Five Favorites from CRAZY

Today I’m lingering over a second cup of coffee, savoring the memories of the past three weeks.   It started with release day (October 20) and a whirlwind tour in the Pacific Northwest, culminating in the launch that saw twelve events over twelve days, and over a thousand miles traveled up and down I-5.


I’m thanking God for safe travel and wonderful, enriching dialogues with readers all along the way. And then there was the launch on my home turf here in Charlotte this past Saturday that exceeded all my expectations.  Thank you to ALL my loyal friends and family who turned out to create a “line,” something I thought only happened to best-sellers!


I’ll share more about what I learned along the way next week, but today I am taking a break.  I hope you will hop over to Rt19Writers blog, where Dave Amaditz and Marcy Collier have a unique and supportive thing going called First Friday Five Favorite Things.  If you read down one notch below today’s post you will see their five favorites after having read CRAZY.  Today they gave me the opportunity to respond with my own.  It was fun, and I’d love to hear from any of you who have read the book by now, and might have a favorite this or that from the book that you’d care to share.



Hey READERS, I would love to hear from you.

Is your MIND FULL of old thoughts or new?



Five Favorites from CRAZY — 10 Comments

  1. Linda, I was so thrilled to be at your book signing at Park Road Books. I got a copy for myself, of course, but more importantly,I got one for my niece. She belongs to the poetry club at high school and really enjoys prose. I was talking about your book to my sister yesterday when my niece interrupted and took over the conversation. She was so enthusiastic in her descriptions. It was obvious that she’d immersed herself in Laura’s world. I could not be more pleased! Thank-you! Capturing, and holding!, the attention of a 15 year old is quite an accomplishment.

  2. Hi Patrice,

    Thanks for this encouragement, as I really have not been able to delve into the YA population yet like I hope to. Please tell your niece to feel free to contact me if she has any questions or comments. In fact, I’d love to know what school she attends. And thanks so much for your support on Saturday!

  3. Dear Linda,
    I am very proud of you and happy for you doing all those book-signings and visits!

    Enjoy your rest and let all of the good news and good words soak into your inner spirit.

    Celebrate you
    Never Give Up

  4. Great blog posts. I think I would be hard pressed to pick my 5 favorites. But AWESOME that you were featured on rt19 Writer’s blog! By the way–how did you find them? Or did they find you. (Please answer me in person!!)

  5. Linda,
    What a wonderful whirlwind you’re in. So happy for you and the response you are getting from your book. Congratulations!

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