My writing hat, which is pink and red, painted with gold stars and adorned with tassels, has been sitting in the corner.
Today, I'm putting this hat back on.
I hope to continue to attend book clubs and discuss The Handbook for Lightning Strike Survivors, sign books, and have fun meeting new people, but I also look forward to writing again. Writing more and more often. And hopefully writing something worth reading. XO
Here are some emails and responses from readers over the last few months:
Two words for you. (whisper) Fucking awesome!
Your book is like something you made, like a pie with lots of really good fruit in it.
I loved it. Just talking about it, I get choked up.
The characters are really really real.
You've made me want to write down my own lightning story.
keep writing - whatever, wherever..you really are a talent
I don't usually do this - but just finished your book and absolutely LOVED it!! What a great, funky, compelling read - and it takes a lot for me to hold my concentration these days while I run around after my 2 yr old boy! I recommended it to all my bookclub peeps. Well done you - was sad to have just finished it
Michele, what an awesome first book! I could not put it down. I share your love for the ocean, we are going through some sad times down here in New Orleans with the oil spill, it breaks my heart that my beautiful coast is being ruined! Keep up the good work, I can't wait to read your next books!
Hello Michele. I recently completed your debut novel and I loved it. I found it to be an amazing blend of creativity, feeling, and true-to-life quirkiness that I love to have in my world. Your profile on Amazon.com brought to my attention that males are rare amongst your readers. As a man, i thank you for writing The Handbook for Lightning Strike Survivors. It has filled my days with laughter and happiness.
I love love love your book! You knew just where to end it! So many books fail to instill the satisfaction I felt as I put your book down, logged onto goodreads.com, and gave it 4 stars. I look forward to reading your next book. Wish I had something more profound to say here but it is 6:14 in the morning and I have to get ready for work. Cool hair.
just finished reading your book and needed to tell you how much I enjoyed it and needed it. It was like reading an indie film.It was wonderful.
THANK YOU FOR READING!