Michelle Perin, Chairperson of the Public Safety Writers Association Writing Contest, which awarded 1st place to UNLEAVENED DEAD, emailed me her comments. I have her permission to plaster them all over the ether.
What a wonderful story. Although I didn’t know many of the words and the customs weaved into this novel, I didn’t feel overwhelmed by learning them. I felt pulled into a whole new world. The plot was interesting and the characters unique. I liked this story from the beginning to the end.”
Thank you, Michelle. Your check is in the mail. (Joke! Really! It’s a joke! I don’t mess with someone who spent Saturday running for 2 miles, doing yoga, then powerwalking for 2 miles; and then on Sunday ran for 4 miles and then went to the gym and did an arm workout. Whatever that means. I don’t think she was referring to lifting spoonsful of ice cream from a gallon container to her mouth.)