04 October, 2009

A Reader's Most Agonizing Predicament

I just received the most amazing compliment about my book, "Finding Emmaus". It was sent to me by Burt Kempner, a filmmaker from Florida. He wrote:

Dear Pamela,

My deepest apologies for not getting back sooner. I was notified late Friday that I have to report to Paris on Wednesday and on top of all that my computer crashed (I'm on a borrowed one now). But I did manage to finish
Finding Emmaus" this afternoon.

What a glorious thing you have birthed, Pamela. The characters, the plot, the pacing -- all right on the money. You presented me with a reader's most agonizing predicament: torn between reading each page carefully for the nuggets your research disclosed and wanted to gallop ahead to find out what happens next. That is the storyteller's mission since we gathered around fires to keep sabre-tooth tigers at bay.

A work can be exquisitely written, fraught with symbolic meaning, and if I don't care what happens to the characters, it's a failure. Based on that yardstick, "Finding Emmaus" is a resounding success. You've done fantastically well, and set a very high bar for yourself.

OK, enough flowery tributes. Now get back to work!


(Burt Kempner, Filmmaker, Gainesville, Florida)

And, of course, please don’t forget to visit my website to read the previews of Finding Emmaus, book one of The Lodestarre Series.

Finding Emmaus is available in the US and the UK through many fine outlets including:
Amazon.co.UK http://bit.ly/Iaz4a
Powell’s http://shrvl.com/PHI3V
Borders.com http://shrvl.com/kC6Na
Barnes & Noble http://shrvl.com/hp5y1
Burgundy Books, East Haddam, CT http://www.burgundybooks.net/
The Book Depository, UK: http://shrvl.com/cFQ0W

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