Kudo’s to the Self-Published Author
I know that I previously said that I would normally just post on Monday’s, but as I was falling to sleep last night it struck me what a great contribution the self-published author is making to the reading world and I just wanted to give them kudos.
That’s what they are bringing to the reading world. This is what I’ve been seeing in the books that I have been reviewing. It’s not the same old stories written in the same old tone. I’ll tell you I actually stopped buying pop fiction a few years back because every book seemed to be the same. I got so sick of it I boycotted them and decided to read all of the classics. Yes, it’s true that the mainstream publishing houses will come out with something new and different every once in a while, but that doesn’t happen very often. For the most part if they find something that sells, they bring in more authors to write more of those same stories. But those days are changing. The market is getting blown wide open to fresh perspectives.
- The warmth and goodness that Rita Hestand brings to the romance novel in Chief Cook and Bottle Washer rather than that constant tension between protagonists that you find in most romance novels.
- The great sense of humor portrayed by C. L. Bevill in Bubba and the Dead Woman. I can count on one hand, and still have some fingers left over, the number of authors that made me laugh as much.
- The history of and memorial to Torpedo Squadron 4. What Gerald W. Thomas brought to this in Torpedo Squadron 4: A Cockpit View of World War II, because of his experience, was not only an extensive historical record, or a list of battles, but he added a level of humanity to it and, thereby, memorialized those who flew.
- Robert Day in Demon Gates: Book One of the Nexus Wars Saga (review upcoming) with his ability to portray all of his characters with their own stories.