Status Updates posted by Shirley Gale
I didn't know where to post this so that it could be somewhat private, so I thought I would take a chance to do it here. I would like to ask a big favor of you. I know that you are from and or currently live in the Chicago area. As such, I think you are an authority on the population there. My story, The Peanut Butter Trap takes place in Chicago. I believe that the contents holds true for what the youth are experiencing there. As such, I would love for you to review my manuscript and give me a thorough critique of what you think. I had it reviewed by Kirkus and while they provided a semi-positive review, I know they missed the point entirely. I would love for you to look it over.
Now, if you don't have time, I thoroughly understand. Please know that this will change nothing in our developing relationship if you cannot do it. I think very highly of your intellect and I value your opinions.
Please let me know your decision pretty quickly. I am going on Lightning Source or Create Space to publish it as soon as possible. Also, if you like, I will happily send you a "free" copy of my expensive book, The Hunt for the Magic Pearl for you to gift to a young girl. Just think you can get it while it's hot!!!! Yeah Sure. (LOL)
Thanks so much for all your great posts and responses. If yes, I can attach the manuscript to your email.
Shirley G. Perry-Church