This week really brought home to me how much some of these friendships mean, and I wanted to share it, because I feel incredibly lucky.
Lies Love Tells by Gina Dickerson is a book I already have on Kindle but although my Kindle is growing on me, I remain a fan of the paperback. Doesn't it look gorgeous! I'm so looking forward to reading it.
I recently won a book on Goodreads by a writer I had not heard of at the time, Stephanie Abbott. I looked at some of the reviews of the book before my copy arrived and I saw someone had written a couple of unrealistic references to England "jerked them out of the story". As a writer, this irritated me, because if it was my book I would have wanted to know what those things were and change them. So I offered to read through the book and give the author some pointers. Luckily she took this offer in the spirit it was intended, and so began a partnership which led to a second edition. Yesterday I was delighted to see two Kindle gifts in my inbox and when I looked at the second edition of the book I orginally read, I saw this acknowledgments page (right). (I took this on my iPod Touch as the picture is clearer than a shot of my Kindle). Thanks, Stephanie!
I have also been receiving emails about review copies I've sent out of When Dreams Come True. This is my 'make or break' book when it comes to writing. I hadn't realised quite how important it was to me for people to like it until I received the first 3 or 4 emails from people and so far all of the feedback has been really positive. There have been tears, but all of them happy ones. So thank you to Rachel Lyndhurst , Tyler-Rose (The Reading Pile) and Cheryl Casey.
What a wonderful week!!!
Thanks for reading xx