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VIP Fan of the Month – Fun Features

My fans are Very Important People. Without them I wouldn’t be able to do what I’m doing. Every Monday on The Reader Salute I celebrate readers and book bloggers who have reviewed my books. For this once a month feature – Fan of the Month – I’ll be showcasing my fans. They deserve a big round of applause!

Fan of the Month – Fun Features

bette and maria
Maria is one of my fans. Three months ago she told me she was coming to Florida on vacation and I penciled her in on my calendar. The week before she arrived, we confirmed the date and made sure it would happen.  One of the great things about living in Florida is that people often come here for vacation and that makes it easier for us to plan to get together..

Maria and I met for lunch and oh what fun we had. It ended up being a 3-hour lunch in a lovely restaurant beside the ocean. We ate, we drank and we laughed. A lot. When we parted you would have sworn we were lifelong friends…and to be honest that’s exactly how it felt to me.

Maria is an avid reader who reviews and talks about the books she’s read on Goodreads. In addition to the hudreds (maybe thousands) of other books she’s read, she’s also read all of my books. Given all the books she’s read I am super honored to be tagged as one of her favorite authors.

You can tell she’s a big supporter of books from her bio on Goodreads:
I’m a happily married mom with a wonderful family and some loving and spoiled animals. I have 3 furbie cats and 1 precious Italian Greyhound dog named Sheila! I love to read and support book stores and libraries staying open.

As part of my “Fan of the Month” Celebration, I’ll be sending Maria a “Swag Bag” filled with goodies selected especially for her.

If you are an avid reader and interested in being a member of Bette’s BFF (Best Friends & Fans) Group, please message me and I’ll give you the secret password to get into the Clubhouse.

About the author

Bette Lee Crosby

USA Today Bestselling and Award-winning novelist Bette Lee Crosby's books are "Well-crafted storytelling populated by memorable characters caught up in equally memorable circumstances." - Midwest Book Review The Seattle Post Intelligencer says Crosby's writing is, "A quirky mix of Southern flair, serious thoughts about important things in life and madcap adventures." Samantha from Reader's Favorite raves, "Crosby writes the type of book you can't stop thinking about long after you put it down." "Storytelling is in my blood," Crosby laughingly admits, "My mom was not a writer, but she was a captivating storyteller, so I find myself using bits and pieces of her voice in most everything I write." It is the wit and wisdom of that Southern Mama Crosby brings to her works of fiction; the result is a delightful blend of humor, mystery and romance along with a cast of quirky charters who will steal your heart away. Her work was first recognized in 2006 when she received The National League of American Pen Women Award for a then unpublished manuscript. She has since gone on to win nineteen awards for her work; these include: TheRoyal Palm Literary Award, the FPA President's Book Award Gold Medal, Reader's Favorite Award Gold Medal, and the Reviewer's Choice Award.

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