“An experience you can see, hear, and smell”

A big thumbs up for the book and my writing, but a thumbs down for the cover again. Next time, we hire a professional cover artist–I promise.

Bend Me, Shape Me


I knew from an email Jill at IndieHeart sent me two weeks ago that this review of Bend Me, Shape Me would be a good one.  Jill has experience working with troubled teens and so her accolades are high praise indeed.  Please click through to read more, including a brief overview of the main characters that you should find interesting.

I found most of the characters in Bend Me, Shape Me to be well drawn. Alley is the perfect picture of a boy with fetal alcohol syndrome. Snow, who has been diagnosed as bipolar (like many traumatized teen girls with legitimate anger) is a strong and compelling character. You will find yourself pulling for her from the beginning.

The author also brings a high degree of craft to the elements that make the story an experience you can see, hear, and smell; she has a talent for both descriptive language…

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“Nicely done”

While some might think 3.5 stars isn’t that good of a rating, it seems like high praise indeed from someone who admits she doesn’t really enjoy crime fiction. Thanks, Tanja!

Bend Me, Shape Me

Tanja from Bosnia didn’t think Bend Me, Shape Me‘s plot twist related to the government was necessary, but does say that it was logical and the book was nicely done.  She also prefaced her review on Jacitamati by admitting crime fiction isn’t really her preferred genre.  3.5 stars from someone who doesn’t usually enjoy suspense novels?  I’ll take it!

Being a reader makes you discover different things about yourself. For example, I’m huge fan of tv-crime shows and I watched who knows how many CSI and Criminal Minds episodes but when it comes to suspense or crime books I tend to avoid them. They simply don’t do it for me, but maybe I will discover some book that will change my mind. This one was a nice and interesting read but it didn’t bring that epiphany, nor did I expect it to. It wouldn’t be fair to set my…

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