It has also been fun since the release of The Troven to get feedback from readers. My daughter came up to me and punched me one time for something I did to a character, that must have been nice for her since she's always reading, and never able to fully express to authors how frustrated she gets when things don't go the way she thinks they should.
Some other people have reached out to me by my facebook author page, commented on this blog, and I've also gotten reviews through goodreads and Amazon. It has been mostly well received, but I've also gotten some pretty harsh reviews. And that is to be expected. Not everyone is going to like everything.
I've actually been very pleased with the reviews overall and taken into consideration some of the pointers given in them when writing Secrets at the Keep and The Changing. I enjoy getting feedback from people to help make my books better, so thank you for reaching out and thanks for everyone who also tells me when they think the books are great. It's always rewarding to get that kind of feedback.
In September I released another book, one that is just goofy random thoughts I've had and written down. It's called This book is Random. The reviews I've gotten on this book just make me laugh, and I want to thank the people who have taken the time to read this book and give feedback.
One reader wrote: "I give the book three stars. Just a random rating for a random book. I just like three. Don't ask."
That one cracked me up.
Another reader said, "Thank you, Mr. Buffington for the giggles!"
That was super kind!
And one that I think might be my favorite to date was a note from a reader on Goodreads that sort of encapsulates the book perfectly.
They simply wrote: ?????
HA HA HA! I love that review!
The most frequent comment on review for books in the Kingdom of Denall is that you're anxious for The Changing. I'm working every day to get that one done and make it an explosive and satisfying ending to this trilogy.
It has been a great adventure for me making this books and sharing my stories with you.
Thanks so much for reading, keep sending the love through your reviews!