Checkout this interview that I did with www.ilikeebooks.com! It’s been a couple of weeks since the interview, but I have been trying to decide the best way to approach announcing it. I think in addition to making an announcement on my blog of interviews, live talks, author chats, and the like, I am going to add a media section to this blog to archive all such instances.
In other news, I got a new review that truly touched my heart. This is review is from a friend of mine who is not a Christian, and does not at all care for the message of my novel. However, she still enjoyed the story, and she said a lot of nice things about my writing. Hats off to Kathleen, for being able to put aside her personal preference and still appreciate the book. I think that’s awesome, but that is not what touched my heart. Keep in mind that I did not tell Kathleen anything about my writing process, so what I am about to point out is a major compliment.
She recognized my research!
That made me so happy. As a person who reads a lot of reviews. (Okay, I just let you in a little secret about me. I occasionally go onto Amazon and read book reviews. Lots of times I read reviews from books that I really liked, or books that are currently on the bestseller’s list. Often times I read five stars and the one stars to two star reviews. And see what naysayers are saying about otherwise renowned works of fiction.) Even with most five star reviews, I don’t see many reviewers noticing the research that went into creating the novel. I did so much research for The Wages or the Gift. (Not my favorite pass time. I do it when necessary.) It was so cool that someone noticed my hard work. 🙂 I am impressed, thankful, and humbled that someone actually noticed that aspect of my story.