Just Wanted to Share This


I received the following message this morning from a woman who purchased “Weathercock” —

“Oh Melissa, we are loving your book!! My husband finished reading it within two days, he just couldn’t put it down! His comment was, when is her next book being published because I want more!!! Lol! I, on the other hand like reading slowly and savoring the words of a well written book! You are Amazing! I hope your sales are going well! Keep us posted!”

This is a writer’s bread and butter.  The compulsion to write is a thing that cannot be ignored.  But to have someone — particularly someone you don’t know — respond enthusiastically to what you’ve written — AH!

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About Melissa Crandall

Longer ago than I care to admit--although I will--I cut my writing teeth on fanzines and media tie-in novels. Since then, I've moved on to narrative nonfiction, speculative fiction, and essays. I write to explore and understand the world around me, the things I see and experience nearby or from a distance. If I shake myself up, cool. If I shake you up, even better. Not gratuitously--what's the point in that?--but to set what I know, or think I know, on end and realize, "Well, doesn't it look different from this side!" My work is neither sexually explicit nor graphically violent. Let's face it - your imaginations will come up with things far worse than anything I could write, no matter how descriptive. Besides, it's just not my thing. I live in Connecticut with my supportive husband Ed, a cat named Ruby who might just think she's a dog, and an epileptic Australian shepherd named Holly who isn't quite certain anymore who she is, except she knows she loves her mommy.
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3 Responses to Just Wanted to Share This

  1. Congrats on the compliment. That’s awesome. You’re right, there’s nothing better. We’re so used to the rejections–which a magazine sent me today–that we really have to appreciate these nuggets of niceness.

    • We do, indeed, Steven. More than that, though, writers must find a way to keep at things even when those “nuggets” are few and far between. I consider a blessing every good thing that happens to me, and I try to take a moment to pause and thank the universe for it, no matter how large or small. And not just the writing stuff. Had a Cooper’s hawk erupt out of the undergrowth practically under my feet last Tuesday (it had made a kill) and fly into a nearby tree. Blessing.

  2. MJ Allaire says:

    WONDERFUL news! Keep those sweet words flowing!

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