Kirkus Author Experiences

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Nothing Risked, Nothing Gained
The Visitor’s Choice: A Search to Make Things Right is my first published novel. After a year of rejection letters and emails from publishers and literary agents, a small press ...
Kirkus Gave Me a Sense of Legitimacy
As a newly published author, the most essential yet difficult thing to do is get your book in front of potential readers and hopefully in their hands! This is especially ...
A Review that Carries Weight (and Got me a Book Deal)
Writing is like life. You must practice it as an experiment for yourself and as a service for others. I dedicated over five years to researching and writing The Sworn ...
A Risk I'll Take Again and Again
I remember my Kirkus review of Death Never Sleeps. I was filled with the natural doubts of any debut author. The book was on Amazon already, but no one had ...
A Complicated and Rewarding Relationship
Kirkus and I go way back. That sounds pompous, but it’s true. We’re not close friends, but we’ve had a bit of a relationship throughout the years. And always a ...