Open Letter to a Reader

Dear Reader,

I hope you are well. My life is richer for having you in it, and I felt the need to let you know. Do you know what I think about as I’m writing my book, what I envisage as I write, The End? Let me tell you.

I see you, imagine you, as you sit in your comfy spot. You are relaxed with your legs curled beneath you and a hot chocolate on a table nearby, or on a lounger under the summer sun. The truth is probably that you are snatching a few seconds on the train to read a sentence, surrounded by the noise of other travellers, but you shut them out for those precious few moments. You’ve been transported to another world. To a world which delights you, scares the jeebies out of you, or one which makes you want to live in that world.

A character speaks to you and you become that person, or you despise that person, or you fall madly in love with the handsome hero/heroine. Whichever floats your boat, however you read that book, when you’ve finished reading and feel satisfied with the ending – or not, please consider taking time out to leave a review on whatever platform you’ve purchased the book from, or even if it was a gift or loaned to you. Mention it.

My sister said this was worth reading and she lent me her copy / ebook reader to read …

I found a copy in a charity shop but had to leave a review as I enjoyed it so much …

Reviews are not time wasted, believe me, as an author a few positive words mean so very much, and keep me focused on writing the next novel. The harsh ones can hurt, I’m human after all, but I do appreciate folk have differing tastes.

A review will help others choose a new read for a winter’s day or a beach read under the sun. Please consider leaving a review of The Secret Orphan and help put a smile on my face and keep me focused on writing the next book.

My thanks to the many readers who’ve already taken the time, and to those who’ve shared the news of my new release. I truly am grateful to you all. Thank you.

My very best wishes,

Glynis Peters (Author)

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About Glynis Peters

I write Historical saga style novels featuring mystery and romantic twists. My debut with HarperCollins/HarperImpulse is, The Secret Orphan. I live in the UK, in a coastal town in Essex. When I am not writing, I enjoy making greetings cards, Cross Stitch, fishing and the company of my little granddaughters. I also write Victorian novels under my own name, Glynis Smy,
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15 Responses to Open Letter to a Reader

  1. I really like this post, Glynis. Writing is most definitely a conversation between reader and author, so I like it when there is that interaction. And I agree: reviews are helpful on so very many levels!

    • I enjoy interacting with the readers of my books. Reviews are helpful, even those ones which critique your work. I’m not a fan of the critical and sometimes, cruel reviews. Fortunately, I am one of the lucky authors!

  2. Reblogged this on Chris The Story Reading Ape's Blog and commented:
    Readers, please note 😎

  3. Darlene says:

    Well said, Glynis!

  4. Reviews are very helpful but we all struggle for them. I find it just about impossible to get anyone who is not a blogger or writer to write a review for me.

  5. hilarymb says:

    Hi Glynis – all readers matter and we never know where the next reader comes from – loved the video – cheers Hilary

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