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Pippa Whitethorn wrote 1 day ago   

Hi Lucy,

I'm guessing you don't have much time for reading on Autho at the moment as you're so busy elsewhere, but if you do I particularly enjoyed

which is one of the newer YARG books. Might be worth a look


JosephIsaacs wrote 2 days ago   

Hi! Would you mind taking a look at Soul Hosts when you get a chance? Thanks!
Joseph Isaacs

GhostOfTheRain wrote 3 days ago   

Hey! I hope you have a great time on here, and if you have any free or leisure time on your hands feel free to checkout the first few chapters of my story "The Walking Game" and tell me what you think! :)

M.Edwards wrote 5 days ago   

Hi Lucy-

Being as you are one of the "top talent spotters" (according to HC) I thought I'd ask if you'd give my book "Come Back, Johnny" a read. I'm currently mired in the 500's and hoping to climb to the top of the heap.

BTW, I enjoyed your profile. "I don't like traveling" is certainly the admission of a true individual. Kudos.

Mike Edwards

Rachel H Campling wrote 6 days ago   

Hello Lucy,
Where can I read your books?
All the best,

Callaghan Grant wrote 9 days ago   

Hi Lucy,
Great to see you are still here! I notice you're a reader but have no work up here and I am always looking for feedback from avid readers. I am writing to ask you to read for me as, since you are an avid reader, your feedback would be very helpful to me. I have a lot of work up and I am adding all the time. Please do take a look when you have time. I will be pleased to read anything for you: your work or the work of a friend you might be supporting here. Let me know if I can help and I will put you, or the work you ask me to support, in my queue so I get to it in the appropriate time. Thank you very much for your help ahead of time.

Just so you know, I have encountered another book on this site that addresses the issue of UNforgiveness (the opposite of the theme of The Shouting Tree) and, although it's very dark, the writing is brilliant and the character study is unsurpassed. It is Casimir Greenfield's "Slow Poison" and I recommend it very highly. It is doing well in the race but needs a final boost. As I feel the work is exceptional and addresses the spirtual consequences of unforgiveness. I believe strongly that it is a socially worthy work which makes a solid contribution to the world. I hope you will read for Casimir and rate his work and comment for his outstanding effort and insight and his brilliance in rendering these complex characters. Please do tell him I recommended his work.

Warm regards,

(Cailin) Callaghan Grant
"The Shouting Tree", "The Fiddler's (Laughing) Bride
"Chalice", "Beacon", "Traveler", "Maker"

Tom Bye wrote 10 days ago   

Hello Lucy-

Do hope your book went on to better things and that you got a publisher-- In the meantime, I would be chuffed if you could take a look at my book= From Hugs to Kisses- It had reached a ranking of 40 only to be dropped back down to 450 after the computer system on authonomy deemed my book to be a new one after I uploaded final draft - Shucks ! that's life- I soldier on-

tom bye

Stellula wrote 11 days ago   


I am fairly new here (old member inactive for 2 years - long story for another day). I am trying to finish the book I started and I would greatly appreciate your critique on my manuscript as well as shelf space if you feel it deserves it, I will return the favour, let me know..


Chris Bostic wrote 12 days ago   

No real news at all. Just an apology for being slow on getting the contract to me. Still waiting to hear about that release date.

Apparently, YARG is a well-oiled machine. I don't know about everyone else, but I missed you. Bummer about the illness though. You are forgiven for your absence.

Chris Bostic wrote 12 days ago   

Dude, where have you been!?! Hopefully out having fun.

secretbanker wrote 14 days ago   


I love your book and your photo! The hair is gorgeous. Lovely-- could I ask you for a review?

tbpinder93 wrote 16 days ago   

Hi. I was wondering if you might be able to give my book, One Boy with Yellow Eyes a read. If you could I would be very appreciative and shall read something of yours in return.
Thomas Pinder.

Chris Bostic wrote 19 days ago   

And you're still TSR #2.

This is the way it should be. You'll always be #1 to me ;)

Muchas gracias

Chris Bostic wrote 19 days ago   

Hey Lu,

I took PK down to reset it. Not sure if it will make much of a difference, since I don't have a ton of 'friends' on here. But at least you've got a chance to be first onboard again ;)

DystopianGerman wrote 19 days ago   

Do I remember correctly that you were the "manager" of YARG?
If so, I haven't been able to read/review in 1 1/2 weeks and it will be another until I catch a break (I'm currently working hard on a thesis for my studies). Can I take official time off from YARG? I received two comments on my story already and feel really bad for not returning any favors.
Thanks alot,

ps. I couldn't even remember how to reach the YARG thread. I'm still kind of a newbie

Chris Bostic wrote 20 days ago   

I suppose it is, but that seems a bit pushy. Guess that's why I'm not a very good self-promoter. And that's why it takes a year.

I'm sending out my thank you notes now. This could take a while.

Pizza sounds yummy. A writer needs to keep their energy levels up. I'm expecting to see something new out of you soon. Very soon. Don't disappoint me.

Chris Bostic wrote 20 days ago   

Yay for cake! If I liked cake better, I might go have me some now to celebrate. Instead, I think I'll have another cup of coffee and some donuts. I'm tired. That's what happens when you get old. You'll find out someday, kid.

The desk was a bit of an April Fools' joke there for a minute. At least it wasn't some ungodly amount of time like last month. Safe or not, that would've been horrible.

I didn't mention how pretty your shelf is. Poisonwood Key looks good there. Yes key, not island. I had to change it. At this point, anything's better than Mike's Summer. Or GM.

Thank you v much for throwing the new one up there. With any luck, it won't take a year for this one to start going places.

Chris Bostic wrote 20 days ago   

You're the best.

I've always wanted a shiny gold medal, just like my hero. She has two.

I'm kinda staring at it numbly, reflecting on how bloody long it took to finally arrive. And you were there for the whole painful ride. Thanks, mate. You're so awesome :)

Splinker wrote 20 days ago   

I saw your profile and couldn't help noticing that you are not me. But don't be sad, because I am sure there are many wonderful things about you. And, while you can't be me, it is possible to own a little piece of me! And not just the pieces that no else wants!

"Take a Breather" starts in a magical place called "Colorado." But after reading only three or for words, I promise that it will live forever in you.

Now, if you don't want it to live forever in you, all you have to do is shelve it for 30 days or until I tell you the coast is clear, whichever is later.

As always, I thank you in advance for your support and I'll be happy to promise to do whatever you want in return.

I promise.

Because sometimes a zombie apocalypse is the least of your problems.

wanjie684 wrote 21 days ago   

Hi Lucy:
Could you stop by and take a peak at my book and give me some pointers? Downloading the 11K words made me feel like I was taking off my clothes in front of Authonomy crowd. Now it's out there, I keep my fingers crossed. Thx in advance.