The Rating Race Begins

It’s almost 1:00 in the afternoon already and I swear I only intended to spend a half hour updating by Cry Baby Cry website. The thing, is, though, that in the process of doing that, I discovered the book had received its first 5-star rating on Goodreads, which resulted in a whole flurry of postings and updates on all my websites and social media venues.

Then, just as I thought I could go throw a load of clothes in the washer, a five star review on Amazon popped up and ZOOM, there I am, off again. I promise, though that this will be my last update of the day (unless I discover more reviews and ratings later on!).

The first 5-stars came from  Sheri Wilkerson on Goodreads:

The second one was posed on Amazon by Marydale S. and comes with some wonderful accolades.

This is a page-turner by a seasoned author. I especially like the fact that this author not only writes from experience (she has been a volunteer worker among homeless youth) but also from and with compassion. Her books are more than entertainment; they teach us tolerance and awareness of lives that aren’t conventional, easy, or “socially acceptable.” A worthwhile read!

Thanks to Sheri and Marydale. And I look forward to hearing what YOU think of it, too. Let me know.


The title to my latest, and last, post on my Birthing the Next Book blog has a double meaning. Pride that I am finally finished with Cry Baby Cry and ready to launch my baby into the world. Pride in celebration of Gay Pride month, an event dear to Avril McCartney’s fictional heart.

I hope this book will be well received, but also that anyone who reads it will understand how joyful it can be to look past preconceived prejudices of gender in order to truly see the heart of the person.

I have loved getting to know Avril. I hope you enjoy her, too.

Avril walked over to the mirror on the far wall just to check that the woman hadn’t been making fun of her. Nope. Still fabulous. Still sparkly with the glitter and hairspray she’d spritzed on before leaving the house.