I was touched to hear from Anne Ousby, who brought a real smile to my face this morning. She’s just reading The Romancer.
‘I've started The Romancer and am finding it gripping. Obviously it's autobiographical but also written as a story - much like your other novels and it seems to me that there's enough distance between the you and 'the girl' to almost forget it's about you. I love the way you've introduced true stories that inspired your novels and woven them into the narrative…’
Anne is a playwright, short story writer and now a novelist. A member of our Room To Write conference, she has just brought out her intriguing novel Patterson’s Curse. Anne Ousby RtW loved her novel and encouraged her in getting it out there, where it’s now selling well.
It’s so heartening for me to get a perceptive reader’s comment on my much loved hybrid literary creation.
I hope other people out there are reading and enjoying it and would love to hear from them.