Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Review for Birthright Unknown

You should all read this beautiful review I just got today. I'll give you one of my favorite highlights:

There is a lot of action in this story that will keep its young readers enthralled from beginning to end. It is fast moving and has a cast of characters that are well portrayed. The author offers us Mae, a strong and intelligent character who is a good role model for girls. The more books that give us strong, independent female characters the better.

Because girl power, y'all!! :)

It's always nerve-wracking to get a review back. You get that email in your inbox, and you just sit there thinking, "This is it. They hate it. They gave it one star. Other people are going to see this review and hate my book without reading it."

To be fair, I've gotten one-star reviews before. I took it very personally. Heated words were exchanged...between me and my mirror....

And to also be fair, every single review I've ever received has been helpful, even and especially the bad ones. I always want to know how I can improve. That's important. But then reviews like this happen, and they make everything right again. Because someone read my book and liked it. And that's the whole reason I write.

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Prayers Needed

I work as a freelance editor for a photography writing business, and I recently worked on a story that I really think needs to be shared. It's a hard thing, so I wanted to ask for prayers, if you're so inclined:

Read here.

Sunday, November 9, 2014

Lady Thief Spotlight and New Author Bio

I've been working hard at this whole marketing my books thing, and I got to talk to a wonderful reviewer who, unfortunately, didn't have time in her schedule to read Lady Thief all the way through. Instead, she offered to do a spotlight, which you can read here.

The fun thing about this spotlight was that it's got an updated bio. (Full story of how we decided to move to Georgia and what the future holds to be included in a blog post soon. I'll get to it eventually!)

Author Bio
Shelby Hailstone Law has been writing since she was five years old and her stories were filled with princesses and fairy tales (though a lot of her stories are still that way). She married her sweetheart, Matthew Law, in 2013, and they are (finally) moving back to her home in the South to live in Georgia in 2015. She has lived in Utah for five-and-a-half years now, and she misses everything about the South, from the accents to the barbecue. And if she has her way, she and Matt will live happily ever after in the land of magnolias and humidity!