There is nothing better for a writer like me than to get praise like this from a law enforcement officer who has devoted his life to protecting others….
“I took a copy of A SILENCE OF MOCKINGBIRDS with me to my son’s basketball practice, and did not set it down until I finished it at about 2:00 a.m. My initial reaction is/was WOW! I have never been one to accept those things I cannot change. I am more of the mindset to change those things I cannot accept…I am not naive enough to think that something like this will never happen again…maybe even in my jurisdiction… I currently serve on several boards of organizations whose mission(s) are to serve children and families in crisis. I am more inspired today than ever before…you, Karly and David gave me that gift.”
Stuart Roberts/Chief of Police
And it was this truth that Madeleine L’Engle speaks to that I clung to throughout the writing…