Wednesday, 15 October 2008

Mslexia Mention . . .

Hurray to writing magazine Mslexia for celebrating Flame Books in the ‘Independent Press’ feature of their current issue. Aside from releasing How We Were Lost, Flame also publish the very talented Shanta Everington and Anne Brooke, along with many other fabulous writers.

Here’s how Crista Ermiya from Mslexia described my debut novel:

How We Were Lost by Megan Taylor is written from the point of view of a teenage girl, 14-year-old Janie. This is a dark, compelling novel, with some superficial similarities to Jill Dawson’s Watch Me Disappear . . . The language is seductive and draws the reader into Janie’s complicated world, which features a pregnant older teenage sister, an absent mother and a neurotic aunt. As Janie’s life collides with the public drama being played out over the hunt for two missing girls, the reader is forced to reconsider the line between childhood and adulthood.’

I’m rather chuffed ( :

12 comments:

Caroline said...

I can see why you're chuffed! Yay! :)
x

Eli Regan said...

great review!!!!!!!

although don't think she should give away 'pregnant older sister' bit... xxxxx

Shanta Everington said...

Congrats on the great review, Megan. Now I see you are much nicer than me because you mentioned me and Anne in your blog post and I hogged the limelight all to myself in mine. hangs head in shame... ;)

Megan said...

he, he Shanta, not at all. Lift your head high while wearing a big cheesy grin for all the nice things they said about 'Give Me A Sign'

Thank you Caroline and Eli for being so lovely

DJ Kirkby said...

Great review! I get Mslexia and missed this...I am going to look for it and read it properly in the mag as was intended!

Megan said...

It's in a green block, towards the listings section!
(as you can see I'm still rather overly excited about it(;)
Thank you for checkng it out DJ,
Megan

Eli Regan said...

couldn't afford to buy Mslexia, but read the review today while I was browsing in Borders. Lovely to see it in actual print.

Megan said...

Aw, cheers Eli!
:-D

Kate Lord Brown said...

Well done - what a great review! So exciting seeing new authors getting somewhere - yahboosucks to all the doom and gloom. Well done!!

Megan said...

Thank you ever so Kate, and cheers for stopping by,
Megan

Kay Sexton said...

Excellent review, I shall have to get hold of a copy ...

Megan said...

cheers Kay - and thank you for dropping by, hope all your writing is going splendidly