The Email That Made My Day

The publishing experience can sometimes feel like a lonely one. You spend months, even years, holed up in your office, alone with your characters. Then, you sell the book, and a few more people read it—and critique it—and then there’s the long, long wait until publication. Then you get a box of advance reader copies in the mail, and you shyly send them out into the world … and wait. Well, I’m at that stage now, and early reviews are starting to come in. While I hold my breath, and know that not everyone’s opinion of the book will be favorable, it’s so fun, and completely exciting, hearing from those who have read and loved VIOLETS. Here’s an email I got from a reviewer this morning that absolutely brightened my day:

“I just finished The Violets of March. I started it last night, couldn’t put it down, stayed up far too late desperate to unravel the clues and woke up with one goal in mind, finishing your book. Sarah, it was amazing! I loved it so much! I never write emails like this to authors, typically I will just post a review (which I will be doing soon…and trust me it will be *glowing*) but I just felt like I wanted to reach out to you and tell you how much I adored your novel. Just beautiful, from start to finish a perfect story.”

I have a huge grin on my face!

  • February 20, 2011

    That’s amazing, Sarah! I already couldn’t wait to read it, but the rave reviews that keep coming in are getting me even more excited!

  • February 22, 2011

    That’s the most perfect response an author can get!


  • February 25, 2011

    I am not surprised at all! You are getting so much buzz I feel like I’m talking to a celebrity- well you kind of are one. Congrats and I cannot wait to read it!

  • March 2, 2011

    What a wonderful way to brighten someone’s day. I’m so happy for you. I can’t wait to read it too!

  • March 6, 2011

    Awesome and congratulations Sarah!! I’m so excited to read your book!

  • March 10, 2011

    Can’t wait! When I get my hands on a copy of this book, I will drop whatever else I am reading….


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