Several readers have emailed with a consistent, common response to Chasing Bees. They found it difficult to get through due to the highly sensitive, emotional nature of the story. Here is the most recent comment:
"I read the interview you gave regarding your first book... cathartic is a good word... so vividly emotional and intense, I was only able to read the first few pages... (my friend) had told me about the book after she had read it. Now I understand." - PW, Florida
These candid comments are so appreciated. The power of words continually fascinates me. I am, I believe, not a highly (outwardly visible) emotional person. So to have this kind of affect on readers proves the delicious art and craft of writing.
Chasing Bees focuses on the grieving process. Most of us have experienced the loss of a loved one, and because our love runs so deep and time really does not heal the pain, the journey of Faye Lawson, our heroine in Chasing Bees, is often experienced by readers as salt thrown upon an open wound... a bit difficult and uncomfortable, but necessary for growth and healing.
Is it hard for you to read heavy, emotional stories? Do you avoid them, or dive right in? Have you experienced the loss of a loved one? How did you cope? Did you get involved with activities to blanket the pain? Did you isolate yourself, preferring to be alone with your thoughts, memories, and pain? Are you someone who can readily and willingly talk about the sadness and loneliness we feel after the loss of a loved one creates a large void in our life?
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