Allow me to step down from my political soapbox to offer a profound word of thanks to Claudia Robinson of Luxury Reading for a lovely and perceptive review of The Grievers. Among other things, Claudia writes, “A bittersweet little gem of a novel that opens up the reader’s mind to emotions not usually given face time… The Grievers delivers a quick, succinct, raw and honest approach to life and death and the unique reactions of human beings to situations out of their control or understanding.” And, for once, my ellipses aren’t hiding anything negative! It’s all good!
First, a disclaimer:
St. Leonard’s Academy is not St. Joseph’s Prep.
Having said that, I will admit that some of the details regarding the school I depict in The Grievers* were inspired by the school I attended in my youth. In case anyone who’s read my novel is curious about that school, here is their latest promotional video. I will let you draw your own comparisons.
*In other news, The Grievers appears, at least for the time-being, to have dropped below $20 at Amazon, so now’s the time to buy…
Already have a copy? Don’t forget that it makes a great gift!