Feedback on THE ONLY THING

A reader — a fan! — sent me an email the other day stating that she enjoyed THE ONLY THING. “The characters came alive.” This reader let me know this is her “second favorite” of my novels, “right behind THE EIGHT-FOOT BOY”.

“The High-Five”

Every now and then, I run into someone who is a die-hard fan of my works. Today was such a time —

I saw him at a distance, stood and stared at him – smiling.

He raised his arm, headed toward me.

He raised his hand in a high-five maneuver. I didn’t even realize people still do those; so very cool.

We did the high-five twice!

He began to tell me how much he is enjoying “the one about the tall boy.”

I nod, provide the title — “Ah THE EIGHT-FOOT BOY.”

He raves about it. He likes my writing style and the story and the situations and the characterizations.

Then he tell me “You’re going to break that ceiling, I think. I think you are going to be on the NY TIMES BESTSELLER list one day. I really do.”

I laugh and tell him my plan is to write at least 25 novels before I kick off and maybe I’ll be remembered for doing that!

He laughs.

“You wait and see,” he says.

A mini-review of AFTER JEWEL

Today I hear from behind me a faint comment, “I liked your book very much.”

I turn, come back. “Oh you did.”

“Yes.” A smile.

As usual, I beg a review on Goodreads or Amazon.com.

Then I ask about one of my main characters – how the reader felt about her? Did she like her? My reader hesitates. She doesn’t say that she doesn’t like her, just that the character is rather — “angry maybe.”

Yes. Yes. That makes sense. She’s angry for various reasons, all of them legitimate.