I’ve gotten into the terrible habit of reading the reviews my books get. This is an awful idea for many reasons. First of all, while reviews on my books tend to be positive, they aren’t all. This means that if I read a bad one, my day is sent into a spiral of ever more… Continue reading Reading My Own Reviews Is Basically the Worst Idea Ever
Travis West has posted a fantastic review of What Boys Are Made Of on his blog, Darker Voice. As he was a big fan of my short story “The Foreigner’s Loneliness,” my fingers were crossed he’d enjoy an entire novel of my writing.
That turned out to be exactly the case!
I was so blown away by the book, that I just had to share my thoughts. This is one of those indie books that is so much better than anything else on the market, it makes you question the entire traditional publishing model. It’s a dark, dystopian western, and it’s certainly not for those looking for something lighthearted and easy-going. But it’s beautifully written and the characters continue to haunt me as I eagerly wait for book 2.
You can check out the full review here:
What Boys Are Made Of Review on Darker Voice
[Adult me disclaimer so people don’t get angry: I wouldn’t personally consider any book in the Saint Flaherty series to be YA; it contains quite a bit of strong language. Plus, I aimed it at adults.
That said, sixteen-year-old me would have devoured this book alive. And I had worse language than this book contains. So.
Hand What Boys Are Made Of over to teens at your discretion.]
What’s a writer’s best friend? Reviews. But I hear the same question from readers all the time: how the heck do I write one? Reviews are an important part of any book’s life. Their main function is to let other people know whether it’s worth buying or not. How many times have we picked up… Continue reading How to Review a Book in 4 Easy Steps
This is the moment we’ve been waiting for. Book 1, recently re-titled What Boys Are Made Of, is nearing its release date of March 15th, 2016. And here it is! In this gritty debut set in a near-future Appalachia, S. Hunter Nisbet presents a stunning story of surviving the choices we make—and those that are made… Continue reading Cover Reveal and Call For Advance Readers
Last Friday, a package arrived in the mail! Actually, two packages. Husband asked me, “Did my thingy come?” I replied, “No, but two copies of Assassins Creed did.” He: “Two?” Me: “Two.” He: “Are you sure?” As I was literally holding them both in my hand at the time, I didn’t dignify that last remark.… Continue reading Comedy and Assassinations: A Winning Video Game Combo
Hypothetical time. A friend has written and published a book, and you, having seen small samples of their writing and finding them to your taste, have enthusiastically said you’d read it. The problem? The book turns out to have a major flaw. Not irredeemable, definitely fixable, but a glaring problem nevertheless, something that is blocking your… Continue reading Dilemmas, Dilemmas: When Advice Isn’t Asked For