My middle-grade ghost adventure, Johnny Graphic and the Etheric Bomb, has been out a while now. But it’s still collecting great reviews. Just this week, Jessica Kosinski of A Book a Day Reviews posted her impressions of my 1930s pulp-style yarn, awarding it five stars! Here’s some of what she had to say:
There are a few things that I like about this book. One of them is the idea of ghosts co-existing with, and even being able to interact with, human beings. Whether you believe in ghosts or not, you have to admit that the idea is intriguing. I also enjoyed the fact that the author went out of his way to give each ghost in the story his or her own unique personality…
Another thing I enjoyed about the book is that it takes place in an alternate 1935. The locations all have different names than you might expect. There was a Civil War of sorts that ended differently from the Civil War we all know, causing a different division of countries, and a different governmental system. Granted, that also meant that I, as the reader, had to just accept certain things as fact and didn’t have a lot of familiar reference points, but I liked the imagination behind the concept.
I give Johnny Graphic and the Etheric Bomb 5 out of 5 stars. It was well-written, entertaining, and featured well-rounded characters. I felt like the writing was appropriate for the intended age group as well. Most importantly, it left me wanting more, as book one in a series always should.
To read Jessica’s full review, and check out the rest of A Book a Day Reviews, just click here.
FYI, the e-book version of my first Johnny Graphic book is on sale in June for only 99 cents.
June 13, 2014 at 6:04 pm
This Johnny Fan says: Well-deserved kudos to you! Five out of five! Yippee!
June 13, 2014 at 7:19 pm
Those reviews are tough to get, so we were tickled, too. Slowly but surely we’re getting the word out about Johnny. It takes a village to write a good book, and Sue and I are very lucky to have beta readers and supporters like you. We’re trying to coin a term for Johnny fans. How about “Graphic Brats”? If you’ll recall, that’s how Percy Rathbone referred to them on the last page of Zombies.