Photograph by Lisa Shambrook (Please do not use)
The scariest thing about having a book out there in general public land is not knowing what people will think when they read it, or even if they will read it...will anyone ever read it?
I'm lucky some lovely people have bought and read my book, and they seem to have enjoyed it! My friend, the lovely Sarah Nicholson at re-ravelling, took the plunge and read Beneath the Rainbow and wrote a beautiful Blog post about it at re-ravelling: here. Like I said it's always scary when people actually read your book, so I was honoured and pleased to discover her enjoyment!
When Sarah told me she was reading it I knew it was near the second anniversary of the death of her husband, and I had no idea if my book about grief and joy would hurt or help...she writes:
For me this is why I thought it was a great first novel and I would recommend it to anyone grieving because it is so beautifully written and thought provoking.'
I teared up when I read her praise and I was significantly humbled.
Something powerful happens in the mind of an author when they write and they always hope that that power, that inspiration, that something will engulf the reader, but they never know if it truly will.
I want to thank those who've read Beneath the Rainbow and enjoyed, and especially those who've left reviews whether on their Blog, on Goodreads, or on Amazon. You are so very much appreciated!
If you are interested my book is available on Kindle:
www.amazon.co.uk/Beneath-the-Rainbow for £1.53
www.amazon.com/Beneath-the-Rainbow for $2.32
(and other Amazon country variants...)