Wednesday, April 15, 2009


Ah, look at the wonderful trailer my fellow author, Fran Lee, did for my book, Love Never-Ending! I was just blown away. Fran, thank you so much!

What I find very interesting is how the trailer changes the perception about the book. All along, I've been promoting the romance of the book. She chose to point out the mystery. Between music and words, she totally changed how the reader will look at the book and showed me something about my book that I missed.

Last night I was working on Final Line Edits for my next release, Rescuing Clarice. Once I sent them off to my very patient editor, I tootled around on the web while I waited for her to check the changes. I came across a devastating review for Magnolia. The woman positively hated it. And then I looked at the comments more closely and it was clear that it wasn't only the book itself but the entire genre she objected to. Why read a book in a genre you hate? I have a hard time understanding that. Life is too short to read a book you don't enjoy.

PS: Fran Lee has invited me to guest blog today at the Examiner. Please stop by and check it out.



  1. I've never gotten why reviewers do that, unless it's a power trip. Makes no sense to me.

  2. Anny - doesn't that just ruin your day? A reviewer who gives you a bad review because she basically doesn't like the genre in the first place? I will always respect a review, good or bad, from someone who appreciates the genre and actually reads the book. To each his own.