It can be a dangerous thing for a writer to read his/her own reviews. The bad ones have the capacity to sink one’s hopes, while the good ones can over-inflate one’s sails – okay, enough nautical metaphors, right?- thus I try to avoid reading them. However, I was pleasantly surprised today to read a review of ‘Alexandria Rising ‘on the popular book review site P.S. I love that book! I had sent them a copy for consideration in October 2016 and with all the reviews they do not only in writing, but also on youtube thought perhaps I had been either waylaid, misplaced or not measured up. But I was, graciously, wrong. Their reviewer Martyna gave me five hearts – their equivalent of five stars – and highly recommends it. She also wrote, “Will definitely check out the sequel (cough, cough)!” which is encouraging as I recently finished the third draft of the first half of the sequel and am wading into the second half, hoping I haven’t exhausted my adjectives. If you get an opportunity check out their site, reviews and very fun youtube channel.
Published by Mark Wallace Maguire
Mark Wallace Maguire is an award-winning author, columnist and publisher whose writing has appeared in dozens of magazines and newspapers. He is the author of the Kindle number one best seller series, The Alexandria Rising Chronicles for which he was named an Independent Author of the Year Finalist and a Georgia Author of The Year nominee. He is also the author of In Pursuit of The Pale Prince and the non fiction works, Confessions of a Special Needs Dad and Letters from Red Clay Country. He has been honored multiple times by groups such as The Associated Press and The Society of Professional Journalists. In 2005, he was named Berry College Outstanding Young Alumni of The Year. You can learn more about him at www.markwallacemaguire.com and www.alexandriarising.com. View all posts by Mark Wallace Maguire