Dedications

June 26, 2016 at 12:19 pm

dedicationsIn all three books I’ve released so far I’ve had a dedication page.

The one in The Heir is my favourite. I dedicated it to the five friends who encouraged me to try and get it published after they’d read it back when it was just a first (or second!) draft. Without them, I might not be writing this blog right now. The Crown I dedicated to two people I used to work with who had encouraged me to start writing down my stories back in the nineties. The Reign was dedicated to my father and my husband; not unusual people to feature in a dedication, I think! 🙂

My latest novel, Once Confronted, doesn’t have a dedication page, although I’m thinking of adding one. I couldn’t think of anyone at first, but now I think I have the perfect people for it. I’m not saying who they are, though. You’ll have to read the book to find out. 🙂

This leads into my next question. Do you, as a reader, ever look at the dedication page or do you skip by it without a thought? I must confess I don’t read them too often myself, especially when reading online, as Kindle will usually open a book at the start of the story, skipping the title and dedication pages. So is it even worth putting one in at all?

This is what I’d like to know. If you’re a reader, do you ever pay attention to the dedication page or don’t you even look? And if you’re an author, do you always have a dedication page or do you think they’re not worth having? Also, have you ever come across any dedications that have stuck in your mind for some reason? Let me know in the comments section at the bottom of the page.