By Tim Smith
Good reviews are nice to have, but as I said, I don’t write to impress literary critics. I write for the person in Parma, Ohio or Rugby, North Dakota who wants to escape from life for a little while. I think of fiction writing as being in the entertainment business. If you can pick up one of my books and get transported to someplace exotic, with characters that you like and a plot that holds your interest, then I’ve done my job. I think the nicest compliment one can receive in this business is “I can’t wait to read your next one.” It doesn’t get much better than that.