It’s Day 315 of the Pink Collar Savvy & Chic on Purpose Project and I was delighted to learn that the local library is lending my novel, Seasons of Her Soul. After a great writing group Mixer last night, where we ate, socialized, won prizes, talked shop, and I got to reconnect with one of my early writing mentors, I was too whipped to blog. Instead I fed my inner writer by indulging in a yummy Katherine Reay novel with tons of food references. But I digress…This morning I awoke to a delightful day to dance and loved teaching Zumba class. Then I had to grab the quickest shower and fly to downtown Cincy – about 40 minutes for me – for a meeting. Ongoing Ds (challenges) with my wasband left me feeling slightly down. That was until I opened a message from Annette, a former school board member/parent of a favorite student from my teaching days who also used to review books for the Cincinnati Enquirer. She asked if I’d checked for my book at the Cincinnati Public Library and went on to tell me they have five copies! She’d suggested they add it to their collection and they did. I’m forever grateful that this incredibly intelligent woman loves my work enough to advocate for our local library to lend my novel, Seasons of Her Soul.
Growing up in the 70s and 80s, I spent many an afternoon and weekend at the public library. For you younger readers that’s because I had to check out resource books using the card catalog and the Dewy Decimal system and research projects on microfiche – an outdated viewing method. At any rate, I’d have to catch one, sometimes two buses to get downtown, and after all that trouble, would just finish up the rest of my homework. Oftentimes, friends would accompany me and it would turn into simply hanging out. And for a poor girl from the hood, having access to all of those books – for free – well, it just didn’t get any better for a book nerd like me!
As a Pink Collar Savvy & Chic author who has wanted to be published since I was about six, the library was a magical place where I’d dream of the day my books would sit on its shelves – available to anyone waiting to be transported from their lives into those of my characters. Wanting to share that experience with my middle school students, we took a trip to the same library each year around the time I had them write chapter books. For me writing and the library have always gone hand in hand. Annette’s son made that trip when he wrote his chapter book…Now I’m forever grateful that she played an integral part in that same local library lending my novel, Seasons of Her Soul.
Be savvy & chic,
~Pink Collar Coach
If you’re in Cincinnati, you can visit the public library to pick up a copy of the book.
To preview/purchase the print or Kindle version of my debut novel, Seasons of Her Soul, please visit Amazon.com at
It is also available on Barnes and Noble.com at https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/seasons-of-her-soul-tammi-ector/1127818446?ean=9780998966359.