Welcome to the first day of Armchair BEA, in which we provide some introductory details about ourselves, and share with others.
Please tell us a little bit about yourself: Who are you? How long have you been blogging? Why did you get into blogging? Where in the world are you blogging from?
I am a writer who retired from a thirty-year career as a social worker. Laurel-Rain Snow is my pen/online name (for Lorraine Frost Sandone). I have published six novels, the most recent one last month, and started blogging in April 2008, as a means of marketing my books. Since then, I have added numerous blogs, with the numbers going up and down over the years. Currently I have eleven. Why? I love creating and designing them, and each blog represents a part of who I am. This blog is my go-to spot for tracking books I read; I started it as a way to topple that huge Mt. TBR. My blog An Interior Journey is another book blog, and it is about my interior world, including the world of reading and writing. I have blogs devoted to my Creative Journey, my writing life (Snow Chronicles), and various obsessions: Potpourri and Chocolate & Mimosas.
My website: Laurel-Rain Snow’s Creations, lists my books, my blogs, news and events, and excerpts from my books.
I love connecting with other bloggers, and that is the appeal for me these days. I live in Central California, but have also lived in San Francisco and Sacramento.
On the right, in my sidebar here, you’ll be able to link to Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and Goodreads.
What genre do you read the most?
I read mostly fiction about relationships and families, along with numerous mysteries. I also enjoy memoirs, especially those written by other authors or celebrities. I love to read because reading transports me to other worlds and other lives .
What was your favorite book read last year?
Every year, I choose ten favorites. I cannot pick just one, as each of the favorites is like a special child. Loved! Here’s my list for 2013. What’s your favorite book so far this year? I pick a favorite each month. Last month’s favorite was That Night, by Chevy Stevens. (Click for my review).
What does your favorite/ideal reading space look like? (Pinterest encouraged!)
I am a fan of window seats….so my favorite spot might look like this one below.
What book would I like to see made into a movie? The Arsonist, by Sue Miller (Click for my review).
These are a few details about me, my reading and my blogging. What do the details of your life look like?