Last summer Multi-Published, Award-Winning author DiAnn Mills shared some thoughts with us. Today she returns to our blog to share something she treasures and a brand new book!
February is National Library Month
I’ve always loved libraries. From the time I was a little girl, the excitement of stepping into a room with shelves and shelves of books ranked at the top of my source of entertainment. I was a shy and overweight child, and books were my closest companions. When I finished selecting what I wanted to read, the stack was usually taller than me. Those books took me to real places all around the world and infused the love of story. Every new page was an adventure. Perhaps that’s where the seed took root for my tagline, “Expect an Adventure.”
Here I discovered Little Women, The Hardy Boys, Nancy Drew, and so many other books. And yes, love of story inspired me to write. But it all began with the awe of exploring the world of reading. My first trip to a library was in my hometown, Bucyrus, Ohio. http://www.youseemore.com/bucyrus/default.asp The library is how I remembered it with so much more!
Over the years, our libraries have added music, movies, books on tape, and educational media for all ages. Many have entered the digital age. Computers are free to the public, and students of all ages can use the library’s resources. Our treasured books, old and new, are available in most libraries for e-readers.
Libraries are the core of a community. The doors are open to families from all cultures and backgrounds. These are meeting places for organizations and educational opportunities and events.
Oh, yes, we still must be quiet so others can concentrate. At one time, my husband and I were church librarians. My role was to process new books. Many were written by dear friends, and I couldn’t wait to recommend them.
Are you a patron of a local library? If not, now is the time for you to enjoy, explore, educate, and entertain the value of the written word.
Take the time to thank a librarian. They love books just like we do.
How do you show your librarian appreciation?
Libraries are definitely something to treasure, DiAnn. Thanks for sharing!
DiAnn Mills is a bestselling author who believes her readers should expect an adventure. She
Her titles have appeared on the CBA and ECPA bestseller lists; won two Christy Awards; and been finalists for the RITA, Daphne Du Maurier, Inspirational Readers’ Choice, and Carol award contests. Firewall, the first book in her Houston: FBI series, was listed by Library Journal as one of the best Christian Fiction books of 2014.
DiAnn is a founding board member of the American Christian Fiction Writers, a member of Advanced Writers and Speakers Association, Sisters in Crime, and International Thriller Writers. She is co-director of The Blue Ridge Mountain Christian Writers Conference and The Mountainside Marketing Conference with social media specialist Edie Melson where she continues her passion of helping other writers be successful. She speaks to various groups and teaches writing workshops around the country.
DiAnn has been termed a coffee snob and roasts her own coffee beans. She’s an avid reader, loves to cook, and believes her grandchildren are the smartest kids in the universe. She and her husband live in sunny Houston, Texas.
DiAnn is very active online and would love to connect with readers on Facebook: www.facebook.com/diannmills, Twitter: https://twitter.com/diannmills or any of the social media platforms listed at www.diannmills.com.
Readers can read about DiAnn's latest release, High Treason, view a trailer, find resources for their book club, and even take a test to see if they are a true heroine. https://diannmills.
Wow...Thank you so much DiAnn for joining us today. We certainly wish you the best of luck and God's blessings with your new book!
Well Friends, I hope you enjoyed today's post and that you'll drop by weekly for Tuesday Treasures, Thursday Thoughts and Saturday Spotlight.
Until next time take care and God bless.