My First Amazon Review (and it’s a five-star!)

By Sheri A. Wilkinson:

“A story of four women who take a mini vacation to try to help one in their little group. Each person has character, they are not prefect, they have their own flaws. A nice story of love, family and friendship. I loved the writing style of Rathan Krueger and would definitely read more from this Author.”

It took me a long time to stop staring at that. After all the messages I’ve sent to reviewers since August, someone finally said something about it in a public forum. Probably the biggest public forum for any artist looking to have a career. And not only did someone have something to say, they gave what I wrote the highest merit. The stars? They’re great but as someone who’s just getting started, it’s fantastic to know that someone “would definitely read more from this Author”. Because where there’s smoke, there’s fire, and there’re more people out there who’d want more from me. Who’d want female characters who are more than just wallpaper or cut-outs. Who’d like stories with a few cracks in them. Who’d enjoy earned unpredictability. Who’d not mind more song and film references in a novel than they’re used to.

But one review is just a step along the way, and I have many more fans to earn… which I’ll be sure to get after my new ad gets posted in an online magazine soon. You can’t imagine how much thought went into creating it. Figuring out the layout, deciding on the font, choosing the right words, nudging everything so that they’re arranged in the best way, getting the right shade of red, and on.

Creating the character of Sadie (originally Stacy) hit a bump because I realized that I was creating yet another fun-loving ginger. I don’t want it to seem like I’m creating Idette for the rest of my life. Ironically, it’s because of Idette that I came up with a great way to build a character. I had to do an interview as Idette and last week, I wondered how I could translate that to other characters. So I figured that I could fill out one of those personality surveys that Myspace and Facebook used to love as one of the characters as I’m creating them. The mere thought of doing that made Sadie different than Idette, so I’m looking forward to doing that soon for her and Lenora.

Read the first four chapters of the novel that’s (very slowly) sweeping the nation. If you like what you’ve read, pick it up for yourself or as a gift for someone else for only $1.99 wherever eBooks are sold. Thanks for reading.

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