My name is Richard, and I'm sure you get lots of these but I wanted to say reading your books has been, and continues to be, a real pleasure. For that special group of us that are so enthralled by historical fiction, both by its entertainment as well as educational benefits, your books provide an escape from the crap of daily life, to put it sharply.
Whenever I go to sea (I'm in the US Navy), I would always have a stack of books, including many of yours, and the combination of talent, research, and passion that are your books have turned some of my non-reading co-workers into bookworms. I confess I've even bought your books for other people, knowing they would love them.
You've got a real talent, sir. I can honestly say that one of my most sought after environments, amidst the hectic day to day life in the military, is a quiet couple of hours with a coffee and a Sharpe/Saxon novel. With that being said, thank you for the hours of escape you've provided, and I selfishly hope you continue writing. Cheers!
US Navy Search and Rescue
Thank you for your message - but more importantly - thank you for the work you do!