Good news! I can see that some of you have bought, and may have already read, “The Big Red Buckle“. And while this tickles me to no end, I as the author, really, really want to know what you think of my first book. Maybe it is all the time and effort I put into the book or perhaps its the fact that I’m working daily on the next in the series within the theme, but I am conscious of the desire to hear what you think.

Believe me when I say I’m trying to remain sanguine about the fact that only a couple of you have indulged me with a review. But also you should be aware that the silence is taking my OCD in a new direction. I’m spending a lot of time breaking out of thought loops in which I wonder, uselessly, if you liked it? If you didn’t like it why? Is there anything I could do to make it better? Is this the sensation of self-deprecation or failure? Why? ARGH! It’s frustrating to say the least.

So, at the risk of seeming needy or even demanding, let me make an opportunity for both of us. I need reviews. Good. Bad. Indifferent. That’s all okay. Anything you say about my stories will be welcome at this point. Invariably, it will broaden my reach as an “indie.” And perhaps more importantly, it will help me put these ridiculous and ever present worries to rest. The silent treatment sucks, even if its unintential.

If you haven’t already, take a couple of minutes this holiday to post a review for “The Big Red Buckle“.


And finally, for the three of you who have taken a couple of spare minutes to give me your opinions, let me pass along my eternal thanks. Better than a hot shower after a long run. Better than a long, cool rain in a sweltering summer. Those reviews are better than the first radio signal vibrating the antenna array on a generation ship headed lightyears across the Milkyway.

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