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Feedback 2/5

“She knows what she’s done. To let everyone in on her trickery is unnecessary. But to say it wouldn’t give me a certain satisfaction to know she’s thinking of me would be a lie. I hope it hurts too. I hope my name runs through her mind on a path of destruction like nothing she’s seen. I hope the memories strike with a jagged edge. I hope they cut deep. For she deserves nothing less than searing, burning, white-hot pain.” — Britney King, The Social Affair  

This month I want to talk about feedback. In my case, this pertains to readers and their perceptions, insights, and info they are willing to share in regard to the stories I tell.

But no matter what business you’re in it would serve you well to make feedback your friend. It’s one of the best things I have ever done, in any business venture. In this one opening a dialogue with readers, offering them as much access to me as I can muster is one of my favorite things about the gig. While I don’t know how long I can continue to answer every email, every DM, every IM, every everything I know I will try. Customer feedback is where it’s at. My readers are the best people. Over the next few weeks, I’ll be sharing some of their feedback as well as my response in case you might’ve thought the same thing and/or had similar questions . 🙂

Dear Ms. King,

Firstly, thanks for allowing me to read your book. I tend more to the mystery stuff but I was very pleased with the depth of the characters you created.

Addison’s conflicts seem extreme but that may be because, like many if not most men, I don’t really understand women very well.

I’m looking forward to the rest of the series.

All the best,


Dear R,

I cannot thank you enough for such a kind email. Your insight gave me a nice laugh. Truth be told, I don’t think Addison understood herself. In some ways, I wonder if that wasn’t a part of the point of Bedrock. Often we think people hurt us and/or those around them out of malice when it turns out they simply don’t understand themselves well. Not that it makes it right— but I would assume it’s hard to understand others if you haven’t begun to understand yourself.

Thanks again for writing. It was lovely to hear your thoughts.




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