We love 101!

I was absolutely delighted to have reached something of a personal landmark recently – 100 reviews of A DEAD ELF on Amazon! I was so pleased I tweeted about it and made a little picture:

Detective Strongoak cover 100

A very happy writer – who was then gripped by a terrible anxiety. I can’t explain it, but I was filled with the thought that review 101 was going to be awful. I didn’t quite wake up in the middle of the night sweating, but it was close. In the end I just ‘knew’ it was going to be awful – I’d got use to the idea in fact.

And then last night this popped up on Amazon.com:

5.0 out of 5 stars Fun fantasy/mystery

I was pleasantly surprised by the quality of the writing: Good fantasy/mystery story line, well written and edited, well developed and engaging characters, and no graphic sex or excessive violence. A bit more cerebral than a lot of fantasy out there, and I loved it.

So thank you Sheila Retherford, wherever you may be in the USA – so glad you liked it – and now I can relax!

Heck, I know there will be bad reviews to come, but they won’t be review number 101!



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Author and scriptwriter, Terry Newman

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