Sometimes I get a letter from a reader that reminds me what this crazy effort to write books is all about. Stories are powerful. By allowing us a glimpse into the truth of another life, we can better see our own.
From my reader: “Nobody realizes the bad plots in their life story until they have witnessed them in someone else’s. As soon as I read The Naked Mole-Rat Letters I realized that my plots were the same as Frankie’s…these were not the plots I wanted to have in my life story. I didn’t want to have a poor relationship with my dad anymore; I wanted to build a new strong one, so I decided to make a change. I decided to go and have an open discussion with my dad. This changed my whole life story; in fact it changed my whole family. Families are like baskets, every piece has to be woven together just right, or it will all fall apart. Before reading The Naked Mole-Rat Letters my family was a collapsed basket, however it now stands strong and proud because of you.”
I’m so grateful that this reader shared her story with me. For all of you out there who are writing…remember that you never know who you might touch.