Hard to believe how much the world can change in a year! There have been positive changes in addition to the upheaval. More time to write, and more time to READ. That’s been an unexpected benefit. I used to read for pleasure all the time, and now I am back to reading two books a month just for fun.
I have heard back from readers who love our stories because they can escape into them. Great idea (duh). I used to listen to my “escape” books only audible, but during the last year I’ve ordered print as well as loaded my ereader.
The influx of new stories has actually reminded me of the importance of storytelling. It’s an art, a craft…something we writers can do and share with the world, to offer that escape. In my writing schedule it’s all about deadlines and I may have forgotten that the stories I create from my imagination offer a world for a reader to lose themselves in. Important stuff. Especially in times of trouble.
I write romance, and cozy mystery. My stories guarantee a happy ending. Characters that do their best to do the right thing. To be their best selves despite the circumstances.
On that positive note, I will wish you all a snug and happy winter February. I wish you love and friendship, and most of all, I wish you a never-ending supply of books!!
With an impressive bibliography in an array of genres, USA Today bestselling author Traci Hall has garnered a notable fan base. She pens stories guaranteed to touch the heart while transporting the reader to another time and place. Her belief in happily ever after shines through, whether it’s a romantic glimpse into history or a love affair for today.