Welcome, bloggers, this is Chloe, host of the radio talk show, Heartbeats, where love is always on the air. You can normally find me at 88.8 The Edge, a high school radio station broadcasting from the campus of the Del Rey School in Tierra del Rey, California. But this week I’m touring the blogosphere in celebration of the release of my YA contemp book, WELCOME, CALLER, THIS IS CHLOE. Glad you stopped by!
Today I want to talk about a subject near and dear to my heart: how to show others you care. Everyone knows about flowers, balloons, and chocolates, but they’re not for everybody. Good ol’ Clementine, the KDRS news director, would probably love to receive a handful of beets tied with a bright red ribbon. Duncan, the chief engineer at KDRS and my boyfriend, gave me the sweetest gift ever: a refurbished pencil sharpener. KDRS’s music director, Taysom, once made a mix of his girlfriend’s favorite songs and snuck it into her car, so when she turned on the CD player, all of “their songs” started to play. I know. Awwww!
The key to making gifts special is to think about what best fits your special person. I’m sure many of you book lovers would to have your special someone give you one of your favorite books signed by the author or maybe a gift certificate to your favorite bookstore.
Sometimes the most meaningful gifts don’t even have to be things. When Duncan gets busy working his two jobs, he forces himself to set aside a few hours each week where we can just take a walk on the beach and collect shells. The gift of his time is precious.
Now it’s your turn. What are some fun and creative ways to show someone you care? Or what special gift would you love to receive from that someone special in your life?
One commenter will receive a WELCOME, CALLER, THIS IS CHLOE swag pack, which includes a pen, bookmark, bottle cap necklace, and mouse pad. Good luck!
Thanks for this Chloe, I loved your book and my readers can read my review here! The competition to win the swag pack will be open until Sunday 27th May. Please remember to include your email address in the comments so I can gather the information to pass on to Amulet!
To learn more about young adult author Shelley Coriell and Chloe’s high school radio world, visit www.shelleycoriell.com.