Budding authors

The Claw Unseen
The Claw Unseen

I never thought I’d be in the position of becoming a future fan, but here I am – fawning over an author that doesn’t even have a book out yet.

Let me explain.

One of the things I have found AMAZING about being a part of Critters is discovering awesome writers I have had the most embarrassing privilege of critiquing.  Yes, on Critters there are tons of wannabe writers (like me!), and some damn good writers (not like me), but so few are the ones that blow me away.

Allow me to introduce you to Euan Harvey.

I’m sure you know of him.

No?

Well, you should.

Every story I’ve read of his, whether published or on Critters, absolutely takes my breath away.  The one I am currently reading, and will gush all over when writing my crit, is no exception.  He is such a good writer, I’ll even read his horror stories.  And I hate horror.

I don’t know Euan Harvey and I’m sure he doesn’t know I exist.  I’m not writing about him today because I want to gain some favor or because I’m trying to get him to notice me so that maybe he’ll offer some words of wisdom that will transform my crap into readable prose (actually, he already has – didn’t help).

No, I’m just honestly in awe of the worlds he invites me to explore and the stories that make me want to tell everyone, “You should read this.  Trust me.”

You should read his stories.  Trust me.

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4 thoughts on “Budding authors

  1. Okay, Nila, I will trust you. My new Kindle will arrive next week. (drat that peer pressure!) I will make sure this title goes on my list. I think you and I are a lot alike. Fans first, writers second.

  2. Whoo hoo! My Kindle just arrived and I just bought TWO books! This story by Harvey and a short story collection by Scott Sigler. Let’s see what the fuss is all about.

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