughts / comments are most welcome.


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1 comment :

  1. Hello Everyone!
    Thank you to all at A Book Bloggers' Diary for hosting me today! I'm happy to be here!

    I've heard it said that you find friends in the most unexpected places sometimes and I'm blessed that I have found so many in my work.
    So come on, let me hear from you about your friends!
    Amelia

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