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Stark Silvercoin wrote 417 days ago   

Hi Everyone,

I wanted to say “Thank You!” to everyone who helped get Old Number Seven to the desk this month. When I originally came to Authonomy three years ago, I thought my novel was pretty good. But all of you helped me out in ways both big and small, and that enabled me to make very effective rewrites. I hardly recognize the book today compared to what it was back then. I’m grateful beyond words as I offer up ON7 to the Authonomy gods for review. If HC ends up publishing it, all of you are in some way responsible. I hope you see it as our victory. I know I do.

As you fly away to help other deserving authors, I would like to humbly suggest that you read over a few of my favorites. If you enjoyed Old Number Seven, I think you will like these as well.

The Fortune of Annacara by Kay Christine Fenton is a hauntingly beautiful historical tale of love, loss and hardship on the American Frontier. Fenton has the ability to bring readers right down into the heart of her dusty world. One of the best! http://authonomy.com/books/652/the-fortune-of-annacara/

The Cross of Goa by Laurence Howard is a religious-themed thriller that will surly give The Da Vinci Code a thrashing. http://authonomy.com/books/16306/the-cross-of-goa/

Last Tango for Che by Elina Castro Almeyra is a true story set in the hotbed of revolutionary Argentina by a woman who has seen it all. http://authonomy.com/books/33945/last-tango-for-che/

Snow Bound by Justis Call is a psychological thriller featuring a main character as unique as the book’s author. It’s hard to describe, but easy to love. http://authonomy.com/books/31436/snow-bound/

Last but not least, Tales from the Top by Toppy gives a dog’s eye view of the world. One of the cleverest animal-centered books I’ve read, you’ll love this one from nose to tail. http://authonomy.com/books/32444/tales-from-the-top/

Keep in touch, my friends. I wish you all every success.

Kind Regards,

John Breeden II
Old Number Seven

KirkH wrote 418 days ago   

Hi Doug,
I hope you get a chance to read my steampunk story.
Kirk (Munich)

DB Stephens wrote 437 days ago   

Hi Doug,

If you would enjoy a good crime/thriller/suspense, then please check out my book, "Solutions Inc." It is a story about an ex-marine turned corporate assassin by a very evil and manipulative man.

DB Stephens

SPW wrote 438 days ago   

Huge thanks for backing GhostCityGirl. It is much appreciated.
Adding your book to my WL.
Cheers and all the best,

Stark Silvercoin wrote 439 days ago   

Hi Doug,

Thank you for your backing and support of Old Number Seven. It really means a lot. I've added your book to my watchlist too, and will do my best to read it over soon for you.

Kind Regards,

John Breeden II
Old Number Seven

Jaclyn Aurore wrote 462 days ago   

Hi there,

I'm trying to reach out to some folks today in an effort to gain more support. Based on your shelf, I thought you might like my book too?

I'm kind of at a stand-still... I've been at #7 and unable to see any movement in a little while. If I'm going to make it further on this site, I need your help.

Please feel free to read/comment/back - I appreciate any or all!

thanks in advance,
Jaclyn x
It Never Happened - http://authonomy.com/books/47822/it-never-happened-a-max-cole-story/

Software wrote 505 days ago   

Hello Doug,

Hope you are well. Maybe you would like to try out my new satire, Doghouse Blues. Here is an endorsement:

I was attracted to Doghouse Blues from the pitch alone because it was so very different. There are so many budding writers out there who want to earn the same sort of money as J K Rowling by writing exactly the same kind of book and , to be frank, I am getting a bit tired of it.
This, on the other hand, struck me as being an original piece of work. The product of a lively mind and written by someone who is an excellent observer of the real world out there and who knows how to translate his observations into print. Just the right amount of dialogue, which carries the story along well.
I have not read the complete book (yet) but have dipped into it fairly freely to see if the momentum is maintained. It certainly is.
Philip John

Looking forward to reading your comments on the Doghouse Blues webpage.

All the best,


stearn37 wrote 524 days ago   

Would you be interested in a slice of horror?
If you are then my book Derilium could be the book you are looking for.
Please let me know what you think, all coments are welcome.
John Stearn
Author of Derilium

gingerknucklehairs wrote 568 days ago   

Okay this is kind of spam, but I'm only sending it out to my friends and not everyone.
In October I'm doing a complete rewrite of my book. At present it is called 'Up The Hill Backwards' but that will change too.

I am asking you nicely if you'd take a look at it and leave constructive comments to help me with the rewrite. I will read and comment on your book in return. Any backers picked up along the way will also be reciprocated.

It has taken me over four years to write this story and a lot of people shy away from it. I'm a tough cookie though and can take it on the chin, so please be honest. It won't affect how I judge your story.

You can see from my story how hard it was to write. The rewrite is going to be just as traumatic but I have to do it.

I'm sorry for the invasion and thanks for your time.

Best wishes Jesamine.

Meg Wearing wrote 583 days ago   

Could I interest you in taking a look at my novel, A Shamrock On The Verandah? It's the story of Bridget Flannigan, an Irish immigrant living in a small Kansas town at the end of the 19th century. Follow her as she faces the challenges of life in a frontier hotel.

Any reads will, of course, be returned.


J C Michael wrote 589 days ago   

Hi Doug,

Just dropping by to say a big "thank you" for your continued support of Discoredia.

My target is to reach the desk for Halloween as it's only fitting that horror should be represented.

Hopefully I can gather enough comments, stars, watchlists, and shelves to make this a reality, and your help in achieving this is greatly appreciated.

Thanks again,


miacia7 wrote 629 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

Hawaiian Baby wrote 633 days ago   

Hi Doug,

James promised to back another book so has taken you off of his shelf for the moment but I've agreed to pop you on mine instead.

Will have a gander and let you know what I make of it but looks good!!

Adam Thurstman wrote 638 days ago   



No matter how much, even if you are just my friend.

With 10 days left to go I am within reach of the desk,

and I'm here to kindly ask if I could count on your support

some more, anything would be very much appreciated.

Either way, I am overwhelmed by the response I have had,

and just want to say THANK YOU! & may God bless you :o)

Eponymous Rox wrote 647 days ago   

Hey there, Doug. 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 @ http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0089HD4A4

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TDonna wrote 653 days ago   

If you’re looking for a new book to read and back (if you find it worthy), I’d be honored if you’d consider No Kiss Good-bye. It’s unlike any other story on authonomy and one that you’ll live and feel with all your senses. It’s my true-life story of escaping communist Romania along switchbacks that eventually led to America.

Here’s the link: http://www.authonomy.com/books/39263/no-kiss-good-bye. Thank you so mcuh!


J C Michael wrote 657 days ago   

Hi Doug,

I've no idea why your book vanished from my shelf, just booting up the laptop now to re-add it.

I do know you have to be careful if you edit not to drop below the word limit or make the book private as I'm led to believe that costs you all your backers and comments (though the admins can get them back if you contact them apparently).


Neville wrote 657 days ago   

What's happened Doug, lost your book off my shelf?


J C Michael wrote 663 days ago   

Hi Doug,

Thank you for backing Discoredia. I shall watchlist your own book, read, star, and comment, as soon as possible.

Best wishes,