Sunday, August 15, 2010
Ratings and Reviews...
HAPPY SUNDAY!! With my two releases, The Willow and A Deadly Whisper, out for nearly a month now, ratings have been coming in. Every time I open and read a review, I’m looking with only one eye open. I’ve been waiting for that dreaded one or two star from the readers....
Luckily, it hasn’t come! PHEW!!!
Truthfully, I expect my books to fall into the three star rating. I’m a new author, with lots to learn and wouldn’t dare put my work in the same rating as some of my favourites, MacAlister, Frost or Arthur. Surprisingly, I’ve been shocked to see that the readers feel different than I do and have rated my stories with a four or even a five star. I’m left looking at it in shock and completely thrilled. Especially, when I see the authors they’ve also given that rating too.
So, today, I just wanted to send a big thank you out to everyone who has supported me thus far. I appreciate that you can get past maybe little flaws here and there, and just love the story. Big hugs and warm wishes to you all!!!
Now...it's waiting to hear from the review sites *bites nails*
The journey as a writer all began when I was a teen and wrote poetry, which still to this day I pull out to have a good laugh. Later on, I tried a couple of times to put a book together with no such luck. Couldn’t ever get past the first few chapters. But once I was exposed to the paranormal world, ideas came quickly. At first, it was a way to keep my brain alive since being a stay at home mom can be a little let’s say―numbing. It was an escape from screaming kids, dirty diapers and plain old mom duty. It started as a hobby, but as the stories progressed it became a passion. Now, I indulge at nap time, especially the juicy bits! Every mom needs a good thrill! So here in Kitchener, Ontario, I am a thirty one year old wife, mom, house cleaner, cook, teacher, play-doh extraordinaire, swing pusher, toddler chaser after – who loves the outdoors, curling up with the latest flick, and if I’m not plugging away at a new novel, I’ve got my nose buried deep in a good book. So there it is―my life!