Saturday, January 9, 2010

A Review

There are many reviews of her new book, "Behold The Dawn", so I won't dig deep into it. But I will comment on the author, K.M. Weiland. I met Katie on ChristianWriters when she answered a question I had posted. I was slightly intimated because not only was she a published author with her book, "A Man Called Outlaw", her name on there was Tarin and her avatar looked very intimating. I kept my mouth shut as she and other authors such as Michael Snyder and John Robinson discussed the finer points of writing and getting published. I pictured this mature woman around my age, her hair pulled up in a bun, that had stayed up nights picking at her Royal to get a manuscript out. When I found her website I surprised to see this attractive young lady that had such a handle on the craft of writing. By the way, her picture is about the best pose for a writer that I have seen. I was going to post it here but wasn't sure about the copyright type of stuff.

I ordered her first book about a year ago and was drawn into it. I thought to myself, "Self, pretty good first book" but felt the flow or something about it wasn't just right. Nothing particular that I could point to and say "I'd fix that" but nevertheless, I enjoyed it put it on my favorites list, which is a stack of books that I won't part with. Of all the books I have read, only five books have made that list before Outlaw. So when I heard her next book was coming out, I preordered it and waited patiently. "Behold The Dawn" rocks. I've always liked the knights in shining armor stories, and while the hero isn't in shining armor, he is a knight. Excellent book, order it today as Katie needs to pay her heating bill. In fact, order both books, you won't be disappointed by either of them. Now my favorites list is up to seven.

Katie also writes at least two blogs, her personal one, "Wordplay", is full of great advice for writers. I signed up on iTunes for her podcast of this great advice she has. I enjoy them as I sit at work (Yes, I don't have to think much at work, I'm that good!). She also co-authors another blog "Author Culture" with a couple or other good ole gals whom have this writing obsession figured out. Both blogs are in my blog list, go check them out.

So Katie, thanks for all the advice you've given, both to me personally through CW and through your blogs. Also thanks for taking me off to another place at another time through your books. I'm looking forward to your next project.

3 comments:

Shaddy said...

Isn't it cool to be friends with such a wonderful and generous published author!!

I've read both of her books too and am in awe of her talent.

Be good, my Okie friend,
Shaddy

LINDA MCMAKEN said...

Wow, thanks for the link. I haven't gotten the book yet, but blogs are great! Hope you're staying warm!

Walk said...

Shaddy and Linda, thanks for being faithful readers. You can't go wrong reading Katie, she's working on a World War 1 book, can't wait for it.