Welcome to another edition of Open Book Blog Hop. This week’s question is: “Are there other writers you ‘stalk’ on social media? Who and why?” You can click here to participate in this week’s hop and read others’ responses.
I follow quite a few writers on WordPress, Facebook, and Amazon. There are too many to list. But if you scroll down, you’ll find links to some of the blogs I follow. You can click here to be taken to a page on my website containing information about others.
I follow these authors because I enjoy their books and blogs. I correspond regularly with some of them, especially those in Behind Our Eyes and other writing groups. I occasionally reach out to other writers through their websites to tell them I like their work and maybe ask them to be guest speakers at a Behind Our Eyes meeting.
But I never “stalk” anyone. We all, even celebrities, deserve privacy.
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Copyright 2021 by Abbie Johnson Taylor.
Independently published with the help of DLD Books.
Sixteen-year-old Natalie’s grandmother, suffering from dementia and confined to a wheelchair, lives in a nursing home and rarely recognizes Natalie. But one Halloween night, she tells her a shocking secret that only she and Natalie’s mother know. Natalie is the product of a one-night stand between her mother, who is a college English teacher, and another professor.
After some research, Natalie learns that people with dementia often have vivid memories of past events. Still not wanting to believe what her grandmother has told her, she finds her biological father online. The resemblance between them is undeniable. Not knowing what else to do, she shows his photo and website to her parents.
Natalie realizes she has some growing up to do. Scared and confused, she reaches out to her biological father, and they start corresponding.
Her younger sister, Sarah, senses their parents’ marital difficulties. At Thanksgiving, when she has an opportunity to see Santa Claus, she asks him to bring them together again. Can the jolly old elf grant her request?