Reviews

“This is beautifully written. I enjoyed every moment of it.”

~ Michael Edminster

 

“...gorgeously written...”

~ Amina Cain

 

“How amazing that you would get to discover your family’s story so literally,

and possess the gifts to share it with the world in a unique and gripping fashion.”

~ Will Thomas

 

“Your use of language established a strong voice for your narrator

that allowed for me to easily be placed within her world.”

~ Nicollette Coady

 

“… like seeing a film of a train wreck,

you want to stop watching but find yourself looking anyway.”

~ Mike Horan

 

“The language you used and the way you constructed your piece made it very fluid…”

~ J.R. Rodriguez

 

“This piece was very entertaining.”

~ Jennifer Kirila

 

“… a delightful read, at a level so intense and culturally focused as to astound.”

~ Anil Rao

 

“The snappy writing and the perfect pacing of your story

led me through the whole thing engaged and entertained.”

~ Joseph Masser

 

“The story drew me in and left me in suspense about what was going to happen.”

~ Jessica Tastet

 

“Nice work. I really enjoyed reading this story.

It started with the perfect amount of tension to make the reader want to keep going.”

~ Nicole Roselle

 

“You really do a great job of juxtaposing history and setting

with personal stories and laying out how these affect history.”

~ Michael Edminster

 

“The overall setting of McCarthyist America is at once frightening, genuine, and unique.”

~ Will Thomas

 

“And I kept reading, and found I didn’t want to stop.”

~ Mike Horan

 

“The dialogue seems natural and real.”

~ J.R. Rodriguez

 

“There is suspense and enough mystery that it makes the reader

want to know what is going to happen. I was drawn in right away.”

~ Jennifer Kirila

 

“Meaty story…[with] wonderful characters who transcend ordinariness and maintain class.”

~ Anil Rao

 

“The further exposition of the ethnic and class tensions

that undermine their relationship is brilliant.”

~ Joseph Masser

 

“Good job with your dialogue. I definitely felt like I was listening to a conversation.”

~ Nicole Roselle

 

“The realization that freedom is tenuous and could be revoked at any time

creates...a conflict that hangs above the piece and makes it very compelling.”

~ Michael Edminster

 

“You strongly grasp the tone of this era [through]

the voice of your narrator and the dialogue of your characters.”

~ Nicollette Coady

 

“The individual face your piece paints of

America during that period of time is chillingly effective.”

~ Will Thomas

 

“It flows very well and you do a great job of communicating

the nonverbal through the implications in the subtext.”

~ J.R. Rodriguez

 

“You have some good, funny moments…hilarious.”

~ Jennifer Kirila

“What wonderful connotations, assertions of random memories,

and significant and pervasive sentimentality.”

~ Anil Rao

 

“You cover a lot of ground in this piece but the deft way you deliver it makes it work.”

~ Joseph Masser

 

“Your inviting voice and use of language made it very interesting and relatable.”

~ J.R. Rodriguez

 

“I really liked the descriptions…you detailed that perfectly.”

~ Nicole Roselle

 

“You successfully held a conversation between several characters that

didn’t leave me confused or stumbling, but instead, right in the mix with them.”

~ Nicollette Coady

 

“Your piece flowed so well I didn’t realize I was done until I was.”

~ J.R. Rodriguez

 

“You have a gift for the tiny details within dialogue

that build believable voices and overall credibility."

~ Will Thomas

 

“And I kept reading, and found I didn’t want to stop.”

~ Mike Horan

 

“You describe things well throughout…helped me see the scene perfectly.”

~ Jennifer Kirila

 

“Your narrative…was extremely engaging and well done…

We are quickly sucked into their world – with finesse.”

~ Anil Rao

 

“Your frame for this novel is excellent.

You’ve created a believable world…fear and worry are palpable.”

~ Amina Cain

 

“... gloriously unsettling...”

~ Will Thomas

 

“My all time favorite part was the ending.”

~ Nicole Roselle

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