One thing certain to brighten my day is to have an author whose work I've enjoyed comment on the review I wrote.
I've written hundreds of reviews and this has only happened four times, Its rarety makes it something to celebrate.
The fourth time was today when Derek B Miller tweeted a response to my review of his debut novel "Norwegian By Night".
It was nice of him to take the time. It got my day off to a good start.
Derek Miller has written a sequel to "Norwegian By Night", called "American By Day" which comes out in April and which I have on pre-order from Kindle.
Here's what the publisher says:
"A gripping and timely novel that follows Sigrid—the dry-witted detective from Derek B. Miller's best-selling debut Norwegian by Night—from Oslo to the United States on a quest to find her missing brother
SHE KNEW IT WAS A WEIRD PLACE. She’d heard the stories, seen the movies, read the books. But now police Chief Inspector Sigrid Ødegård has to leave her native Norway and actually go there; to that land across the Atlantic where her missing brother is implicated in the mysterious death of a prominent African-American academic. AMERICA.
Sigrid is plunged into a United States where race and identity, politics and promise, reverberate in every aspect of daily life. Working with—or, if necessary, against—the police, she must negotiate the local political minefields and navigate the backwoods of the Adirondacks to uncover the truth before events escalate further.
Refreshingly funny, slyly perceptive, American by Day secures Derek B. Miller's place as one of our most imaginative and entertaining novelists."