Thank God for all the help on May 28th, 2010 (note the year reference… in case it takes me several more years before I find the courage and technical ability to blog for a second time) from experts at the first annual Book Bloggers Convention in NYC. Without them, I wouldn’t know what the heck I was talking about, let alone what to do when I was asked to blog on my website. When you look up neophyte in the dictionary, I’m convinced you’ll find a picture of Sandra Brannan blogging!! If any of you are like the compassionate experts at the Convention, you’ll be wonderfully patient with me.
To all you readers, THANK YOU for choosing to invest your time in books rather than the multitude of other forms of entertainment. And a special thank you to all of you who have read the Advanced Reader Copy of In The Belly Of Jonah and have become as excited as I am to find out what happens next to Liv Bergen!
My preferences in reading are similar to my taste in music… quite eclectic like so many of you. But mysteries hold a special place in my heart ever since I picked up my first Encyclopedia Brown as a young girl. When I was in college, I felt a special connection with my father when he shared his collection of John D. MacDonald books with me, introducing me to the memorable protagonist, Travis McGee. And I still share that love for mysteries with my dad, he being my biggest fan and having read all of my rough draft novels in what I hope to be a popular series!!
A little secret about Liv Bergen… her name is of Norwegian origin, Liv meaning life and Bergen meaning mountain dweller. Being a native of the Black Hills of South Dakota and living on the foothills of the Rocky Mountains for ten years, the name indicating ‘life as a mountain dweller’ seemed appropriate.
Thanks for sharing your enthusiasm about Liv Bergen with all your friends who enjoy reading mysteries!!