Right now I'm working on the Acknowledgements page and it could go on and on! So many who helped with their support and encouragement as I wrote FROM DARKNESS.
My worst fear is forgetting someone just now. But the book coming out "soon" and I'll give you more info on that in a minute, is Book 1 of FROM DARKNESS. Book 2 & 3 will follow soon after. So if I need to I can just keep adding to the acknowledgements in those books. And it's fun! Remembering everyone who has been there for me and played a part in my book being written in some way!
I was also very lucky to be referred to someone who will begin designing the interior of my Softcover book next week! Exciting! And tomorrow I begin formatting Book 1 for Kindle.
Thanks for visiting and keeping in touch here and on FB! I love hearing from you! - Jacqueline
Mary Shelley did not originally publish under her own name as you will see noted in the review. JS
The Quarterly Review, 36 (January 1818), 379-385.
ART. V. Frankenstein, or the Modern Prometheus. 3 vols. London. 1818. [by John Wilson Croker]
" Our readers will guess from this summary, what a tissue of horrible and disgusting absurdity this work presents. -- It is piously dedicated to Mr. Godwin, and is written in the spirit of his school. The dreams of insanity are embodied in the strong and striking language of the insane, and the author, notwithstanding the rationality of his preface, often leaves us in doubt whether he is not as mad as his hero. Mr. Godwin is the patriarch of a literary family, whose chief skill is in delineating the wanderings of the intellect, and which strangely delights in the most afflicting and humiliating of human miseries. His disciples are a kind of out-pensioners of Bedlam, and, like 'Mad Bess' or 'Mad Tom,' are occasionally visited with paroxysms of genius and fits of expression, which make sober-minded people wonder and shudder..."
Will be done with the read thru of this afternoon. Then on to formatting.
That's what I'm up to today. Formatting for paperback & kindle will be next!
In America, children are suffering from a hidden epidemic of child abuse and neglect. Every year 3.3 million reports of child abuse are made in the United States involving nearly 6 million children (a report can include multiple children). The United States has the worst record of industrialized nations – losing five children every day due to abuse-related deaths. 1