As an author, I may not have sold the most books, but I have received some truly incredible reviews. Over the years, two stick out to me:
- With the release of the final book in my marching series, a reader commented (with love) how she couldn’t wait to pass these books along to her children. Seriously, I was crazy excited.
- With the release of Room 702, I received a private and very personal message. In the book, a character goes to the room to end their life (but in the end, chooses not to). Apparently, this reader had a nearly identical experience and had never know how to share that moment in their life with friends and family. Reading the chapter was a way to bridge what happened and talk about it openly. I cried. In fact, I still tear up thinking about it.
- Bonus! As the subject of Life After Joe is a sensitive one (the journey — literally and figuratively — of a widow), I’ve been very happy with the reception from real widows. Their opinions mean a lot to me.