The August issue #133 of Aurealis magazine is out now and I’m super happy to announce that A Stranger's Tale received a bit of a glowing review by Eugen Bacon.
The Aurealis Magazine is one of Australia's most iconic Fantasy/SF magazines, so to get an honest review and a glowing one at that, is a big achievement for my little book.
As with all reviews, there's always that dread that it will be negative. But reading is very subjective and while I’m quite blown away that A Stranger's Tale has yet to receive any bad reviews, I’m also quite realistic in the fact that it will happen at some point. Although I dread the day, I like to think I’ve mentally prepared myself for it.
So when I read this wonderful review, the two sentences that I homed in on were the negative ones and I’m please to say, I took it very well. In fact, I felt almost relieved and have taken the feedback and used it to fix up some errors I didn't know existed. For that, I’m grateful.
All in all, these are the kinds of reviews to be proud of, the kind of reviews to learn from and I’m so happy to be able to share it with you all.
It's not every day you walk into a butcher shop and see them selling books. But the amazing fellas over at Burnbrook Fields in Romsey have a few signed copies of A Stranger's Tale out on display!
I live in such a beautiful and supportive community. Never imagined I'd see my book sitting on an old butcher's block or above the meat displays, but damn it looks good!
Oh, and yes, that is a Hannibal cookbook...