Even if it's not me. He he!
Breaking away from this regularly scheduled PLOTSTORM to ask: Have you ever wondered how you can help your favorite author? If you want to do something meaningful for them, the next time you read a book you really enjoy, go post a review of that book on www.amazon.com
The other thing you can do is simply word of mouth. If you tell ten of your friends how much you loved this book, and they tell ten of their friends, it would only take ten friends to reach 100 people with the message of how great the book is. Also, recommending they actually buy the book instead of pass it around. Especially if you truly love reading books from certain authors. Author's sales and royalty stats often determine whether publishing houses continue to buy them or not.
Posting a public review on places such as Amazon will do wonders for your favorite authors.
Squirrel-who hopes to be someone's favorite author someday. How cool would that be!!!??? Yes, I'm a dreamer, but hey, if I hadn't dreamed, I never would have realized the dream of becoming published. So dream those dreams and chase the Giver of them and when You catch Him every day through prayer, love Him with all your heart! He's worthy!