The Lake of Dreams, and surprises

Yesterday I finally found the lost password for the email account I had set up with this website, and I logged in after a month on the road.  What a great moment!  I found dozens of emails from readers writing to tell me how much they had loved The Lake of Dreams.  So first, thanks to all of you for writing with your comments.

Writing is such a solitary pursuit.  When I’m in the midst of a novel, I’m so caught up in its creation, in the characters and their stories, that I don’t think at all about finishing the book or what will happen to it when it goes out into the world.  Truthfully, the writing is such a pleasure that in some ways I don’t want the story to end.  Yet it’s also true that once the book is finished, I feel it gets completed all over again each time someone reads it and enjoys it.  It’s a wonderful thing to be able to connect with readers in the landscape of the imagination.

So if you have thoughts and comments, I welcome them.  I’ll try to answer, but even if you don’t hear from me, or if it takes awhile, please know that I really appreciate your notes.


  1. Just finished reading your book, The Lake of Dreams. Thank you for this wonderful gift. Sincerely Kaye

  2. mary beth laporte says

    Wonderful when Lucy Jarrett’ mom is reading a book , The Memory Keepers Daughter !! Fun

    • Thanks, Mary Beth, I had fun with that! At some point in the writing I realized that The Lake of Dreams was set in 2006, which was the year The Memory Keeper’s Daughter came out in paperback. Glad you noticed!

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