Fan Feedback Rocks So Very, Very Hard!

The fans are the No. 1 best thing about being a published novelist. I kid you not.

Katy King and I went to Sunriver Books for a speaking gig last weekend. There, we met this lovely couple from Arizona who were up here to visit their grandkids. The husband is a retired pilot – commercial and private. He read CRASHERS and loved it so much, his wife ran out and bought BREAKING POINT on the day it hit the stands.

He told me, “I saw this (speaking engagement) in the local paper and thought, ‘I can’t be this lucky, can I?’”


Plus, he said he loved the aviation bits in the novel. Coming from him, that means a lot.

Pictured: CL-215s, the high-winged, two-engine “flying boat” aircraft made for Canadair and, eventually, Bombardier. I have always LOVED these beasts! Awesome workhorses. (Sorry: nerding out a bit.)

Then I got this e-mail from a reader: “Just finished CRASHERS – my eyes are burning – couldn’t put it down. … PS: My Dad was an aircraft designer, CL-215, he would have loved this book too.”

Folks: I cannot thank you enough. It’s an honor to write something and to get such feedback.

Thank you.

About danahaynes

Dana Haynes is the author of ICE COLD KILL (2013), BREAKING POINT (2011) and CRASHERS (2010) from Minotaur and St. Martin's Press.

Posted on March 28, 2012, in Blog. Bookmark the permalink. 3 Comments.

  1. Loved Crashers! I listened to it twice (I’m a fan of audio books). When is Breaking Point going to be available on audio? I can’t find it anywhere.

  2. Bob: Yeah, it was, um…a hybrid.

  3. Greatly enjoying my first (but NOT last) read from you: “Breaking Point”. One small thing I noticed – In Chapter 26, we get into an Explorer and, on the next page, exit a Grand Cherokee. Neat trick!


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