When writing Lily of the Nile, I was struck by the parallels between our current celebration of Christmas and some of the winter traditions in ancient Rome. We give gifts. We express appreciation, and I’m feeling especially appreciative of my reader friends, one of whom sent me this amazing picture of her delight upon receiving my books under the Christmas tree.
I have to say that the look on her face puts joy in my heart. As a writer, knowing that the work you put into a book has brought pleasure and emotions to someone else is the best gift their is. So thank you, friends, for reaching out to me and letting me know how you feel about my books–good or bad. And now it’s time for me to settle in for a few good reads myself this holiday season.