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Avid Readers' Appreciation Week starts today, Monday, 11/08/2021. Join Tracala Hibbler as she moderates the celebration for our avid readers. This event will be filled with wonderful prizes, surprises, and giveaways. Join the celebration on Facebook here: Ann Marie Bryan's Readers' Cafe.

Meet Our Honoree

Today, we are honoring reader extraordinaire, Denise Anderson. Here’s a bit about Denise: “I’m a wife of forty-three years and a proud mother of two sons and one daughter. I’m a grandmother of ten. I come from a large family where I’m the fifth child of eight. I work at Emory University as a Cardiovascular/Respiratory Technologist. I love spending some of my off days volunteering at the women’s shelter, food pantry, homeless shelter and the Winship foundation for cancer. In my spare time, I read and spend time with family and friends.

I attend House of Hope, where the lead minister is Pastor E. Dewy Smith Jr. My prayer for you during this time, is that you will lean on the Lord and let love ones know you love them. Use your phone often and face time just to see their faces. Remember to be safe, everyone. Love you all.”

Fun Facts About Denise

We know you love to read but what else do you do for fun?

Dance and listen to music.

Where is your favorite place to read?

Sitting in my bedroom in the recliner.

What is your favorite snack while reading?

Potato chips and coca cola.

Do you like coffee or tea?

Coffee in the morning and iced tea in the evening.

Beaches or mountains?


What is your favorite Scripture and why?

I have three faves, Jeremiah 17:14, Phil 4:6, and Phil 4:13. These Scriptures uplift me and gives me comfort, strength and courage which keeps me going, and not lose faith.

What got you into reading in the first place?

My mother and aunt, especially my aunt who was an English teacher. My aunt would make me do short book reports.

What is your favorite genre and why?

I read most genres, excepting panoramic and erotic.

What is your favorite part of a story?


How do you decide whether or not to buy a book?

Based on the synopsis.

How important are book covers and back cover description in your purchasing decision?

This depends on the author and my knowledge of the author's work.

Do you like book teasers? Why or why not?

I don’t mind teasers, but I prefer to read them near to when the book will be released.

Do you write book reviews? Why or why not?

Yes, because I like to show my appreciation for the author’s creativity.

How can authors attract new readers?

Join book clubs and interact with other authors.

What themes would you like to see in Christian Fiction?

Family, church, music, and more Scriptures.

What would you like to see in authors’ newsletters?

Events, book promotions, and book teasers.


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