Sunday, June 8, 2008

Meet the Reviewer

Yesterday the July issue of Romantic Times BOOKreviews magazine arrived in my mailbox. I went straight to page 16 and was absolutely blown away.

There was my name in big block letters at the top of the page and a picture of me with Buffy and Spike.

Unless you’re a writer you can’t imagine the feeling of opening a book or magazine and seeing your name in print. It’s thrilling and terrifying at the same time. Yes, I see my name in the magazine every month; my byline appears under my reviews. It's always exciting. It's also humbling. That's the terrifying part.

When you see your own words staring back at you and you think – I should have said this or I shouldn’t have said that…

And the biggie – Will they like it?

They meaning you - Constant reader. The person I most want to inform, inspire and entertain.

I hope I succeeded.

Romantic Times Book Reviews