Imagine our delight when ‘Lily’ came in the top 100, then 45, then 25 (as I write). The wonderful thing is, for me as a writer, is that I’ve been able to draw confidence from producing something that hasn’t gone through the traditional process - and it hasn’t flopped! For Chris, it means that he can use his artist’s skills in a very different but productive way.
So I wanted to write this for everyone who has supported us in this venture. To tell you that without you all, the Rivers enterprise would never have clicked as it has. With all your endearing messages, the shared intimacies and confidences that we have built up over the years, I wouldn’t be writing now. Thank you all and I hope we can continue to give you the entertainment and enjoyment you so richly deserve. With much love and wishes of health, happiness and prosperity to all the Rivers readers for 2017. XX