Being a blogger is hard work, and I pretty much started with no connections at all. I still have very few and I work my butt off to get all the ARCs I do and I buy almost all of the prizes I give away that aren't ARCs. Now I know authors always say how amazing bloggers are, but in my mind it's totally the other way around. Yes, I know that bloggers spread the word about books and such, post reviews and all that, but without authors there would be no books for review. It's really a circular thing, without one there wouldn't be the other, and vice versa. I have met so many authors since I've started blogging and I can never thank any of them enough for all of their help. Some of the ones I know the best are as followed;
Kimberly Derting author of The Body Finder, Desires of the Dead, Skin Contact in Enthralled, and the upcoming The Pledge, as well as two more Body Finder novels.
Kimberly has been so great to me and it's even cooler that she lives in my state. She puts up with all my silly stalker moves and she never seems to get mad when I pester her about whatever it is I might have on my mind at the moment. She's also really sweet, and not just to me, but to pretty much everyone I've ever seen her meet! She was so nice to my dog and her writing is awesome. If she ever comes to your city definetly try and go see her, cause she's really a great person and without her I might not have started blogging! Authors like Kimberly really do make it possible for bloggers to keep doing what they're doing, and she is such a great person to talk to, I could just talk to her for hours, maybe pick her brain for a story or two. I think I won my first ARC that I reviewed from her too! She was also my first book signing if I do recall correctly! http://kimberlyderting.com/