Lake Atitlan, Panajachel, Guatemala

“Reading and writing are acts of empathy and faith. Guard that trust carefully — in this rapidly changing business, it’s the only sure thing.” ~Erin Keane
"Never give up. And most importantly, be true to yourself. Write from your heart, in your own voice, and about what you believe in." ~ Louise Brown

"Write something to suit yourself and many people will like it; write something to suit everybody and scarcely anyone will care for it."
~Jesse Stuart

"A writer's job is to take one thing and make it stand for twenty." ~ Virginia Woolf

Monday, January 23, 2012

"Wow! This sounds like a great idea."

This week we wrap up the Celery Tree Big Blog Tour. Today, the tour heads to Ann Best's blog.

"My first memoir, In the Mirror, was published four days after my 71st birthday (May 2011). I'm a living testimony that it's never too late to publish a book."

Ann's book, In the Mirror: A Memoir of Shattered Secrets, has numerous rave reviews and is currently #8 in Memoir on the Kindle. That's out of 18,900 listings!

Ann and her debut memoir can also be found on Go here to view the book page. Go here to view Ann's author page.

A few of the great comments that have come through during the blog tour posts:

"Wow! This sounds like a great idea. I'll have to check it out." Connie Keller, author Screwing Up Time

"Don't I just love cozy little Davids with their slingshots aimed at Goliath!" Denise Covey 

"I am thrilled by this 'co-op' idea! Farmers have been doing this for years, and it makes sense to have it in the writing arena!" (future published author/Celery Tree member) 

"I cannot wait to have my book published so I can join Celery Tree. In the meantime, I think I will just order one of your books. Here I go..." (Donna O' Shaughnessy)


  1. You've worked so hard on Celery Tree - glad it's paying off.

  2. It's posts like this that make me want to put my rear in the chair so I can join the published club ;)

  3. Yay for Ann's amazing memoir!! Hooorah for your Celery Tree too lovely KarenG - it's gonna be BIG!!! Take care

  4. Hi Karen .. Ann is a great blogging and author supporter .. and I am looking forward to her new ghost-written story, as well as her own new book ....

    ... yours too - I loved Farm Girl - and Julia Hones' review is really good ... I loved the historical aspects. It's very likely that Hans and Sofie both came through England ..

    It's an amazing world .. and I love what you're doing with Celery Tree - it definitely deserves much growth ..

    Cheers Hilary

  5. Celery tree sounds like an amazing place. I wish you the success in the world with it.

  6. Ann's memoir is one of the best I've read. Glad you've got her on board for Celery Tree, one of the best ideas to come down the pike in a long time.

  7. Ann, you give hope to those of us who might have thought we missed the boat along time ago. I'm counting on a lot of writing days ahead of me.

    Karen, you're doing a great job with the Celery Tree idea. We never know what will happen until we try something.

    Wrote By Rote

  8. Congrats on your Celery Tree tour and so glad the week went well! Ann's memoir is on my list to read. Great comments!

  9. Big things afoot! Gotta get this book. Thanks for posting about it.

  10. Yay for the Celery Tree tour! Sounds like it is going fabulously. ;)

  11. I bought Ann's book as soon ask I could. So much strength in such a tiny woman! Congrats to Ann and congrats to Celery Tree!

  12. Hi Karen .. I obviously need to get my act into gear and do something with my blog posts! And get myself listed .. just not sure that's imminent .. but your idea has come - that is for sure ..

    I will definitely be here to buy .. cheers Hilary