Because I do book reviews, I occasionally receive unsolicited books to read and write about. Sometimes they are novels – and sometimes those novels are awful. But I admire anyone who attempts to write a book, especially a novel, so I do not write critical reviews. I just don’t write about the bad books. In this book review section of my website, you’ll only read about the books I liked. Some I loved.
Michael Shepherd was born in Massachusetts and raised in New Hampshire and – finally, he says with relief – Maine. Clinton to be exact. He retired not long ago after 29 years in the Air Force. He lives in Colorado but gets to Maine occasionally to hunt. That, I think, is how we connected.
Michael was reading my website Outdoor News blog and noticed that I review books. He emailed me, and very politely asked if I would be interested in reading and reviewing his novel. Well, what could I say? Of course. He shipped it forthwith.