Letter to the reader

Dear reader,
First of all, let me thank you for your patronage.
It took more than four years, several rewrites and a few bottles of cheap whiskey to finish this novel.
     Unlike the traditional fiction, Page-A1 is written in newspaper style including a Q&A format in a chapter and a typographical error in a headline. Each chapter has a headline instead of a title.
      I have followed the Associated Press editing style. The book is set in 2008 when “website” was two words, “Web site,” and “email” was hyphenated.
At certain junctures, commas are not used – a sticking point between grammarians and journalists.
      On the Sound Off page, you’ll find comments from a few readers. They are real, and I didn’t make them up.
       I hope you will enjoy the novel.