Hello and thank you for reaching out!
I am definitely not shy but quite a private person. I like talking to people directly and I find this kind of closeness in the relationship between my “book” reader and me. Other than most Internet Surfers/Digital Information Consumers (AKA “5-second” Visitors), my “book” reader doesn’t happen to just read my stuff; he/she strongly wants and deliberately decides to come close to me and to dedicate lots of time for us to meet in the mystical realm of important and special relationships. I look for that fantastic cosy moment when he/she sits down on the couch, with a smile and a coffee, pre-tasting the joy of reading me. What follows is just magic! Generally, female writers write for the reader, while male writers write for themselves (it is archetypal) and in my case, I must tell you that it is 100% true. My love for my “book” reader goes above and beyond; we need and we give each other real involvement and commitment, just like in a good marriage. I am sure my 5 seconds are already over.
Have a great day! Rossana Condoleo