I just got back from a restaurant after an amazing talk. There, a woman came up to me. She said she can’t stop thinking about my historical mystery, Blood Atonement. Later her husband told me that his wife rarely talks to him about a novel she’s reading. He said with Blood Atonement, she was constantly talking about it.
At the restaurant, she told everyone they just had to read it! The Miners Grubstake Restaurant (who sells my books) promptly sold out.
I’m touched and honored that a reader connected with my novel to such a deep level! I was in tears as she described her feelings and some personal information. I’m so grateful to her and her husband for such an uplifting discussion.