Remember being a kid walking into a room full of other kids and hoping they liked you? I do. I remember summer church camp especially. It didn't take long until I knew the other girls in my cabin and we were all pals, but I've never been good at meeting strangers.
I know some people would dispute that. I talk to people all the time when I'm out with my books or someone strikes up a conversation in the grocery store aisle. But I am so much more comfortable here at home with my cat and dog because I know they like me. I hope it's not just because I feed them but I"ll take what I can get.
Whenever I have a new book out, like my most recent "Epitaph," I wonder if anyone is going to read it. I wonder if they'll like it. I wonder if I'll ever find out.
I hope someone tries it, likes my Ancients (they're my very special vampires) and tells others to check out the Shadow Ancient series. And while I love positive reviews, I really care more that what I've created strikes a chord with a reader the way so many books have done for me over the years.