At last – this book is about to become available as a paperback on Amazon. It’s the reason I set up this website. My aim was to go out into the virtual world, as best I could, and establish some kind of communication with potential readers. Apart from the good friends on my contact list, I was doubtful if I’d manage to reach anyone unknown. Nor did I expect to reach new readers with the publication of the two novels I’ve brought out with Createspace to pave the way for this non-fiction title. Yet today I was thrilled to bits to see three reviews for ‘White Lies’ on Amazon. Of course they may be by friends in disguise, but somehow I guess that “A’s Mum” and “Sally Woods” are dedicated book reviewers in their own right. The “anonymous” first review may be a kind and supportive friend. Will anyone own up?
Any feedback on these lines is much appreciated, particularly as I’ve been in the wilderness so long. It became a bit pathetic to go back to reading glowing reviews from the 1970s to summon courage to continue writing. How feeble could I get? But now – — Michael Frayn, the support of good friends, and unknown reviewers —– I’m basking in the writerly equivalent of golden autumn sunshine.