Guest Post by: Terrie Farley Moran
Happy Blog-a-versary to Community Bookstop. Thanks so much for inviting me to the celebration. I must confess right here that book reviewers are my very favorite people, and that is partly because occasionally I am one. Over the years I have written dozens of reviews for Criminal Element, http://www.criminalelement.com/ so I consider myself to be a comrade-in-pages, so to speak.
As an author I am totally indebted to the excellent bloggers who read my work and take the time to ponder what they read and write a detailed, thought provoking review explaining what they enjoyed about the book, what they thought of the characters, the plot line, the setting. So often the reviews entice other readers and that makes my heart sing.
Once a new book begins to make the rounds of the blogger/reviewers I do have one irrational fear. In every book and short story I write, there is always something, a nugget, a paragraph or two that I hope will excite the reader as much as it excited me to write it. I always worry that a reviewer will recognize that special place and give away its secrets. Fortunately reviewers are a very smart lot and so my fear is always unfounded.
And to all the readers out there, many thanks for your support this year for the third Read ’Em and Eat mystery, READ TO DEATH Amazon Link as well as for the fourteenth book in the scrapbooking series, CREPE FACTOR. Amazon Link before I go, I want to invite everyone to stop by my website to enjoy some free-for-you short stories previously published in Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine and Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine. www.terriefarleymoran.com