Getting face-to-face reviews of your book, and what that feels like.

Over the weekend, it’s fair to say there was a fairly large gathering at our house, which meant a lot of people who’d purchased a hardcopy of my novel, In Strange Company, available through Amazon or Smashwords as an eBook.

I was both very excited and nervous to see how many had read it already and what their thoughts were. I had a family friend tell me how much she loved the book, and whether I was releasing another one soon? One young teen, he was a kid when I first knew him, walked up to me, waited to grab my attention and then informed me that he finished reading my book and that he really liked it. There were several more positive comments here and there, but these two really stood out for me because it let me know that the book was enjoyable to a wide age range.

I must admit though my readership are quite quint and small at the present moment, I do have to say I’m lucky because so far they have loved my debut book, and are eagerly waiting for me to release the next one.

I always thought face-to-face reviews would be absolutely daunting, but the weekend gone has me eager to hear back from more people who’ve read the book. So, if you are one of the many who have given my writing a go, I’d love to hear from you.

Happy reading, whatever it is that you are reading at the moment!


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  1. That’s awesome! I’m glad you got such great reviews. If you’re not doing this already, you can always submit free books to Goodreads to get stranger’s feedback as well.


    1. Tracy, thanks for the advice. At this early stage in what I hope will be a writing career, I’m more than happy to try things I haven’t yet. But in saying that, I’m horrendous with this GoodReads business. Am an absolute novice at using it. Any advice how to do what you are suggesting?


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