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Newsletter Dated: 4/18/2001 5:41:06 PM
Subject: April Newsletter
In This Issue:
Recent Reviews for "Miles to Go"
April Issue of The Pen Is Mightier
This month's Spotlight Site
Colleague in the Spotlight
Shameless Promotion: Awe-Struck Flash
Odds and Ends
Slim pickings this month (I'm new at this newsletter gig…this is my first!). So needless to say, I'm learning as I go. Hopefully, there won't be too many growing pains for you guys or myself and we'll all flourish and learn together during this endeavor.
Hope you all had a wonderful Passover and Easter Holiday full of good health, good times, spirituality and good food with your family and friends.
Blustery and chilly outside my doors and windows as I write this (that Spring, she's such a tease…not too mention that cold Canadian air mass sweeping through New York), but I am psyching myself up for the warm weather and eagerly looking forward to the winter coat shedding. That is for the outside…if they would just get the air condition and thermostat settings right at my place of employment, I might be able to shed the winter clothes inside too. Ah, the vagaries of modern-day incon—hem-hem, I mean conveniences.
Won't bore you all anymore (since it's so obvious I'm padding) so without further ado, welcome to the maiden issue of my newsletter. Hope you enjoy!
I don't know about you, but it's always such a thrill when a reviewer not only enjoys your work, but actually, really "got it". Almost as exhilarating as when a reader—that most important cog in every writer's and publisher's wheel—"gets it".
First off, is a "new" review from February 2001 issue of ForeWord Magazine (http://www.forewordmagazine.com) for my YA offering, MILES TO GO, from Awe-Struck's Byte^Me Line. No direct URL available, but here's a little sampling:
"At first glance, Chris and Tori are easily passable for the stereotypes
they assign to each other. To dismiss, however, either of these characters
or this novel as stereotypical or underdeveloped would be a mistake.
McKeever's novel of high school life in early '90s New York City is as fast
as the runner whose story it tells.
Miles to Go doesn't take any shortcuts when it comes to dealing with the
issues teens face…
While initially the novel may seem somewhat dated because of its slang and
diction, this handicap is overcome by the universal, yet distinctive,
quality of the story. One of the most sellable qualities of this novel is
its wide appeal: something for high school guys as well as girls. Although
certainly a youth-oriented story, twenty-somethings who went to high school
in the early '90s may want to give it a try. It's guaranteed to bring back
memories of high school, written by a true voice of experience with a
storyteller's originality." Reviewed for ForeWord Magazine by Colleen Miller.
This next tidbit comes from (current) April Issue of Word Wrap:
"…Gracie McKeever's gritty realism cuts to the chase in MILES TO GO. Without pulling any punches, she creates the vibrant and challenging world of these teens exploring drugs, sexuality, and love with a gifted and creative hand. While appropriate reading for older teens, adults will also find MILES TO GO a novel difficult to put down and impossible to forget." Very highly recommended, Cindy Penn.
Visit - http://wordweaving.com/reviewapr41_01.html to read the full review….
The Pen Is Mightier:
Latest issue is up! http://members.aol.com/RitrsPulse/Pen.html
Review of "Mad About Max" from Imajinn Books appears from yours truly. Check it out under COLUMNS. But don't stop here. There are other book reviews, movie reviews, short stories, novel excerpts, poetry and much more from the other talented authors and staff members at The Pen!
This Month's Spotlight Site:
e-Publishing Way ™ http://www.epublishingway.com
New site, chock full of information, helpful articles, links and promotional opportunities for e-authors and much more!
Colleague in the Spotlight:
Author Gail Kennedy is on a roll, recently finaling in the 2001 Golden Quill contest for published authors with her romance "Tell Me No Lies" (check out that cover with model Harvey Stables!)
For a list of all finalists in all categories, visit contest sponsor Desert Rose RWA chapter at the Desert Rose website: http://members.aol.com/drose60
I invite you to visit Gail's site http://www.b-ham.com/gail/ to learn more about this talented author and her books.
Congratulations Gail and keep floating !
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Odds and Ends
If you haven't yet stopped by Gracie's Gallery http://hometown.aol.com/gwiz10/myhomepage/index.html please do check it out. Recent updates as of April 2001. Learn more about my books and me. Peruse the links of interest for writers and readers. Pore through my available articles, poems, short stories, and novelettes and free book excerpts and...Happy Reading!
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