Showing posts with label animals. Show all posts
Showing posts with label animals. Show all posts

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Reviews of ANIMAIA

Here are some (genuine) reviews from Smashwords:
"My first thought about this book and how to describe it is "Harry Potter meets Dr. Doolittle". I absolutely loved this book. There are plenty of good guys and baddies. I can't wait for more from this author."
"Animaia is about a world where through evolution, people who were once thought to be witches were actually "gifted" individuals who could psychically link their thoughts with animals, reptiles and birds. Because of this ability, through revolution, a country became Animaia where all people are vegans... no fleshers, skinners or others, even if you are not an anima and "gifted" to be able to sync with the animal kingdom.
Animaia is about Arno Steele, a truly gifted anima who can converse/link with multiple animal groups (a rarity)and his friends as they go off for their first year of school to learn how to control and use their gifts. There are lurking threats from a neighboring country of fleshers (meat eaters) & skinners as well as the question of the crater and the grommets. Shades of Harry Potter, but with a completely different appeal.
Very enjoyable!"

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Getting Ready for Publication

A few more readings, proofs, edits, external edits and reads, cover evaluation and fine adjustments before publication.

ANIMAIA (anim-eye-a) is 101,000 words and stands alone -- which means it has a great ending yet with hints of more to come in subsequent books in the series.

By the way, the fine art gorilla pic on the cover is from gifted wildlife artist and photographer Charles Alexander at

I haven't submitted to one agent yet. I'll think about that later.