Thursday, August 14, 2008

My First Review

Remember waaaay back at the end of May when My Publicist told me she was ready to send out ARCs of The Wild Sight? I know, I know, it feels like another lifetime ago, even though technically it's only been 10 weeks. Well, HAPPY DAY! Yesterday, I learned that my first review has arrived! I'm so excited to take this significant step down my long road to publication.

Yes, it is a happy day because this was a positive review! What a gratifying feeling to know that a total stranger read my story and "got" it.

Yes, I was SCARED SPITLESS (just like when I received the file of my cover) when I opened the email! And once again, I held my breath while I read it. Thank goodness it was both short and sweet. The review will appear in the August issue of Booklist magazine. This is the trade publication of the American Library Association, which is very exciting! Librarians read tons of books and I've always had a mountain of respect for them.

If anyone can get a copy of the magazine (or even just the page with my review) and send it to me, there will be a chocolate reward for you!

I won't copy the entire review here, since that probably isn't legal and certainly not ethical, but I will quote the gist of it:
"Northern Ireland's violent past combined with supernatural elements add an intriguing twist to this modern love story."


Jane said...

Congrats on the great review, AC.

Loucinda McGary aka Aunty Cindy said...

Thanx a bunch Jane!

The pressure is now OFF. No matter how many "bad" ones I get, I will have this "good" one to get me through. :-)


Helen said...

Fantastic review so well deserved this is going to be one fantastic book. Just wait till we all read it and the emails start pouring in I am so happy for you

Have Fun

terrio said...

Here Here for good reviews! Not that we had any doubts, but it's good to know that reviewer didn't let us down.

BTW - a picture of a particular gorilla is now on my personal blog. :)

Loucinda McGary aka Aunty Cindy said...

I'm living for the day I get fan mail! I LURVE having your and Jane and Terri as my first fans, but fan mail from strangers... WHOA! Blows my mind!

Yes, I'm actually thinking of starting a scrapbook, hence my request for a copy of the actual review.


Loucinda McGary aka Aunty Cindy said...

Terrio said: BTW - a picture of a particular gorilla is now on my personal blog. :)

OH NO! I knew I should have done something with my hair before the conference! KIDDING! I loved your personal blog post about your adventures at National. You should be a writer or something.... :-)


terrio said...

You look great in that picture! Now stop fishing for compliments. LOL! And that blog post ended up a stream of consciousness mess where I told things all out of order. But there was so much to tell and some of it is only just now coming back to me. LOL!

Here's to lots of fan mail!

Loucinda McGary aka Aunty Cindy said...

AWWW! Methinks Terrio might be a wee bit biased. But then, I also think Terrio looks like my beautiful real life niece Jennie. ;-) Hmmm, I taught Jennie to crochet and I taught you to knit... what a co-inky-dink!