It was fun to find SUSPECT in Kirkus again. This time it accompanied THE LIAR SOCIETY review in the “similar books” section. Nice!
Some writers don’t read the reviews of their books. Many of those who will read reviews from professional journals will avoid reader feedback from places like GoodReads. That would undoubtedly be both smarter and safer. A very wise writer said that “Good reviews are like crack; bad reviews, like poison.” But I’m blessed and cursed with an … More Reading Reviews
That Cover Girl is one blogger who’s willing to judge a book by its cover. Or maybe it’s closer to say that she’s judging the covers of various YA books. In any case, she recently interviewed Peachtree’s Mo Withee about her THIS GIRL IS DIFFERENT cover. At a point later in the interview, Mo mentions … More Judging Books by Their Covers
Suspect turned up on the Kansas NEA’s Reading Circle Catalog! The list appears to cover fiction and nonfiction for grades K-12. Cool beans!
In an effort to make my goal of finishing an edit of Calyn’s story by the end of November, I’ve neglected the blog. But the additional focus on story has been helpful. I’ve been able to find some transitions to link together the scenes that I’ve already established. For me, such things have always been … More NaNoEdiMo Goal
Another positive review for SUSPECT: “Mystery fans will root for Jen and speculate away as they try to figure out what really happened…” ―Booklist
One extremely wise writer compared good reviews to crack and bad reviews to poison. And she’s right. It would probably be wiser to stay away from places like GoodReads where you run the simultaneous risk of becoming addicted to the “Attagirl!” feedback and being injured by the people who just don’t buy into your book’s solution. So … More Reading Reviews