I received an email today that truly touched my heart. Again, I am surprised by the impact of my words. WHALE SONG has for a long time affected people in ways I hadn't predicted--and now it's CHILDREN OF THE FOG's turn.
I had to ask this fan if I could post her email here and she graciously gave me permission to do so...
I just want to let you know that I just finished your book a minute ago and would like to let you know that, I DON'T LIKE IT... I LOVE IT SO MUCH!
I am not a mother and never would be at my age, but I do love kids...I HATE you for regretting not having one, making me cry, and feeling like a mother while reading your book.
You made me read non-stop from the half page until I finished. It was awesome, heart-breaking, breath-taking, suspenseful but at least a happy ending!
I would also add that it is very INSPIRING for any mother who had lost their kids and we knew there are lots here in Canada.
Keep up the work and exceptional writing. Thank you so much. YOU are one of the best of all the best!
WOW! That's what I first said when I read this email. Thank you, Chalou, for allowing me to share your email here on my blog. This is one I'll be printing and putting up on my office wall. :-)
I have received so many emails about CHILDREN OF THE FOG. It's like Christmas day for me, opening up those emails.
Thank you to each of you who took time out of your busy schedule to let me know you enjoyed the story of Sadie and her son Sam...and of course all the other CHILDREN OF THE FOG.