Engaging Old and New Readers

Gigi Pandian

Writing a series is tough. I’m not talking about a lack new ideas to keep the books fresh. I mean the challenge of how to hook two different types of readers right away: existing readers, and those who’ve never before encountered my characters.

As an author who writes two not-quite-cozy mystery series, I want any reader who picks up one of my books to have a satisfying experience. How can I strike the balance for what will appeal to both old and new readers?

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2 thoughts on “Engaging Old and New Readers

  1. Bonnie

    Gigi sent this response: “Thanks, Kaye. It’s true, those openings aren’t easy — but they’re certainly fun to play with.”

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