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Kirkus Review for Thoughts To Die For

The long-awaited Kirkus Review for my novel THOUGHTS TO DIE FOR arrived today! It is always helpful and interesting to hear others interpretations of my story.

It is worth mentioning that there are a number of factual errors in the review.

1) The first factual error involves the reviewer’s statement: “Under the gentle watch of a wizardlike man named Hemp, kids like Levi keep thought journals, engage in an aerial sport called Solarshay, and eat veggie burgers at the local diner.”

Correction: The solarshay coach, Maya Solarshay, provides the thought journals to Levi and his peers, not Hemp.

2) A second factual error involves the reviewer’s comment: “But ultimately, the tale is open to any number of tantalizing outcomes. The burning question is: Will Levi be able to direct his mind to choose the right one?”

Correction: The story has a very clear outcome. It is inaccurate that it is “open to any number of tantalizing outcomes.” So, there is no “burning question” as to whether or not Levi will be able to “choose the right one.”

Based on these factual errors and a few other comments it appears that the reviewer did not read my story in its entirety. This is incredibly disappointing.

You can read the review in its entirety here

Kirkus Indie Review COMING SOON!

As a self-published author I need all the marketing and public relations help I can get. I am so busy writing I just don’t have the time to promote the way I would like to.

My YA Science Fantasy - THOUGHTS TO DIE FOR - has been patiently floating in cyberspace waiting for readers to stumble upon it, read it, fall in love with it - and tell their friends about it. When I learned about KIRKUS reviews I knew I had to get one.

I ordered my review in December of 2018 and it is due February 28th, 2019 which is just 18 days away. I am THRILLED and HOPEFUL that the review will be favorable. Either way, I know it will be HELPFUL in that the review will allow me to see the book through the eyes of a professional reviewer.

It is my ultimate dream/goal to have my story made into a feature film. I recently purchased Final Draft 11 and am in the process of writing the screenplay. I also (as a team with my son) recently applied to Imagine Entertainment’s Imagine Impact 2 Content Accelerator program. Ron Howard and Brian Grazer are essentially the Willy Wonkas of the writing community giving 22 “golden tickets” to fortunate and talented writers from around the globe! I have been very busy visualizing our participation in this phenomenal program and will keep you posted! It would be a dream come true!

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Carolyn