Thursday, December 05, 2013

Burning Sky: a New Look in Large Print

I love hearing from readers. Sometimes there's a reader who especially touches my heart. Evelyn, mom to my friend, Patti, is one of those. Evy is 98 years old. She usually reads large print books. But she really wanted to read Burning Sky when it released back in summer. 

So what did she do? 

She read the entire book, all 400 pages, with a magnifying glass. Then she emailed me to tell me what she enjoyed about the story. Here's her note:
Lori:  As you know, Patti shared with me the intriguing book you have just had published, and I wanted to second what so many people say when they write recommendations for a new book “I couldn’t put it down!”   I can’t say that for everything I read, but it happens to be true in this case.  I am not a writer in the sense of writing for the public, but I AM an avid reader and have been since first grade but I read selectively and more so as I age.  I’ve always been a sort of “history buff” whatever that means; in my thinking it simply means I love not only history but historical novels.  It seems to me that writing historical novels would be more difficult than ordinary novels because of the research involved.  I do not have that gift, and you obviously do, plus an attractive “style” which keeps a person’s mind wondering what happens next.  You are precise yet keep a person reading on and on with great curiosity and enjoyment and even a lot of indignation at the way human beings treat each other—they always have and still do!  And you’ve brought frontier living to life with the variety of characters.  I hope there’ll be more from your pen.

Thanks for writing your book.  It was so well done, with an interesting style and what seems to me to be excellent research.  I so enjoyed reading it—even though it was in small enough print to tax my aging eyes.  It was worth the effort, believe me.  Carry on—you have so much to offer.     Evelyn
Today I'm happy to be sending Evelyn a signed copy of Burning Sky in Large Print. 

This edition has released from Thorndike Press and is available now where books are sold. You can find it online at Amazon.


8 comments:

  1. Very nice, that's such a great review! And 98?!?!? WOW!!
    I am sure she'll love her new book.

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    1. How I wished the LP version had been available for her from the get go, but I was so touched that she read such a long story with a magnifying glass. I won't ever forget that.

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  2. How sweet! I am beginning to wonder how long it will be before reading large print only will be necessary.

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    1. Me too, Martha. I've only been wearing glasses for distance for about five years, but now... small print is starting to get swimmy. I think I'll need reading glasses too soon.

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  3. What a sweet review! And the cover is glorious!

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    1. I agree on both counts. :)

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  4. That's awesome, Lori! How wonderful of her to encourage you like that. She's right--you do have much to offer. :)

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    1. Hi Sally. Thank you for being an encourager too!

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