Today I was reminded of one of the chief pleasures of being a writer–the fact that I can reach people all over the world with my work. And it happened when I least expected it.
I needed to call the hosting company that handles this website to discuss a technical issue. The young woman on the other end of the line was doing a great job of answering my questions when she noticed the name on the account and asked if I was really William Kowalski. When I said that I was, she said she’d just finished reading Eddie’s Bastard last month, and that the book had meant a lot to her. I asked where in the world she was located. Her response? The Philippines.
I’ve never been to the Philippines, and I know very little about it. But I was delighted to hear that my work has found its way there, and I was charmed to pieces by Teresa herself.
Often I feel as if I’m one of the luckiest people on the planet. Today made me feel that way all over again.
Thank you, Teresa! I’m so glad my book meant that much to you, and I hope I get the chance to come to the Philippines one day.