Oh Carley I loved your book…

Those 6 words are some of the best a writer ( named Carley ) can hear – “Oh Carley, I loved your book and oh, so did my friend.”

“Which one did you read?”

“METAL MAN WALKING. I just loved it — the man walking North Chuck ( that’s North Charleston ) and his love of baseball when he was a kid. I just loved it. I want to read all your books.” He pauses, adds, “You write like a guy — you know, for guys.”

I smile. He’s right about that!

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Earlier, a different guy says a similar thing, “I’m loving your book.”

“Which one did you buy? I forget.”

“ANNIE DREAMING.”

“Oh yes; well when you finish it, you need to read METAL MAN WALKING. They go together.”

“Oh, okay,” he says. “That sounds great.”

I’m Ready for You to Buy My Book

That’s what I say to an acquaintance today – “Hey _________!” I sit down beside her, touch her shoulder lightly, smile, say, “I’m ready for you to buy one of my books.”

She smiles back, says, “Do you have one with you?”

“Yes I do,” I say. “Do you have $10?”

She smiles again, pulls out two crumpled five dollar bills. She asks, “Which one should I get?”

I suggest METAL MAN WALKING. She nods.

I get the book; she gives me the ten dollars. I sign the copy and hand it over. Another woman picks it up, peruses the cover. As usual, I feel a tad guilty but I’m happy to have another reader.

Could Not Put This Book Down

I wish to write a review of Metal Man Walking, set in Charleston, SC, my city. The freedom that the character searches for is no less than any of us on a given day. I loved the description of the surroundings, as if you are walking with the character.

The challenges and struggle to survive are not emphasized as much as the love the character has for his siblings. I could not put this book down and when finished reading , wanted the book to go on.

– Cheryl H.

For a Social Worker

Today I sold a copy of METAL MAN WALKING to a bank manager. She bought it for her daughter, who is a social worker. Her daughter did research on the homeless in a nearby city. I’m excited to know what she thinks of Chuck and his pursuit of happiness on the streets of the Low Country.

A New Review of METAL MAN WALKING

A Great Take on a Modern Trouble, July 31, 2013

This review is from: Metal Man Walking (Paperback)

Really, a book about a homeless man? How good could it be? But I bought Metal Man Walking because Carley is my friend and I wanted to read my friend’s book.

Honestly, it sat on my shelf for quite a while until one dull, rainy Sunday afternoon. I had nothing better to do, so I figured I’d read a couple chapters. After those couple chapters I was still turning pages . . . straight through to the end.

I was thoroughly amazed at Carley’s development of her main character and his life, where he came from, his relationships, his potential and his reasons for being homeless. Carley weaves the story from the present to the past and back. You meet his family, his baseball buddies, his friends, and most importantly his sister with whom he has a special connection that keeps him going when times are really difficult.

When I closed the book, slowly, I had been touched by Chuck and his hardships, his strength of character, and most especially by his choices.

This is a great story of the trials of modern times. Read it!

A Kindle Sale of METAL MAN WALKING

Once again, thanks to the person who purchased METAL MAN WALKING for their Kindle or Kindle app.

Happy reading!

Don’t forget to write a review on Amazon.com!

Another Kindle Sale of METAL MAN WALKING

IMG_1088Thanks to whoever ( or is it whomever? ) purchased METAL MAN WALKING for their Kindle ( or Kindle app. )

Happy reading!

“I loved it…”

Yes, a colleague at work told me, “I finished ANNIE DREAMING and I loved it!”

“Oh, write a review for me, please.” ( I can’t help it… )

She hesitates. “Oh the reviews for your novels are so well-written; I don’t know how to write such reviews.”

I say, “Just write what you think. Just write, ‘I loved it.'”