a special note to readers

May 07, 2013

To my amazing reader friends:
Huge, humble and heartfelt thanks to you for cheering me on through the hard parts, encouraging me to do my best at all times, making me laugh and feel connected to this community. And thank you for buying THE APPLE ORCHARD. It means the world to me that you would let my stories into your world. It’s all I’ve ever wanted to do, as you can tell by these early scribblingsillustration by Richard Stine(illustration by richard stine, www.richardstine.com
Those of you who have been around for a while know I struggled to write this book through a crazy succession of life events from the ridiculous to the tragic to the sublime. If you hadn’t been there for me, and making me remember that what I do matters, I’m not sure I would have ever finished.
Every time you buy a book, or request it from the library, or download it, or loan it to a friend, or send it as a present, you are giving the author a gift beyond price. We might never meet in person, but I consider you a true friend. You mean more to me than you know.
Love and hugs,

Categories : books
  • Just started reading your books. I normally read nonfiction. However, I enjoy the stories and I believe I’m hooked! My first book is “Return to Willow Lake” so after this book which one should be next any suggestions? well, thank you for helping me with my transition to fiction!


  • You are so amazing…I have shared all of your books with my Mother and my Aunt. We all really appreciate all the hard work you put into your books. I just finished The Apple Orchard and Loved all of the characters and how you take your readers to different places and times. I hope that you plan on writing a sequil about this wonderful family?? May our God bless you and your family and I hope that you will have a great summer. Rebecca King, Pawleys Island,SC

  • You have given me many many wonderful reading hours of pleasure and I know you will continue in the future to bring your readers more wonderful books.

  • I’m so proud of you! It can be a long road, but with the right people by our sides, it is nice 🙂 Congratulations on all the changes made, look out for you in the future! xo Pam

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