Getting your work noticed and reviewed is one of the hardest part of going your own way as an indie author. You discover that there are rules and etiquette along the way. But I've tried to keep plugging and was rewarded with an email the other day from someone who had read "Shorts" and had posted a review.
Talk about fear and trepidation! I was ecstatic when I opened it and read what the reviewer had to say about the book. What I found was this:
"Shorts is a delightful short fiction collection by J.D. Phillippi that spans both genres and decades. Phillippi’s rich language paints vivid images of the people and places throughout the collection.
Whether you are a fan of science fiction, comedies, thrillers, or simply short stories, Shorts is sure to have something to capture your interest. One thing I particularly liked about this collection was that Phillippi included an afterword for each of the stories. Some were more extensive than others, but they all allowed a bit of insight into the story that offered another layer of understanding and prompted me to re-read each one with fresh eyes.
Some of my favorites were “The Day the Aliens Landed,” which is about an alien spacecraft touching down in present day Jamestown, New York with the events being nothing like Hollywood movies predicted or anything people expected, as well as “The Snow,” which follows a man named Chris, his friend Lee, a terrible snowstorm, and a mysterious box. Some of the stories finish before they can reach a resolution, but that only serves to draw you in more, provoking your imagination as you sit back and wonder what happens after you turn the page."
Melissa Tanaka for Readers’ Favorite
Yeah, that'll brighten up your day! My thanks to Melissa for this great review! Please contact me if you do reviews and would like an ARC.