Tuesday, December 15, 2009

A New Review for Sensitivity 101 for the Heterosexual Male and a Random Act of Kindness All Rolled up in One

Well, another week has gone by and I'm behind the times again. I wanted to post this newest review of my book...another review with another opinion. It never stops amazing me how everyone who reads the book comes away with something new...guess that is a good thing. Here is part of the review.

"...A delicate and intimate coming of age story...I applaud the author for the originality of the story and looking back in a nurturing and humanizing way."
Read the whole review at Author Exposure.

I was looking very hard for a random act of kindness the whole week, but something strange happened. I couldn't find one. All week at work I searched, but all I found was that the Holiday season this year has brought out the worst of people. Fighting, yelling, and lack of manners actually was the norm. I was out of ideas and patience so didn't leave my house over the weekend.

That's when it happened. I woke up on Sunday morning to an e-mail, the one containing my review from above. After reading it I had found my act...

The last line of the review is "In fact, a change in the title and cover and the author could target a neglected topic within the young adult market."

Never in a million years would I have guessed that the subject of my book could actually be accepted by that audience. But after talking to a few parents who had read the book, I was more than happy to find out that they did indeed let their 16 years and older read the story. They said the message was one they wanted their kids to hear about, although some of content was more to an adults liking.

So I spent yesterday adapting a R rated book into a PG one (That's why I am late with this post.) I sent it to the same parents and already have recieved two thumbs up from one of them. The book now can marketed to the YA and Christian markets.

So I thank Author Exposure for a great review AND a new idea, along with a great quote to use on both my book covers when I redesign in January.

I guess there really are good people left in the world.

Till next week,


1 comment:

  1. Philip,

    Thank you so much for these kind words about Author Exposure! I was happy to read your book and I'll be happy to share it with others. I'm so glad that you are pursuing the "new" market. I really think you will do well. All the best with both of your books and your writing career.