Fear in Writing: 60th Follower Come on Down!

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Thursday, December 31, 2009

60th Follower Come on Down!

You never know what number will strike me as giftworthy.  40 sent my heart aflutter and gave Kristi of Random Daily Thoughts a copy of Mark Terry's The Serpent's Kiss.  I love to support authors found through the blogs as well as authors I count as my friends.  That is why I gave Kristi a choice of some great writers - from Elizabeth Spann Craig to Galen Kindley.

But it is also nice to support small businesses and other web ventures.  Today I discovered Book Venue, a site that brings together gifts, articles, links and discussion.  And in honor of my 60th follower, I would like to give something from this site.

That 60th follower is Jennifer of Crazy-for-Books.  She seems to have eclectic taste in reading, so I thought something a little more general and appreciative of literature as a whole would be appropriate.  However, please tell me if you absolutely hate the idea or already have it!  Here is your gift, Jennifer, and thank you for your support.  I will need all the support I can get when my writing comes to public fruition, and I truly enjoy the interaction we have on this and other blogs.

The Book Lover's Cookbook provides recipes described in such books as Little Women and Fried Green Tomatoes.  The only catch for Jennifer is you have to tell us how yummy the recipes are and whether or not we should all rush out and buy the cookbook!

Welcome to SouthernCityMysteries, Jennifer.  And thank you to all who read what I ramble and dare to discuss the subjects that pass through my brain.

If you love cooking and booking, check out Mystery Lover's Kitchen.  You'll recognize Elizabeth Spann Craig writing as Riley Adams, and find some tempting mysteries as well as recipes.


  1. What a great idea! Congrats to Jennifer :) Happy New Year!

  2. Fabulous idea! I like goofy numbers too- it keeps things interesting.

    Happy New Year!

  3. Sounds like fun! Thanks for the mentions, Michele. :)

    Happy New Year!

    Mystery Writing is Murder

  4. Jemi- I like to keep things fun and gifting is fun.

    Stephanie- Weird numbers are fun, and maybe we have weird in common!

    Elizabeth- I should have a whole category for you on this blog!

  5. Jennifer regrets that she barely boils water, so she'll receive an Amazon.com gift card instead. That way she'll have the pick of her literary delights! I'll be sending the Book Lover's Cookbook to my sister-in-law Jeanne, who is not only my newest follower, but also a fantastic chef. Seems fitting!


  6. That's awesome! I have silent contests too! They are a lot of fun!

  7. Kristen- Silent and hit 'em hard. Happy January!

  8. Thank you so much, Michele! :) I really appreciate the great prize!! Thank you, thank you, thank you!! :) I hope Jeanne loves the cookbook! :)