Tuesday, January 03, 2012

Recommending Books

It’s always nice to get emails from readers who enjoy my books. (This is one reason I make my email address easily available. If you haven’t noticed, there’s a clickable link at the top of the right-hand sidebar of this blog).

Recently I’ve received a number of emails asking when my next book will be out. And that presents something of a problem. Because my next book contract is with a different publisher, there’ll be a hiatus of over a year between my most recent novel of medical suspense, Lethal Remedy, and my first novel from Thomas Nelson Company, working title Stress Test. I try to warn readers to keep watch for the book in the spring of 2013, but also want to recommend other books for them to read in the meantime.

When you are asked to recommend a book or author, does that make you feel good, because the questioner respects your judgment? Or does it make you all tingly inside because they might not like your suggestion, and think less of you as a result?

And for those of you who read this blog and like my books (and I hope that’s all of you), what books and authors would you suggest for readers who want to occupy themselves until my next one is out? I’m anxious to hear.


Bethany said...

I really enjoyed all of your books-- so for other readers, I've heard great things about CJ Lyons. Readers may also enjoy Terri Blackstock or Harry Kraus. I'll be back if I think of more!

Richard Mabry said...

Thanks, Bethany. Yes, Terri Blackstock and Harry Kraus are excellent writers. Candace Calvert also produces some great medical fiction. I haven't read anything from CJ Lyons, but like you have heard good things about his writing.