Wednesday, July 18, 2012

The Empathy Effect gets to shortlist for Rubery Award 2012

Had some good news this morning that my urban fantasy novel 'The Empathy Effect' had got as far as the shortlist on The Rubery International Book Award 2012, wow that is so exciting!

The judges said:
The book is well written, the setting one the author knows well, and it shows. The style is slightly experimental as part of it is told in first person while the third person is used for the scenes where the main character does not appear,. The limited colour palate of the cover works well, although some of the judges felt that the title and author did not stand out enough, and preferred the image on the back to the front. There were a few concerns that the plot contained too many coincidences, but it was nonetheless an exciting, well-constructed novel.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...


Congrats on Rubery Book Award. I was long-listed last year. If you get 5 mins. check out, it is an award for UK-based authors and is non-profit making.

Cheers and good luck with your writing.