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140 Authors' Testimonials



'I always recommend to my author friends that they enter their books into the Wishing Shelf Book awards, as it is extremely helpful to get feedback from real readers (in my case, children) so I know I am giving them what they want. And the ‘catchy quotes’ are really useful as a promotional tool.'

Tessa Buckley, author of Eye Spy 2


'The Wishing Shelf Awards are so valuable to writers who are independent and many times, that means alone. Having this feedback is priceless as it connects us to the rest of the world, outside our own. Thank you Edward.'

Flora-Beth Edwards, author of The Hieroglyphic Fae: The Sacred Language of Fairies


'Greetings Edward!

Thank you so much for your invaluable time and efforts. The Wishing Shelf Book Awards meant more to me than any other because our little readers were the ones judging. Nothing is as important or special or meaningful as that. They are the reason I chose to be a writer, and I am grateful to each and every one of them for loving my story. I was honored to be chosen as a finalist. This treasured honor will truly stay with me forever. My heartfelt thanks to you and to all of my readers for providing me with great feedback and incentive to keep writing! You are all my heroes.

Yes, please post my feedback! Thank you again!'

Pam Hartley, author of The Final Rue of Naveena Bleu


'I was so excited to find feedback in my inbox from the Wishing Shelf Book Awards! Thank you so much for taking the time to share it with me. Even though I didn't make it to the finalist category, the red ribbon means the world to me. I have won a few small awards along my writing path, but this one holds a special place in my heart because of the target audiences involvement in the decision.

I found the awards and feedback very helpful. One of the comments about Lucy holding the girls interest more than the boys interest really hit home. Over the past few months I have had the pleasure of reading Lucy's adventures to a few schools and library's. As I think back on those experiences, I can now see that Lucy's books engaged the entire class or group of the younger children, but as they got older, 7 or 8, it is true, it seems like the girls were more engaged. I did not pick up on that aspect, until I read the comments from the Wishing Shelf Awards. This will definitely prompt me to be more in tune with my target audience.

Thank you for all you do!'

Rolynda Tassan, author of Lucy Finds a Home


'Being a finalist boosted my confidence that yes, I can write a book that people want to read. Even more than that, Wishing Shelf got my book into the hands of actual teen readers, the target audience. I know a lot of former teens (some more recent than others) but not that many current teens. The young readers' comments confirmed that I am writing for the people I think I'm writing for. All the more reason to finish up the sequel!'

Karen Eisenbrey, author of The Gospel According to St Rage


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