Wonderful Words to Hear!
I just received the judge’s commentary from the Writer’s Digest Self-Published Book Awards. Although Spring House didn’t win an award, the judge had wonderful things to say.
Each of the four elements judged â€“ plot, grammar, character development, and cover design â€“ received a score of 5 (on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being excellent). The judge commented: “This book brings the historical facts of a region to life. The author has done a meticulous job of research. The footnotes and resource notes only serve to emphasize this. Students are often required to read some kind of historical fiction in middle school and this would be a good one for that â€“ a sort of North Carolina equivalent to Johnny Tremain. It is easy but interesting reading. This book reflects the hard work of the author and needs nothing to improve it. The reader wants to look forward to the next part of their westward saga.”
[tags]books, review, Writer’s digest, David Bowles, Spring House, Westward Sagas[/tags]