We live in interesting times . . .

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I seem to be having more than a few captivating experiences as I sit in my writer’s chair contemplating the lake.

I have been featured as a guest author on Pamela Cook’s blog – Flying Pony. Please check out my first blog interview – Pamela asks the most intriguing questions. I was thrilled to be invited. Pamela is the Australian author of Blackwattle Lake.

On another front, I have now chalked up three five-star reviews on various Amazon sites for Disappearing in Plain Sight. Funny thing about Amazon – marketing giant that it is – reviews listed on one Amazon country site don’t necessarily transfer over to other sites, though it does seem that reviews on Amazon.com are available to Amazon.ca and Amazon.uk.

Click on the book jacket for Disappearing in Plain Sight to your right and you’ll be directed to the Amazon.ca site where you can read all three reviews.

For me, the highlights of these reviews are comments such as,

“I couldn’t put this down!! I was quickly drawn into the lives of the complex characters in this beautifully written novel.”

“ . . . once I started to read this book I didn’t want to stop. I read until 2 o’clock in the morning, which is two and a half hours past my normal bed time. I shut my Kindle off and tried to go to sleep, but I was so captivated by the story that I couldn’t shut my mind down. It took me a long time to drift off and when I woke up in the morning, I made coffee, grabbed my Kindle and continued reading.”

I’m sure all the writers will understand why these comments make my heart skip a beat. We all want most desperately to be read in such a way that readers say they couldn’t drag themselves away from the world we brought to life for them. It’s how I’m feeling right now reading Linda Gaillard’s book, A Lifetime Burning. I’m having a hard time putting it down. Please check out Linda’s Facebook Page. She’s an amazing author.

So, there you have it – I am living in somewhat interesting times these days. I’m leaving you with a photo of our cat – Leonardo. We recently marked the one year anniversary of his death. I’m not overly sentimental about animals, but I will say – Leonardo was a good cat.

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8 comments on “We live in interesting times . . .

  1. Allen Watson says:

    Thanks for sharing. And I love the cat!

  2. ashleecowles says:

    Congrats on the great reviews! Beautiful photographs…and cute kitty!:)

  3. Roy McCarthy says:

    Congrats on the reviews Francis. It’s a nervy time once you’ve exposed yourself to the world and you’re fair game for what people think. And a quite splendid cat!

  4. Leonardo what a great picture of him with the lake as a back ground. I can’t wait to read your book congratulations again and again.

  5. abigler42 says:

    You deserve fabulous reviews! Leonardo looks like he was a very good cat. 🙂

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