Those 6 words are some of the best a writer ( named Carley ) can hear – “Oh Carley, I loved your book and oh, so did my friend.”
“Which one did you read?”
“METAL MAN WALKING. I just loved it — the man walking North Chuck ( that’s North Charleston ) and his love of baseball when he was a kid. I just loved it. I want to read all your books.” He pauses, adds, “You write like a guy — you know, for guys.”
I smile. He’s right about that!
Earlier, a different guy says a similar thing, “I’m loving your book.”
“Which one did you buy? I forget.”
“Oh yes; well when you finish it, you need to read METAL MAN WALKING. They go together.”
“Oh, okay,” he says. “That sounds great.”