My goal as a writer is to connect with readers; to evoke emotion, to entertain and, hopefully, to inform for I believe the novels we like best are the ones that take us beyond our own experience and teach us something more about the world.
I am most proud of review comments like these:
"a think piece"
"made me laugh and cry"
"had me rooting for the good guys"
"writing is elegant, taut, and free from obscurity"
"Towards the end I was sobbing. Good thing I'm not wearing any make-up."
"makes its mark in terms of social commentary"
"writes fantastic fight scenes and adept at dialogue"
"presents a unique take on the world"
"an ordinary person placed into extraordinary situations and forced to cope"
"I was expecting a bit of mystery and romance. It's more than that. It's a novel that makes you think about how others might see our society."