“To have someone love all the parts of you that need loving, well, I’ve yet to find an offering of any other kind which is comparable.” —Britney King, A Secret Project
For the remainder of the month, I’ll be posting notes from readers. Some of them have asked to remain anonymous and others have asked for the opposite. It’s impossible to describe what these notes mean to me. It’s easier just to share them. 🙂 Basically, it’s a lot.
I can do small talk and surface level, if I have to. But (so far) those aren’t the kind of stories I write. So, to know that readers connect with my characters in ways that are meaningful to them, well, as a writer you can’t really ask for more than that.
That said, this one, in particular, is very personal. I haven’t ever shared publicly how my brother died, not so much because I was ashamed or embarrassed (I’m not) or even necessarily to protect my niece from reading about her dad on the internet, although that has certainly been a factor. Mostly, I never really had a good reason. The note below (though certainly not the first of its kind) was a combination of a good reason and the right timing.
Just wanted to drop you a few lines and say you are my favorite Author. I just finished the series Somewhere With You and Around The Bend! OMG is all I can say! Both books touched me so much. In some ways, I felt I was reading about myself. Both books just tore my heart out. Of course, I had to call my sister which she is now reading Around The Bend. I’m also a recovering addict, 18 months now. I’m getting ready to start Water Under the Bridge! You are TRULY AMAZING especially how you touch your readers. Best books I have read in a very long time. Stayed up way into the night finishing them. Look forward to reading everything you write!!