In the lap of the reviewers

So Gemsigns is in. Not in my hot little hands, sadly – I am still camping out at a Premier Inn in Leeds, not really the place to have cases of books sent. But it’s in at the publisher’s, wherefrom copies are flying right back out again, into the hands of reviewers and bloggers. I’m nothing if not a realist, and excited though I am by this, I know that not all of them will love it. The chances are good that not all of them will even like it, or get it, or think that it’s about the things that I think it’s about. As a friend said to me last night, it isn’t just mine now, and it will have as many meanings as it has readers.

That’s fine. No, really. Gemsigns is about many things to me, and one of them is truth – more specifically the way truth differs depending on who you are and where you stand. And as in art, so in life.

So before any of them have had a chance to read and comment, to love or loathe or be lukewarm, I want to thank all of the reviewers. Thank you for entering the world of the ®Evolution. Thank you for getting to know its people. Thank you for taking the time to say what you think; thank you for your truth.

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3 Comments

  1. Well said! Hopefully most of them will like it though! 😉

  2. A generous and mature point of view! Your story will do wonderfully, of course! If JF didn’t think so, you wouldn’t have a contract. Trust the facts! All the best!

  • Stephanie Saulter

    I love stories.
    My new novel, Sacred, is all about them. Publication info will be posted as soon as I have it. In the meantime check out Gemsigns, Binary and Regeneration, available wherever good books are sold.

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