This morning, I had the privilege of having breakfast with a gentleman who works for LiNK (Liberty in North Korea). In addition to being a really nice human being, he’s the embodiment of the entire “Leave Your Mark” idea. He uses his ability to streamline and organize to help non-profits maximize their ability to make a difference in the world.
The characters in my books use their specific talents to make the world a better place – from the small town lawyer not afraid to fight for what’s right to the big city reporter who leaves no stone unturned in her quest for social justice – they live lives that will leave lasting footprints on this world.
As much fun as I have writing those characters, it’s nice to meet real people who aren’t a figment of my imagination and are making a lasting difference in this world. Whether it’s the reader I met at an event who goes above and beyond every day in the classroom to forever impact the lives of his or her students or the amazing people at the head of organizations on the front lines fighting for freedom and justice, I am humbled and honored every time I hear your stories. I am amazed at the footprints you leave on the various paths you are walking.
So thank you, for sharing your stories with me. Thank you for being a part of my story.
And now, I can think of no better way to end Feet Week than to announce my three winners from this week’s contest. Many thanks to all who participated and tweeted!
Becki B. gets to name a character in my upcoming release, Devil in Disguise!
Kelly C. wins an autographed copy of Ties That Bind & Tumbleweed!
Galit B. is the lucky winner of a $50 gift certificate for DSW!
Congratulations to all of my winners! Look for a direct message on Twitter to coordinate getting your prize.
Happy Friday, all!