I love the reader emails I receive. I find them to be motivating, inspiring, often amusing and frequently touching. Plus it tickles me to learn that people from all walks of life are reading my books. I’ve received emails from high school students, lawyers, stay-at-home-moms, morticians (yes, really), authors and socialites. No matter who they’re from the messages always make me smile. What can I say? It’s nice to know that I’m making people happy!
But every once in a while one email will standout from the rest. Like the two college girls who wrote to tell me that they went to a Times Square Starbucks and tried to order Sophie’s Carmel Brownie Frappuccino (sadly discontinued shortly before the release of Sex, Murder And A Double Latte). When the Barista didn’t know the drink the girls read him the part of my book where Anatoly steals Sophie’s New York Times right before she orders the now notorious beverage. The Barista was amused and while he didn’t have any Brownie bits he did try to recreate the drink for them using chocolate chips.
Then there was the mother who wrote to tell me that her 19 year old daughter had always hated reading but she liked the title of my book and with a little prodding decided to give it a go. She loved it and has now discovered that reading for pleasure is a worthwhile activity. That email had me on cloud nine for days.
Then today I got another “standout” email. It was from a mother of three. Her husband is in Afghanistan and she’s doing her best to raise the kids on her own until he comes back safely (God willing). She wrote to tell me that my books have provided her with a much needed escape; that they have made her laugh during a stressful time. This email got to me in a big way. I wrote Sex, Murder And A Double Latte because I needed an escape and I submitted it for publication with the hope that I would be able to provide that escape for all the other overwhelmed people out there. She wrote to thank me but I think I should be thanking her. By selecting my books for purchase she has elevated my career and by letting me know how I have helped her she has elevated my spirits.
On that note: I will be speaking at the Barnes & Noble in San Francisco’s Fisherman’s Wharf on Thursday May 18th at 7:00. This will be my last Northern Californian book signing until the end of June and I would love to see as many of you there as possible! The only thing better than getting a reader email is meeting a reader face to face!
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