In the category of patting yourself on the back, I will share a recent email.
The mystery book club that read your novel has been together 20 years. They range in age from 55-84. Your novel was a big hit! Many have traveled to the area [Arizona] or have friends who have retired out that way. Their #1 accolade was the car chase scene. It surprised them all to find themselves on the edges of their seats. Most mysteries they read do not include car chases. They felt your journalism background made the prose more comfortable for them to read and follow. They cared about the characters and thought the names used were creative without being too cute or too long (making them unwieldy).
All said, they would enjoy reading your next book and want me to update them/purchase books for them once you have it published.
My apologies for the tardy report.
Have a splendid weekend.
Carrie C. Wolfgang
Novel Destination~Used Book Emporium
Jamestown, NY. 14701
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[Editors note: Desert Kill Switch, the second in the Nostalgia City mystery series, will be out later this year. ]