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"Author interviews are usually formulaic. A one size fits all set of questions. I understand, these reviewers and their web site administrators are overwhelmed by writers asking for reviews and interviews. Feathered Quill Book Reviews however, was a wholly different experience. First, the price for the review and author interview are eminently reasonable. Secondly, reviewer Anita Lock revealed her thorough read of the book both with her review and then with her carefully crafted questions. Many of which caused me to pause and reflect."
- Lin Wilder
Author of Finding the Narrow Path: Patterns, Faith and Searching www.linwilder.com
"I can't thank Feathered Quill enough! Yes, it's easy to love a wonderfully positive review - but there is something really, really special when that review has the depth and understanding that an author like Amy Lignor brings to it. Special thanks to Ellen for her support, and to Amy, not only for her review, but for her insightful and just plain fun interview questions! As an added plus, FQ's social media reach (with multiple sites), is an indie godsend!"
- Steve Zell
Author of Running Cold www.talesfromzell.com
"I'd like to thank Feathered Quill and Holly Connors for their insightful, professional and well-written review of my children's book, Soaring Soren, When French Bulldogs Fly. The book is based on the true story of a little French Bulldog with a huge heart, who was so dear and inspirational to me. I hoped that by sharing his incredible story of overcoming obstacles with courage, hard work and determination, he could continue to inspire children to reach for their dreams. Your review indicates that I achieved my objective, and that means so much. Thank you for appreciating both the unique story and the important message, and for articulating both so well in your review. You provide an invaluable service of helping to connect readers with books they might not otherwise stumble upon, and that is much appreciated."
- Deborah Stevenson
Author of Soaring Soren: When French Bulldogs Fly www.FrogPrinceBooks.net
"I wanted to thank you for the awesome review that you gave to my book, Dustrats! Or, The Adventures of Sir Muffin Muffinsson. It really meant a lot to me. It is so far the best and most nicely written review I've got, and I really appreciate it."
- Adria Regordosa
Author of Dustrats! Or, The Adventures of Sir Muffin Muffinsson
"My sincere thanks for your thoughtful and complementary review of my new book: Go With the Flow! A Way to Blissful Living. Amy Lignor has truly captured the essence of my new book superbly. Her interview questions made it clear how well she saw my book through my eyes. My special thanks to Ellen Field for going the extra mile and spending extra hours to create a separate file from her blog about my on-line book interview with Amy. I have received much complements on the way she presented my book interview.
If the book clicks, I know whom I will have to thank. Feathered Quill book service is a "god-send" for unknown authors like me with an English language handicap. I can't thank you enough."
- Rev. Dr. Mushtaq H. Jaafri
Author of Go With the Flow! A Way to Blissful Living gowiththeflowstory.com
"My sincere thanks for your thoughtful and complimentary review of my recent book, A World At Risk. Anita Lock has captured the essence of the book superbly. She is quite right that my intent in writing the book has been to shed a red light on various flash points and controversial issues around the globe by imagining what their future might look like. I am pleased to have her state that my hypothetical predictions are based on meticulously researched historical background. She hit the nail on its head by stating that the book is meant to get people to think critically about the many potential trouble spots facing us, both domestically and internationally. As she put it, A World At Risk "includes plenty of information to ruminate on long after the book is done." Hopefully, we can prevent the dire scenarios described in the book from becoming reality."
- Jochanan Stenesh
Author of A World At Risk Merriam-Press.com
"I sincerely thank you and Anita for the wonderful review and interview for my recent book, Perfect in Memory. Perfect in Memory is the third book in my "Fanfare for a Hometown" series. I have been involved with a number of interviews for my books, but the interview with Anita was the most satisfying one I have experienced. Her questions were insightful and thought-provoking. I appreciated the opportunity to respond and to give readers more insights about my books. You provide an amazing service for authors. You have no idea what a positive impact you have and how honored you make a writer feel. Thank you so much for doing what you do."
- Rick Niece
Author of Perfect in Memory RickNieceBooks.com
"I want to thank you for your lovely review of Double Talk, your incredibly kind words at the end of the interview and for your excellent questions. I really appreciate you taking the time to construct such a well-tailored interview. Quite a few of the interviews I've done have been very generic, and that's never any fun at all. This was fantastic."
- Sherban Young
Author of Double Talk: A Warren Kingsley Mystery www.sherbanyoung.com
"As we say here in Hawaii Mahalo Nui Loa (thank you very much) for a beautifully written and heartfelt review of my memoir, Abandoned in Search of Rainbows. Amy Lignor you are a gorgeous writer. I appreciated the level of detail and depth in which you not only read the book but took away from it. To be reviewed by such a wonderful organization as Feathered Quill and such a distinguished reviewer as Amy means the world to me. Aloha."
- A. K. Driggs
Author of Abandoned in Search of Rainbows abandonedinsearchofrainbows.com
"I want to express how thrilled and thankful I am for Amy Lignor's review of General Houston's Little Spy! As a first time author, having your book recognized by a professional writer with such a great reputation is so very exciting and very much appreciated! Thank you Amy, Ellen and everyone at Feathered Quill for the award, review, and all of your assistance and support."
- Cara Skinner
Author of General Houston's Little Spy
"Thank you for the great review of my essay collection about Tokyo, Motions and Moments. It's really important to have sites like this, with meaningful and insightful reviews. Not only does Feathered Quill really "get" the book, but the reviewers have something to say that adds to the understanding of the book. Thanks so much. Your judgement, response and writing are really appreciated."
- Michael Pronko
Author of Motions and Moments: More Essays on Tokyo www.michaelpronko.com
"Thank you SO MUCH for this incredibly sweet review of Theodore and Hazel and the Bird!! You captured everything we hoped to convey! This is a first for us (writing and publishing a children's book), so your review means the world! Thank you again and again and again!"
- Riza & Marcus Printup
Authors of Theodore and Hazel and the Bird www.rimarcablepublications.com
"I'm so happy to read the review of my book, DIYA: A Megawatt Approach to Change! It gives me reassurance in my work and writings. Thanks to Amy Lignor for reading the book in detail and giving me her sincere thoughts. DIYA is a difficult book to review as it touches upon many hard to understand concepts of our minds and the world that I have precisely diagnosed and deeply analyzed. Amy is definitely an experienced reviewer as she has done a lovely job of bringing all these complexities together and told a cohesive story that will be useful for potential readers. I am very happy to have this feedback and would recommend Feathered Quill to anyone who values a simple, sincere judgement."
- Aruna Gurmurthy
Author of DIYA: A Megawatt Approach to Change www.facebook.com/diyabyAruna
"Please accept my gratitude for your generous review of California, the Magic Island. At times during the 2 years I wrote and painted I really wondered if the idea was too far-fetched. It's been impossible for me to sum up the outline in one sentence, but you treated it comprehensively - even dramatically. I do love the animals and they bring, I hope, what might be the child's perspective to the history. I'm delighted at the three animals you mentioned in the review, it was fun to research and discover details of their lives and imagine what their animal-experiences might be when they touch ours."
- Doug Hansen
Author of California, the Magic Island doughansen-art.com
"Many thanks for your thoughtful and graceful review of my book, Sam Maloof: 36 Views of a Master Woodworker. It's always gratifying to have a sensitive and knowledgeable reviewer devote the time required to make sense of a project. I very much appreciate your doing so."
- Fred Setterberg
Author of Sam Maloof: 36 Views of a Master Woodworker www.fredsetterberg.com
"I am completely thrilled with every single word of Holly Connors' review of my book Take a Hike, Teddy Roosevelt. Thank you for a professional, well-developed, honest, and on-point review. The attention to detail that Holly paid to the reading of my book showed in her words. From the summary to the analysis of the book all the way to the professional manner that everyone at Feathered Quill demonstrates - I can't say enough. I love Feathered Quill!!!"
- Frank Murphy
Author of Take a Hike, Teddy Roosevelt! www.penguinrandomhouse.com
"To Feathered Quill and reviewer Diane Lunsford - You understood my book and my life. My son, Larry, who is a writer, said "Ma, it's time to do your memoirs." So I thought - tell them all and maybe it will help someone feeling deeply despondent, to look up and give life a chance. Thank you from the bottom of my heart. Gratefully,"
- Charlotte Rae
Actress and author of The Facts of My Life
"Thank you, Feathered Quill Book Reviews, for the beautiful, thoughtful, and well-written review! Right off the bat, it grabs the reader and continues to be engaging. And the one-line summary, added to the end, is a nice touch. Holly Connors really captured the essence of my book and conveyed the heart of my story. I really appreciate the care she put into this review. It is above and beyond."
- Terry John Barto
Author of Nickerbacher: The Funniest Dragon nickerbacher.com
"I thank a lot of people for reviewing my book Chaos Theory, but it shows when a reviewer's focus and writing are far above the rest. It shows when a reviewer spends a great deal of time writing it, and I appreciate the time and effort it took to do so. Your honest review meant a great deal to me, and I thank you from the bottom of my personal ink well."
- M. Evonne Dobson
Author of Chaos Theory
"Your reviews are terrific! If I had my druthers, all my clients and authors would get one of your reviews before they even work with me because it is so helpful in public relations to have such well-written descriptive write ups of the books. I have been in the book business for many years, and written all kinds of copy to describe books, so I fully appreciate the effort and skill involved!"
- Susannah Greenberg Susannah Greenberg Public Relations
"I was absolutely blown away by Amy Lignor's beautiful review of my novel, Mom On The Road. Amy's review of the book was spectacular. I am a first time writer, embarking on a second career at age 42. I am learning the ins and outs of the publishing industry and which book review companies writers can trust.
The overwhelming response from writers that I have spoken to is that Feathered Quill Book Reviews is one of the most honest, respected, and trustworthy book reviewing websites out there today. Reading Amy's review of my book, I felt that she truly took the time to read the story and to engage herself in my main character's world. She understood what I was saying and drew on her life experience to explain to readers how the story and the lessons learned can apply to anyone who reads the book. She then went to my blog and learned more about who I am as a person and a writer. For a reviewer to take the time to understand who the writer is and where they are coming from is any writer's dream. I cannot wait to share my next book with Feathered Quill and I look forward to reading reviews about other writers out there. I know that the opinions and reviews of all books on this site will be reliable and accurate."
- Allyson Ochs Primack
Author of Mom On The Road www.momontour.com
"I was astounded by Diane Lunsford's review of my novel, The Man I Love. From the very first sentence I felt she had not only grasped the heart of the story, but she had an uncanny understanding of how it had come to be written. She followed up with interview questions that were personalized, thoughtful and complex, making me feel she wanted to get to know me better. I am so impressed and pleased by my experience with Feathered Quill and look forward to working with them again."
- Suanne Lagueur
Author of The Man I Love
"Ellen Feld did a splendid job reviewing my book, Little Miss Muffitt: Guardian of My Heart. I write about the animals in my life and they just do not live long enough to make us content. Because of the sadness when one loses a special animal which the stories portray, one needs a good reviewer to be sure the readers understand that yes, there is loss, but it is just a part of the ongoing story. I love what Ellen wrote as it perfectly describes the ongoing theme of life with many dogs: "Along with the laughter and joy, the reader will share the author's sorrow when it's time for an elderly or ill dog to gently pass into the next life." The problem with true animal stories is that they usually die, and that can be a "downer" for some, even me, the author, so I took that quote to heart for myself. Ellen's review, which I truly loved, was professional, but from the heart."
- Rose Miller
Author of Little Miss Muffitt: Guardian of My Heart www.rosemiller.net
"I want to thank you, and Amy Lignor, for the wonderful review that was given to The Best Part of the Day by Sarah Ban Breathnach. I am the illustrator and I LOVED this book and working on the paintings for this book. I loved the idea of bringing a gentle and heartfelt sense of gratitude to the sweetness (and wonder) of daily life and I tried to portray that in the illustrations. Thank you for seeing that. Thank you for the word 'enchanting'!"
- Wendy Edelson
Illustrator for The Best Part of the Day www.simpleabundance.com
"Feathered Quill is one of the most professional book review organizations on the internet. Their staff is well educated, and provides excellent service with immaculate attention to detail. Amy Lignor's review of my new book Santa Rita Stories is sensitive, thorough, and heartfelt. Thanks for providing such an invaluable service to self-published authors."
- Andrew J. Rodriguez
Author of Santa Rita Stories outskirtspress.com/SantaRitaStories
"Thank you Feathered Quill for the wonderful review of McKay and the Magical Hat! The review perfectly captures the series theme and the important message to children that their future is up to them! The illustrations from Helen Turner are a perfect addition to the text and even help further the story and a child's imagination! THANK YOU Feathered Quill!"
- Kate David
Author of McKay and the Magical Hat
"I would like to say thank you for the great review of Santa Claus: The Book of Secrets. It is an honour to be featured on a site as well respected as The Feathered Quill. A big thank you to Ellen for taking the time to read a Christmas book in the middle of Summer. It is much appreciated.
- Russell Ince
Author of Santa Claus: The Book of Secrets www.santaclausthebook.com
"Thank you for the amazing review of Aegis Rising. I am so happy to read Kristi Benedict's [reviewer] take on my daughter's novel. Just as I finished reading the review, my daughter Shirin got back from school and I called her in to read the review for herself. You should have seen the glow on her face! She is so happy that her novel had the kind of impact on a reader (especially a reviewer) that she had always hoped for in the three years that it took her to write it. She is now in her final year of high school and is working on Book Two of the Aegis League series. This review is just the right fuel she needed to keep going. Finally, I'd like to add that I found the service prompt, pleasant and professional, leaving me with a very positive impression of Feathered Quill! Thank you."
- Sean Segran
Author of Aegis Rising www.sssegran.com
"Thank you so much for the delightful review of Manner-Man! Holly Connors really captured the intent of the book, and I was thrilled to be able to share the review on my blog/website and tweet about it too. This review will help me to share my message about coping with bullying, and I hope it continues to reach many readers. I give her 5-stars for such an awesome review!!!"
- Sherrill S. Cannon
Author of Manner-Man sbpra.com/sherrillscannon/
"My thanks to Mary Lignor. She really got what I was trying to say. I'm flattered by that and appreciate it. Her review is clearly and elegantly written, easily comprehensible by the general interest reader. As she notes, my book is aimed exactly at these readers, so her review will help my book greatly. Ms. Lignor understands my bottom line and directs the readers of her review to it. That delights me. My thanks again to Feathered Quill and to Ms. Lignor. Since I submitted my book, I have been a regular visitor to your website and admire its scope and depth -- and its mission. I'm now delighted to be included on its pages."
- Burton Yale Pines
Author of America's Greatest Blunder: The Fateful Decision to Enter World War One www.americasgreatestblunder.com
"I am very grateful to Holly Connors for her wonderful review of my memoir, Turning This Thing Around. She obviously understood what I was trying to convey and I appreciate her thoughtful review. My experience with Feathered Quill Book Reviews was superb. They are thorough and professional. Thank you for helping an author spread his message!"
- Keith Maginn
Author of Turning This Thing Around keithmaginn.com
"I cannot tell you how thrilled I was to read your review of my book, The Christmas Tree Elf. It was magical. I could not have asked for or imagined such an incredible first review. Thank you. I will never forget it."
- Valentine D'arcy Sheldon
Author of The Christmas Tree Elf
"I am delighted with the book review done by Ellen Feld. She absolutely got the message I was trying to convey. I have been reading the book in classrooms and am happy to report there are hundreds of little RAKsters in my community doing random acts of kindness for others in their homes and in school. Thank you so much for your service. I have shared your website with other teachers who have also passed it on."
- Janice E. Clark
Author of Roscoe Is a RAKster: You Can Be One Too www.raiseyourthoughts.com
"I am very grateful to Diane Lunsford for her glowing review of my new novel, Good to Her. It is always gratifying for a writer to have a reviewer seem to truly grasp the heart of the work. I hope that others who read the book will enjoy it as much as Diane did, and that the ambience of its real-life, if now demolished, legendary Broadway restaurant, Dinty Moore's, will come to life for those who never had the pleasure of experiencing it first-hand."
- Enid Harlow
Author of Good to Her
"It can be a daunting experience as an author to let your baby go off to reviewers, you've become so attached to your characters, you've created a world of your own design. Will your chance to communicate a message, or a feeling be well received? Will your audience appreciate all that your blood, sweat and tears have poured into your narrative? I feel so fortunate to respond with a hearty ...YES!!! Thank you to The Feathered Quill for an eloquently written review. The attention to detail lends itself to an experience that is full of validation. As a mother of three I can appreciate the value of time, a commodity we can never replace, and it's obvious from your review that due time was invested in my work. I'm filled with gratitude!"
Author of Surviving Curtis Hall: The Lure of Blood
"Thank you very much to Amy Lignor and the Feathered Quill team for a great review! I'm so happy you enjoyed Call Me Amy and then took the time to write such a thoughtful and detailed appraisal."
- Marcia Strykowski
Author of Call Me Amy www.marciastrykowski.com
"Please allow me to give you heartfelt thanks for your review of It's A Firefly Night. I, too, grew up in a small town with big skies. The memory of those magical summer nights chasing fireflies with my own father certainly sparked this story and made the writing process pure pleasure...Again, I thank you for your kind words and support of It's a Firefly Night. My hope is that it will bring a smile to lots of grownups and their little ones."
- Dianne Ochiltree
Author of It's a Firefly Night www.ochiltreebooks.com
"The review of Santa's Sugar captured the playful, yet sympathetic tone of the story as well as its underlying themes. Beyond an introduction to the plot and characters, and a hint that there is a little mystery, the review specifically identifies the length of the book, the relationship of text to illustrations, and the intended audience. These specific comments along with the strong, positive recommendation are very supportive. The review included a very well deserved tip of the hat to the illustrator who not only was easy to work with but whose talent is outstanding. I am so grateful to Ellen Feld and Feathered Quill for the care given to the review of a story I love very much."
- Jane Gerencher
Author of Santa's Sugar www.writtenreflections.com
"After reading my review from Feathered Quill I felt compelled to write a huge thank you note. For authors to have a review written by someone who does more than a cursory read through of our books means so much. Not only did I feel that the review was genuine and heartfelt, but it was not just a few paragraphs. She covered the book from cover to cover. I could actually imagine the reader curled up with my book (on a couch in front of the fireplace) and giving it its due.
My hat goes off to an organization that does what it says it will! We need to create more of this in our world. I hope others follow Feathered Quill's lead."
- Beth Johnson
Author of Coming To Your Senses www.silentplace.com
"I'd like to thank Feathered Quill Book Reviews for being very timely and professional. Their reviews are lengthy and informative. Their passion for the written word is apparent. I'd recommend their services to anyone in search of an honest and objective opinion and review."
- Svetoslav. S. Elenkov
Author of Theft is Legal: Gain Perspective from 13 Economic Stories and Concepts
"On behalf of my wife, family, publisher, publicist and myself, I want to thank you for the review you gave to our book, Vampire Defense. As you noted, this is my first novel, and I do not know what to expect when it comes to marketing the book. Readers have to learn about the book somehow so that they can decide if they want to spend their time and money on any one book as opposed to another. You provide a valuable service and I thank you for your work. And I am humbled by your comments. I, too, hope that you will be able to read more of my stories in the not too distant future. I hope you have a very happy new year."
- James D. Bell
Author of Vampire Defense www.vampiredefense.com
"I was referred to Feathered Quill by my publicist for a fair and honest review. I was both nervous and excited to have my new children's book, Loogie the Booger Genie: Prince of Prank reviewed professionally, but I'm really glad that I did. I was completely thrilled with the depth of Amy LIgnor's review and how she shared the key points and plot of the story without any spoiler alerts. Her vivid descriptions of my characters made them seem larger than life and her enjoyment of the book was so evident in her writing. This review is a wonderful promotion for Loogie!"
- Nancy E. Castle
Author of Loogie the Booger Genie: Prince of Prank www.createspace.com
"As a new author, I spent countless hours perusing websites for a company that would perform an honest review of my work. I finally settled on The Feathered Quill to be the first to complete a review of my debut novel, Fall From Grace: The Scribing of Ishitar (Volume 1), after reading the testimonials from other authors and upon learning that the reviewers promise a cover to cover review. I'm not disappointed that I did. Ms. Amy Lignor took the time to deliver a thought provoking review of the book and Ms. Ellen Feld was a pleasure to work with throughout the entire process."
- Carrie F. Shepherd
Author of Fall From Grace: The Scribing of Ishitar
"Authors are always in need of reviews - good honest reviews. The discerning readers are seldom fooled by "fluffed up" five-star reviews that say little about the book. Feathered Quill does an outstanding job of finding the heart of a book and informing the readers about what to expect. As an author, it's important, and rewarding, to have someone understand what you were trying to say. It's more important to have that conveyed in a concise, professional manner. The Feathered Quill does just that. Mary Lignor reviewed my book, and she did an outstanding job. She even took the time to mention the short blurb I put on the cover, which has so much to do with the central theme of the book. Mary is only the second reviewer to mention this. I'm thrilled that Mary enjoyed the book, but even more impressed at her professionalism and the depth of the review. I would strongly recommend The Feathered Quill to any author looking for an honest review."
- Giacomo Giammatteo
Author of Murder Takes Time: Friendship and Honor Series, Book 1 giacomogiammatteo.com
"Thank you Feathered Quill for the sweet review of The Strongest Love! Your reviews are thoughtful and sincere and it is a honor to have my book read and reviewed by your impressive team! I cannot thank you enough!"
- Katie McDonnell
Author of The Strongest Love
"Thank you Feathered Quill Book Reviews for your insightful review of my debut novel Garlic Bread for Eugene. You really got to the heart of the story and your independent analysis has helped me and Turn the Page Publishing to promote the book. I look forward to you reviewing my next work."
- Michael Heath
Author of Garlic Bread for Eugene
"Thank you for your thoughtful review of Little Boy Blue. You asked serious, insightful questions that showed you not only read my book, but also that you cared about the content and the hard work that went into reporting it. I will always take the book reviews that I read on Feathered Quill quite seriously, since I have learned firsthand that the books are actually being read and the authors are being held to a higher standard than many other reviewers require."
- Kim Kavin
Author of Little Boy Blue: A Puppy's Rescue from Death Row and His Owner's Journey for Truth www.little-boy-blue.info
"I couldn't be more pleased with the reviewer's outlook and input on my book. It couldn't have been given to a better person! She was very "in tune" with the message of the book! I would recommend "The Feathered Quill" to any author looking for an honest and thorough review, and great sales exposure. Thanks a million."
- Dr. Kimberley L. Smith
Author of Knowing: A Spiritual Medium's Work with the Dead and the Living
"I was thrilled to read the review of my book Promised Valley Rebellion. No author could ask for a more thoughtful reading and review of a work of fiction. The reviewer clearly sees and describes what I'm attempting to do. I'm deeply grateful."
- Ron Fritsch
Author of Promised Valley Rebellion www.promisedvalley.com
"Thank you so much for your wonderful book review! Ms. Lignor was the first to fully provide a comprehensive review of my first fiction book. I was appreciative that she read the book in depth. It has been a wonderful experience and a great service. I'll be glad to use Feathered Quill again, and I'll certainly recommend you. I would like to extend a thank you to Ellen for her quick response."
- Fadi Hattendorf
Author of What Is Love? Perspectives On Love fadihattendorf.com
"Thank you so, so much for your beautiful book review! It made my morning, I'm telling you. I have to wonder if you were sitting in to the editorial meetings because you completely understood exactly what we were going for when we planned out the book. We had to get enough information in each section to give the reader the knowledge to ask the right questions and to start out on the right foot. Thank you again!"
- Sharon Biggs
Co-author of The Original Horse Bible: The Definitive Source for All Things Horse
"I read with the greatest pleasure Mary Lignor's review of my mystery, Chalk Line, which will be released in September. It was the novel's first full review -- we'd received a handful of wonderful advance blurbs for the cover, but Ms. Lignor's was the first comprehensive review to appear anywhere, as far as I know. Her comments were both intelligent and interesting and, because the novel was my first fiction, I was doubly appreciative that she fully grasped the book's themes and intent."
- Paula LaRocque
Author of Chalk Line: A Ben Gallagher Mystery www.paulalarocque.com
"Thanks again for everything. This has been a first rate experience, in every regard, from the timeliness of the review, the quality of the review, the quality of the interview, and as I said, the quality of the blog post. Any future publications I manage to secure, I'll be glad to use Feathered Quill again, and I'll be sure to recommend you."
- Roland Allnach
Author of Remnant: An Anthology www.rolandallnach.com
"I would like to extend a hearty thank you to Ellen, and the Feathered Quill Family for the awesome services, which they provide in the literary community. As an author I often wonder if I am being transparent enough in my writings for my readers; well, needless to say my Feathered Quill reviewer, Amy Lignor, provided me an answer to my question by capturing my hearts cry in her thorough review of my book. Indeed I highly recommend the services of the Feathered Quill Family to all authors!"
- Yolanda Shanks
Author of Destined To Live, Despite Me - Biblical Truths For Suicide Survivors
"Feathered Quill reviewers really read your book from cover to cover. They provide an intelligent and in-depth interview. They are the ultimate professionals."
- Robert Orfali
Author of Death with Dignity www.deathwithdignity.com
"An author waits for book reviews with hopeful expectation that the reviewer has read the book and grasped the intention of the author. In other words, that the reviewer "got it!" Feathered Quill reviewer, Deb Fowler's review of Soulistry-Artistry of the Soul: Creative Ways to Nurture Your Spirituality noted that the almost eighty quotations in the book became the catalyst for "a series of intellectual, philosophical, spiritual and soul-searching questions ... Soul-Questions" and concluded her review with these words "This beautifully creative, peaceful book will enable the reader to look within and peacefully nurture their soul while developing their spiritual nature." She got it! And as I read through other book reviews by Feathered Quill reviewers, it's clear that they read with depth, write with integrity and "get it!" What more can an author ask of a reviewer? If you are an author and considering the services of Feathered Quill, no need to hesitate. Professionals - through and through. I am happy to recommend Feathered Quill.
- Dr. June Maffin
Author of Soulistry-Artistry of the Soul: Creative Ways to Nurture Your Spirituality
"I would like to thank Ellen Feld for Feathered Quill. Without people like Ellen and places on the internet like Feathered Quill we small authors would be gobbled up. Ellen and Feathered Quill give us a fighting chance as we sit on the cutting edge of the massive changes taking place in the publishing industry. Amy Lignor did such a great job on reviewing my novel - I thought she must have been hiding in my computer while I put it together. Bravo Amy!"
- Sam Moffie
Author of The Book of Eli
"Thank you for providing a great service to writers. You have the best collection of interviews I've read anywhere. Your questions show a deep understanding of the subject matter. You certainly know how to challenge authors and get them to tell you more about their work. You were able to capture the essence of my book; you made me think about what it was all about. Please keep up the good work."
- Robert Orfali
Author of Grieving a Soulmate: The Love Story Behind "Till Death Do Us Part"
"I'm so happy to receive the thoughtful review and stellar praise for my first children's book, Rambling Squirrel. Amy Lignor did a great job reading through the words of the story and grasping the bigger message in my book of adventure, confidence, and family anchors. First place in the "Feathered Quill Be Kind to Animals Award" is a wonderful honor and I recommend and support this site and all the insight it offers to authors, publishers and readers alike."
- Wendy Laird
Author of Rambling Squirrel
"Thank you very much for the careful, detailed and well-written review of my mystery novel, Too Far Under. I appreciate Feathered Quill's openness to reviewing books from small Indie publishers, and the care that you take to provide professional reviews."
- Lynn Osterkamp
Author of Too Far Under
"I have to thank Ellen Feld for her detailed, well planned and thoughtful review of my first children's book, Princess Zaara and the Enchanted Forest. I was impressed by how quickly my book was worked on, and by the professionalism. I recommend Feathered Quill as an excellent resource of reviewers. A professional review not only adds credibility to my book, it is also invaluable for marketing. Many thanks."
- Umbreen Asghar
Author of Princess Zaara and the Enchanted Forest
"As an author, sending your book for an unbiased and honest review can be a bit nerve wracking, but it's an important aspect of book promotion. I am happy to say that Feathered Quill's Amy Lignor wrote a wonderful and positive review of my middle grade fantasy book Walking Through Walls. The review is thorough, insightful, and well-written, and was completed in a very timely manner. I thank Feathered Quill for the impartial book review service it provides to authors."
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