Victoria Zigler

Biography

My name is Victoria, but most of my friends and family call me Tori. Feel free to do the same.

Born in the shadow of the black mountains in Wales, I now live by the sea in the south-east of England with my husband, Kelly, a West Highland White Terrier named Keroberous, a pair of gerbils named Bilbo and Baggins, and four Degus whose names are Jacob, Jasper, Jenks and Joshua.

Having battled with glaucoma since birth, I now find myself completely blind. But I didn't let that stop me from chasing the dream I've had since I was a young child: the dream of being a published author. I've loved to read and write since I learned how, and always wanted to get my work published. Finally, in 2012, I made that dream come true by self-publishing. So now I'm a published author of children's fiction, as well as a couple of poetry collections.

Reading and writing remain my favourite things to do, apart from spending time with my husband, my dog, and my degus, of course. I also enjoy doing crafts (such as card making and knitting). Plus, I dabble in things like roleplaying games (such as Dungeons And Dragons) and figure games (such as BattleTech and Monsterpocalypse) from time to time, and enjoy watching movies and TV shows as well as listening to music. On top of that, I have an interest in history, especially stone age and Egyptian history, and in space exploration. I also love almost anything to do with animals and nature. I have to say "almost" because I'm not too keen on spiders and creepy crawly things, though can pretend they don't exist if they don't come too close to me. My favourite animals are cats, dogs, rodents and horses, though I generally get all soppy over just about any four-legged animal; especially young ones. That love of animals was a huge factor in my choice to become a vegetarian, as it's hard to enjoy a meal when you feel sorry for it.

Personality wise I’d describe myself as a combination of Hermione and Luna from the Harry Potter books; Hermione’s thirst for knowledge and love of books, combined with Luna’s wandering mind and alternative way of looking at the world. A couple of people have agreed with that description of me, so I feel I'm justified in using it.

Smashwords Interview

When did you first start writing?
Having older brothers meant I learned to read and write really young in order to do "homework" like they were doing, which means I've been able to read and write - at least at a basic level - since I was three years old. I fell in love with the written word from the start and started trying to write stories of my own soon after learning to read those by others. By the time I was seven years old I was already writing well enough that my stories were being entered in to contests; I still have the medal I won in one such contest.
What made you decide to focus on writing for children?
I've tried writing in a couple of different genres and aiming my books at different age groups, but I seem to write better for children. I noticed this when I was sharing my work with others and my children's stories got a better reception, even among adults. Also, I enjoy writing for children more than for adults since they don't expect complicated explanations for things being what they are and share my love of animal stories. The fact I tend to write shorter stories rather than long novels also lends itself well to writing for children due to their generally shorter attention spans. Mostly it's just because I enjoy writing for children though.
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Books

Vinnie The Vegetarian Zombie
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Pre-release—available October 28, 2014. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 2,110. Language: English. Category: Fiction » Children’s books » Monsters
When Vinnie the zombie smashes his way in to the fruit and vegetable shop where six year old Annie is waiting in hiding for her Mother to come back for her, Annie isn’t sure what to do. But Vinnie isn’t like other zombies.
Cubby And The Beanstalk
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Pre-release—available August 26, 2014. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 8,060. Language: English. Category: Fiction » Children’s books » Fairy Tales & Folklore / Adaptations
When Cubby’s Mother tells him to take their old goat to market and sell her so they can buy food, Cubby ends up trading the goat for a bag of magic wishing beans. His Mother is furious, and in her rage throws the beans outside and sends Cubby to bed. You may think that was the end, but you’d be wrong! In fact, it’s just the beginning!
Jinx And The Faerie Dragons
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 12,490. Language: English. Published: July 1, 2014. Category: Fiction » Children’s books » Fairy tales & fables
(4.50 from 4 reviews)
Jinx’s little sister, Ayla, has warned him time and time again that one day his mischief making will get him in to serious trouble. But Jinx isn’t interested in his sister’s warnings; not even when the trouble she warns him about is a cave full of goblins.
Thistle The Fairy Trickster
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 2,430. Language: English. Published: May 16, 2014. Category: Fiction » Children’s books » Fairy Tales & Folklore / Adaptations
(5.00 from 1 review)
All fairies love playing games and tricks, and Thistle is no different. So when she gets bored one day while watching to make sure no children are in trouble near the stream, she decides it’s time for a bit of fun. But the other fairies quickly get fed up of her tricks, and when a small boy really does need help they don’t believe her.
Filicity The Musical Platypus
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 3,090. Language: English. Published: April 15, 2014. Category: Fiction » Children’s books » Performing Arts / Music
(5.00 from 1 review)
Filicity is a platypus who loves music and has only one question on her mind... Why can’t a platypus be musical?
Goodies For Grandmother
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 3,150. Language: English. Published: March 10, 2014. Category: Fiction » Children’s books » Fairy tales & fables
(5.00 from 1 review)
Brownies share the woods with the fairies, but – unlike the fairies – the brownies are very naughty. They love playing tricks, love stealing anything travellers happen to be carrying through the woods, and love getting people lost. So when one of them spots Ella carrying a basket of goodies, he just can’t resist trying to steal them from her.
A Very Degu Christmas
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Series: Degu Days Duo. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 1,900. Language: English. Published: February 3, 2014. Category: Fiction » Children’s books » Animals
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
It’s Christmas, and the human caretakers have told the degus that Santa Paws is coming to visit. They have no idea who he is, but since the human caretakers say he’s bringing nibbles for them, and degus love nibbles, they’re excited about it; though the news that he plans to come when they’re sleeping seems strange to them.
The Great Degu Round-Up
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Series: Degu Days Duo. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 2,120. Language: English. Published: January 7, 2014. Category: Fiction » Children’s books » Animals
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
Jenks the degu lives in a cage with his three brothers: Jacob, Jasper and Joshua. It might seem like a strange place to live, but they call it home and feel safe there. So you can imagine how scary it is for them when they are forced to leave their cage.
Kero Celebrates Christmas
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Series: Kero's World. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 2,420. Language: English. Published: December 3, 2013. Category: Fiction » Children’s books » Animals
(5.00 from 1 review)
Christmas is here, and with it comes snow and Santa Paws – whoever he is.
Kero Goes To Town
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Series: Kero's World. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 2,620. Language: English. Published: November 17, 2013. Category: Fiction » Children’s books » Animals
(5.00 from 1 review)
Kero’s very excited to find he’s going to town with his humans. He’s sure there must be loads of great things to do there, after all the humans go there all the time. But what kinds of things can a little dog do in town?
Kero Celebrates Halloween
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Series: Kero's World. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 2,330. Language: English. Published: October 31, 2013. Category: Fiction » Children’s books » Animals
(5.00 from 1 review)
Something strange is going on, and Kero doesn’t know if he’s more confused or frightened. All he knows for sure is that the humans are calling it Halloween.
The Leaf Monster And Other Children's Poems
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,250. Language: English. Published: September 23, 2013. Category: Fiction » Children’s books » Poetry
(5.00 from 1 review)
A random collection of poems of different lengths and styles, all of which are written with children in mind. Themes include family, animals, and special occasions (among others).
Snowball The Oddball Kobold
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 3,400. Language: English. Published: September 2, 2013. Category: Fiction » Children’s books » Fairy tales & fables
(5.00 from 1 review)
Snowball is a white kobold; something so rare that the other kobolds in his tribe won’t accept him as a proper kobold. In fact, they delight in making poor Snowball’s life miserable. But Snowball is determined that some day he’ll show them that there’s nothing wrong with being a white kobold.
Asha's Big Adventure
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 6,420. Language: English. Published: August 12, 2013. Category: Fiction » Children’s books » Fairy tales & fables
(5.00 from 1 review)
This is the story of a little girl who loves exploring, a hungry wolf, three brave little pigs, three nervous goats, a troll with a toothache, and three misunderstood bears.
Waves Of Broken Dreams And Other Poems
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 2,630. Language: English. Published: July 22, 2013. Category: Fiction » Poetry » U.K. Poetry
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
A collection of poems of various styles and lengths, which are about heartache, loss, pain, and broken dreams.
The Great Tadpole Rescue
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 2,250. Language: English. Published: June 24, 2013. Category: Fiction » Children’s books » Fairy tales & fables
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
Lily is a water fairy, which means it’s her job to make sure everyone who lives on her pond is safe and happy, so when Mrs. Frog’s tadpoles are stolen it’s up to her to rescue them.
Kero Gets Sick
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Series: Kero's World. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 1,540. Language: English. Published: June 10, 2013. Category: Fiction » Children’s books » Animals
(5.00 from 1 review)
Kero isn’t feeling well at all, and that means only one thing: a trip to his least favourite place in the world... The vet!
Kero Celebrates His Birthday
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Series: Kero's World. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 1,770. Language: English. Published: May 23, 2013. Category: Fiction » Children’s books » Animals
(5.00 from 1 review)
It’s Kero’s birthday, and his humans are doing everything they can to make it a special day for him. What will Kero think of all the fuss and attention? And what exactly makes a birthday special for a dog anyway?
Kero Goes Walkies
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Series: Kero's World. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 1,680. Language: English. Published: May 4, 2013. Category: Fiction » Children’s books » Animals
(5.00 from 1 review)
If there’s one thing Kero loves more than going for a walk, then it has to be going for a walk that takes him to more than one place. Today his walk will take him both to the park and to the beach. What will he find there? Who will he see? And what will a little dog like him think of it all?
A Magical Storm
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Series: Magical Chapters Trilogy, Book 3. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 5,640. Language: English. Published: April 7, 2013. Category: Fiction » Children’s books » Fairy tales & fables
(5.00 from 4 reviews)
There’s something about birthdays that make you think about the past, and now that she’s celebrating her 10th birthday, that’s just what Paige is doing. But nothing could bring those memories so clearly to the surface better than an uninvited party guest from her past who wont even meet her gaze.
The Light Of Dawn And Other Poems
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 5,170. Language: English. Published: March 3, 2013. Category: Fiction » Poetry » U.K. Poetry
(5.00 from 1 review)
A collection of poems of different lengths and styles – some with a hint of humour, others of a more serious nature – about animals, nature, magic, emotions, and the world around us.
Toby's Special School
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Series: Toby's Tales. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 1,570. Language: English. Published: February 2, 2013. Category: Fiction » Children’s books » Social Issues / Special Needs
(5.00 from 1 review)
Toby’s starting to feel like he’s the only blind boy in the world, so when his first day at his new special school comes around, he’s sure the other children will tease him because he can’t see.
Toby's Games
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Series: Toby's Tales. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 1,960. Language: English. Published: January 5, 2013. Category: Fiction » Children’s books » Social Issues / Special Needs
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
Now that he can’t see, Toby can’t play with his big brother Jake like he used to, and every time he tries to he just gets frustrated, upset or hurt. He’s starting to feel like he can’t do anything fun any more.
The Pineapple Loving Dragon
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Series: Magical Chapters Trilogy, Book 2. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 5,490. Language: English. Published: December 1, 2012. Category: Fiction » Children’s books » Fairy tales & fables
(5.00 from 4 reviews)
Everyone knows the mountains are full of dragons, and everyone also knows those dragons are dangerous monsters who eat people. So when the people from the town notice that one of them has a young boy with it they set out to rescue him. But Daisy isn’t like other dragons; she’s sweet and kind, and just happens to be a vegetarian.
Toby's Outing
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Series: Toby's Tales. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 1,130. Language: English. Published: November 4, 2012. Category: Fiction » Children’s books » Social Issues / Special Needs
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
Everyone is excited about the trip to the aquarium. But not Toby. Toby’s sure he wont have fun, after all, aquariums can’t be fun for blind people… Can they?
Toby's Monsters
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Series: Toby's Tales. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 1,170. Language: English. Published: October 21, 2012. Category: Fiction » Children’s books » Social Issues / Special Needs
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
Toby’s world is scary and full of monsters his mind has created. If he wasn’t blind he could see what the monsters really are, but he is, so he can’t.
Toby's New World
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Series: Toby's Tales. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 2,590. Language: English. Published: September 6, 2012. Category: Fiction » Children’s books » Social Issues / Special Needs
(4.75 from 4 reviews)
Toby has just learned he’ll never see again. Now he’s learning just how frustrating it can be doing even simple things when you’re blind.
Frank The Friendly Ogre
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Price: Free! Words: 890. Language: English. Published: August 11, 2012. Category: Fiction » Children’s books » Fairy tales & fables
(4.80 from 10 reviews)
Frank knew he didn’t belong in the swamp. He’s never been like the other ogres. He’s clean and polite, and they... Well, they’re not. So, one day, Frank set off in to the world to find somewhere he could belong.
My Friends Of Fur And Feather
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 5,200. Language: English. Published: August 6, 2012. Category: Fiction » Poetry » U.K. Poetry
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
A collection of 50 poems – ranging from amusing to emotional - written for some of the various pets my family or I have had.
Bluebell The Fairy Guide
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 1,160. Language: English. Published: July 12, 2012. Category: Fiction » Children’s books » Fairy tales & fables
(5.00 from 4 reviews)
Every time a child gets lost in the woods, the fairies help them find the right path home; being careful not to let any grown ups see them, of course. But when Bluebell the fairy comes across a blind girl lost in the woods, she has a new challenge on her hands.
Witchlet
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Series: Magical Chapters Trilogy, Book 1. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 4,830. Language: English. Published: June 1, 2012. Category: Fiction » Children’s books » Fairy tales & fables
(4.54 from 13 reviews)
In a world where everyone thinks witches are warty old women, a powerful and short tempered 9 year old is trying to find her place in the world, and make amends for something that happened when she was only 3.
Mr. Pumpkin-Head And Other Poems
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 6,510. Language: English. Published: April 22, 2012. Category: Fiction » Poetry » U.K. Poetry
(5.00 from 6 reviews)
A collection of poems - many with a hint of humour - about nature, magic, emotions, and the world around us.

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Smashwords book reviews by Victoria Zigler

  • Cat Fight (Paranormal Romance/Urban Fantasy: Preternaturals Shorts) on April 24, 2012

    An excellent story! :)
  • Dark Mercy (Gothic Urban Fantasy: Preternaturals Shorts) on April 24, 2012

    Another fantastic read; if you haven't read the books in the series this book comes from, you really need to!
  • Amputeddy Goes Back to School on May 01, 2012

    What a sweet little book; and a great tool to start discussions about things like amputation, or being "different" in some way.
  • The Silver Collar on May 02, 2012

    A great story; I love the new twist it brings to the stories of werewolves.
  • Saucerers and Gondoliers on May 31, 2012

    An unusual, amusing, and entertaining read. I wouldn't class it as one of my favourites, but I would read it again.
  • Sister Ships and Alastair on June 20, 2012
    (no rating)
    I picked up this book because I'd enjoyed the first. I'm glad I did; it was another unusual, amusing and entertaining read!
  • There Ain't Gonna Be No World War Three on June 26, 2012

    Having read the two books that come before this one in the series, I eagerly grabbed this one when I saw it had been released. I'm glad I did and was not disappointed; it was another entertaining and unique read!
  • Amputeddy Meets Nubby Bear on June 30, 2012

    A sweet and well written book; just as good as the first in the series!
  • Daisy The Sheep on July 02, 2012

    This was a really cute story. It seemed to change from past to present tense and back again though, which made it confusing as to whether it was a "this happened before" or "this is happening now" story. Like I said, it's really cute though.
  • Bed Trolls on July 02, 2012

    This had great potential, but it felt like the introduction to a story rather than a story. Perhaps it would have been better if something was to happen after the part that's already written here? Like someone attempting to catch a bed troll with amusing consequences or something....
  • The Squirrels of Summer on July 02, 2012

    This was a lovely little story; well written, really cute, and with a great lesson atatched to it!
  • Obee's Nutty Adventure on July 02, 2012

    This is an adorable book, with a great lesson; perfect for small children, and those of us who haven't grown up yet!
  • The Jungle Mess on July 04, 2012

    What a cute story!
  • Seasons of the Heart on July 06, 2012

    This is an enjoyable story, which reads well and captures and holds your attention. It's a story you can easily pick up and read even if you don't have a long time to read in, since it's short enough; it didn't take me long to read anyway. Isn't that a sign of a good story? One that doesn't take long to read because you get so in to it? I think it is!
  • No More Nightmares on July 09, 2012

    Very imaginative and enjoyable.
  • Where There is Light, There is Understanding on July 11, 2012

    This is a remarkable story, with an important lesson to teach. I highly recommend it.
  • A Christmas Miracle on July 12, 2012

    This was a pretty good story, though perhaps the author could have taken a bit more time on character development.
  • The Christmas Challenge on July 12, 2012

    While it's a sweet concept, I felt this was more a flashback that belongs in a novel than an actual story in its own right. It's amusing, but where's the conflict? Where's the thing that needs to be over-come? Where's the evidence that what happened in the story changed things for the main character? It needs something more, I think.
  • Lost Christmas on July 12, 2012

    This was a pretty good little story; worth reading in my opinion!
  • Looking for Christmas on July 13, 2012

    What a sweet and heart warming story!
  • Bogamus the Troll on July 18, 2012

    This was a really amusing and entertaining story; I loved it!
  • Family and Pets - A collection of poems on July 19, 2012

    This is a great collection of poems; some funny, some sweet and a bit emotional, but all of them enjoyable to read.
  • Amputeddy Helps a Friend on July 24, 2012

    A sweet little book, which can serve as a great tool to get discussions going with children - and perhaps also adults - about amputation.
  • Amy and the Unicorn on July 24, 2012

    I'm not sure why this is being called a short story; it's more like a short novel. But that's got nothing to do with why I only give it 3 stars. The simple fact is, it would be a really good book if it was properly edited. There are so many places where words are missing from sentences so they bearly make sense (and sometimes only do because you can figure it out from what comes next) that I lost count, which is very distracting and makes it difficult to enjoy a story. Also, I think there were too many long-winded flashbacks. Flashbacks are great, but I felt the first half of the book at least had more flashbacks than story progression; you don't need more than the most important information with flashbacks, and only need to be that detailed if someone is really going back in time to live through it. Like I said though, it is a pretty good book, and could be a really good one with proper editing.
  • The Old Woman in the Shoe Moves, Storybook One on July 25, 2012

    Really cute book!
  • Zeus on July 25, 2012

    An entertaining and amusing story.
  • A Stalker's Game (Short Story) on Aug. 19, 2012

    This was an absolutely fantastic read, even for someone like me who hasn't read Life Descending!
  • Circe's Pool on Aug. 19, 2012

    A really good story, with a great lesson to teach!
  • Children of the Mandrake on Aug. 19, 2012

    An unusual story, but well written and worth the read.
  • Awakening on Aug. 29, 2012

    I don't usually read this kind of book, but I'm a firm believer in not dismissing a book just because it's a little outside of the genre you usually read, and I know a couple of people who enjoy this author so thought I'd check this book out. Anyway, I was actually surprised at how much I enjoyed the book. I don't think Kitty Thomas will make it in to one of my favourite authors, but this book was a pleasurable read.
  • A Little Mouse's Journey: A Little Story (Free Sample Story) on Sep. 02, 2012

    This is a cute little story. There are a couple of places where it could be a bit more detailed, I think, but over-all it's a good and sweet little story!
  • A Gift of Flowers on Sep. 02, 2012

    This is a beautiful and touching story!
  • Tirnahiolaire on Sep. 16, 2012

    This book is a bit of a slow starter, but once you get in to it it gets better, becoming an amusing and action filled book, which I personally found both enjoyable and entertaining.
  • Meggie Blackthorn on Oct. 06, 2012

    There were parts where I felt a bit more detail could have been given, but it was a good book, and I enjoyed watching the character develop as the story unfolded.
  • Destiny on Oct. 12, 2012

    The storyline was excellent, the characters were well rounded, and the world building was fantastic. All in all, this was a really good book. I can not, however, give it more than 4 stars since it was so poorly edited. I lost track of the times there were mistakes made (things like words round the wrong way in sentences, letters round the wrong way so that it changed the word and the sentence didn't make sense, etc). They were all small mistakes, but they happened so frequently it quickly became annoying. Sorry, but I can't justify giving the 5th star this book would otherwise deserve when there are that many typing mistakes.
  • This 'N That - A Poetry Collection on Oct. 12, 2012

    This is an unusual collection of poems, some of which may be difficult for people to read without becoming quite emotional. "Cryin' Baby" especially is a very emotional poem. Some of the poems - such as "Fibro" and "Depression" - give some useful insight as to what it's like for sufferers, and could prove useful reading for those who know someone who suffers with either condition.
  • Inspirational Poetry on Oct. 12, 2012

    This is a sweet and emotional collection of poems, some of which will have you reaching for a tissue. I especially enjoyed the one called "Little Buddha Man" which I think is a truely beautiful piece of writing.
  • Time Tells Tales - Tale one - Dead In A Ditch on Oct. 12, 2012

    This is a well written book, which immediately awakens your curiosity about Alfred and how he came to be in the ditch where he was. From the first I was curious about Alfred and his story, and eagerly devoured each new sentence until the end. I now find myself eagerly awaiting the second part of the series, and desperate to learn what happens next.
  • Troll on Oct. 17, 2012

    This is a well written and fantastic story, with excellent worldbuilding and well rounded characters. It's a perfect example of the pain and suffering that can come from the fear based predjudices people are so often known for.
  • Some Families on Oct. 20, 2012

    This was a cute little book, with a wonderful message.
  • Hear No Evil: A Short Story on Oct. 22, 2012

    This was an interesting and enjoyable story, but I was a bit disappointed with the ending as it felt a bit too abrupt.
  • Aveline on Oct. 22, 2012

    This is a cute and amusing little story. It could use a bit of editing though, since there are several places where spaces haven't been left between words ("cameto" instead of "came to" for example).
  • Messy Make-Believe on Oct. 23, 2012

    This is an unusual and imaginative story, with a sweet ending. It's well written, and an enjoyable read.
  • Escape from the Aerie on Oct. 24, 2012

    This was an unusual though enjoyable story.
  • Firepower on Oct. 24, 2012

    This was a great and enjoyable story, but there were a couple of unexplained parts which spoiled it a little for me.
  • The Betrayals of Grim's Peak on Nov. 05, 2012

    I've read some great books recently, but this one has to be right up at the top of the list of the ones I've enjoyed most. It's very well written, extremely imaginative, and captures your attention from the start, making you eager to read on and learn what will happen next. The characters are well rounded, and the worldbuilding is excellent, making it easy to imagine you're right there in Grim's Peak with Augie as he learns about the new world he's found himself in and attempts to survive.
  • Perth & Bo 3: Little Goldenhood on Nov. 05, 2012

    This is a cute collection of stories, with great lessons.
  • Perth & Bo 2: The Flipping Unicorn on Nov. 05, 2012

    This is an entertaining book with good lessons to teach.
  • Perth & Bo 1: The Goats and the Troll on Nov. 05, 2012

    An amusing and enjoyable book.
  • Perth & Bo 4: The Kettle of Floods on Nov. 05, 2012

    Another excellent little book.
  • Perth & Bo's Fairy Tales: Seven Attack Parrots on Nov. 06, 2012

    Another excellent book, with a wonderful lesson behind the stories in it.
  • Perth & Bo 5: The Ghost King's Gold on Nov. 06, 2012

    This is another cute and wonderful little book.
  • The Moon Dwellers on Nov. 08, 2012

    This is an excellent read; action packed with believable characters.
  • The Old Woman in the Shoe, Storybook Two on Nov. 22, 2012

    Cute book.
  • The Coven: Shadow Spell on Nov. 22, 2012

    This was a pretty good book. The start of it was quite slow and didn't exactly grab my attention and hold it, but by the end of the first chapter I was interested enough to keep reading. I also didn't feel enough of the issues in the book were resolved come the end. Plus there were multiple typing and gramatical errors throughout. It would have been a fantastic book if it wasn't for those things. I'm being generous and giving it 4 stars because after the first few pages I felt the plot itself was excellent, and the character creation and worldbuilding were done well. But I have to say that with the slow start and too abrupt ending on top of the editing issues I was tempted to only make it 3 stars.
  • The Word Dealer on Nov. 22, 2012

    This was an interesting and unusual story.
  • The Star Dwellers on Dec. 05, 2012

    Another excellent book; a fantastic sequel to The Moon Dwellers!
  • Ever Shade (A Dark Faerie Tale #1) on Dec. 08, 2012

    This is a fantastic story, which I enjoyed reading. The characters are well rounded, the world building is excellent, and the plot is both well developed and imaginative. It's just a shame this had to be another book spoiled by poor editing. However, despite that I found it to be an enjoyable read, and would recommend it to lovers of YA Fantasy.
  • The Sun Dwellers on Dec. 14, 2012

    Like the first two books in this series, this was an absolutely fantastic read!
  • KIndred(Night School Vampire Hunter Trilogy) Novella#2 on Dec. 21, 2012

    I read the first book in this series and loved it, so when I got my hands on a copy of the sequel I was very eager to read it. I was not disappointed. It was as enjoyable a read as the first, with well rounded characters, and a plot that keeps you guessing.
  • Attack of the Sugar Plum Fairies on Dec. 22, 2012

    Loved it! It's short and sweet, very imaginative, and extremely entertaining!
  • Yule Quest on Dec. 23, 2012

    This book had potential, but it could have been better. Everything happened much too easily; no failed attempts, no moments of tension where you're not sure if they'll make it... It shouldn't have been that easy! Also, curse words were used too freely for a book with no adult content rating (admittedly only really near the start when Andrew was drunk, but that still doesn't make it right... A book with words like the "F" word in it should have a warning).
  • A Snowman for Christmas on Dec. 24, 2012

    This is a delightful little story!
  • Why Santa Shared His Soul on Dec. 25, 2012

    I loved this story! It's beautiful and touching; an excellent read!
  • Santa's Gift on Dec. 25, 2012

    The story is touching and entertaining, with a beautiful message behind it. However, there are some glaringly obvious grammatical errors which prevent me from giving this book the rating it would otherwise deserve.
  • Santa's Ninja Elves on Dec. 28, 2012

    Very creative stories; pretty good!
  • Santa's Claws on Dec. 28, 2012

    This is a very entertaining and imaginative collection of stories. As the author states though, they may be too disturbing for many children, especially the younger ones.
  • Mother Maiden Crone on Dec. 28, 2012

    This is an enjoyable and touching story; a perfect example of what the holidays are really about!
  • Destination Alpha Four on Dec. 28, 2012

    This is an entertaining and action filled story; a great read!
  • Pirated on Jan. 15, 2013

    This is a strange story, but an enjoyable read.
  • Zachary Zombie and the Lost Boy on Jan. 21, 2013

    This is a very entertaining and enjoyable story. Zachary is the best Zombie you could ever hope to meet! If you have a weak stomach I advise against reading this while snacking though.
  • They Haunt Me in My Dreams: the Scary Story that Will Keep You up All Night! on Jan. 21, 2013

    This is a strange story, but an enjoyable one. I think it could use a bit of editing in places though, and I'm a bit confused as to why the story was wrapped up with an epilogue instead of just another chapter, since the same kind of ending could have easily been achieved with a chapter rather than an epilogue, and the use of an epilogue made it feel like the author was just in a hurry to wrap things up. Still, it was an enjoyable read, and I would recommend it to anyone who likes this kind of story.
  • Paying Piper (or “What Happened in Hamelin Town”) on Jan. 22, 2013

    An excellent and well written take on the classic story. A very enjoyable read!
  • Echo on Jan. 23, 2013

    This is not usually my favourite type of book, since I'm not big on adult content, but it caught my attention because of the werewolves so I thought I'd try it... Especially with it being free. Anyway, I'm glad I did, because it was a well written and enjoyable read.
  • Masro Fhin: Homecoming on Jan. 23, 2013

    This was a pretty good read, though not as good as the other books I've read by this author. Still worth taking the time to read though.
  • The Hare and The Tortoise - A modern fable on Jan. 30, 2013

    This is a very sweet story, with excellent lessons to teach. I hope to read more from this author very soon, and hope his imagination stays with him as he grows!
  • The Medusa on Jan. 30, 2013

    A pretty good story, though not quite as exciting as I expected it to be from the description.
  • The Fallen Prince That Never Was on Jan. 31, 2013

    This is an entertaining and imaginative read, which is full of exciting action. The plot is very creative and full of so many twists and turns that you'll find it impossible to guess what's coming next. I make it a policy, however, to never rate a story requiring a lot of editing higher than 4 stars, and therefore feel I can not give this the full 5 star rating it would otherwise deserve. The thing is, even when you yourself have a valid reason for struggling with spellings and such, there's no reason why another person can't be called upon to help with the editing phase of the book. I mean, I know from personal experience that disabilities - be they mild or severe - can make things difficult, but I also know from experience that there are plenty of people who can be found to lend a hand when called upon to do so.
  • Pacifier 6 - The Shadows Within on Feb. 20, 2013

    This is a well written story, and I love the angle the author has taken with it. It's refreshing to see zombies being cast in a different light other than as monsters with no souls or feelings other than hunger for flesh and brains.
  • Gathering Clouds... on Feb. 21, 2013

    This is a well-written book, which drew my attention from the start and held it throughout. The characters are well rounded and the descriptions are fantastic. A pleasant combination of action scenes and slower scenes of less activity keep the plot flowing smoothly, and there's just enough scientific information to make it clear you're reading a sci-fi novel without you feeling like you're being bombarded with facts from a textbook. I would highly recommend this book to all fans of science fiction novels, or those looking to try out the genre.
  • Pink Water on Feb. 21, 2013

    Like with the first book in the series, this was a well written and enjoyable read, which I would recommend to anyone who enjoys reading science fiction novels. The plot is rivetting, and the characters are well rounded. Plus, the author has spread enough scientific knowledge throughout the book to make it obvious you're reading a sci-fi novel, but without bombarding you with so much information that it distracts from the story; a balance which can be tricky to achieve.
  • Zoey Zimmerman and the Zombie Pigeon on March 04, 2013

    I love the different take on the zombie stories you so often hear... Got to love the idea of zombie pigeons! The book was a great read in general actually, and made me chuckle more than once.
  • Fire Country on March 14, 2013

    A very well written story, with excellent world building and character creation.
  • CRYO: Rise of the Immortals on March 16, 2013

    This is an excellent and well written book. the world building is done so well you can almost imagine it could be a true story of future events, and the characters are believable.
  • Time Tells Tales - Tale Two - Love, Loss, Lust and Lies on March 21, 2013

    This is a well written, emotional and touching story. Catherine's confusion and pain is clearly in evidence throughout her diary entries, making it easy to sympathize with her - especially if you've read Alfred's tale and heard his side of the story.
  • Jake on March 25, 2013

    This was a pretty good book. The character creation is done well, and the plot moves at a reasonable pace, though some may find the start of the book to be a little slow. A small warning though: some of the contents of this book may not be suitable for all who fall in to the young adult audience (especially those at the lower end of the age group).
  • Werewolf Winter - A Short Story on March 28, 2013

    This was a pretty good read.
  • Outgrowth of the Brain on March 28, 2013

    This is a well written short story, which makes an excellent addition to the Cloud Brothers' story.
  • Ice Country on April 05, 2013

    This is another excellent book from a fantastic author, and a wonderful addition to the Country Saga. It's very well written, with great world building and well-rounded characters.
  • Life Descending (The Cry of Havoc, Book 1) on April 12, 2013

    This is a pretty good story; very creative. It could use a lot of editing though, since some parts are worded in a way that makes their meaning slightly confusing, and grammatical errors are present throughout.
  • Blood Lust (Paranormal Romance/Urban Fantasy: Preternaturals Book 1) on April 12, 2013

    A great start to the series
  • Save My Soul (Paranormal Romance/Urban Fantasy: Preternaturals Book 2) on April 12, 2013

    An excellent read, and a great addition to the series.
  • Ever Fire (A Dark Faerie Tale #2) on April 14, 2013

    This book is a very good read; I loved this book, and am loving the series in general. Shame the book could use some editing, which means I can't give it the full 5 stars it would otherwise deserve, as I make it a point not to give the full 5 stars to books that need a lot of editing.
  • Ever Winter (A Dark Faerie Tale #3) on April 14, 2013

    This is a great book, and an excellent addition to the series. Shame the editing issues spoil it so that I can only give it four stars rather than the five it would otherwise deserve.
  • Evangeline (A Dark Faerie Tale #0.5) on April 14, 2013

    An excellent introduction to the series.
  • Nikki Powergloves and the Power Council on April 24, 2013

    A fantastic second book in an enjoyable series.
  • Nikki Powergloves and the Power Trappers (Nikki, #3) on April 24, 2013

    An enjoyable third installment for the series.
  • Nikki Powergloves and the Great Adventure on April 24, 2013

    Another fantastic addition to the Nikki Powergloves series!
  • Obees' Nutty Choice on May 31, 2013

    A fantastic little story with a wonderful lesson!
  • The Little Fish That Got Into Trouble on May 31, 2013

    Very cute little story.
  • Water & Storm Country on June 08, 2013

    I've been eagerly awaiting the publication of this book, and am pleased to report that it was worth the wait! Like the other books in this series - as well as its sister series "The Dwellers Saga" - this is a well written and enjoyable book, with well rounded characters and fantastic world building, as well as a plot that moves at just the right speed; fast enough to keep your interest, but not so fast you can't keep track of events. I highly recommend this book, as well as the others in both the Country and Dwellers sagas!
  • Time Tells Tales - Tale Three - Theresa's Tale on July 09, 2013

    The rating I've given this book is more a reflection on my feelings towards the subject matter than a reflection on the author's writing. The writing is very good, apart from a few small typos, but I found the subject matter difficult to read. It's a personal matter and nothing to do with the author's writing abilities, but I can't give a book dealing with a subject I find disturbing the full five stars.
  • The Cat That Didn't Know How to Purr on July 09, 2013

    Awww... Cute!
  • The Cat That Was Learning How to Purr on July 09, 2013

    Cute story!
  • The Cat That Finally Learned How to Purr? on July 09, 2013

    A cute story, and a very sweet ending!
  • Time Tells Tales - Tale Four - Jim's Tale on Sep. 02, 2013

    This is a touching story, which is a lovely addition to the series.
  • Zachary Zombie and the Wicked Worm on Sep. 02, 2013

    This is an entertaining and enjoyable read.
  • Computers Don't Wear Pink Pyjamas on Sep. 06, 2013

    This is an entertaining story; worth the read.
  • The Four Wotsits of the Doodad on Sep. 06, 2013

    This is a very entertaining read.
  • Keldane the Cursed on Sep. 08, 2013

    This was an amusing book, which I enjoyed reading.
  • My Baby Sister's a Zombie on Sep. 08, 2013

    Very cute and amusing; loved it!
  • Inside Evil on Sep. 13, 2013

    This is a bit of a strange story, but a really good one; an enjoyable read. It has a bit of a slow start, but when it picks up will capture your interest and keep it until the end.
  • The Tower of Souls on Sep. 23, 2013

    This is another strange but enjoyable read. It's a fantastic sequel to "inside evil" and well worth the read!
  • Spirits of the Middlelands on Sep. 23, 2013

    This is another great addition to the series; just as strange as the first two books in the series, but also just as enjoyable!
  • The Earth Dwellers on Sep. 24, 2013

    It's sad to see the arrival of the end of the combined Dwellers and Country sagas, but... What an ending! This is a very well written book, and an excellent ending to the combined Dwellers and Country sagas. It's an emotional read, so make sure you have a box of tissues on hand when you read it!
  • Ever Wrath (A Dark Faerie Tale #4) on Oct. 23, 2013

    This is a fantastic book, which is a wonderful addition to the series.
  • The Professor's Conundrum on Oct. 30, 2013

    This is an interesting and quite thought provoking book, which I'm sure many fans of science fiction stories will enjoy reading.
  • Litter Thugs on Oct. 30, 2013

    This isn't my favourite of the books I've read so far by this author, but it is a well written book, as well as being an entertaining read.
  • White Noise on Nov. 17, 2013

    This is an interesting addition to the series; a pretty good read.
  • Gypsy Spell on Nov. 17, 2013

    This is a slightly weird though amusing and fun addition to the series; the ending was especially entertaining.
  • New Alliances on Nov. 30, 2013

    Where do I start on this one? It's another unusual yet enjoyable addition to the series, yes, but so much more! This one is a book that will take you on an emotional rollercoaster ride as you follow the characters the earlier books in the series have taught you to love.
  • Where's Emma?: A Denali Hawthorne Short Mystery on Nov. 30, 2013

    This is a cute little story, and an excellent mmystery. It's well written and worth reading.
  • Angel Evolution on Dec. 22, 2013

    This is a reasonably good read; not amazing, but pretty good. The plot is interesting and the way angels and demons are portrayed is unusual.
  • Demon Evolution on Dec. 28, 2013

    Yet again this is a reasonably good read; it's not the most amazing book I've ever read, but it's pretty good and worth the time involved in reading it.
  • Archangel Evolution on Dec. 30, 2013

    This book is a great ending to the trilogy. In fact, I think it's the best book of the entire trilogy! I would recommend this trilogy to anyone who loves stories about angels and demons but is looking for something different.
  • The Catalyst (Paranormal Romance/Urban Fantasy: Preternaturals Book 3) on Jan. 02, 2014

    This book is another awesome addition to the series from an absolutely amazing author!
  • Life Cycle (Paranormal Romance/Urban Fantasy: Preternaturals Book 4) on Jan. 04, 2014

    This is another fantastic book, which is a wonderful addition to the series. I look forward to reading more by this author!
  • Jayden & the Mysterious Mountain on Jan. 14, 2014

    When I first started reading this book I was worried I wouldn't enjoy it. I mean, the way Jayden's backstory was presented to us could have been done better; either by showing rather than telling, or by having Jayden tell someone his story afterwards. However, this was the only issue I had with the book, and it turned out to be a fantastic read, which I'm very glad I took the time to read. I look forward to reading more by this author.
  • The Trouble Upstream on Jan. 14, 2014

    This is a great little story, which fans of books like the Redwall series and The Wind In The Willows will enjoy.
  • Winston - A Horse's Tale on March 08, 2014

    A beautiful and moving story.
  • Charlotte and the Army of Wolves on March 13, 2014

    A pretty good read; quite imaginative, and very amusing in places.
  • Fuel to the Fire on March 15, 2014

    This book is an absolutely amazing read, and a fantastic start to the series! It's wonderfully written, with well-rounded characters, a plot that moves along at a nice pace, and excellent descriptions.
  • Ruler's Desire (Fuel to the Fire #2) on March 16, 2014

    This book is another absolutely amazing read, and an excellent addition to the series. Just like the first book in this series, this book is wonderfully written, very detailed in its descriptions, filled with well-rounded characters, and has a plot that moves at a nice pace.
  • Elemental Cascade (Fuel to the Fire #3) on March 17, 2014

    This book is an absolutely amazing read, and finishes the trilogy fantastically! Like the others in this trilogy, the book is wonderfully written, the characters are well-rounded, and the descriptions are excellent. Also, the plot moves at a nice pace, and keeps you guessing right to the end. Warning: due to extremely detailed descriptions, those with very weak stomaches are advised to avoid eating while reading this book; I'm not kidding!
  • Redemption (NIGHTSCHOOL VAMPIRE HUNTER TRILOGY) on March 18, 2014

    This is a fantastic book, which makes a great ending to the trilogy. It's well paced, the characters are well-rounded, and the action scenes are well described; descriptive enough to be detailed, but not so full of description that it slows the action down. I enjoyed seeing how the characters and their relationships with one another have evolved since the start of the series.
  • The Chariot Stone on March 22, 2014

    This was a pretty good read, despite being a little different from what I expected after reading the description; not different in a bad way though, and worth the read. It could use a little editing though.
  • Lauren versus the Leprechauns on March 22, 2014

    A cute and entertaining little story.
  • Wyrd Worlds on March 31, 2014

    This is an interesting collection of stories, some of which are very entertaining.
  • Daksha the Medicine Girl on April 02, 2014

    This is a great littl story; sweet and inspirational.
  • Surviving the Fog on April 06, 2014

    This is a really good book. I would have prefered a little less of the story to be focussed on people hooking up though. I get that teenagers are generally slaves to their emotions, but I would have thought the few adults - especially the abused women - would have taken a lot longer to become slaves to their hormones, and that at least some of the teenagers would have been more strongly affected by what they'd seen and therefore reluctant to engage in such activities.
  • Surviving the Fog-Kathy's Recollections on April 09, 2014

    It was interesting reading about the events from another point of view, and the author did a pretty good job of seeing things from the point of view of a teenage girl. In fact, I think this version of the story is bettter, because more of the emotional stress you would expect to see in these kinds of situations is evident.
  • Roger the Frog on April 09, 2014

    This is a wonderfully written, and very entertaining, story; I loved it, and look forward to reading more by the author!
  • Alien Coffee on April 09, 2014

    Haha! Love it! This really was a fantastic and entertaining read!
  • CRYO: A Changed World on April 16, 2014

    I've been looking forward to reading this book ever since I read the first in the series. I was not disappointed; it was well worth the wait! This book is fantastically imaginative, while at the same time being written in such a way that you can clearly picture the events in your mind, as well as being able to see the possibility of the events in this book actually being a possible future for our planet. The characters are well-rounded, the plot moves at a nice pace, and the descriptions are so amazing you can easily imagine yourself in to the story. I can't wait to read more!
  • If It Wasn't For Sarah on April 25, 2014

    This is an entertaining and somewhat amusing read.
  • Missing in Egypt on April 27, 2014

    All the details about Anna's job at the start of the book meant it took a while to get in to the story, but once the story picked up a bit the book was a pretty good read.
  • Time Tells Tales - Tale Five - A Gift For All on May 15, 2014

    This is a beautiful and touching end to the tale, which would have deserved a 5 star rating if a bit more care had been taken when it comes to editing. It's a shame that an otherwise excellent story was spoiled by being filled with so many typing errors, because I would have liked to give the book the 5 star rating it would have been given, but I don't feel I can when it so obviously needs editing.
  • Clouds over Planet X on June 05, 2014

    I swear this series gets better with every book! This is an excellent story! It's well written, with fantastic world building, believable and well-rounded characters, and a very creative plot, which will grab your interest from the start, and keep a firm hold on it until the very end.
  • Turning Curse on July 10, 2014

    This was a pretty good read, with an interesting cast of characters. I love the plot of this story, and the twist on the old fairy tale. The book is mostly well written, though I felt there were places where the author could have been more descriptive, and other places where the choice of wording slowed the plot down when events called for a faster pace for the scene in question.
  • Super Zombie Juice Mega Bomb on July 15, 2014

    Excellent plot, great characters, and fantastic concept. All in all, an amazing book!
  • Enter: Ten Tales for Tweens - Fantastic Short Stories for Middle Grade Readers on July 15, 2014

    A pretty good collection of stories; some amusing, some strange, some a bit disturbing, but all worth reading.
  • Drippy the Peg Legged Rainbow on July 17, 2014

    Ha! Love it! Another entertaining and well written story from a fantastic author!
  • Unholy Cow on July 18, 2014

    Absolutely fantastic! Well written and very entertaining!
  • Legend: A short story on July 18, 2014

    This book was an excellent read!
  • The Thief, the Crown, and the Pegasus on July 19, 2014

    This is a well written story, which I found to be both entertaining and sweet. A recommended quick read or bedtime story.
  • Art Pengriffin & The Curse Of The Four on July 24, 2014

    This book was really good. I had a bit of a problem with the frequency of cursing at the start, and the use of nicknames for the four horsemen was confusing at times, but otherwise the book was a great read. Perhaps a bit too vivid in the descriptions of gory scenes for some though, so you should probably avoid eating while reading it.
  • Starblazer on July 24, 2014

    A well written story, with intriguing characters; an interesting glimpse in to the world of Silvery Earth. I look forward to reading more.