I’M BEAMING . . .!
The news was so unexpected.
Yesterday, Writer’s Digest, 24th Annual Self-Published Book Awards sent me the review for my memoir, THE TAIL ON MY MOTHER’S KITE.
(The notice said: “Books are evaluated on a scale of 1 to 5, with 1 meaning ‘needs improvement’ and 5 meaning ‘outstanding.’” )
Here are the memoir's Writer’s Digest ratings:
Structure, Organization, and Pacing: 5
Spelling, Punctuation, and Grammar: 5
Production Quality and Cover Design: 4
Plot and Story Appeal: 4
Voice and Writing Style: 5
Judge’s Commentary: The best part of Maralys Wills’ book, The Tail on my Mother’s Kite, is it’s a well-structured and well-organized memoir the reader will find easy to read. Mrs. Wills begins writing about her early years and ends with her journey of how it all worked out. She writes, “When I muse about my mother, I think of the salmon that swims upstream to spawn, and after spawning, with its essence gone and its mission fulfilled, sinks to the bottom of the stream and dies. In a way that’s what happened to our mother. Having produced Allan and me, and then Hillary, and raised us haphazardly but as best she could, her goal in life was accomplished. The best of Mother’s zest was over, the rest a blank page with nothing on it except tracings of misery.” . . .
Some of the chapters were a little slow in getting to the point of what the author wants the reader to grasp; but overall this is an excellent book. The author’s passion for writing this memoir is noteworthy. Mrs. Wills used specific and concrete words to support what she had written. Her style and tone of writing are noteworthy.”
THE TAIL ON MY MOTHER’S KITE would make a great Christmas Present.
Available, autographed, through my website, Maralys.com.
Or by emailing me: firstname.lastname@example.org. ($10.00 plus shipping)
Or you can buy it from Amazon.
Happy Holidays to all of you! Maralys