Joanne Troppello talks about readers

 Readers: Their Role for this Author

One of the most gratifying aspects of writing and publishing a novel for me has been the response from my readers. I’m a fairly new author with only three books published and it still gives me goose bumps when I read a comment or receive an email from a reader who loved one of my books. I feel humbled that they actually read my book and were touched and inspired by the story. That inspires me to continue writing.

If no one read my books, who would I be writing for? Yes, it is still gratifying to finish a novel and publish it, but my end goal is to write life changing stories that affect readers’ lives with a positive impact. I’m compelled to write and know that God has given me the stories that I share with others.

Readers are number one in my eyes when I sit down to write. As I’m setting up the scene with description and delving into dialogue and creating compelling characters, I always have my readers in mind. What will she think about this story? Will he like the characters I create? Most importantly, will I write well enough for them to get the point of the message?

Before I became a writer, I was first a reader—a voracious reader at that. I couldn’t get enough of books, I still can’t. However, now, I need to balance my time more between writing and reading and everything else that’s on my plate. As a reader, I know what it’s like submersing myself into a story and getting so wrapped up in it, that I can’t wait to finish and when I read the last line, I wish the author wrote more.

Now that I’m on the other side of the fence, I want to always keep that perspective of the reader’s mindset in mind when I write my stories. I write because it is my mission in life to share faith-filled stories and because I love to write—but I will always write for my readers and hope to bring a smile to their faces and encouragement to their spirits. For all the readers out there, you have my undying gratitude for continuing to devour books and keeping the love of reading alive and well.


Currently, I’m enjoying the release of my newest book, Bella Lucia, and I’m busy making the rounds in my blog tour. I truly enjoy interaction with readers and would love to hear from you.

Book Blurb for Bella Lucia:

 After being married for six years, Gwen and Lucas DeStefano are dealing with the pain of a childless marriage and trying to trust God for their future.  On a weekend getaway to the Poconos, they attempt to relax and renew their marriage, but witness an event that turns their lives upside down.  They see a body dump in the woods while they are on a hike and their lives become entangled in a web of suspense and God’s ultimate blessing in the form of a little baby girl, named Bella Lucia. Will Gwen learn to trust God with childlike faith and wholeheartedly accept His plan?

Det. Marc Abrams is assigned to the murder investigation of Sabrina Reysen and he will do whatever it takes to find her killer. He has his suspicions and is pleasantly surprised when he meets Samantha “Sam” Collins, the attractive US Marshall assigned to protect one of the witnesses in this case. Will Det. Abrams find the killer before it’s too late and is the attraction between him and Sam strong enough to survive?


Joanne Troppello is an author of romantic suspense novels.  She has published three books: Shadowed Remembrances, Mr. Shipley’s Governess and Bella Lucia. Currently, she is working on her new writing project, The Paradise Redeemed Series. Joanne is married and loves spending time with her husband and family. She enjoys interacting with readers at The Mustard Seed Blog.

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9 Responses to Joanne Troppello talks about readers

  1. Thanks so much for the opportunity to guest here today. 🙂

  2. Lynn Rush says:

    I love interacting with my readers, too. It’s awesome!!! Love your book cover. Very striking. I wish you the best in your writing!! 🙂

    • Joanne Troppello says:

      Thanks for the compliment on my cover. All credit goes to Elaina Lee. She did an awesome job. Thanks for stopping by. 🙂

  3. It IS a lovely cover and the story looks really interesting.

  4. Lyn Sofras says:

    An interesting post, Joanna.
    I totally agree with you about the need to keep your readers to the forefront of your mind when writing and it’s wonderful to receive feedback from them – especially when it’s positive!
    The new book sounds fascinating – best of luck with it. Wishing you many sales.

  5. Lyn Sofras says:

    Joanne – I’m so sorry – why do I ALWAYS call you Joanna?!! Please forgive me. Lynette

  6. jeff7salter says:

    I don’t have any readers yet for published fiction — which will change in a few weeks I hope — but I do recall getting input from readers to my published articles, poems, reviews, chapters, etc. And on the two N-F books I co-authored. It’s a great feeling when a reader is moved or inspired.

  7. Feedback from readers is wonderful, and it definitely inspires me to write more. Bella Lucia sounds fascinating and I’m sure it will be successful. Congratulations!

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