Naked in Public
(How would you know what that feels like? I hear you ask. Actually, I did it for a dare when I was nineteen, at college. It was on the seafront at the dead of night, and I’d just drunk two glasses of cheap sherry. But that’s another story, another book maybe…)
One Young Fool in Dorset is finished and has been live on Amazon, iBooks, Kobo, and Nook for 24 hours. The first hours were difficult. I sat, holding my breath, chewing my nails, waiting for feedback.
I went to bed worrying. Would my readers like it? Would they criticise it because it’s not set in Spain?
This morning I woke to my first review.
Five stars. Thank you, Julie Haigh!
And now I shall stop worrying, because more lovely reviews are beginning to come in, and the comments on my Facebook timeline are wonderfully positive.
Thank you, readers, you totally ROCK and you’ve made two old fools very happy.
13th June 2015 @ 1:14 pm
Just downloaded to my Kindle and started to read going to be another good read. Thank you.
13th June 2015 @ 1:16 pm
Thank you, Denise, hope it makes you chuckle. 🙂
13th June 2015 @ 8:02 pm
You have no need to worry about people loving your books because you write so beautifully. You take the reader with you, we are beside, behind or alongside you throughout the book and we see it through your words. Please keep writing as so many of us look forward to reading all that you write.
14th June 2015 @ 8:57 am
Very kind words, thank you, Yvonne! Writing is an addiction so you haven’t seen the last of my scribbles yet… 🙂
14th June 2015 @ 12:09 am
Have bought it Victoria as all your books are so good I can’t wait for delivery
14th June 2015 @ 8:55 am
Thank you, David! 🙂
14th June 2015 @ 1:50 am
I pre-ordered the book on my kindle. Unfortunately my daughter borrowed my kindle and is vacationing in Thailand. Can’t wait for her to return so that I can start reading “one young fool in Dorset”. I have read all your books and love them so much. I talk about you and Joe to my family as if I know you both personally (LOL).
Praying for a complete recovery for Joe.
(From Montreal, Canada)
14th June 2015 @ 8:55 am
Thank you, Sue! I hope your daughter has a lovely holiday and brings back your Kindle safe and sound. 🙂
15th June 2015 @ 12:08 pm
Hi I’ve downloaded my copy and I’m trying to save it for our next holiday . I daren’t take a little peek cos I know once I do that I will read the whole book !
15th June 2015 @ 12:20 pm
Haha! Enjoy your holiday, Jill! 🙂
6th July 2015 @ 1:10 pm
have just finished Dorset Fantastic now we need to know about university and how you met Joe so keep writing lol
15th July 2015 @ 12:03 pm
I’m halfway through, enjoying it and being from Weymouth I can relate to a lot of the places mentioned!. Have read your other books as well so have nearly ran out, what to do???
1st August 2015 @ 2:09 pm
Hi Paul! *waves to Weymouth* 🙂 More books coming, don’t worry! 🙂
14th August 2015 @ 11:45 pm
I have just finished reading it in two sittings. Loved it. Pleased to see there are more books coming!
16th August 2015 @ 10:11 am
Thank you, Clare, yes there are more books coming. 🙂
20th August 2015 @ 12:25 am
Loved it Victoria! I was concerned, it not being set in what seems now like my adopted Spanish village, but so much of your early life resonated with my own in the 50s and 60s (perhaps not the bras and paper knickers though) I just loved it. Thanks again
Praying for Joe. Phil Phillimore.
20th August 2015 @ 4:55 pm
Very, very, very pleased, Phil – thanks! 🙂