Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Freefall Reviewed

I received an exciting e-mail today from my publisher that contained my first review on my latest book, Freefall. I braced myself as I started reading. Obviously I love my novel, but I'm always a bit nervous to see what reviewers think I could have done better. So far I have been extremely fortunate to have positive reviews on all of my books. Of course, some have been better than others.

As I began reading this latest review which posted yesterday on AML's website (http://www.forums.mormonletters.org/yaf_postst319_Abramson-Freefall.aspx), I was thrilled to see that it was entirely positive. Excited by the reception my novel had received, I e-mailed it to my husband. His response was almost immediate, and extremely humorous. He wrote back something along the lines of "Sure you're a good author and everything, but he didn't answer the really tough questions like will she make me dinner or will she ever find her desk under the mount of paper."

Maybe making dinner isn't my strong point, and yes my desk had been buried for the entire four months of swim season, so I could hardly do anything but laugh. Admittedly, I had spent several hours over the weekend clearing off my desk, and I fully acknowledge that my husband does his fair share of cooking and then some. My response was simply, "Hey, I can see my desk. As for dinner...." Is it too much to hope that he'll be willing to cook dinner tonight...again?

5 comments:

sogratefultobemormon.wordpress.com said...

good morning trace,

a leaf blower is a great way to clear off your desk! ha!

mine is the same way. i have mounts of things on my desk at home that i just never feel like going through, but i know most of it needs to be kept. i used to be soooo organized at home with papers, but i haven't cared about that in a loooong time.

can't wait to get my hands on your new book. i can't wait to see what happens next. i love that you put some of your other characters in this one.

you know, your book series is THE ONLY book series that i found myself completely immersed in and interested in. i am hooked to your writing style.

you soooo deserve all the praise over your work. i will read everyone of your books, no doubt.

okay, hope your week is going groovy. i am so behind at work since i went away with hubby for a few days, i am still trying to catch up. urgg!

take care girl. you rock, kathleen :)

sogratefultobemormon.wordpress.com said...

THEE only book series that i found myself completely interested and immersed in in a long time ... that's what i meant to say there.

later lady, k

Tristi Pinkston said...

You know what, anybody can make dinner, but how many people can write a really fabulous book?

Tara R. said...

That's great that your review was so positive. I knew it all along. Congrat!

Traci Hunter Abramson said...

Thanks for your kind comments everyone! Now, if I can just get the kids to fix dinner....