Good morning friends,
Today promises to be a beautiful weather day. In spite of perfect sunshine and spring temps here in the Houston area, many of you can't enjoy the brilliant blue sky. The "blues" of an emotional nature are your companion today. Prayers to those who are sad. May God bless you with strength.
I'm organizing my thoughts for this evening. The ABWA chapter in Katy, TX invited me to be the guest speaker tonight. I'm excited and honored to be asked.
Their mission statement reads:
The mission of the American Business Women's Association is to bring together businesswomen of diverse occupations and to provide opportunities for them to help themselves and others grow personally and professionally through leadership, education, networking support and national recognition.
I'm to speak about the business of being an author. Many people don't realize we are independent contractors. That makes us business women, and as such, we must constantly acquire new followers Other businesses call them clients or customers. We call them readers. Without a following, a publisher will not continue to contract us.
Authors appreciate your loyalty. Thanks for leaving reviews. And oh my! How we are thrilled when you tell someone about our books. Readers are our world. We write for you and value each of you! Let us hear from you. Tell us what you'd like to read.
Here's a picture from last month. Wish you could attend tonight. I'd love to meet you!