The only subject I was any good at during my childhood was English, so becoming a world renowned novelist was the supreme fantasy along with achieving the typical sporty ones concerning World Cup football matches and world title boxing fights.
I've always had a profound love of the written word, whether creating, reading or analyzing. It's lead to an exciting career in journalism and three well received published books have come along the way: No Glove No Love (boxing novel), The Elite Forces Handbook of Unarmed Combat (martial arts) and From Prison to the Premiership (ghostwritten autobiography).
The next phase is writing ebooks which I am grateful to Smashwords for providing the opportunity to do.Judging by the intinial reaction to my work, I may have finally found my niche!
For feedback, please contact me on: firstname.lastname@example.org or on facebook: Ronnie Shillingford
on Nov. 11, 2012 :
The writing style in this is slightly unusual, quite fast-paced and jumping scenes a little haphazardly at times, without ever dwelling too much on one moment, yet it works for this story.
The banter's good and realistic. It deals with a sensitive and very relevant modern issue - as a cautionary tale, I think perhaps it needed to highlight the anguish a little more, as both of the protagonists seem to just brush off the events and live happily ever after, albeit having given up the booze. Maybe it would have been more powerful if Viviene HAD wanted to push charges against Chuck but the police were unable to because he could prove she'd been drinking heavily? That might have been a more compelling reason for Viviene to become tee-total.
(review of free book)