There is much to be grateful for at this time of year; friends, family, good food, music, and chocolate. Always chocolate. But, today I am feeling especially grateful for readers. One of the best gifts a writer can receive is a comment from a reader. And one of the most gratifying comments to read is that the voice of your main character sounds authentic. It more than makes up for those hours and days of wandering in the wilderness with wild hopes of turning an idea into a story. You can imagine my gratitude at reading this from a Goodreads reader. “Sullivan must have been a sixth grade boy in a former life, because Arlo is completely believable in his actions and reactions, and her story of how Arlo finds his grandmother and navigates the mysteries of his life - why didn't Poppo and Ida get along? what was his father like? - brings to light both the complexities of family relationships and the simplicity of love and friendship.”
It doesn’t get any better than this. THANK YOU, dear reader, from the bottom of my heart.