Georgina Parfitt over at towerbabel.com has produced a wonderful review of Summons. Here’s a link to it: “A Motley and Endearing Set of Characters Makes this a Fun Read”
I call the review wonderful because it is helpful to my writing. The praise for my strengths boosts my confidence, and the criticisms are helpful.
I encourage Georgina to continue writing reviews, because I think she has a gift for it. Personally, when reading a review, I want it to help me build or temper my expectations while not spoiling anything. I want to know if there is goopy, young-adult cheese dripping through the pages of a story, or if there is raw animal lust groping through the lines. I want to know a bit about the good parts, and get a little taste of the author’s style. Georgina’s review of my book, I think, gets a potential reader excited about all the right things, and makes them aware of some of the pitfalls in the book. This is exactly what a review should do. So my hat, in turn, is off to her.
That is all the news for now. I am currently working in a tree-planting camp north-west of Prince George, British Columbia, Canada, loving almost every minute of it. There is little time for writing or internetting or outside-life interaction. I will try to supply another update before August, but I can’t make promises. I hope my readers aren’t cringing right now because I’m not currently frantically writing the second book.
It is coming. Don’t you worry.
It is coming.