What Readers Are Saying About ‘The Ghost of Laurie Floyd’
Overall, The Ghost of Laurie Floyd seems to be stumping people. As in they can’t figure out whodunit and are pleasantly surprised by the ending.
Over and over again, whether it’s people sending me emails or texts or leaving me notes on Facebook, there’s a common theme: “Usually I can figure out who did it, but I had no idea this time. Great book. Page turner. You kept me guessing and wanting to keep reading!”
Well, considering I only set out to try and create a page turner, not a whodunit, I’m thrilled. People seem to really be enjoying my book and as any writer will tell you, that’s all we can hope for.
It’s been a lot of fun to see friends recommending it to their friends and people taking the time to let me know how much they liked it.
I’m of course biased. I loved writing it. I loved the characters. I didn’t want it to end. That’s another sentiment I’ve heard again and again.
Funny. I guess Robert Frost was right:
No tears in the writer, no tears in the reader. No surprise in the writer, no surprise in the reader.
Every time I write anymore, his words echo in my brain. But Laurie Floyd was the first book where I really took those words to heart during the writing process.
Consequently, a lot of the reader response was how I felt. Even down to the whodunit. I actually didn’t know when I started out who had killed Laurie Floyd. It sort of just flowed out at the right time and came as a surprise to me too.
So thanks, Mr. Frost, for imparting some invaluable writing wisdom on me. It’s serving me well, and I will continue to keep this advice in mind as I go forth.
I’m also psyched because people have taken the time to leave reviews for The Ghost of Laurie Floyd on Amazon. I was only able to get three reviews for Beneath the Morvan Moon. Luckily they were all five stars but…that book wasn’t like this one.
It was, as I’ve said often before, a first effort. I learned a lot, but it needed more honing. This book…well, this one was a great experience. A light switched on. I think I get it now and know what I need to do going forward.
But for now I will continue to be tickled pink by the reception Laurie Floyd is getting, which has been much warmer than I could’ve ever hoped!
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