I received an email from best-selling author David Baldacci this morning. When I saw the “Dear Gary” I was instantly elated. Wow, David Baldacci is writing me as a friend! He must have read one of my books. Or, perhaps he heard about me from one of the book clubs. It was so exciting!
The fact is this whole thought process only lasted seconds. I knew this was just a form letter made to look personal, but a part of me didn’t want to admit it. I was kind of hoping that I could plug one of his books and he could plug one of mine. That seems kind of remote now. I wonder if I could find his cell phone number on the Internet. I could give him a call and ask him where he got me email address.
As I read the email further I see that the email actually came from Goodreads. And, much to my dismay it’s actually an advertisement for his upcoming book “The Keeper”. I am given the option to pre-order it. I probably won’t. The book is recommended for those 10 to 110 and I am much older than that.
But what the heck. Here’s the email. If it interests you contact Amazon to pre-order. And if you happen to meet up with David Baldacci tell him I said ‘hi’. Oh, and tell him he is welcome to recommend any of my books.
I don’t write about damsels in distress for one good reason: I don’t know any. Meet Vega Jane, a heroine who packs a mean punch, in The Keeper.
Vega was always told no one could leave the town of Wormwood. She was told there was nothing outside but the Quag, a wilderness filled with dark magic and death. And she believed it - until the night she discovered a secret that proved everything was a lie. Now Vega must find a way to cross the Quag . . . and survival might come at a price not even she is willing to pay.
I wrote The Keeper and Vega’s first adventure, The Finisher, for readers ages 10 to 110. These are books to read for yourself, to give to your kids, or best of all, to read together as a Goodreads family.
Keep turning those pages.
From me: If you'd like to pre-order The Keeper from Amazon 'click' HERE.
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