Betty is one of my oldest friends – so old in fact, that we can’t remember when we met – it was that long ago. Betty’s bookclub read Scent of the Wild and invited me to come chat with them about the story. And chat we did! One reader asked if the story is literal or if it is an existential reach – wow, I guess I hadn’t thought of that. Another said how much she liked Reggie and suggested that the next novel should be about him and how his life progresses.
I made lots of notes as I keep a file on comments I’ve received via mail, email and conversations, notes which may at some point turn into Novel #2. There was no way to write down all the wonderful comments and suggestions I received from Betty’s group. And no way to express adequately how wonderful it was to be back in beautiful Charlotte with the dogwood and azaleas just bursting into bloom.
I doubt there could be a more perfect trip. Thanks, Betty, and all who turned out for bookclub. You made it fun and truly memorable for me.