Thursday, March 10, 2011

New Review of Hide-n-Go Coffin

My newest short story, Hide-n-Go Coffin and Other Short Stories was just reviewed by E & K Family Book Reviews. Overall, it was a very nice review. The cool thing is that one of the reviewers is 8 years old, so she's just at beginning reading age for these stories. So, this is the first review I've had from a target reader:
"I really liked these scary stories. They are short and easy to read. I didn't know what was going to happen until it did. It wasn't TOO scary though, so I didn't end up having nightmares. They were more suspenseful then scary. They reminded me of the Goosebumps stories that I really like."
 Her mother enjoyed them as well, though I don't think as much:
"These would definitely be good camp fire stories, short enough to remember- but scary enough to make you uneasy in the dark. My favorite story was probably the first one, I wasn't expecting the outcome.
Overall, whether you are 8 or an adult and like scary stories- These would be a good quick read for you. Maybe even fun to read with your kids!" 
She also mentioned she found a couple grammatical errors in the last story. I did have these shorts both edited and proofread, but I'm sure I slipped an error or two in after editing. So, now I'm off to hunt down these little buggers. A process that will probably take me all day =-)

7 comments:

  1. Wonderful news!! And Congratulations with this book of short stories! I love the book cover too. I'm very sorry but I am kindle-less and resisting all things e-published as staring at a screen hurts my eyes too much (blogging just about bliinds me!! LOL!) but I wish you all the very best with this!!! Take care
    x

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  2. Kitty, if you or anyone who reads the blog wants a copy, just send me a note with your e-mail address and I'll forward a copy in PDF format. Yes, it's a little tough to read on a PC screen, but for shorts it's not that bad!

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  3. May you have lots of wonderful readers and reviewers of your stories!

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  4. I love kid reviews! They call it like they see it!

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  5. Cool to get a review from your target audience.

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  6. It seems as though no matter how much you edit and proofread, there are always those two or three errors that ALWAYS slip right underneath your nose!

    I love reading what kids have to say...like Anita said, they are honest about what they think.

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