I was pretty excited when We Hear the Dead received favorable reviews from Kirkus, Booklist, and School Library Journal. Those are some really powerful names to have backing my work, and I love every one of them.

But today I read a review posted on The Snappy Dragon that is like Crack for Authors — a lengthy analysis of the themes, characters, and historical background of my novel. This is a reader who saw, in Maggie Fox’s life, the same poignant elements that captured my attention in the first place and drove me to write this novel. She even noticed the good in Leah Fish, which I tried really hard to convey (and a topic I was actually planning to blog about next week).

Needless to say, Sri is an astute reader and a brilliant review writer! You really should rush over and add her to your blog roll before you do anything else today!