Erin Green Author - blog
It's been several days since publication day and the five star reviews are appearing on Amazon and Goodreads. I'm thrilled with the reader reaction - I've been quite overcome by the wonderful messages and emails received.
One of the surprises I arranged for last week was to say 'Thank you' to a tiny street in my neighbourhood along which I walk my dog each day. The road contains nine houses which sit opposite a set of allotment plots. I began writing 'From Shetland, With Love' in April 2020 during our first 'lockdown' in the UK, so passing through this particular street provided a slice of normality. It was a joy to see the households feeding the wild birds, sweeping their driveways, washing cars and tidying their gardens. It was an added bonus that the allotment plots were opposite. I have access to a set of allotments on the far-side of town so together both sites fired my imagination for my plot lines.
Anyway, after fifteen months of enjoying their beautiful road, I felt it was only right to say 'Thank you' - I arranged for each house to receive a copy of my book on publication day. I keep giggling at the thought of the Amazon delivery person nipping to each house! I hadn't any names so simply addressed each one as 'A Thank you gift'. Today, I received messages from occupants of the road, saying how delighted they are at receiving such an unexpected gift. I hope they enjoy the story just as much as I enjoyed my daily walk along their street!