I am really excited to have a new fan in Italy. Barb G. Tarn won a copy of Gumbo Justice on BlogJog day some time back. I didn't know when I picked her that she lived in Italy, but shipping was reasonable and I was pretty psyched about having my book travel all the way to Rome.
I thought maybe she hadn't enjoyed the novel because I hadn't heard back from her, but she emailed me a few days ago and said she had finally gotten around to reading it and finished it in two days because she couldn't put it down. She also mentioned it was the first police procedural/legal drama book she had read, so I was thrilled. She has done a nice short review on Amazon, as well as a little bit longer review on her website, and is featuring me in an interview on her blog as Author of the Month.
Her website is http://creativebarbwire.wordpress.com/
As much as I enjoy reviews and interviews and free publicity, I think I am more stoked about having a fan in another country than anything else. Book giveaways, totally worth it to me.