Asking for Reviews

It’s hard enough to write a book, sweat, worry, rework, rewrite, restructure. Get critiques, hire an editor, and finally you get finished. It takes three years to write, five more to finish edits and all the other things. Then you copyright it, design a cover, create a blog, social media….. you believe in what you’ve done,.. but no one has reviewed it!!!!

Do any of you writers out there have any suggestions on getting your novel reviewed? I’ve had a few friends read the novel, say it’s great, but I haven’t gotten any reviews even on Barnes & Noble, iBookstore, or Kindle.

Reviews….. ahhh … to have some reviews (even negative so I can respond).  Surely other authors have never gone through such stress. I believe in this novel! READ MY BOOK! You’ll love it, I promise.

Then….. write a review.




Cover Art by Illustrator Ashby North


The cover art for Blue Moon Bench is by illustrator and children’s video-book author Ashby North.

In the editorial market, North has illustrated many covers for Bed Times Magazine. In 2003 he won the International Silver Inkwell Award for Best Magazine Cover Illustration. For several seasons North has created playbill art for the WolfTrap Foundation for the Arts Theater in The Woods, and works for non-profit organization clients such as; Africare, Habitat for Humanity, the American Bar Association and Kunzang Palyul Choling Center for Tibetan Buddhist Studies.

North also co-envisioned and created children art works for Fiddlemoon Stories LLC and has worked on a variety of projects with such graphic design clients as Thunder Mountain Designs and dawn blanchard design.

The cover for Blue Moon Bench was inspired by the main character in Blue Moon Bench and it’s southwest location.