Normally, I love reviewers. Whether the review says my book is poor or excellent, it always makes me happy to know that someone took the time to read my book, and that they’re taking the time to write a review. However, today I got a review on one of my books, and before I was even finished reading it, I knew I was going to have to write about it. This person read thirty-seven pages of my book, and he or she decided to give it a one-star rating on Barnes and Noble. In their review, they “took issue” with the fact that I named my main character after myself, gave her my age, and made her look like me. They said that it spoke to a lack of creativity. I’m not sure how they could have missed it, since I practically spell it out. This girl in “Zombie Island” is me. She has my name, she looks like me, and she is my age because she is literally supposed to be me. This is my story. The story of how I would survive during a zombie apocalypse, and for someone to tell me that doing this “lacks creativity” really hurts. This story started out as a daydream and I turned it into an actual story. And in a moment of inspiration, I decided to keep myself as the main character, so I could have better insight into the mind of my main character. I think doing that showed a great deal of creativity. I don’t know. Maybe I’m wrong…


9 comments on “Reviewers

  1. I thought the book was absolutely excellent and I could not put it down and I had to keep reading. The fact that you made the character after yourself was not a lack of creativity. I viewed as it gave the story more emotion. Please continue to write and please make a sequel!

  2. I just read Zombie Island in one sitting. I didn’t know what to expect from a B & N free book, but I am so happy I gave your book a shot. Once I started reading I immediately felt like I could close my eyes and visualize Sam’s apartment, the destroyed city, and Reese and Ryder.
    You need to contact George A. Romero ASAP about turning your story into a movie.
    Please continue writing about Sam and Ryder!

    • Thanks, I’m glad you liked it. I actually have a sequel planned out, but I have too many other books planned out at the moment, though I will eventually get to it. If you have the time, you could check out some of my other stuff in the meantime. I have two others that are free at the moment.

    • The third book is about half-finished at the moment. I’ve been stalled with a very serious case of writer’s block that won’t go away. I’m expecting it to be done maybe in the spring. Sorry for the long wait.

      • i know what you mean,im actually currently trying to write a story myself. i always asked myself after reading a good book “why must i wait so long for the next one??” then i realized how it is. im exited for the next arena wars.

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