Sometimes, writers need a little boost. This has been "one of those weeks" for me.
I love all of my books, I really do--even those collections I've self-published in e-format. But of them all, Loathsome, Dark and Deep has a special place in my heart. It was my first published novel (thanks to Jodi Lee and Belfire Press). It was so much fun (can something so bleak be fun?) to write.
I love how it reads, even now.
Sylvia Cochran at The Deepening World of Fiction has some lovely things to say about Loathsome in her recent review:
"What deepens the enjoyment of this book is the fact that there is no predictability but that the reader — for better or worse — has to hang on and follow in lock step with the protagonist.
When was the last time you didn’t know the ending by the middle of the book?"
Now that last bit filled me with joy.
"Even if horror is not your genre of choice, do yourself a favor and pick up a copy; the excellent writing — with very well done editing — is a joy to read even if only for its own sake."
Aw, shucks. Thanks for reading, Sylvia.
Have a wonderful day/night/morning/whatever.