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):



About R.J. Keller

R. J. Keller is the author of Waiting For Spring. An avid independent movie enthusiast, she was Managing Editor of The Movie Fanatic website and created episodes of the writer-centric YouTube series, Inside The Writers' Studio, with author Kristen Tsetsi. She co-hosted Book Chatter with Stacey Cochran from 2011-2014. She lives in Central Maine with her family, where she enjoys gardening, collecting geeky memorabilia, and watching other people cook. View all posts by R.J. Keller

9 responses to “Waiting for Spring – New Podler Review

  • robinaltman

    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.)

  • MoJo

    Okay, I sure as heck didn’t want spoilers, so I didn’t go there and look, but YAY YOU!!!

    I’m reading The Hole right now, but yours is up next.

  • Jill

    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. 🙂

  • rjkeller

    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. 🙂

  • rjkeller

    Thanks MoJo! I clicked on the link. That book looks like a good’un. It’s going on my TBR list.

  • rjkeller

    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! 😀

  • MoJo

    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.

  • rjkeller

    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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