13 Oct FIRSTBORN: Look What Came in the Mail!
My publisher just sent me the last galley of Firstborn, the sequel to The Progeny. That means two things: first, it’s going into production and on its way to you! (Yay!) Second… I’m late starting the short stories I promised. BUT they’re coming… so look out and make sure you’re signed up for my newsletter, which is how I’ll be sending them to you.
In the meantime, I have one question for you. It occurred to me while I was writing the Author’s Note for this duology (which will appear at the back of Firstborn), that I don’t actually know if people read these things. Do you? Why or why not? Leave your answer below and one lucky person (determined by the almighty random-number generator) who leaves a comment, will win a LIVE t-shirt based on Audra’s tatoo.
Meanwhile, we’re working on the big Firstborn cover reveal, after which Firstborn will be ready for pre-orders. Are you ready to run for your life… again?
(Haven’t read The Progeny yet? No problem. Use the links below to get your copy!)
Robin ShepardPosted at 02:22h, 26 November
I read every book cover to cover because I don’t want to miss something important.
Tom HebertPosted at 05:13h, 07 November
I thought I commented but I didn’t see my comments. Yes, I read. the author’s notes. Because it is a continuation of the book.
Jahn GrandstaffPosted at 17:52h, 01 November
Guess it has never crossed my mind to not read them?!?!? If I have invested the time to read the entire book I would assume there was just more to be said.
Amy MachitaPosted at 23:04h, 18 October
I read them. It is interesting to see what the author has to say.
Bryan GearyPosted at 18:20h, 18 October
I always start to read them. They are typically a window into what the author was thinking and generally connect you to them. That said, there have been a few author’s notes that were so bad, I didn’t finish them…
Jameka MusiqPosted at 17:34h, 18 October
I read them too. I love seeing what inspired the book, well the what and who. Its a great way to see inside the head of the author.
Bethany ZalmanPosted at 13:43h, 18 October
It depends on who the Author is and if I enjoy their books. So I definitely read yours Tosca! ????
Miranda LintPosted at 13:35h, 18 October
I read them, as it can give you an even bigger insight into the authors perspective and allow you to catch things you might have missed the first time you read the book
cindyPosted at 00:49h, 20 October
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Greg NetterPosted at 04:08h, 18 October
I read them. If the author felt iw was important enough to write it , then i think i should read it.
Susan MariePosted at 02:07h, 18 October
I usually read them because I love to know the tidbits the author puts in there. I like it if they explain some inspirations for the story or whatever, also something about them – it is almost always fun to read, so I do look forward to them!
Ladette KPosted at 23:18h, 17 October
Sometimes I read them, sometimes I don’t. A lot of times it depends on the author and how well I “know” them, sometimes it’s just if the mood hits me to read it.
Catrina BradleyPosted at 23:08h, 17 October
I read the Author’s Notes – Sometimes they are as good as the book itself. (sometimes). Stephen King writes awesome author notes.
Deb FawleyPosted at 22:31h, 17 October
I read them about 50% of the time – depending on the author. And the book.
NUNZIO CASILLOPosted at 20:02h, 17 October
U write I read
Elizabeth GrayPosted at 19:42h, 17 October
Yes! Reading the author’s notes gives me a glimpse of the author’s personality.
Carissa RiggsPosted at 18:26h, 17 October
I read them because I believe they are a part of you and therefore still part of the overall story. Thank you for doing what you do.
KimPosted at 18:13h, 17 October
Yes, If I enjoyed the book and I like the author. If the book was a pain to get through, then no.
MeganPosted at 14:07h, 17 October
Sometimes I read the author’s notes, but most of the time I don’t. It depends on how much I liked the book and the author’s style of writing.
Teresa JonesPosted at 21:39h, 16 October
I read yours. When I have been sucked into a great story I find the author’s notes are a good way to ease back into reality. Also, I’m always hopeful that you will reveal another book. ♡
Julie MyskowPosted at 20:55h, 16 October
I read them because they often give some insight into the author, their life, and their inspirations.
Jennifer LeePosted at 01:03h, 16 October
Yes… I always read the author’s notes…. I find it interesting to see who was integral in making the book, what your thinking was in conception, and what surprises the story brought to you., I enjoyed The Progeny immensely… just finished a little while ago, and immediately went online to find the next book, which brought me to your website. This search is what made me realize you wrote the series with Ted Dekker that I also enjoyed a lot. Thanks for all that you do… I’m not a writer, but am a voracious reader, and your books have provided many hours of great entertainment. Thank you!
Mary MillerPosted at 19:06h, 14 October
I am a reader and a writer so yes I read them.
Lauren GraysonPosted at 23:06h, 13 October
I read the author’s notes if I was interested in the topic of the book. I read your author’s notes because I enjoy learning more about the history or other information you used.
Irene EwingPosted at 23:02h, 13 October
Yes, I read them. I read them to gain more insight of the characters, storyline and of the author. 🙂
Wendy HagerPosted at 22:29h, 13 October
Yes, I read them. I find it interesting to hear the author’s prospective, and also if we can look forward to future books!
Josie SilerPosted at 22:03h, 13 October
I read them. Mostly because I’m a nerd 😉 Seriously though, they are really interesting most of the times. I like finding out secrets there. It’s like the bonus features on a movie. Or the extra surprise for the people who stay in the theater through the credits and get a fun reward at the end!
Emma ReillyPosted at 22:00h, 13 October
I always read the author’s note because it makes me feel even more connected to the author and the story. To hear what was behind everything I just read, it’s exciting! It’s definitely something I always look forward to at the end of books.
Also, I’m so excited for Firstborn….just finished The Progeny and I can’t wait to see what happens to Audra and Luca!
Michelle ChristiansenPosted at 21:25h, 13 October
Yes, I read all these things 😉 I believe in blogs and have one myself 😉
Tabitha AndreePosted at 21:21h, 13 October
It dends on how much I liked the book.
Sher FrenchPosted at 21:20h, 13 October
I read them because the are informative and you are very entertaining