It's no secret that I'm a public librarian by day (much like Batgirl and Wendy the SuperLibrarian). The only thing I can think of that would be better would be full-time writer--and I'm sure I'd miss working as a librarian if *that* ever happened. Durham County Library has been incredibly supportive of my second job and I am taking the opportunity to thank them by donating the name of a minor character in my June, 2014 Harlequin Superromance, Weekends in Carolina, to the highest bidder in an online auction, all proceeds benefiting the Durham Library Foundation. You can name the character after yourself or give the name to a romance reading friend of yours as a gift. More information about the auction is available here. Hurry and get your bids in. The auction ends on October 31st at 8 p.m.
The Durham Library Foundation is a nonprofit that supports the Durham County Library by funding signature initiatives such as our Humanities Programs (check out videos of these programs here, I recommend this one in particular), the North Carolina Collection (we have an awesome photo archive of Durham history), and our Summer Reading programs.
The current (unofficial) back cover blurb of Weekends in Carolina is:
After the death of his alcoholic
father, new landowner Trey Harris returns to his childhood home
desperate to sell the farm and cut all his ties to Durham, North
Carolina. If a developer razes the farm to the ground, even better.
Standing in his way is Max Backstrom. She’s been farming the land now
for five years and wants to buy it, but she can’t afford Trey’s price.
The more time he spends at the farm, the more he is attracted to Max—and
impressed by the changes she’s made to the land. He swore he’d never
live in North Carolina again, but can he find happiness without Max?
I love public libraries. A good public library system is one of a community's greatest assets. So take the opportunity to brag a little about your public library. Tell me, what great things do they do for your community?