So . . . my mother called me from my folks' farm up in Washington State yesterday to tell me that she'd just finished reading The Mist-Torn Witches (I sent her one of my author's copies) and that she loved it. She said, "This is the best thing you've written." So, now, when people ask me if the book is good, I can honestly say, "Well . . . my mom liked it." Bahahahahahahahaha!