Read the prestigious Historical Novel Society’s review of The Beauty Doctor.
Sometimes a thoughtfully-written review from an awards judge can make an author feel almost as good as winning!
Many thanks to Sharon Stogner of “I Smell Sheep” for giving The Beauty Doctor a five-sheep rating! Here’s a bit of what she says about the book.
One of the new or independently-published author’s most important opportunities for validation is the literary contest. Yes, the competition is stiff. But if your book does well, the recognition can help to give you instant credibility.
When I saw the title of an article in the latest Scientific American, “Measuring Beauty,” I was excited, thinking this might be something of interest to readers of my historical novel, The Beauty Doctor.
A recent poll of 2000 women across the country found that fear of wrinkles is starting earlier these days. But, of course, such concerns are not new. In the course of research for my historical novel, The Beauty Doctor, I ran across this newspaper article from 1906 . . .
Wonderful to see that in today’s world of TV, computers, cell phones and video games, young kids still show enthusiasm for reading books and writing stories. Why not help to sponsor a Young Authors’ Day at your local elementary school?
Many of us who write exist for the moment when we first hold in our hand an actual finished product—a novel, a volume of poetry, or some other so-very-long-in-the-making creation of our imagination. That moment means that we can finally call ourselves not just a “writer” but a “published author.” This upgraded designation, if you want to consider it that, most definitely represents a sea change.