15th Annual International
Self-Published Book Awards Commentary. 2007
- Book Content
note: Although I did not win this contest, the critique
is invaluable to me to improve on my writing career.
Title: A BETTER DAY
What did you like best about
If someone has read the first
book (as I did), she would wish for more, and want to know how
Ms. Conrad did on her own, how she grew, how she dealt with the
inevitable problems she faced, as only one can expect from an
abusive situation. So many women can relate to the topic (me
included), and readers will be relieved following her travails
that there is real hope, even light coming out of the
dark, as the title affirms. Realistically we readers know the
author would have a difficult time on her own, and that she’d be
haunted by Bob and we’d see him again. We’re relieved she finds
a little peace, and a new, trustworthy, devoted mate.
Ms. Conrad’s voice is
consistent throughout and her dialogue is authentic. A natural
writer obviously, with continued practice she will get better
and better. No doubt the author found her writing very cathartic
during those years of horror and beyond.
The title is a good one.