Since my crazy schedule this month has me backed up a little, I'm going to share two special heroes with you today.
First I have Janet Rudolph who promptly informed me that she is NOT a hero, but I beg to differ. She's a hero in the reading community for her incredible support of authors and readers alike. She generously opens her home to bring the two together during her lit salons. She is actively involved in conventions such as Bouchercon and Left Coast Crime, helping them to run smoothly and successfully. Her love of reading and books just shines in everything she does.
Second, she's an advocate for animals. Furry critters are as integral a part of her life as mine and her love for them is an example everyone can benefit from following.
And finally for me, she's my gardening hero. Have you seen her incredible flower gardens. Oh those roses! Amazing.
Many of you know her and I'm sure we'll have someone chirp up to mention her as a chocolate hero, as well. It's my pleasure, my honor and my delight to feature Janet Rudolph!
And my second hero today is a woman who has followed her dreams of writing and they have taken her around the world. I admire her tenacity, her dedication and her strong beliefs. She writes very dark but has a bright, welcoming heart and a radiant smile.
Hilary Davidson is smart (I mean, check out what she's reading!) and generous and kind. She's talented and savvy and oh so creative. I've never witnessed her taking anyone or anything for granted. I try to remind myself of her when I have the tendency to do that.
I've heard Hilary talk about her influences and her own heroes, including her grandmother. I know that Hilary motivates me to be a better person and I think she's a wonderful role model for young women and girls everywhere.
Please help me to recognize Hilary Davidson today!