I woke up yesterday to find a new five-star review posted for THE WILCO PROJECT. It turns out this review was posted by none other than fellow Solstice Publishing author KC Sprayberry. As I have mentioned before, receiving a great review is one of the most rewarding parts of writing. For me, this reward is amplified when the review comes from another author because that person has endured the rigorous process it takes to become published.
Here is the 5-star review as posted on Amazon.com:
Steven Archer, dot-com millionaire turned college professor, is on top of his world. His interactive cell phone game is succeeding far beyond his wildest dreams. The students running the project have some issues, but they’re working just as hard to make the game a winner. Then a phone call early one Saturday morning turns everything upside down. Archer can’t believe how fast things are tumbling down after the discovery of a body, of a female student participating in the game trials. The evidence points at the project manager, a student on track to be named to a fabulous job once the game goes public. But Archer has a hard time believing this particular person would ever do something like, until a second body is found.
Daniel Springer’s concept of a techno-thriller where the focus is on the characters rather than the technology works extremely well. The reader is captured on the first page and can’t stop until they get to the end. The reader has difficulty figuring out exactly who the villain is, and will be surprised at not only the motive but also the person when it’s announced after a chase with the game running. Springer’s talent for using a few words to get his point across paints a breathtaking picture of gamers going for a hot new game where they play in the out of doors rather than from behind a computer screen. The dialogue is quite believable, as are the reactions of those involved. The Wilco Project whetted my appetite for more works by this talented author.
Thanks KC for the kind words. KC didn’t ask me to do this, but I here is bit about her:
KC Sprayberry juggles her writing between a son in the band, a loving husband, a reformed barn cat, and an excitable Black Lab puppy determined to play all day long. She lives in Northwest Georgia, and often uses local settings, such as the one in An Ordinary House, in her stories. Her first love in writing is for young adults, be it historical, contemporary, sci-fi, or fantasy, a short story or a full length novel.
Here is the blurb on her book, SOFTLY SAY GOODBYE:
Erin Sellers, an eighteen-year-old high school senior, hates teen drinking. She and her three friends – Bill, her guy, Shari and Jake – decide to use Twitter to stop a group, the Kewl Krew, from using their high school as the local bar. But the members of this group are just as determined to stop anyone from messing up their fun. Despite veiled threats to her safety, Erin continues her crusade.
To make matters worse for her, the stress of school and extra curricular work mounts and suddenly, shockingly, booze-fuelled tragedy strikes. Erin is now under greater pressure as she spends all hours to produce a mural and other work to commemorate the death of a teen friend. Bill, Jake and Shari support her in all this…
But more tragedy lurks nearby… until it’s time to softly say goodbye.
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