Sunday, April 03, 2011

Looking For Readers

I am trying to get some feedback on the finished novel from 5-10 people, though I have to say that I doubt any of you are in the true target demographic. I'll give the rundown synopsis, then you can email or leave a message here if you are interested in seeing a copy.

The title is Snow White and Rose Red: A Tale of Two Sisters and is a retelling of a Hans Christian Andersen fairy tale. The protagonists are in their late teens during most of the story events, and at its heart this story is a coming-of-age young adult novel. The elements of magic are not too heavy, but it is certainly a fantasy novel. I only used the original story as a springboard, trying to turn some of its more traditional (and downright strange) elements on their head.

If you volunteer to read then, as before, I will send you an electronic copy of the manuscript (as a PDF file this time, hopefully) and a few general guidelines for what I am looking for--things I have concerns about. Suggestions are awesome and welcome about any aspect of the novel on which you care to comment.

10 comments:

Debbie Barr said...

I'm not a teen anymore, but I do still read a -ton- of YA. I adore fairy tale re-tellings, and I'd be happy to read it if you're interested. (I know we're not great pals or anything, so I completely understand if you want to send to someone you know better!) If you want to talk it over, my e-mail is soupwriter [at] gmail [dot] com.

Shari said...

I'd be perfectly willing to volunteer! I'm heading to a conference this week, so I'll have some time in the airport and in hotel rooms and such. If you'd prefer to have your target demographic read it, let me know the details and I'm sure I know a few smart people who'd be willing reviewers as well.

Missy Jones said...

My friend Erin Cluff told me about your book. I would love to read it and give you feed back.

Dr. Fu Manchu said...

I would be so happy to. Pick me! Pick me!

t. said...

I'd be so happy to. Pick me! Pick me!

Loradona said...

You can always send it to me. I read the book you sent out last time, and even though I think it took me 100 years to get back to you, that was back when I had a job. Now that I am jobless, reading and commenting would be much simpler. That's up to you, though.

heidikins said...

*Raises hand.

xox

cathy said...

Could you friend me on facebook so I can send you my email that way? When I have previously tried to send you my email by writing to yours, I have never received a response. I don't know why my email doesn't get through but it does not. I'd rather not post it here on your blog.
To find me on facebook, look for Cathy Schaller with the same back-lit photo that shows up among your "followers". Someday I need to put a better photo online.

Julia said...

I'd also love to review it!

Julia said...

I'd also love to review it!