How a Review Inspired Nightmare Ever After
Thank you so much for hosting me today, Jeff!
Reviews can be a great joy and the bane of an author’s existence. We all love it when someone enjoys our work, but many authors soon find out what happens when someone doesn’t love our work as much as we do. A lot of authors will stop reading reviews even to keep from reading bad ones.
I read my reviews, and I’m glad I did for Once Upon a December Nightmare in particular. If I hadn’t, then I would never have written the sequel Nightmare Ever After.
At the time, Once Upon a December Nightmare was published with Wild Child Publishing and fellow Wild Child author David Huffstetler read my novelette and wrote a review. In the review, he said, “She left me asking for more, and that is one of the signs of a good story.” The review produced warm fuzzies, but then he also emailed me, throwing out ideas for a sequel with a possible FBI agent and maybe even a touch of romance.
At the time, I told him I planned for Once Upon a December Nightmare to be the only one, but I would consider a sequel. And I did. For months, his words and review swirled in my head. Then I decided to go for it and write Nightmare Ever After. Without him, there would be no sequel and no The Nightmare Collection.
It’s great when a reader can inspire so much more from an author.
A legend is hungry tonight.
A child monster will get its first taste of blood in Nightmare at the Freak Show. Four friend will enter the forest on December night, but only one can survive in Once Upon a December Nightmare. Almost ten years after Cassie's December nightmare, the monster awakens to hunt again in Nightmare Ever After.
Publication Date: November 17, 2012
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