Selkies' Skins

Selkies' Skins
Current book in series Temple and Skinquest. Enjoy Castle and Well from Amazon, B&N and Smashwords while waiting for that and the prequel's audiobook "Pearls of Sea and Stone: Book of Seals".

Friday, January 18, 2013

An Independent Author Hand: Ginny Griffin's First Day of School - John Krauss

Well, sort of.  I have been doing tarot readings for this person for a while, helping him decide which way to go.  A few readings into the client/reader relationship he came to me with the issue of his book.  At the time, he was going through another publisher, and getting very frustrated at how long it was taking and the lack of communication.  It turned out that she was avoiding the project, as my readings were indicating likely.

So he left that publisher, taking his project with him.  As I was already his tarot reader, it was a conflict of interest for me to pick up his book, so the focus turned to finding the best route to realizing his publishing dream, and rounding up an artist with the feel he was looking for.  I did read his story over and gave some feedback though.

His project, I am pleased to say, has finally come to fruition.  He has been interviewed for the SL Newser, so if you like, you can
read what he has to say about Ginny Griffin's First Day of School.

You can also check out his book at Lulu available now for $12US.

Now, what do I think of the story?

I really enjoyed this story.  The publisher that he was originally working with had said the conflict between Ginny and the Principal was too over the top, but I have seen similar scenarios in real life.  Not quite to that level, but for me it was believable given my experiences and ones I have heard from other former students.  I really enjoyed how Ginny ended up solving the problem, and I felt that the adults initial reactions were very believable, especially for someone coming from small town background and this being a great example of the Way Things Tend To Work in small towns when something is found that just can't be believed.  When I can, I intend to fit getting a copy into my family budget.

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