One of my three targets when I launched Monkey Arkwright has been realised today – a blogger has reviewed my book, and even better, she liked it!
I don’t just e-mail every blogger in existence. I like to do a bit of research before sending off a polite request to those that I feel would be interested in reading a Young Adult mystery. Most of my requests have fallen in deaf ears, although last year, Lorna over at The Writing Greyhound was kind enough to feature me in a Q & A on her blog.
A few weeks ago, Michelle from Curled up with a good book agreed to review Monkey Arkwright, and today she’s made good on that promise. To say that I’m pleased with the review would be an understatement. It’s a great feeling when somebody provides feedback on your work, and of course, even better when they love it. The fact that she’s specifically mentioned that she’d be interested in reviewing book #2, Black Hearts Rising, when it’s ready, is a massive bonus.
When you’re an indie author, writing is the easy part; getting people to read your work can be a real slog. I’m sure I’m not the only author who feels this way, but I truly appreciate the efforts of bloggers like Michelle and Lorna in giving indie books that chance, however small, to reach a wider audience.
You can read the review here.