First Review of Canidae: The Journey

Hello everyone!  Happy New Year!  I hope you all had a wonderful holiday. 

As I announced over in the news section, the first review for Canidae: The Journey has been published over at Kirkus Reviews.  If you haven't had a chance to check out the review for yourself you can take a look at it by following this link

Overall it seems the folks at Kirkus liked my book, and I feel quite relieved to be honest.  I tend to be a little self critical about my work, and throughout the process of writing Canidae: The Journey I was always looking at what I was writing and saying: "This is awful. Why would anyone ever want to read this?  I need to make this better.  I need to rewrite that entire page.  Etc." 

That said, Kirkus did point out some issues and flaws that I both agree with and acknowledge.  Creating the Canidae was not easy, and even now I still feel that they have too much of a human element in them.  I wanted to have some amount of that in order to make them easier for readers to relate to, but I didn't want to be on the opposite end of the spectrum where the canids were so different that it would be difficult to understand them. 

I also appreciate that Kirkus pointed out some of the weak spots in my writing.  Feedback like this is immensely helpful for writers like myself, and I believe that it will help me avoid repetitive word choice. 

That is all for now folks, talk to you again real soon!