Category Archives: Random Acts of Kindness


Thank you, Kami Garcia for the fantastic #IllGoWithYou button! I’m so glad you’re passing these out today at #RT16!

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This package arrived for my students from @summerscourtney today…

This package arrived for my students from @summerscourtney today and omg guys! She is the absolute SWEETEST. The gesture and the letter she sent with it absolutely made my day. I can’t wait to share them with my students on Monday! ?

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Surprise!: Random Acts of Kindness

A smile. An encouraging word. A thoughtful gesture. Each day people interact with us, help, and make our day a bit brighter and full. This is especially true in the Writing Community. 

Take a second to think about writers you know, like the critique partner who works with you to improve your manuscript. The writing friend who listens, supports and keeps you strong when times are tough. The author who generously offers council, advice and inspiration when asked.

So many people take the time to make us feel special, don’t they? They comment on our blogs, re-tweet our posts, chat with us on forums and wish us Happy Birthday on Facebook.

Kindness ROCKS!

To commemorate the release of their book The Emotion Thesaurus, Becca and Angela at The Bookshelf Muse are hosting a TITANIC Random Act Of Kindness BLITZ. And because I think KINDNESS is contagious, I’m participating too!

Today I am thanking Lani Woodland for being a constant source of inspiration, determination, joy, and laughter. I absolutely cannot be on the phone with Lani without smiling, even when I’m having a bad day, and her energy is infectious. She pushes me to write more, to write better, and I adore her for it. 
I would offer her my writerly services as a thank you, but she knows she already has those! So, instead, I’m promising a really first-rate dinner while we’re both in Manhattan for BEA. On top of the ones I already owe you. You may not end up paying for food at all on the trip, Lani! 😉
Love you!!! 

Do you know someone special that you’d like to randomly acknowledge? Don’t be shy–come join us and celebrate! Send them an email, give them a shout out, or show your appreciation in another way. Kindness makes the world go round. 🙂

Becca and Angela have a special RAOK gift waiting for you as well, so hop on over to The Bookshelf Muse to pick it up.

Have you ever participated in or been the recipient of a Random Act Of Kindness?  Let me know in the comments!