Darcia Helle is a Massachusetts native, who escaped the New England winters to write in the Florida sunshine. She lives with her husband in a home full of spoiled rescue animals and an occasional stray lizard. She writes because the characters trespassing through her mind leave her no alternative.
Sharon E. Cathcart
on Oct. 23, 2012 :
Disclosure: this anthology contains one of my short stories. My review refers to the other tales, as I recuse myself from reviewing my own work.
One of the things I love about the Bestseller Bound anthologies (and I have read all of them) is that they are consistently high-quality. Across all genres, from hard sci-fi to fantasy to historical fiction to literary fiction: you name it. This group of independent authors puts out some of the finest writing you'll ever see.
There were three standouts for me in this outing: Magnolia Belle's "Pinkberry Squirrels" was a humorous frontier tale. Susan Helene Gottfried's poignant "The Ghost of The Dresser" was a story of dreams and life changes. Jill Warren's "The Very Useful Milkweed" was a lovely story about overcoming prejudice.
This book is a free download that will introduce readers to some outstanding authors. Highly recommended.
(review of free book)