“What I like about Snowflakes in a Blizzard is opportunity. The opportunity to get the word out about Island Dogs and my writing. The opportunity to see other authors and books I wouldn’t have seen without this forum. The opportunity to converse with other participants. As a matter of fact, I would like to see more writers commenting and responding. There’s nothing like sharing writing stories between people of similar experiences. I was once told the only thing better than learning from experience was learning from someone else’s experience. Ask, tell, share. For me, that is what a site like Snowflakes in a Blizzard is all about.”
— B.M. Simpson, author of “Island Dogs.”
“Thank you so much for your excellent work in highlighting the literary creations of 4 authors, including me. You are just what readers and writers need. Wishing you the best in your career and also a very happy holiday. You certainly are sending me off into the New Year with a very professional approach to blogging.”
— Diane Sawyer, author of “The Tell-Tale Treasure.”
“I have bought a few books as a result of these weekly posts, and have been exposed to some really interesting authors. It’s a good way to not only showcase our own work, but to support each other in a sometimes thankless avocation. I admire your spirit and energy, and goodwill. Good to know about the past archives, too. “
— Jamie Criston Colbert, author of “Vanishing Acts.”
“Your interest in the book and the long excerpt you put on your website were highlights for me in 2017. Thanks again for that and, more generally, thanks for helping to keep hope alive for countless numbers of us typing away out here in the wilderness.”
— Robert Leonard Reid, author of “Because It Is So Beautiful.”
A much belated but truly heartfelt THANK YOU!! I’ve been a little (a lot) overwhelmed this work this week and finally got the downtime and bandwidth to read the site. You’re really a gem in the literary world. I admire your spirit of generosity.
— Jen Karetnick, author of “American Sentencing.”
“Thanks again for including me as a snowflake on your wonderful blog. The other books look amazing I am honored to be in their company.”
— Karen Fielding, author of “American Sycamore.”
“You rock, seriously. I love what you are building with authors, readers, and the like. Keep it up, man, it is AWESOME!”
— Sara Dahmen, author of “Doctor Kinney’s Housekeeper.”
“Thank you, Darrell Laurant. You’re my hero. I’ve promoted this (and you) on my social media. Will put on my blog ASAP.”
Bill Furney, author of “Black Hearts White Bones.”
“Looks fantastic! Posted it on all my social media sites! Great job!”
— Burgess Needle, author of “Sit and Cry.”‘
Everything looks fantastic. Thanks so much for featuring my book. I actually got an email today from a gentleman who read it on your blog and went out and purchased the collection. I hope that helps with some of your fact finding. I’ve put it out on Twitter and Facebook. I’ve also included it in a post on my blog.
Erin Britt, author of “Fractured.”
“Thank you, Darrell, for giving my book the chance to be featured on Snowflakes! I have enjoyed reading the site over the past month and particularly love the range of books you feature.”
— Meg Pontecorvo, author of “Murder in the Generative Kitchen.”
“I have resolved to choose books only from those presented on Snowflakes in a Blizzard. So far I’ve read three very good, very entertaining books and am on my way to choose another.”
— Nicki Brandon, author of “The Solarbus Legacy.”
“Betsy, this Snowflakes page is just spectacular; it drew me in immediately and I didn’t get up until I had read it all. I had no idea the “Max” novels were about grandparenting. I will obviously be downloading both today. Thank you so much for tackling this subject.”
— Patricia Dean Robertson.
“What a wonderful surprise to receive your invitation. To be honest, at first I assumed it was too good to be true, but then I checked out the site and immediately saw that several of my writer friends and acquaintances have had their books profiled. So yes, I’d love to participate.”
— Joe Ponepinto, author of “Mr. Neutron.”
“Things seem to be going well with the “Blizzard.” I did a very unscientific poll of sales I made after Collision Course was featured and there were 8 sales directly tied to it with a potential 33 others so it seems to be growing.”
— Joe Broadmeadow.
“Thank you for such a wonderful recognition of Colorado Mandala. It is deeply appreciated.”
— Author Brian Heffron.
“I read everything about you, and I am impressed with your present undertakings. There are so many of us out there that welcome your help. Thanks.”
— Marilyn Miller Skylar
Snowflakes in a Blizzard, by author Darrell Laurant, touches one another’s life. Thank you, Darrell Laurant. In light, it connects author and reader. It connects people. Because in life, there’re levels to explore, too learn and grow in, from the knowledge shared by each other’s journey through life in earth. This knowledge takes form in many ways. One, being the written word, taking form through desire, “in touching one another’s life.” Communication expands earth’s reality – humanity’s mindset – enlightening the world beyond its known limitation: in open-mindedness, to possibility (the Holy Bible: St. Luke 1:37, Matt. 17:20, AV).
— Suzanne McMillen-Fallon, Author of Mommy’s Writings: “Mommy, Would You Like a Sandwich?”
Thank you for bringing my novel Someone Not Really Her Mother on board! Hurrah for Snowflakes in a Blizzard!
— Harriet Chessman.
Thank you Darrell, for the work you are doing. Your careful, personal treatment is a rare distinction in the world of online book promotion, and it sets you apart from every other site I’ve worked with.
— Kim Kash, author of “Ocean City Cover-Up”
“I’m so excited to see Kate’s book featured here, along with all of the other great reads you’ve discovered!”
— Jennifer Geist, Brickmantel Publishing.
“Thank you so much for featuring BIG IN JAPAN! I really appreciate you! This was fun to participate in.”
— Jennifer Griffith, “Big in Japan.”
“Just when I think my ‘To Read’ list can’t possibly grow any larger, your posts provide us with several new books I feel I need to add. This week is no different. Thanks Darrell.”
— Cheryl Alsippi.