Friends, I don’t want to fawn too much in public, but I can’t tell you how thrilled, gratified, and humbled I am to receive this unsolicited review of my recently-released novella A Proud Little Town. A prolific writer and creative studies pioneer, Margaret was one of my advisors in the MA program I was in several years ago, and I am honored to call her friend still. Thank you so much for your generous words and for the opportunity to share them!
Hi, Genie. Just wanted to let you know that I just finished reading your Arlington novel and really enjoyed it. I couldn’t believe it when I read at the end that it’s almost all fiction. Having driven through Arlington several times … I was totally convinced you were practically a native. I was impressed how redemptive the outcome was for everybody (no villains) and how cooperative the townsfolk were. I particularly enjoyed Bud’s point of view, the discovery of the ancient bones, and the ritual at the end. I could imagine other books in the series presented from the viewpoints of other characters. Your writing certainly captures the spirit and life-detail of living in Vermont. And the nature descriptions with the focus on the effectiveness of collaboration to protect our environment are really wonderful.
As I wrote back to Margaret, I am currently working on the next book in the series – I’ve actually made decent progress in the last couple of days – but if you want to check out A Proud Little Town now, you can click here. It’s also available on Kindle here.
Thank you, Margaret, and bless you!