I wonder who else feels the same way I do? The special feelings I have about all the authors that have who have crossed my path, since I have become an author. Gee that sound pretty darn good “AUTHOR.” It makes me sound almost like I knew what I was doing.
Our small town it is inundated with artists. There are so many of us it is like that town in the US where most of their residents are physic. So when someone says. “Chris is one of our local artists,” it is not all that wowing. But to say, “Chris is one of our local authors,” gets attention. This is because there are so few of us. At least known ones anyway. I feel proud that I am an artist although there is a different closeness with the authors I know. They are not competitive in away . We support our fellow authors, pat them on the back when we can and read their books, and display their works in our homes. We listen to what they have to say and spread their words. All of this without feeling threatened. We are a different bred. For that I am proud.
I know and love these people who have helped me along the way and there are some who have helped me I do not know well but I would love to know better. My wish is one day we could all have coffee to gether. I hope you know who you are and have the same feelings about your author friends.