Cass Moriarty

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Cass Moriarty Hi Marg, the best way is just to ask! The worst that can happen is that they say no. Try to target reviewers/authors who either read or write in your …moreHi Marg, the best way is just to ask! The worst that can happen is that they say no. Try to target reviewers/authors who either read or write in your genre. For example, as yours is a short story collection, you should probably start following short story writers on social media and then approach those you feel your work might resonate with. Try to find points of connection between you and that author...same publisher? Similar writing style? Met once at a festival? Don’t be disappointed if they decline - they may be busy or have other obligations or perhaps not feel comfortable reviewing. And be prepared for people to be honest too - if the work is not for them, they may tell you that (which is disappointing but doesn’t mean it’s not going to resonate with others). And be appreciative - it takes hours of work to read and then write a considered review. 😊 But let me get you started. I would love to review your collection if you would like me to! My email is cassmoriarty@live.com if that’s easier to communicate. I thoroughly enjoy supporting debut authors. Good luck with the launch in October. Cass(less)
Cass Moriarty Rejection and negative feedback is as valuable a part of the writing process as acceptance and positive feedback, perhaps even more so, because it giv…moreRejection and negative feedback is as valuable a part of the writing process as acceptance and positive feedback, perhaps even more so, because it gives us the opportunity to grow and change. Whenever I receive a rejection, I try to find out why my work didn't do so well, or I explore the work of the other authors who were successful, in order to find ways to improve on my own work. Critical feedback is vital to ensure you keep learning and improving as a writer. Whether it's from an editor, a writing buddy or a reader, comments about what is NOT working can provide the basis for a re-examination of your work. And then, of course, there's always wine. And chocolate. They're good, too. (less)
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Ex Libris by Simon Groth
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Ex Libris by Simon Groth
Ex Libris
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This is one of the strangest book reviews I’ve ever written, because you will never read the book I’m about to describe to you. Don’t get me wrong – you can certainly BUY the wonder that is Ex Libris (Ghost Owl Press 2020) by trailblazer and digital ...more
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The Morbids by Ewa Ramsey
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The Morbids (Allen and Unwin 2020) by Ewa Ramsey is, on a superficial level, a story about two female friends, love and romance, a typical 20-something tale of getting by and finding your place in the world. But anyone who reads this book will gradua ...more
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Jack by Marilynne Robinson
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Jack (Virago Press 2020) is author Marilynne Robinson’s final book in her series of contemporary fiction that includes Gilead, Home and Lila. Set just after World War Two, Jack is the story of John Ames Boughton, or Jack as he is known, the prodigal ...more
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If Beale Street Could Talk by James Baldwin
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Set in Harlem in the 1970’s, If Beale Street Could Talk (this edition produced as a Penguin Classic 2019) was originally published in 1974, with author James Baldwin gifting us a novella richly depicting the black soul of New York City. A compelling ...more
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How Much of These Hills Is Gold by C Pam Zhang
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Stone Sky Gold Mountain by Mirandi Riwoe – the story of our own Chinese people in the Australian Gold Rush – is kicking goals and winning awards all over the place at the moment and if you enjoyed that book, then you will also love the American debut ...more
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Rivers, The Lifeblood of Australia by Ian Hoskins
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Just in time for Christmas ideas for the nature lovers in your life is this stunning, hardcover book Rivers – The Lifeblood of Australia (National Library of Australia 2020), by award-winning author Ian Hoskins. Filled with gorgeous photographs, maps ...more
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Flyaway by Kathleen Jennings
Flyaway
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Oh, what a strange and wonderful gothic novella is Flyaway (Picador 2020) by debut author Kathleen Jennings. The prose in this magical story is beautiful, evocative, and endlessly fascinating. It reads like a fairy tale or a fable, a myth or a legend ...more
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Trust by Chris Hammer
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Mention Australian crime noir and the name Chris Hammer comes to the fore. His best-seller debut novel Scrublands and the sequel Silver have sold more than 285 000 copies internationally. Fans have been waiting patiently for the third book in the ser ...more
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