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Jillian David wrote 67 days ago   

I stumbled upon your page and was immediately intrigued. Not only do I look forward to reading your book, but I think, based on what you've described in terms of superheroes, you might enjoy my novel as well. I integrate medicine into my manuscripts, either directly with a character or indirectly with descriptions of visceral events. (2nd year of medical school was like, 14 years ago for me, so I totally dig the whole no-time-to-write thing you've described.) :*)

I will put your book on my watch list and look forward to reading it soon.


Jillian David

"Hell to Pay"

DMRogers wrote 111 days ago   
tone099 wrote 123 days ago   

My name is Peter Reich, special investigator to the Pope and former captain of the Swiss Guard.

I need your help.

A few months ago, I was approached by a young Spanish woman who claimed to have evidence of a U.S.-led plot to assassinate the Pope and take control of the Vatican.

My son is dead. My wife is missing. And my only friend has turned against me.

I am alone and in hiding.

I do not trust anyone, perhaps I can trust you.

This is my story.

vivianah wrote 178 days ago   

I like your profile in this community network and I think you are a nice person. Can we get in contact? I'm sorry if i am embarrassing you, i shall explain all about myself including my pictures. please you can write to me ( ) not in this site because i am a new in this community and i don't visit this site often, I'd like to get to know you if you don't mind
Please There is something important i want to tell you
thanks & regards
Miss viviana.

JustinSirois wrote 206 days ago   


I thought you might be into this new novel about an app that lets people schedule their own kidnAppings:

The series is currently optioned for TV. :)

Thank you for your time!

Justin Sirois

DMRogers wrote 229 days ago   

Hi Nat,
How you doing? Just a quick note. If you want Anomaly to remain on the front page of the Critic? Come read our books! thread, then please make the occasional post to bump the thread.

KoriBates wrote 273 days ago   

Hope everything is going well for you. :)

JMANIFF wrote 276 days ago   

Finished the chapters you posted. I look forward to finding out how it all ends.

One bit of hopefully constructive criticism: it seems that instead of your novel consisting of both major and minor plots, every plot is given major status. Having not read the ending, I have no idea whether these plots all converge or whether some details can be removed so as to not overload the reader. At times it felt like I was reading two stories that ran parallel to one another rather than interacted with one another and until the last few chapters, I really couldn't tell you where the story was heading. When you finish the novel and begin editing, this may be something you want to consider. Or not- it's your story to tell however you wish to tell it.

spc wrote 279 days ago   

Hi Natalya,

Apologies meant to reply ages ago. Because everyone comes via recommendations, lots of people have already reviewed each other, so only reviews made after joining R2G count as official ones

All the best



KoriBates wrote 282 days ago   

Oh wow. Thats a lot going on! You're good at juggling, right? Lol. Yeah, I saw it skipping. :( ill recommend it in the forums and see what I can do since I can't shelve it myself right now.

Buuuut I'm excited for thst idea! It sounds intrresting and I'm sure you can pull it off! I'm doing good though. Eight more chapters thsn MD is done. I sent you a n new chapter, though don't know if you received it. Anyway, keep your head up! And I'm sure evetything will work out awesomely!

KoriBates wrote 283 days ago   

Just wanted to make sure everything was going okay!

Scott Butcher wrote 284 days ago   

Hi Natalya,

Thanks for having a read of Aine. There is more of her in later chapters. You're right about the chick lit thing, I put it under that genre because chapter 5 was originally the first chapter. The story was originally going to be about Lara, but it's evolved to being more about Aine and her descendants. Though Aine - being a strong female character - I thought chick lit could use her. You won't see the old lady until chapter 7.

Oh, in the British based writing system (which I was taught in Australia) emdash isn't used, it's a hyphen with spaces instead, so "Aine - having spirited the powers of her people - amassed the allusion..." as opposed to the use of a hyphen as a word joiner "merry-go-round" no spaces in this case. Slight difference in the American and English writing systems, always find these things interesting.

Ponies - in this case I was being historically correct. The horses that existed at the turn of the bronze age would all have been considered ponies nowadays. The modern thoroughbred is a fairly recent breed. There's a good article about them in Wikipedia (see ). There's also a good article about horses in the middle ages, see though actually Aine is set earlier still.

Cheers, Scott

Kate J Squires wrote 286 days ago   

Have just created a thread for Anomaly under recommended reads - I hope it helps a little while you're away!

Jim Waurzyniak wrote 286 days ago   

Thanks Tallie,

I've been preoccupied with astronomy of late. Starting to see stars in my mind and occasional in the sky. I'll chsck both of them out.

I really like the show "Elementary".


Kate J Squires wrote 286 days ago   

Thanks Nat! Appreciate the kind words :) and I see you cracked 200! There's a place for you on my shelf coming up :)

Life is grand here - hope your studies are doing well, it's epic you manage to do that and this.

carol jefferies wrote 287 days ago   

Hi Natalya,

It was a pleasure reading your work.

Don't feel you have to rush a return read as I know you're so busy. And don't feel as though you have to give me a good review. I have improved a lot from having honest criticism.

Carol J

JMANIFF wrote 287 days ago   

No need to apologize. It was an experiment that didn't produce the desired results and if you are bothered by the errors, I'm sure others will be as well. Please feel free to point them out if you read the next one.

As for your story, I think your transitional sentences at the end of the chapters are great. I planned on only reading a chapter or two and I read 2-6 because I needed to know what happened next.

I think you can reach a lot of audiences with this novel because it touches on a bunch of different genres. I don't typically read romance novels, so I find myself more invested in the paranoia aspect of the story. Even after six chapters I am unsure as to what aspects are real and what is in her head (though as an HP fan you probably know what Dumbledore has to say about that). I look forward to reading more and in the meanwhile it'll take up a spot on my rather empty bookshelf.

Also, as a girl who was told this morning that she looked too young to be an admitted attorney, I absolutely loved your "You don't look old enough to be a doctor" line. Every young professional can and will relate.

JMANIFF wrote 287 days ago   

Thanks for the review! Since the story was being told in a memoir format, I actually left some,but not all, of the grammatical errors and typos in there on purpose when I typed up my handwritten original . Given your response, Warren's going to have perfect grammar in future stories.
As for comments on your novel, would you prefer them in the comments section or by message?
MLAW '11

Chris Bostic wrote 287 days ago   

Such an ugly, undeserved red arrow. I can't stand to look at it.

I picked your Lions this week. Think they can win? You're probably more worried about your Tigers right now. Game 5 tonight?

42 hours, eh? That's brutal. I'd have to sleep for a day to catch up. Not that I really could sleep that long.

Life's unexciting here. Went to the Cardinals game last night to watch them win. Puke. I had to be the least excited person in the whole crowd. It pains me to this day that my boy turned out to be a Cardinals fan. Disgusting, really.

KoriBates wrote 288 days ago   

I got it, worked in some of your edits, and replied. :P

Alsooo. I don't know if you go into the forums very much (if at all) soooo I thought I would share this link with you.

It comes in later in that chapter.