Years ago, I was at Romance Slam Jam and a reader gave me her copy of Three Times a Lady in the Black Expressions hardcover edition. It was my second book and my first time as a Black Expression selection I had never seen it and she wanted me to have it. The gift moved me to tears. I think her name was Sharon. I really should remember it, especially since I promised to give her a free copy of every book I ever write. I owe her more than quite a few. My apologies to her. Blame my head and not my heart.
I bring up the story because I need for y’all to understand how grateful I am for the support you all show me. For the second time in my career, I walked away for two years, and for the second time in my career, the readers welcomed me back with open arms.
Last time I checked, JUST SAY YES was doing very well–all with no advertising or real promotion except posting on social media.
So, I cried today–a gentle tear or three and not a full blown, shoulder shaking, snot evoking rumble–but a good gentle cry of thanks and surprise. I ain’t shame. I am SO appreciative. Please know that I really love y’all for loving my books. With each book, I feel myself getting better and better. I give my all to these books of ours. I leave it all on those pages.
Thank y’all for giving a damn. 4Real.
With much luv and appreciation,