I love this letter to Sharon! Kudos to the writer, and the author who changed many days in her life!
As you know, we have never met but I feel as though I have known you for many years. The reason I feel that way is because many years ago I stopped by my local bookstore one evening on my way home from work looking for something new to read. I happened to pick up a copy of a book that seemed interesting to me, although I had never heard of the author. That book was one you had written entitled “Whippoorwill.”
I bought the book, took it home and sat down to read a chapter or two before going to bed. I read the first sentence and everything around me disappeared. The town of Lizard Flats sprung to life along with the town’s whore, Leticia Murphy. I felt her sense of hopelessness and longing in the first paragraph and I immediately hoped, by the end of the…
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