To My Readers,
I’d like to wish each and every one of you a Peaceful (yet merry) Christmas and a Healthy, Happy and Prosperous New Year and say ‘Thank you!’ because:
You enable the career I love by buying and reading my books. I never get over the thrill of seeing my books on shelves or online. If you didn’t read them, this wouldn’t happen.
You send me congratulations when I’ve had a success.
You share my good news across your networks.
You tell your friends about my books.
You buy them for others as presents.
You get involved with the lives of my characters.
You occasionally send my characters messages!
You ask me when my next book will be out.
Or check with me that you haven’t missed one.
Without you, ‘writer’ would have little meaning. Publishers wouldn’t publish, agents wouldn’t sell manuscripts, and the world would be a sadder place. I’d be doing a ‘proper job’.