Tag Archive | book review

My Side of the Mountain Review…Sort Of

  As an author, I occasionally read books on writing–On Writing by Stephen King and The Glamour of Grammar (Roy Peter Clark) among my favorites. As I was rereading On Writing recently I got to the section about how we need to read all the time so I walked in the other room and grabbed […]

A Book About Youth Changing the World: Review

This series should be in high school classrooms everywhere as a literary example of Margaret Mead’s quote: “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.” Okay, so I’m still excited that my book series has officially come to a conclusion […]

Seed Savers – Unbroken — Anakalian Whims

Reblogging this review of Seed Savers-Unbroken: Title: Unbroken Author: Sandra Smith https://authorssmith.com Genre: Teen/ Young Adult Length: 339 pages “Had Smith been right? Was the U.S. headed for disaster?” This line in Sandra Smith’s latest installment of the Seed Savers series made me laugh out loud. In Unbroken, Caleb Smith is a whistleblower who sent […]

Review of Green-Light Your Book by Brooke Warner

In April I attended the IBPA PubU in Portland. More about that event here.  Included in our free tote bag with the regular goodies of pens, notepads, etc., was the book, Green-Light Your Book by Brooke Warner of She Writes Press. I read the book pretty quickly, but unfortunately didn’t write the review right away. […]

A Master Gardener’s Review of Treasure (Seed Savers, 1)

(This review was written for the original version, published under the name “S. Smith.”) Seed Savers: Treasure (Book 1) is a work of fiction, written for age 9 through young adult readers. The subject matter in the book is somewhat based on discussions of current world events suggestive of GMOs, interest in global food supplies, […]

The Religion of No Religion: Where Diversity Falls Short

Recently, I noticed a conversation under a review of one of my books on its Amazon page. The initial commenter, after reading a long and thorough review of the book, left a comment saying they were sorry to hear there was a “Christian theme” in the book because he/she was an atheist and had wanted to […]

Newbie Self-Publisher? There’s Help

Review of The Self-Publisher’s Ultimate Resource Guide When I decided to publish my first book in 2012, I knew nothing about how to put a book together and get it out there. Luckily for me, I found thebookdesigner.com by Joel Friedlander. Through his website, Joel taught me almost everything I know about self-publishing. I was […]