My Gratitude for Many Kindnesses
During the last couple of months, I have been well and truly blessed with numerous demonstrations of that old-fashioned thing: Human Kindness! It is astonishing and not a little overwhelming to have received so many kind wishes from so many people. I am humbled. Deeply so. There is certainly no way that I can ever repay such warmth. My recent incapacity was met with even more such kindness, for which I can only offer my most sincere thanks!
I hope that things are now returning to normal. The most significant aspect of my absence was an unpleasant tendency to fall asleep without warning with great frequency, which made focussing on anything impossible. It may sound not particularly trying, but it was unfortunately associated with other even less tolerable factors, So it’s fingers crossed time, that the problem has passed.
My thanks to my son, Damien, for posting about my absence and fielding comments as best he could! Considering how busy he is himself, it was no small thing for him to do on my behalf.
I Must Refuse!
Recently, I have had several emails from, apparently, other authors. These offer to ‘send business my way’ if I join the person’s network by clicking on a link in the email, which always involves the website http://www.referralkey.com. I would like it to be known that I will not ever,under any circumstances, take up such invitations. I have a very strong suspicion of all such things, I’m afraid. So, if you have my email address in your contacts and you choose to subscribe to whatever this service might be, I would be grateful if you ensured that you do not submit it to the service. I should point out that I have attempted to bar such emails, and ‘unsubscribe’ from them, to no effect, which suggests that things are worthy of suspicion.
Last Week’s ‘Book Promo Day’
If anybody’s wondering to last week’s Book Promo Day, it’s a shame but there were no submissions for the day. It is a source of some amazement to me that it can often be such hard work to persuade my fellow authors to take advantage of free advertising! If you’ve availed yourself of the offer yourself, and maybe even derived some benefit from having done so, perhaps you would be so kind as to suggest to your own contacts that they might like to do the same. So far, I have received just one submission for the next Book Promo Day.
The Ossilan Affair Reviewed!
I am delighted to say that my novelette, The Ossilan Affair, has been reviewed. The review can be found on Amazon and is also to be found on LizzieRossWriter.com. I’d be very grateful if you took a look at one location, or both, and maybe leave some feedback, if you feel so inclined. Personally, I have to thank Lizzie Ross for her kind review, the award of four stars and her very useful observations. It is an excellent demonstration of how a review can be helpful to both potential readers and the author.