You know, there are a lot of “Favorite Book” lists going on right now to sound-off the end of 2016. It’s a humbling and sweet experience to make one…or be shocked to make MORE than one – but I what want to turn that ‘favorites’ lists around and give a shout-out to the readers.
I haven’t words to express the depth of gratitude and joy I’ve experienced this year in building friendships and finding encouragement from so many readers. (And me not being able to find words is a big deal since I’m both a writer AND a speech-language pathologist 🙂
It’s one thing to put in the work and hours to write a story, but to turn that novel into an even more rewarding experience, God brings readers on this writing journey to travel along with authors – providing encouragement, support, and, occasionally, some good old-fashioned fangirling.
2016 marked an amazing group of readers who’ve shared their sweet reviews, encouragement, shared swoons over heroes and cheers for heroines. THIS is my 2016 THANK YOU to some of these readers.
I WILL NOT mention everyone – because I’m pretty sure I won’t remember, but I Just HAVE TO try!!! (and some are from the end of 2015…but need to be included 😉 Also, for those ‘nameless’ readers who leave their reviews on Goodreads, Amazon, B&N, and all those other sites. THANK YOU!!
THANK You ALL for making this journey even more wonderful!!! There are NOT enough ‘thank yous’ or bubble hearts to add to my gratitude.
Thank you for sharing in the excitement, encouraging me through challenges, cheering with me through successes, and falling in love with these imaginary friends. I hope 2017 brings us many more journeys together.
Carrie Booth Schmidt
Caryl Kane (my hat-buddy)
Amy Cattapan (pub sis)
Claire Fullerton (pub sis)
Dawn Crandall (who I technically met LAST year -but I’ve grown to appreciate her even more in 2016)
Top Books of 2016 lists: