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awomaninspired wrote 581 days ago   

Hi there! I just wanted to say “hi” and introduce myself. My name is Michelle, and I am a Christian non-fiction writer here on Authonomy. I am new, but would love to help you in any way I can.

I have four books here, but would appreciate it so very much if you would take the time to comment and review just one:

I know you may not agree with the content, and that’s okay. I would simply love your opinion on the introduction and my general writing style.

My first book is the one most readers seem to identify with, because it is born out of my life experiences. To sum it up, I would say it’s about finding the extraordinary presence of God in the ordinary course of life.

My second book is in a "Dear Abby" format, and the answers can be quite cut and dry.

My third and fourth books are in the style of daily devotionals...

But, to come and meet me and my amazing family, which I truly hope you'll find us in the first book.

I hope my stories put a smile on your face today, and warmth in your heart.

Thank you so much for your time! I will review and comment on your book in return.

I also have shelf space, and if I love your book, I will shelve it and back it!

I would be honored if you backed my book! :)



miacia7 wrote 638 days ago   

This is my first book, the death of my son gave me the strength to start writing it. It is all real, but sometimes, it reads as a fiction. Incredible stories.Please take the time to check it out and give me very needed feedback and a little help to get noticed by the publishers. Thank you

Eponymous Rox wrote 653 days ago   

Hey there, Andrew. My investigative piece ‘THE CASE OF THE DROWNING MEN: Investigating the Smiley Face Serial Murder Theory’ is being featured this month in Crime Magazine, a leading resource for followers of true crime. I’ve also previewed it now on Authonomy. You up for solving some murders…?

(And if you hate the book, then please consider backing the other truly excellent ones on my shelf—tons of talented writers on this site who could really use some extra support!)

Kind regards to you, and best wishes—
Full eBook @

Diwrite wrote 797 days ago   

Dear Andrew,

Pascual lost his birthday in the Spanish Civil War.
Now he and his grandson set out to find it.

I'd be delighted if you'd take a look at Pascual's Birthday.
I’ve been on the site for just over 2 years, reviewing and backing books and not really promoting mine, but now I’d really love to get an HC review.

Many thanks if you’ve backed me in the past – I’d appreciate it if you’d consider re-shelving me again.

Thanks and kind regards,

love4044 wrote 823 days ago   

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Jack Cerro wrote 1006 days ago   


This is an invitation for you to post a least one paragraph of your novel’s opening in the forum thread (On Writing/If I were an agent, I’d stop reading.)

Just list your title, the genre, and remember to post a link to your book.

The rest of us will pretend we're agents reading the partial we requested from you. If we make it all the way through without hitting a snag we’ll tell you. If we read something that trips us up, a spelling or grammar issue, a cliché, awkward structure, we’ll point out the spot where we stopped reading and mention why.

The main point of the thread is to get your book some attention and foster discussion about writing, so stop on by, post something, or just comment.

I look forward to reading your work.


Jack Cerro

Jesse Powell wrote 1006 days ago   

I write women's adventure. Men, fear not, I do not drown my heroine's in goopy romance. Women, I do not discount it either. Recall "Eat, Pray, Love", the life and times of Queen Elizabeth, Joan of Arc, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Hermione Granger. Women have few action heroes and this is my niche. The bulk of female stars draw off memoir (real life) and nearly all have romance, rather than altruism, guide them. Feminists point out: woman is never complete without a man in fiction. Woman is portrayed as risking herself, her position and her esteem for the mere opportunity to have that one great love scene. Hence, her life is constructed around "that one relationship" and once it happens it is over. She may save the world, but it is only worth it if the man then acknowledges her. Cold Case of Annie Franklin is an adventure of empowerment and identity, perhaps unlike anything you have read yet. It is a fast-paced story I invite you peruse and rate.
Thank you for your time, Jesse

Dwayne Kavanagh wrote 1013 days ago   

Hi Andrew,

Help ‘A Killer’s Kind’ stay on the desk.... In Grants Pass, an eight-year-old boy is kidnapped and forced to live with the serial killer that murdered his family..

Christopher was all set to live a normal life, but he didn’t know he’d lose his father and then a sociopath would murder the rest of his family. Malcolm abducted Christopher to share a secret—the same secret that has defiled the town's reputation for over a hundred years

Kathy Locke is completely unaware that the town’s secret connects her to Christopher. She's too busy trying to get away from a mother that buries herself in drugs and alcohol to avoid the truth. In a drunken rage, she lashes out at Kathy who ends up in the Emergency Room, where a sympathetic doctor uncovers the family's dirty secret.

A Killer's Kind is a Psychological Thriller about a boy and his courage to outwit the man that shattered his life.

I look forward to hearing your thoughts, and I’m looking forward to reading yours.


JohnDoe wrote 1014 days ago   

*Lunatic seeks asylum*

– "like a William S. Burroughs novel with a point." - 
Winston Chad Emerson, A Circle in the Woods

– "I sit in awe. This is some piece of work."
 - Kristin Gleeson, Selkie Dreams

Hi Andrew,

"The Lunatic Sings" is currently at 7. If you think it's worth a spot on your shelf, for a couple of days or maybe longer, your support for ED would really be appreciated.

My regards,


JohnDoe wrote 1029 days ago   

Hi Andrew,

As a book you've been supporting - Isabel - has made ED now, could I ask you to please take a little look at "The Lunatic Sings" if it's new to you.

It's currently at 17. If you think it's worth a spot on your shelf, for a couple of days or maybe longer, your support would be really appreciated.

– "… glorious driving rhythms of the syntax. It's prose that has an inner music that almost compels us to speak it aloud. " - talitha S

– "like a William S. Burroughs novel with a point." - 
Winston Chad Emerson, A Circle in the Woods

– "I sit in awe. This is some piece of work."
 - Kristin Gleeson, Selkie Dreams

Thank you,


Nigel Fields wrote 1032 days ago   

Andrew! I fell off the ED. Could you possibly manage to help, uh, now? I'd be really grateful. I'm going crazy here.
Thank you,

Sabastion wrote 1032 days ago   

Hello Andrew, I am a children's writer.
What determines a good children’s book?
One word, “Memorable”.
Magic of the Frogs, has the chance to be one of those books. All it will take is a read. That is all I am asking for. I am hoping the story will draw your support without having to ask. If it brings back fond memories of the fairytale adventures we grew up with, than it’s done its job. I really think you will enjoy my story.
Thanks for your time,
JJ Marro

Nigel Fields wrote 1035 days ago   

Ah! Help! Hi Andrew. How are you? Ah! I'm in a panic as I'm sliding off the ED. If you could possibly lend a hand this month, I'd be very grateful.

Meg Wearing wrote 1036 days ago   

Could I interest you in taking a look at my new novel, A Shamrock On The Prairie? It’s the story of Katie Sullivan who at the end of the 19th century emigrates from Ireland to Kansas. Follow her story as she steps into a world of tornados, harvest festivals and patent medicine shows.

monicque wrote 1037 days ago   

Hi Andrew, nice pic!
Would you take a look at the first few paragraphs of my book, and read further if it hooks you in?
Monicque. :)
The Multiple Choice.

ValentineBaby wrote 1038 days ago   

hi Andrew,
Happy solstice!
If you have not yet read A Moment of Time, now would be a purr-fect time! (read chapter seven and find out why!)
best wishes,

Nigel Fields wrote 1040 days ago   

Hi Bookin-it,
Paradise just lost some vital ground, dropping to 4. IF you feel so inclined, I'd really appreciate some support again this month.
Thank you,

Nigel Fields wrote 1045 days ago   

Hi Andrew. How are you enjoying the site. As you can see, Walk to Paradise Garden looks fairly solid in the top five, but I'm noticing more and more support on behalf of the books below me. While I wish them no ill will, I hope to remain where I am this month. If you could possibly spare three days or so of shelf time, I'd be grateful.

Andi Brown wrote 1047 days ago   

Hi Andrew,

I come to you with hat in hand and a fair amount of embarrassment. I hate begging. have backed Animal Cracker in the past, and I could use your support again now. I'm rising in the rankings, currently at 28, and I believe I have a shot at the editor's desk. Is there any chance you might consider backing my book again for a while? It would mean so much.

Thanks for your consideration..

Andi Brown
Animal Cracker

DeLuca wrote 1047 days ago   

Hi there

So, I’ve managed to make it to position 4. It’s a privilege to have gotten this far and I couldn’t be more happy. However, the Editor’s Desk is a slippery one and I need all the help I can get if I’m going to stay there. So I'm asking if you don't mind, to take a look at my YA fantasy novel The Awakening, and if you deem it worthy, back it for as long as you can. Also any comments you have are always appreciated.
If you decide you don’t want to, no worries and best of luck with your work.

All the best