One Week to the Publication of The Letters in the Books

Dear Eva, Lily, Reid, Dimitri, and Meg,

It seems our time together has come to an end. The five of you have been living inside my head for more than two years now. It’s been a wonderful journey, but I’m afraid it’s time to let you go.

As the world is spinning out of control and there are a lot of horrible things happening out there, it was a pleasure to tell this story and remind people that there is goodness out there, and that people have the capacity to choose the path to kindness.

I will not soon forget the time we have spent together. But all good things must come to an end, and now our little story is to be shared when we publish next week.

And to Annapolis—I take a lot of pride in setting our books in our lovely capital. Here I sat yesterday making the final revisions for the millionth time. I hope I have depicted our charming city in the best possible light.

Be well, my dear characters. I hope someday you find this letter in your book.

With love,


Proofing for the millionth time. Finished last night at 8 p.m.

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