Reviews and language

I don’t usually respond to reviews and rarely comment on them. However, recently a reviewer mentioned the language in my book and said it destroyed the book. She said I had the ability to write funny stuff but then ruined it. Everyone has his or her right to an opinion and I realize that I can’t please everyone.

On the other hand, the language, in my opinion is appropriate to the character. ¬†Annie is a little brash and naive. It’s what many people like about her. She’s young and full of energy and confidence that sometimes gets her into trouble and she also grew up in a trailer park in West Texas.

She has good values and her family are working class blue collar folks. She is a little rough around the edges and a plain spoken gal. She doesn’t use the f-word. Well maybe once in a blue moon, but only in the most emotionally charged circumstances. To those who don’t like some cussing and a few curse words, perhaps the series isn’t for you.

I won’t be changing her language though as she matures and has more experiences she will evolve. The Annie you find in the tenth book won’t be the same girl who hit New York City as a fresh dewy eyed girl from Texas. She’s already gone through some big changes and has realized a few things about life.

I hope many of you will hang in there and read all the stories. My goal is to entertain you and make you laugh, chuckle, giggle, or even snort.

Thanks for your support and yes, Book 5 is getting close.