It seems that life has grown busier and busier with each passing day. Think about it. Do you write letters or emails? Do you have phone conversations or text? Are you working more and fitting in everything else around it? Is your family running here and there and everywhere?
In 2015 I find myself doing anything to make my life easier. And that comes to buying books too. I'm definitely not a "download everything that's free" reader. I don't have time to sort or start and be disappointed. My reading or listening to audiobook time is limited. I try someone new with a recommendation from friends who know me and what I like or with a plot that really intrigues me. But essentially, I want an excellent read every time I pick up, download or listen to a book.
There is one way I'm assured of that experience--I buy my favorite authors. However, I watch for their new releases and I still miss them. I put them on my wishlists and I still forget to check! One of the new ways I don't miss a title by a favorite is by going to their author page on Amazon and clicking FOLLOW.
How do you find an author's Author Page on Amazon? Go to any one of their books on Amazon and then scroll down to their photo. If you click on that, you will be taken to their Author Page on Amazon. Once there, click on the FOLLOW box beneath the author's photo. It's that easy. Amazon will email you about their latest release.
This link will take you to my Amazon author page in case you would like to FOLLOW and receive notice about my latest mysteries or romances. If you wait a second, the little box underneath my photo with "Follow" will pop up. Follow Karen on Amazon
Every author appreciates each one of your Follows.
USA TODAY Bestselling Author Karen Rose Smith is an only child who delved into books at an early age. She learned about kindred spirits from Anne of Green Gables, solved mysteries with Nancy Drew and wished she could have been the rider on The Black Stallion. Yet even though she escaped often into story worlds, she had many aunts, uncles and cousins around her on weekends. Her sense of family and relationships began there. Maybe that's why families are a strong theme in her novels, whether mysteries or romances. Her 87th novel will be released in 2015.
Readers often ask her about her pastimes. She has herb, flowers and vegetable gardens that help her relax. In the winter, she cooks rather than gardens. And year round she spends most of her time with her husband, as well as her four rescued cats who are her constant companions. They chase rainbows from sun catchers, reminding her life isn't all about work, awards and bestseller lists. Everyone needs that rainbow to chase.
Karen looks forward to interacting with readers. They can find her at the links below.
©2015 Karen Rose Smith