Give me a break!

Yesterday, I published the last promotion in the current round of postings for the Authors-Readers International series that I’ve been running on this blog since Dec. 1, 2019. During that time, I have promoted 50 Authors who have lived in, or been associated with, 26 different countries around the world!

Here’s the complete list of authors so far: Authors-Readers International

I have now amended this list to include information that I had for each Author on the countries in which they were born and/or had spent a significant time during their lives. So Readers will have a good selection indeed of a very INTERNATIONAL and diverse list of Authors! Although, I do admit that the majority of Authors in this first round of promotions come from or live in Canada, but then that’s where I come from, so it’s kind of a given that I would know more Canadian Authors …

What has really pleased me though is the response this series has received, and internationally! Here’s a list of all the countries from which my blog has received hits during this time:

American Samoa, Antigua & Barbuda, Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belgium, Bermuda, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Brunei, Bulgaria, Cambodia, Canada, Cayman Islands, Columbia, Costa Rica, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Djibouti, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Estonia, Ethiopia, European Union, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Granada, Greece, Guyana, Honduras, Hong Kong, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Iraq, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kuwait, Laos, Lebanon, Lesotho, Lithuania, Madagascar, Malaysia, Marshall Islands, Martinique, Mexico, Moldova, Monaco, Mongolia, Montenegro, Morocco, Nepal, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nigeria, Norway, Oman, Pakistan, Panama, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, St. Vincent & the Grenadines, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sweden, Switzerland, Syria, Taiwan, Thailand, Tunisia, Turkey, Ukraine, United Arab Eremites, United Kingdom, United States, Uzbekistan, Venezuela, Vietnam, Zambia.

That’s 108 countries! Quite a good response, I would say!

I wish I had a better way of tracking specific Readers’ locations, those who have responded to this series. Many have liked, shared, followed the blog, commented upon, and generally made their presence known to me that way. Otherwise, I’ve been depending upon the daily WordPress stats to be able to come up with the list of countries above.

So, a word to Readers … If you have been following this series and you do not see your country listed above, please leave a comment below with the name of the country and I will add that to this list.

And all of the above is to tell you that I am taking a break from posting promotions to this series. I had already planned on stepping back for a month or so anyway, just because this has been a lot of work to organize and execute, and I needed some time away from my computer and blogging so I could get on with my own writing, and to read more of the fabulous books written by these authors already promoted! But then world events had a way of creeping into everyday life, and I fear the focus and attention have moved elsewhere for the time being. So, for now, I ask that you please GIVE ME A BREAK!

I hope to begin posting promotions again on June 1st. I still have 31 Authors on my list who I will be contacting in mid-May, so hold tight and stay tuned, Everyone!

And, in the meantime, I hope you will take this time to read over the list of Authors already promoted, read the posts for them that you might have missed, and read their great books!

18 responses

  1. […] developed that I called Authors-Readers International (you can read all about that idea here and here), and over several months I posted about and promoted Authors whom I either knew personally or had […]

  2. Rats!!! Susan I missed this and only saw it as a re-blog. Would you have space for me? Mostly South Africa but my bio does cover 8 different countries. I’m looking for a follow button right now.

    1. Will send you an email.

  3. Reblogged this on beetleypete and commented:
    I am reblogging this for Susan as reuqested, so that you can all be aware of her ongoing promotion of other authors. A list of those already featured can be found using this link.


    As always, Susan, your brilliant, selfless efforts on behalf of writers (and readers) are amazing. I hope you know how much what you have been doing is appreciated. In these difficult times, I wish you and yours peace, contentment and, most of all, safety and good health.


    David A. Poulsen

    1. Thank you, David! And, as they say on Bequia, same return to you and yours. All the best!

  5. Lockdown in Belgium, Susan. Strange times. You’ve done a wonderful job with all these authors. Be well, keep safe!

  6. Break gently, OK? HAHA
    Take care and stay well!

  7. Enjoy your break, Susan. You’ve earned it. Thanks so much for your hard work and persistence. With much gratitude…

  8. What an amazing project this has been! And your dedication to it has been a real example to writers who might sometimes wonder whether it’s all worth it. Sez Susan Toy: Keep writing!

  9. You deserve a break. I am just coming off one. It helped.

  10. Enjoy your well-deserved break, Susan. I hope when you say ‘getting on with my own writing’ that means another Bequia novel is on the way?

    1. That, among other projects … Thanks, Mary!

      1. Great. Looking forward to my next visit to Bequia.

  11. Thank you so much for doing this and introducing your readers to such awesome writers! You deserve a break. Stay safe and healthy.

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