Monday, June 28, 2010

Endorsements!

I am happy to report that, so far, I have received two endorsements for my novel, Kestrel's Midnight Song. The second of which just arrived this morning. (Note: Receiving a novel endorsement is a great way to start your day.)

The first is from Jill Williamson, who recently WON A CHRISTY AWARD!

“Kestrel’s Midnight Song is a solid addition to the fantasy genre. Jacob Parker writes an imaginative tale, filled with adventure, mystery, and unique characters. The storylines intertwine and keep the reader turning the pages, desperate to see how it will all work out. I can’t wait to read the sequel.”
—Jill Williamson, award winning author of By Darkness Hid
The second, the one I just received this morning, is from Wayne Thomas Batson:

"Because of his youth and the genre, people will no doubt compare J.R. Parker to Christopher Paolini. I don't claim to be a prophet, but I think Parker very well could be better. Kestrel's Midnight Song is a wonderful first novel. Parker's language is quite stunning without being wordy. And his opening hook is terrific. Marauders, stolen children, haunting mystery, and ever-present danger make this a book worth reading."—Wayne Thomas Batson, bestselling author of The Door Within Trilogy, Isle of Swords, Isle of Fire, and Curse of the Spider King
Advance Reader Copies have also been sent to various review publications such as Library Journal, Publisher's Weekly, etc. Getting a review from one of those is a long shot for a small press, but it's worth a try, right?

In other news, I can see the light at the end of the tunnel on the editing front. In a day or two I should receive the suggested edits from the editor and will then apply them to the novel. It won't be long now before it's off to the printer.

17 comments:

Jessica said...

Congratulations Jacob! That is totally awesome.

Jill Williamson said...

Whoo! Jacob, way to go! That's so awesome. :-)

Hannah said...

Congrats, Jake! :-)

Chris said...

WHOAH! Awesome! You didn't tell me about Batson! Woot!

Beorn said...

Sweet! Looks like it's having a good--no, great--start!

I can't wait to read it.

~Prism~ said...

Congratulations! I'm sure you are living the dream of many young people out there (like me ;)) Enjoy it and all the best to you!

God Bless,
~Prism~

Memzie said...

That is awesome! Congratulations!!!

Jake said...

WOOOOOOOT! Batson endorsed it?!?! And compared your writing to CP's and thought it was better?!?! I have been wanting to read KMS SOO badly, but now that he said THAT... [CP's books are all on my top ten list of fave fantasy] Wow. Hurry up with the editing! :D

Evergreena said...

SWEET! Congratulations! Both of those endorsements are great!

Melissa Rose said...

Congratulations and good luck with the edits!

Andrew K. York said...

that is just fantastic! I've been checking your website almost everyday, looking for more of KMS endorsements and when I read Mr. Batson's I was shocked! KMS!KMS! I want to read it even more now!

Publishers Weekly! It is a long shot, but with a good book like yours.. it sis sooooo wortha try!!

ElizabethMarieKauffman said...

Congratulations!!!! That is awesome!!! :D

~ElizabethMarieKauffman~

Star-Dreamer said...

That's so awesome! Way to go!

Anonymous said...

Cool ARCs!

Robert Treskillard said...

Congrats, Jacob on getting all those endorsements!

K.M. Weiland said...

Congratulations! High praise is *always* a great way to start a day - or a week - or a year, for that matter. Looking forward to the book!

Miss Pickwickian said...

Enjoyed looking around on your blog.

I always love finding blogs by writers!

Congratulations!