Happy New Year! I hope you had a wonderful Christmas and are beginning the new year with renewed hopes and gratitude for this wonderful thing we call life.
In past years I’ve shared my list of top books of the year, but I did not get around to it this year. However I was pleasantly surprised to find The Last Motley appearing on not one, but five “best books from 2018” lists!
I wanted to share the links and also give these reviewers a big “thank you” for taking the time to share my book with their readers. They are all excellent writers in their own right and they certainly did not have to do this, but I am humbled and honored that they did.
And so, without further delay, here are the lists:
- 10 Best books of 2018 from Katy Huth Jones: Life is a Four Letter Word
- Top Five books of 2018 from Savannah Jezowski’s Dragonpen
- 15 Best Books of 2018 from Jenelle Schmidt’s Page
- Best Read of 2018 from Cela Day’s Stories for the Quest
- Top 15 Favorite Reads of 2018 from Deborah O’Carroll’s Page Dreamer
Of course, The Last Motley wasn’t the only book to receive attention on those lists. You might find a few gems to read from among the other wonderful books mentioned.
Isn’t it amazing that with all the stories which have been written, there are still so many things which can be said? In one sense, there are no truly “new” stories. We’re all just telling the same familiar stories over and over again. But the images will be different, the pacing, the setting, the word choice, the dialogue, and so much more, based on the disposition and experiences of each individual author. And so each story may be new in a very real sense. In fact, a new story may tell the old story even better for some readers.
And so I keep writing.
May your 2019 be filled with fresh eyes for eternal things and many good and beautiful stories.