I always smile when I read about someone thinking my newest release was too short or shorter than the books used to be in the series world. It’s funny to me because the opposite is true. The newer books are much longer than the earlier ones (example: Act of Surveillance is nearly 30k words LONGER than Act of Mercy). This is also why they take me longer to write than they used to. It warms my heart to know that readers are enjoying the books so much that they feel like blazing fast reads. That’s a GOOD thing. It means readers have gotten lost in the world I created and were fully immersed in the story. Let’s be honest, with the way the past two years have been for us all, we could all use an escape from reality.