Love is in the Air!

That's right, it's Valentine's day weekend, a polarizing corporate holiday that brings out the best and worst in people. For me, it's a good excuse to show off, remind you that I'm still giving away free stuff, and let you fine folks know how much love and appreciation I have for you!

Oh sure, the hearts are a bit much, but I could have given you Sunshine Lollipops and Rainbows

No, I'm not drunk, but yes, I'm about to act like the sloppy drunken friend who has one too many drinks and loves the world. It's true, if you're reading this right now, I love you. I mean, in a totally-platonic-I'm-married-and-not-going-there kind of way, but there it is. I happen to know that I am pretty darn lucky and here recently, I've had several awesome reminders of how lucky I am. How lucky? Well...

In the last few months, I've had a Goodreads giveaway winner send me a handwritten thank you card for the book they won. I've had several emails from folks who read something I wrote and felt the need to write me personally and tell me how much they enjoyed reading. I've had people share my posts about staying positive and tell me that they appreciate what I'm doing on that front. And I've received a wonderful gift of fan art from a fellow author whose work I find to be magical. As far as I'm concerned, it doesn't really get a whole lot better than that.

Nothing makes me happier than hearing directly from readers. Nothing. Not sales, not reviews, not any kind of measurable success. That someone would take the time to personally reach out to me puts me over the moon in a way that nothing else can. Seriously, ask anyone, I'm walking on air for days after.

So for that, I thank you. All of you. 

For being awesome and for making me feel awesome!
Now seriously, go win something!!!