I am very pleased with responses and reviews I got from new friends I met through marketing activities. The remarks, as I would certainly expect, are a mixture of plaudits and criticism. Happy that the majority are positive, I appreciate that folks took the time to send me feedback of any kind. I will cherish the applause and work on the other.
My writing reminded one person of Spencer Quinn, an author I was not familiar with, but I soon will be. I now have on my desk a copy of Dog On It. Another was reminded of the Coen brothers. Oddly, no one was reminded of W. Shakespeare or G. Chaucer.
I will forever be indebted to those who give me free publicity or advice, whether it be a full review or a simple Tweet.
Yes, I am asking people to read my book and tell others about it. Read many author's books and spread the word about the ones you enjoy. I found a blog post that relates to the importance of reviews, said more eloquently than I ever could. Read the blog of 8/7/11it at: http://www.tilbechick.blogspot.com