I mentioned in my blog post yesterday how I usually post a comment on blogs that mention my book, and thank the posters. Here’s another good reason why that’s a good thing to do: you often find out ahead of time what’s going on.
Today, for example, I noticed a very nice thumbnail review of Midnight in Havana on a UK blog called Finding Time to Write. The reviewer wrote that Midnight in Havana was “An excellent near-impossible set-up which has the readers wondering throughout the story, plus lashings of what seems to me very authentic Cuban atmosphere. A visual, auditive treat, and an engaging Cuban cop who can see dead people.”
As usual, I went to the comment section and thanked the reviewer. And this is her reply:
“There’s more to come: I’m just putting the finishing touches to an article ‘Five Women Authors to Watch in 2014′ for the website Crime Fiction Lover, where I am a regular reviewer. You are one of the authors I recommend – really enjoyed Inspector Ramirez and the atmosphere you recreated so vividly!”
I mean, really, how fantastic is that! And I might never have found out if I hadn’t hit that comment button. Nice!