Waiting for Spring – New Podler Review

The New Podler Review posted a review of Waiting For Spring. Naturally, I’ll only quote the praise here:

What impresses me about Waiting for Spring the most is the writing. R.J. Keller is a good writer…and there are some good lines in the book that are worthy of a good independent film.

Another impressive aspect of Spring is the humanity of its characters—Tess and Brian seem human for two reasons. They have personal struggles resulting from understandable yearnings and conflicting emotions.

Not only are the characters real, they inhabit a realistically portrayed world populated by secondary characters who seem alive. Someone once said that you should write about that which you know, and R.J. Keller certainly knows the world that she chose to portray in her novel. I think that there are more books to be written about the characters in these two towns.

You can read the full review here (warning…there be spoilers there):


9 thoughts on “Waiting for Spring – New Podler Review

  1. Kel, that’s awesome. One day I’m going to say “I knew her when she was a yay high little blogster with me…” (Picture frail shaky voice of someone who would use the word “yay”.) Can you get it on Amazon now? I can’t wait! (They know my address exists.)

  2. Oooh, that is good. Congrats!

    I’m glad you didn’t move to livejournal because I refuse to set up an account just to post on people’s blogs. 🙂

  3. Thanks Robin! It’ll be available on Amazon in trade paperback very soon. It would have been there already, but I caught a formatting problem in the proof. Yikes! Hopefully next week. I’ll keep you posted. 🙂

  4. Hi Jill! Thanks!
    I actually do have an LJ account, but I’m not a big fan of it and haven’t posted there for quite some time. Good to see you here! 😀

  5. Kel, the New Podler doesn’t accept electronic submissions. Did you send them a paperback? If so, I am now confused about this:

    It’ll be available on Amazon in trade paperback very soon. It would have been there already, but I caught a formatting problem in the proof.

  6. Hey MoJo,

    I sent mine in back in to the New Podler back in October in manuscript form, when they still accepted electronic submissions. I guess I squeeze mine in just in time.

    I also have the trade paperback available on Lulu.com, which I’ve sent out to a few other review sites, but once the amazon version is ready, I’ll take the lulu version down.

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