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Praise For My Books
“Pub Speak is the perfect handbook for those who need to navigate the publishing business. Whether you are a new author or just someone who wants to understand publishing, this dictionary is a great source for terms used in the industry.”
“I also think the concept of the tickets is a stroke of genius. There have been a lot of stories about popularity written for this age group, but the idea of an actual ticketing system is a clever – and cruel – way to highlight who is hot and who is not. The ticketing system gave the author a lot of interesting scenarios to play with, and brought new life to an often overused topic.”
An indie short story worth checking out
The fact that a 6,000 word story has a flipping subplot should be an indication that Marchini has a knack for story-telling.
I hope this is the first of many forays that Marchini takes into Brig’s life. I would happily read an entire novel set in the music-controlled world she lives in.
Juliet (the main character) has spunk in spades. She may have tunnel vision when it comes to something that she wants, but she isn’t afraid to go for it… Also, even though things tend not to turn out the way she intended, Juliet has a good heart at the core.
“Effie at the Wedding is not just for the YA crowd, but also for anyone who has ever wallowed in self-pity, and then had to discover a reason to get off the pot.”