Monday, January 25, 2010

Literary Locals- Update

This is an update to this monthly event.

Tif Talk's Books has made a few changes to her monthly event, Literary Locals.  Here's what she said:

Literary Locals originally began back in January 2009. I am posting the original post below, but have updated it slightly to include a couple of updates and our new, prettier graphic!


Many of us are aware of the popular authors from Stephen King to Toni Morrison to James Patterson and more; however, what about those local authors that do not receive as much PR as the big-named ones that have movies made out of their books? I have a special place in my heart for these "little" authors and wanted to give them a bit more kudos for their work! So, I thought . . . "Why not start a "little" monthly meme or challenge highlighting our local authors?!?!" And, here we are!!

On the last day of every month, I will post a reminder here on this blog. I encourage all my readers to post links to their reviews on these reminder posts or if you do not have a blog, feel free to post reviews in the comment section itself. As for the guidelines, I've posted a few below:

  • Local Authors Defined: Authors that you can find in either your hometown or homestate, or the equivalent if you are not in the States.
  • Home Defined: Your hometown or homestate can be either past or present, meaning you can use your current location or anywhere you have ever lived.
  • Type of Books: The books can be children's picture books to adult novels and everything in between.
  • Literary Local Icon: Feel free to copy and paste my little icon for the meme/challenge on your own blog and proudly support those local authors!!
If you are interested in participating, please post a comment on this post with a link to your blog and I will keep a running list here. If you have any questions, just let me know. Thanks!

UPDATE 1: Literary Locals is now not only a monthly feature here at Tif Talks Books, but it is also a website directory for finding authors local to you at! The website is currently a work-in-progress, but feel free to pay it a visit, submit your own local authors, or discover some new ones! And, as always, thank you for supportying your locals!!

To join, go to Literary Locals.