At the risk of blowing my own trumpet–or letting someone else do it for me, I’d like to share this kindly email from a reader. “The Lost Fleet” was not as much of a commercial success as I would have liked it to be. However, that some people have found it a moving and worthwhile story is MORE important to me than that. Connecting with readers is why I write. Here’s the comment:
“I grew up just off Rodney French Blvd in New Bedford and just finished your book, ‘The Lost Fleet’…I’m not a big reader, but I could not put this book down. You did a great job on researching the subject and my whole prospective on the whaling industry has changed. I have seen NB sadly change in my 64 years and still visit it periodically for the great seafood and the memories. My last visit was several weeks ago and they were working on a streetscape projects around the docks. I will get your other books and I’m sure they were written with the same detail and quality. Thank you !”
My thanks to this reader. To any readers who have read my work and enjoyed it, by all means let me know!