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Beneath the Secrets and reader anger

Hi all–

I am blogging today about things out of an author’s control. It’s been jarring to get emails and blog posts that are sometimes mean. I’m selfish and a liar. Ouch! I know a lot of people are angry about Beneath the Secrets being moved to a new date but be it self publishing or traditional publishing there are dates that move, and things that happen that force that to happen. Yes, I made this decision to change the date but I had to, because I simply wasn’t willing to rush Blake’s story and not make it all it deserves to be. We as authors are self employed and like you, we have to make decisions to best support our families but also to hopefully bring readers the best stories in the most formats. I made a decision to change the date of Beneath the Secret when I signed with a traditional publisher for a series not just for me and my families well being but for my readers satisfaction as well. By establishing myself in this way, you will have more options for all my future works in more formats — audio, print, and so on. I will also have the chance to visit locations and see readers I otherwise simply could not.Yes, it stinks to have to change things around, but in the end this will turn out better for everyone.

I look forward to bringing the fans Beneath the Secrets and Blake’s story, which is one I have hungered to write for some time. I promise I am not sitting on my hands and not writing the story. I was accused of being on twitter too much by one reader. I tweet when I hit a brain dead moment or on my phone at the gym. I don’t tweet to avoid writing stories. In fact, I write seven days a week, and enjoy it. It’s a blessing to do something I love for a living and I am honored to have people read what I write.

Blake’s story is coming! And so is a followup trilogy and regardless of some of the anger, I appreciate that people feel that passionate about the series. Thank you for wanting his story.






4 comments to “Beneath the Secrets and reader anger”

  1. Angie
      · November 6th, 2012 at 6:57 pm · Link

    Lisa your stories are awesome. I really like the series and can’t wait for Blake’s story. However, I have enjoyed the last two books and do not want his story to be rushed and not meet the expectations I have formed reading your books. Unfortunately, people get so caught up in the stories the anticipation becomes so great. So, hopefully your new date is not too far off. I am not sure if I missed the new date or if it was just postponed. If you have can, will you post the new date?

  2. Zita R
      · November 6th, 2012 at 8:22 pm · Link

    It shocks me to hear of your getting such emails and comments. Folks who don’t know the first thing about writing should feel lucky that there are those who do and spend their time imagining wonderful stories, then working to get them published for the rest of us to enjoy. I love your works and those of many other writers and it doesn’t matter to me when a book comes out. I will read it when it does and enjoy it more for the waiting for it. Don’t let them get to you. Continue to do what you love and do best.

  3. CMarie
      · November 12th, 2012 at 10:31 am · Link

    I am looking forward to Beneath The Secrets. Thanks for posting an update. Try to ignore the anger. Your readers are your best friends and harshest critics……such is the life of a writer.

  4. Ros
      · April 5th, 2013 at 3:03 am · Link

    I really enjoy your writing! People need to realise that they are not “owed” anything by you. They need to get a grip!

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