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Friday, July 30, 2010

Letter from a young reader

I'm amazed even today that we have such a thing as emails from readers. I say this because when I was a kid, if you wanted to send a note to Judy Blume or Robert Bloch, you had to send a letter to the publisher, which might get forwarded in time to the writer. Today is different-- I can actually hear from readers whenever they like.

Desirea (no age given) writes:

So I just want to say how much I loved your book. I started reading it and I couldn't put it down, my parents had to pry it out of my fingers lol. I finished it the same day I started it. Can't wait until the next book comes out!

And I'm thinking-- wow! An actual human being read my work, and stayed glued to it all day. I gotta wonder, does the reader know we writers care? That this makes a huge difference to us? I fired back a note:


Thank you so much for your note! It means a lot to me to hear from a reader. I worked really hard writing the book, and sometimes you wonder if anyone will ever read it... so now I know!

Since you ask, book 2 comes out in July of 2011! It's already written-- so I promise it will be there. It's called Voice of the Undead.

Thanks for making my day!


And that was true! It does make my day. Sure, I know; if I were Charlaine Harris I'd get letters all the time. But I'm not, so this is pretty cool. I'd like to think it would stay pretty cool regardless.


  1. I'm glad you like letters. Here's another one.

    It's a wonderful vampire and vampire-hunter book. I love the details and descriptions, which most authors don't really do anymore. Also, I love how you go back to the original concept of vampires, instead of going with the fad of supernatural + human = great romance novel. I like them, but they are getting too normal. Thanks for getting of that new norm and going back to something that was a norm.

    Like Desirae, I finished it fairly quickly. It has much more action and suspense than most other vampire books I've read. I can't wait to read the sequel, just don't lose the sense of details, descriptions, and action that I loved in this book. ;)

  2. Wow! Thanks for writing, Ice Princess. I promise to get your review linked soon -- I really appreciate it!

    I liked what you said about my using descriptions more than usual even if I don't have the slightest idea if that's true. I'll ask around!