My Dad said, “I keep hearing you’re an author, but I haven’t seen your book yet.”
To be fair, I haven’t spent a lot of time and energy promoting ‘Farley Bend’. I am still timid about sharing to wide audiences, though of course I’d be delighted if the book caught on and sold millions of copies. Maybe. Typing that sentence made me realize I’m still a bit ambivalent about that.
Anyway, I promised Dad I would mail him a copy by the end of February. He called a few nights ago to let me know that he’d finished the book. We discussed some of the characters and settings, and he asked whether I plan to put the page numbers on the top of the pages instead of the bottom in the next volume. Of course page numbers belong on the bottom, don’t they?
An informal survey of the contents of my library revealed the following:
Top of Page: Lee Child, Sue Grafton, Jonathan Kellerman, Sara Paretsky
Bottom of Page: Dick Francis, Janet Evanovich
Top or bottom, depending on book: Jeffrey Archer, Steven King, Earle Stanley Gardner
I’d never really thought that much about page number location, though you can be sure I will now!