Wow. I just got a surprising letter from a diva in the making and I’d appreciate it if you’d read it and let me know what you think. I haven’t responded yet, but when I do, I’ll share it here.
To Whom it may concern,
It has recently come to my attention that you, Ms. James, have been throwing out flippant half-promises about a possible novella in the future. A novella starring a newcomer to the Casteloria series. A novella staring Gannon Kearney, to be specific.
I would appreciate it if you would take into consideration the following facts. Rather fact, and that fact is, I—Quinn MacMahon—have been with the series since the beginning—and if anyone deserves their own novella, it should be me.
Seriously. First, you make me sound like the bearded love child of Mr. Clean and a bald and bulked up John Travolta. Not that it’s an entirely bad thing. I mean neither one of them are ugly but I certainly don’t see what you see when I look in the mirror either. I think we need to clear that misconception up as soon as possible.
Secondly, I’m intelligent, I’m willing to put my life on the line for my friends, and though you all but ignored me in Fin and Nolan’s books, you did give your readers a hint that I have a good heart and sense of humor in Laying Low in Paradise.
So why, I ask, would you consider Gannon Kearney to be more deserving of a story than me, Ms. James? Because of his family situation? I’d like to point out that that’s not really fair since you’ve never seen fit to mention my family. I find some of them to be very interesting, not to mention highly entertaining.
Please note that I’ve given away no spoilers in this letter. Not so much as a hint of a spoiler. That could change if I need to address this matter again. After all, if it comes down to it, I think your readers deserve to know where your head is at concerning another installment for the series. They deserve a vote. Who would they rather read about? Someone who has been here through thick and thin? Through three books? Or someone they just met in A Cold Day in Paradise?
Consider this a formal complaint and please file it accordingly.
I really want a book about Quinn and to know who is going to be the lucky lady to be with him 😉
It looks like he will get his own story, Angelica. And at this point, I’d love to know who the lucky lady will be too. 😀
I LOVE it!!! Sassy characters are the best. You have to give Quinn his book. Maybe not right away, but at some point. 😀
LOL. Glad to hear it! So do I. And it looks like Quinn will be getting his own book. I have a vague idea of how it will begin, but have a long way to go before I have a story for him. The funny thing about this is, the first book in the series was just going to be a single title. No more books were planned once I’d finished it. Now it’s looking like there will be at least four. Strange how things work out sometimes, isn’t it? 😀
OK sorry I misinterpreted it Kristy i will look forward to reading it soon
That’s no problem, Rod. If it had been an actual snarky letter, your advice would have been perfect – and I appreciate that you cared enough to give it. 🙂
Hi Kristy my feeling is put this letter into the category that its author should be placed in
i don’t think it deserves a reply
I’m sorry. Quinn is a character in the Casteloria series. I wrote the letter from his perspective because it’s looking like he might be getting his own book in that series. I appreciate the advice though. If someone had written it to me, I would likely have deleted it. This is just a product of sleep deprivation making an idea seem better than it might actually be. 🙂