As often as possible, I like to be keep company with a number of tremendously talented authors and independent booksellers. It's a synergistic relationship filled with high energy, much like the author salons (or saloons, if you're a Hemingway fan) of days gone by.
That's why I'm proud to be a "Friendie" -- a friend of independent booksellers and authors. Please support your local bookstores and independent authors. Both work hard at bringing special places in which to enjoy well-crafted entertaining educating, and emotion-pulling stories.
Here's a media release from SIBA, the Southern Independent Booksellers Association, that explains more about a fun new program. Take a look -- you won't be disappointed!