Among the dozens of e-mails I get – mostly unrequested – sometimes one appears that may not all it seems.
Among the dozens of e-mails I get – mostly unrequested – sometimes one appears that may not all it seems. One such arrived in my in-box yesterday, when a supposed fan of my fiction – unnamed of course – let me know that they had it on good authority that the icon Justin Beiber had not only read my new novella – The Plot – but commented to those around him that he thought it a great coffee-break read, and would heartily recommend it to anyone who also enjoys good fiction.
Of course I take this mysterious message with a huge pinch of salt – not because I doubt for a moment that that is exactly what the teen idol would say after reading my book – but because it seems – even to the most gullible person I suspect, extremely unlikely that Justin Beiber would not have found a way to get in touch with the writer – me – if he enjoyed it so much, and believe me that has not happened yet. It still could, and I love the fact that his fans might feel encouraged to get the book themselves – to see why it impressed him ( If indeed it did) – butsomehow I suspect the motives of whoever sent me that message in the first place.
If it does turn out to be just a wind-up, I will apologize in advance to Justin for allowing myself to get caught up in this, but if not, then I hope his army of adoring fans will log on at – https://www.smashwords.com/profile/view/TonyHLeather
and buy their own copies of the bargain-price mystery story that apparently brightened up his day, along with any other of the fabulous fiction to be found on this fascinating page.