“When’s the next book coming out?”
“I LOVED IT!”
“Looking forward to the next book.”
“You are an auto-buy for me.”
“I love all of your books.”
“Your characters speak to me.”
“I love Tommy.”
“I love Devontae.”
“I love Michael.”
“I love Alex.”
“I love Richard.”
“I love Rowan.”
“I love Mickey.”
“Can’t wait for the next one.”
“When’s your next book coming out?”
“I should just give you my whole paycheck.”
“I love your writing.”
“Your book made me cry.”
“Your books touch me.”
“Your book changed/saved my life.“
Thank you. Everyone who wrote me. Everyone who sent an email, a tweet, a FB status update/message/comment/wall post. Thank you to every opinion [good or bad-and yes, even mean and/or spiteful/hateful]. Thank you to every review. Thank you to everyone who asked to interview me, review me, feature me.
Thank you to everyone who reads and then takes the time to let me know they did.
I appreciate you.
I mean that from the bottom of my heart. Thank you for reading. Thank you for supporting me and my writing. Thank you for commenting. Thank you for joining my Yahoo group, following my blog, following me on Twitter, talking about my books on Goodreads, Facebook, Twitter, on your blogs, to your friends. Thank you for wanting more.
You all make me smile. You make me want to keep writing. You inspire me to get better each time I sit down to put words on the page.
More than the royalty checks, the business cards that identify me as a published author, the mention on the GRL website as a supporting author… more than the author page on Amazon and Goodreads– “Writer’s Paradise” to me is all of you and knowing that all of you are reading.
So, thank you, from the bottom of this Southern gentleman’s heart.