The new cover for "Dr. Zimm's" was created by
MKT Creative Designs, in Denver.
These guys are brilliant, and you wouldn't believe the deal they gave me on this cover. If you need a cover artist, I recomend them highly.
Thanks to everyone who, with their crit and support, helped me shape "StarFire," which went to Amazon Kindle in November, and is selling very well indeed. For any of you who are thinking the real benifit of working here at Authonomy happens when you get to the editor's desk, let me correct you. "StarFire" was the second book I got very positive suggestions on here, and both books were vastly improved by the crit offered by members. Use this site (cautiously!) to help shape your work, and you will sell more books, whether Harper Collins ever looks at it or not.
Please keep in mind before you message me for a read, my crits are not designed to make you feel good or encourage you. If you ask for a crit (or if I just get interested in your work, and do one without you asking) it will be my suggestions to improve the work. Maybe they won't be helpful to you, or maybe it will hurt your feelings... but it will be my best effort to tell you what strikes me as areas that could be improved to increase the marketability of the story (not that I won't tell you what's good or what I like, also, but really, what sometimes improves work is pointing out flaws, not pats on the back, right?) I know "STARFIRE" got MUCH better due to the input of folks here, and it was the crit that helped, not the flattery. My concern, frankly, is with selling books, not "art" or literary gymnastics.
Since all messages sent through this site are public, if you have something to say to me that you prefer to say privately, I can be reached at MikeLeeStories@gmail.com
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