AgentExtraordinaire Nathan Bransford has declared this week Writer Appreciation Week, and he wants us to say something nice about one or more of our fellow writers. Oh goodness, I have so many people I'd love to say something nice about.
There's Katey Taylor who I imagine will one day do a book signing on the steps of the Capitol in Washington, and traffic will be backed up for miles. Then there's Aaron Polson who will have former students declaring in book shops that he used to teach them - and they'll be buying his books for their children.
Natalie Sin who will be notorious when her characters escape from the page and kidnap members of a Korean boy band. Carrie Harris, unofficial Queen of the Undead, who will make a fortune for the needle and thread industry, when her books are released. (Splitting sides - groan, if I have to explain). And as to the most wonderful, Kate Shaw, I know she will save me a seat at the premier of Jack of All Trades when the movie is released and I can't wait to buy a plush version of Pepper.
We have Jamie Eyberg who will construct a barn, paint the ceiling and mow the lawn on the day his book is released and won't even break a sweat. Barry Napier, this Birdwatcher from Mars will have so many strings to his bow he'll sweep the boards at award ceremonies. Brenton Tomlinson and his Nathan Steele series will have pundits crying, 'Harry who?'
Jeremy Kelly and Jeremy D Brooks, who will go battle to battle in the 'Best Jeremy' awards, a sparkling affair that will take place in railway carriages and casinos, and will end with them both the victors.
And what about the editors (who also be writers), Jodi Lee, Mark Deniz, R Scott McCoy and Nate Lambert - well they'll be busy polishing their Stokers and practicing acceptances speeches.
I love these guys. They've beta read my work, they've edited me, they've supported me when I'm down and cheered me when I'm up, and they're not alone. There are so many, many, many writers I'd love to appreciate (which sounds a little weird and dirty - huh!). So who have I missed out? Is it you? Then post your own Writers Appreciaton post and make sure you don't mention me.