One answered, and a couple asked.
First, since I mentioned my mailing list, several readers have asked me how they join it. Far be it from me, techno bozo par excellence, to say, ‘Er, how about clicking on Sign Up?’ Here is the link.
Now, you might ask, why bother? It would be a good question because I’ve so rarely used my list to contact readers. Though my webmaster got very excited and said, ‘You gotta have a mailing list’, I’ve been wary of using it. This is because so many authors only use their mailing list when they have a new book to flog and it gets tiresome, like the ‘friend’ you only hear from when she wants a favour. So I’ve been thinking (it happens) about ways I might find to delight and entertain those of you who loyally signed up. Or at least not to annoy you.
My idea is to start sending a news-lettery kind of email, once a month max, in which I interview a character from one of my books. My questions for you are a) would you welcome or curse such a monthly arrival in your mail box? And b) if you like the idea, who would you like me to interview? Suggestions, please. And, by the way, it doesn’t have to be a major protagonist. I’m willing to talk to B-listers.
To get you started, my son would like to hear more from Aunt Fish in The Unfortunates.
That’s your homework. I’m now shutting up shop for a week. Dr Dan, Married Man? is almost ready for the printers. I just need one final, final, obsessive-compulsive check of a proof copy, then off we go.