It’s not easy to get your books reviewed by other people. And these aren’t even books, these are short stories. And it’s well known that short stories don’t exactly cast as wide of a berth that novels do. So getting someone to review short stories is even harder.
But I’m not one to give up, and I sent out some copies to reviewers to take a peek at and if they truly liked them, to review on their blog.
I was pleasantly surprised to know that not only was someone willing to do just that, but they were willing to review, in detail, all four stories. Now that’s awesome.
The stories reviewed at: Heart of Steel, Aliens Ate My Anti-Grav Speeder, A Dome of Chrome, and Without A Trace. The full blog slash review is over here, so go check that out. Lisa’s doing an incredible job, casting light on stories and magazines that might not otherwise get that attention, so it’s well worth giving her a few minutes of your time.
And if you don’t have the time to read the whole thing (she really did go into detail on some of the stories, and honestly there’s no greater reward than that for a writer), she summed it up like this: “His storytelling range is impressive, even just going on what I’ve talked about here…from dry humour to imaginative alien cultures, whether short stories or sharply written flash fiction, there’s a lot here to explore, and I’ve only mentioned four stories! I call that an excellent start, and my fingers are crossed for published novel.”
Dry humour? Imaginative alien cultures? How does that not sound awesome? (Yes, I do have a very dry and dark sense of humour. It’s gotten me in trouble more than once). Either way, I definitely use her blogs as sources for reviews to read, because she liked mine. She must have good taste then, right? Seriously though, her stuff is awesome. Give it a read…and thanks again to Lisa! I hope to meet you one day and hand over that published novel. It’s coming, don’t you worry.