Dear Author-of-Series-That-I-Love,

I write this letter to you today to apologize.
I am sorry for all the times I finished reading your book and cursed you, sometimes loudly, especially if it ended in a cliff-hanger. I am sorry for thinking that I cared more about that character you killed off than you did. I didn't mean to belittle your feelings or in any way imply that you, too, didn't care about so-and-so. I was upset and forgot to think that maybe you were too.
I'm sorry for implying that you are making me wait a year to read your next book out of pure wish of torture and not because of the long process it takes to edit a book (that is, if you've even written it yet).
I'm sorry for having a picture of you in my head, gallivanting around to packed book houses only having to pry your hands from your fans under apologies of "I really must get back to writing". 
Sorry for thinking that the promotional portion of a book release isn't completely all-consuming and exhausting and that sometime maybe you just don't want to think about the fact that you have to write another book, and possibly have no idea what it is really going to be about.
Silly me thought that you could just sit down at a computer, pop out a great book, have the publishing house love it and print it as-is in two months flat.
I don't know what I was thinking.
But I offer this apology to all the authors out there who are in the middle of writing books that I am desperate to find out what happens. I see now how dang hard it is. I understand the pressure of deadlines and making sure that not only is the book written fast, but it's written well. Because the only thing worse than having to wait for a book, is having to wait a long time and having it be a bad book.
From here on out, I will try to limit my yelling at you, that is, unless you kill my favorite character in  a cliffhanger.
Then you may have some explaining to do.

Signed,
Your loyal, yet sometimes disgruntled, fan

 

#Humbled

06/14/2015

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I always knew I had awesome people in my life, but these last two weeks have been overwhelmingly affirming in that fact. Both my online and in-person launch parties had such incredible responses. The questions you all asked were fantastic, as well as your simple excitement of my work.

I've gotten great feedback from people as they are reading and love seeing people posting pictures, don't forget to tag me and Four Corners so I can like them all!

If there is one downside in releasing a book (trust me, it was hard to come up with one!), it's that it's really taking time away from getting to finish the next one. I have a stack of edits to do on my desk, but it is certainly more fun and exciting promoting what's already out there! But I promise to buckle down and get moving on Book Two so you all don't have to wait that long to find out what happens next! And I need to get working on Book Three so I can find out what happens next!

I've made some updates to my website, including my press kit. If you are interested in having an author attend a book club meeting either in-person or online, I would love to come and talk to your group, youth or adult! Just drop me a line using the contact buttons at the top of the page or on the Press Kit tab. Also, don't forget to request Four Corners be carried at your local library or independent bookstore!

You all have been fantastic, I couldn't have asked for a better group of people to have gone on this journey with.