So, today I’m thanking fellow blogger Dianne Salerni!
Dianne is the author behind the historical fiction ‘We Hear The Dead’ (Sourcebooks Fire), the upcoming ‘Caged Graves’ (Clarion Books), and the blog ‘In High Spirits’.
All blogging business aside- I’m a huge fan of her published (and non-published) work. She’s my hero - which is why I’m all the more grateful to have had her help during my writerly journey these last of couple years. Not only is Dianne the best beta in the world (she has seriously taught me so much and made me a better writer) - but she also gives of her time and expertise freely to those who ask; Her and Marcy Hatch’s monthly ‘First Impressions’ series has helped dozens of fellow writers improve on the first 250 words of their manuscript.
Becca and Angela have a special RAOK gift waiting for you as well, so hop on over to The Bookshelf Muse to pick it up.
What was the best writerly gift you ever received? An eye-opening critique? Encouragement when you needed it the most? A new laptop or notebook from a loved one to jot down your ideas?
Aw! I'm a huge fan of Dianne's, too. And I can't think of a better way to thank someone than chocolate spoons. My dear friend and beta, Justine, has sent me some pretty awesome writerly gifts, but what I'm most grateful for is her support on an every day basis. That's absolutely invaluable.
Aw, you're so sweet! :) Dianne and I haven't conversed as much as it seems you two have, but when we have it was clear how lovely and supportive she is. Chocolate spoons, hey? Right ... where's my cereal gone ...
Aw, daggone, Katie. You've made me get all teary over my breakfast.
Thanks so much for the shout out and I look forward to the chocolate spoon! You, too, are an awesome beta reader -- the #1 person I send a manuscript out to.
I'm glad I've been at help, and I am anxiously looking forward to reading your next WIP ... especially having had a peek at the premise!
How awesome! I've heard Diane's name around but didn't know her. Thanks for shouting out about her.
Dianne is awesome! Couldn't agree with you more, Katie. ;D She's one of the first bloggers I met when I started exploring the blogosphere. Love that you highlighted her.
That's one seriously awesome set of spoons! First impressions is one of my favorite things to read.
Thanks for this info!
Awesome! I have WE Hear the Dead by my bed and can't wait to read it!
Woohoo! Such an awesome choice!
I love reading these RAOK posts. She'll love this gift.
Aw, Dianne's awesome. Great choice!
Best writing gift? Can I say my iPad?
Holy COW! Chocolate spoons!! And I can think of no one more deserving than Dianne (love her, *waves*). What a great ROAK!
Yay for Dianne!!! I think she's made it in the RAOK twice now--she's neck-in-neck w/Sheri~ :D Great stuff, and a great choice. <3
Wait. Chocolate spoons? What amazingness is this?!
Awwww what a most fabulous gift for Diane! Yay! Awww such wonderful kindness in blogland - love it!! Take care
AWWWW, Dianne is the PERFECT choice!!! She IS pretty special!
I think it's so cool what Dianne and Marcy are doing to alleviate some of that first-page angst. And CHOCOLATE spoons? Oh my word. That white chocolate looks great!
Yay for Dianne and special people like her who are so helpful to writers. Great choice!
Aw, yay Dianne! What a nice post :)
NOM!!!! That is one awesome RAOK Gift! Thank you so much for joining us in doing this!
Chocolate Spoons. Those are awesome and a great gift.
Great choice--and great gift! :)
Hi Katie! I enjoyed your post. Dianne is an awesome person! Those spoons are chocolate? Yum!
I couldn't think of a better person. I love Dianne's blog, and she is a ultra cool person.
I love your gift, Katie!!!!
Chocolate coffee spoons? That's brilliant! :)
WHAT IS THIS MAGIC? *ogles chocolate coffee spoons*
That's really too much awesome to take in, I think.
I'm a day late - but, hey, kindness comes every day doesn't it? Ooooh - chocolate spoons!!!! yum that's a lovely gift.
Chocolate spoon!! Wow, awesome way to say thank you :) Dianne sounds like an amazing lady!
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