Today I'm very pleased to have my Canadian blog buddy Sarah from Workaday Reads here to talk about hometown authors. Sarah has also very generously offered up a book for giveaway, and it's open internationally!
a guest post by Sarah from Workaday Reads
Have you ever been away from home and encountered someone from your hometown? That small thrill you get can seem much bigger when that encounter is with a book or author. At least, it's that way with me.
The thrill I get of finding Canadian books and authors is a source of pride for me. When I can amplify that by narrowing the geography to my immediate hometown, well it's enough to make me giggle with joy. Whether the author is from my hometown, or the book is set there, it's fun to find that connection.
I have had great luck in meeting two authors from my hometown of Kitchener-Waterloo: T Anderson, author of Monad 12.21.12 and Laura Scoggins, author of Eavy. I have also found books by several other authors.
In preparation for this guest post, I went looking for even more authors and books. I started by scouring Google for hours. Then I did the easy thing and contacted my local public library. Within minutes I had fairly extensive list to investigate.
From that master list, I have compiled a shorter list of books of both YA fiction and adult fiction that I need to find and read. And share with you.
Now I have to ask you, do you get the same thrill when you find hometown authors? Have you ever purposely gone looking for them? Would you consider doing it now?
Sarah will send one lucky reader one book from the following list (click the picture to go to the Goodreads page for the book). Giveaway is open worldwide, provided The Book Depository ships to your country. To enter, fill out the Rafflecopter form below.
YA fiction choices:
Adult fiction choices:
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Thank you so much for being here today, Sarah, and for offering one of these great books for giveaway! I personally have found two authors from my hometown while searching for Canadian authors, and it really did give me a thrill!
This post has been part of the Canadian Spotlight Month. Click the graphic below to check out the schedule and all things Canadian here at Ramblings of a Daydreamer.