"Heavey is a magical realist and a myth maker…"
– Michael Sheldon, author of The Violet Crow 


"A brilliant new book … This brave little cat has the courage of a lion"
– HillBuzz.org 

"Fantastic fable … Not only is this book a great story in itself, it's also quite clearly a parable for current events."
– Book Horde

"What appears to be a delightful tale about the trials and travails of a simple barn cat morphs into an allegorical masterpiece."
– Jack July, author of the Amy Lynn series 


"A Spellbinding, Supernatural Coming of Age Story"
– Daria Anne DiGiovanni, author and owner of WriteStream Media 

"Underlake is a complex story written to delight and empower the reader … Beautifully done for girls searching for their own voice."
– Literary R&R 


"Warning: DO NOT read this book right before bed! Night Machines is one very freaky ride."
– Let's Book It 

"This is pretty chilling stuff."
– The Goode Word 

“Far more than a romance, Night Machines is a thriller, a fantasy, a mystery. Yes, folks, we have a winner!”
Literary R&R 

"The story itself is unique and something I have never read before."
– The Ultimate Book Nook 

"Night Machines is a unique spin into escapism and its dangers, recommended reading. Five Stars."
–Midwest Book Review 

"When I came to the last 40 pages, I locked myself in my bedroom leaving my husband and children to fend for themselves for a while so I could read the conclusion."
– eFiction Magazine 

"I rarely read a book I find both literary and hard to put down...a unique and inspiring story."
– Meira Pentermann, author of Firefly Beach and Nine-Tenths 

"I did not even expect part of it until two-thirds of the way through Night Machines and I didn’t suspect all of it until the very end."
– The Greenwich Patch 

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I made a Buzzfeed list!

If you haven't heard of Liberty Island, you need to check it out. It's a multi-media company dedicated to bringing fresh voices and new perspectives to our monolithic popular culture, expecially through the medium of written fiction. You can learn about and support Liberty Island here. Definitely worth a visit! It's already populated with a mind-boggling array of short fiction you can read instantly. No fee, but there are tip jars if you wish to support any of the creators. Liberty Island is also running a fundraiser to help them launch their traditional publishing arm this fall.

One of Liberty Island's founders, the legendary Adam Bellow, posted an article on Buzzfeed called 21 Conservative Writers To Read at the Beach. I am thrilled to have made this exclusive list. Check it out — there are plenty of other great authors there too, so even if my particular style of fiction isn't your cup of tea, you're sure to find something that is.

I am exceedingly grateful, as a reader, for the recent availability of so many new, independent, open-minded authors. Thanks again, Amazon and other self-publishing pioneers! And now we have startup publishing companies like Liberty Island to find and develop these authors, ultimately producing an extensive catalog of fresh literary options. As both a reader and a writer, I can't remember a more exciting time. Love this energy!

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    Wow that is so cool. They find the true talent in the world and we need companies like that who will bring the talent out of the people and introduce them to the world but the thing we can do is to work harder to make us be able to get ...
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