My family and friends have been very supportive of me during my writing career. When my first two non-fiction books were published, my parents would look for them in bookstores. If they found them with only their spines showing they rearranged the books on the shelves so that the covers of mine were facing out and they could be seen easier.
My husband is constantly telling people that I am a writer and where they can find my books. My parents, siblings, children, grandchildren and friends have come to my book launches, sat with me during a book signing, and passed on advertising information about my new books through social media and other means.
When they were younger my grandchildren helped out at some of my launches: acting as doormen by opening doors for customers at bookstores, singing, or playing a saxophone or flute during the interlude before my reading.I have some friends who buy and read all my books and continually tell me how much they like them.
Thank you to my family and friends for your continued encouragement.