Friday, January 30, 2009

Author Friends and Social Media

There was a song I learned (YEARS ago) as a Brownie that went like this, "Make new friends, but keep the old. One is silver and the other's gold."

That's certainly true. One of the greatest blessing of my writing journey is meeting wonderful, talented writers, both published and yet-to-be published.

I recently "met" Julie Carobini on Twitter, and we've become friends. We traded novels, and I can't wait to read hers. I've heard wonderful things about her talent, and I'm excited to dive into what looks like an absolutely delicious book.

I've joined all the "latest" social media when the buzz urged me. I'm happy to report it's been an unexpected pleasure. I've connected with so many folks and have reconnected with friends from the past. One gal I had been wondering about for 32 years was a college friend. I found her on Facebook! She lives in Houston and is a photographer. Now, anyone who knows me knows how discriminating I am about portrait photographers, so I was delighted to check out Mary's site and see that Click Photography looks like a great studio. If any of my author friends in the Houston area need to get a headhot, check out Mary & Tom Scheible's studio.

How about you? What unexpected pleasures have you discovered lately?


Lori said...

You are going to love Julie's books!!

Julie Carobini said...

Ah, thanks Megan! I've loved getting to know you online too ;p
This beach girl is heading up to the mountains this weekend to play camp counselor for a cabin of 5th grade girls. So believe me, I'll be looking forward to curling up with your book when I return!

Jan Parrish said...

I've seen this book before. The cove is very enticing. Can't wait to read it.

Anonymous said...

Isn't it fun connecting with long lost friends?

I'm diggin' facebook. I've caught up with so many old friends and made many new ones as well. Both writers and non-writers.

I'd say that's been a great surprise for me.

Have a great day!!