Linda A. Lavid, an award-winning author, is widely published. Besides books, her work has appeared in the following publications: The Southern Cross Review, Wilmington Blues, Plots with Guns, Unlikely Stories, Ascent Aspirations, A Cruel World, Zimmerzine, Cenotaph, Over Coffee, Tangents, and published by the Haworth Press. A short story, "The Accident", was a finalist in Otto Penzler's Great Mystery Stories of 2003. "DMV", another short story, received an award from Ascent Magazine. My recent book, 101 Ways to Meditate: Discover Your True Self, was a finalist in the 2011 Global E-Book Awards.
Kelvin L. Reed
on June 11, 2016 :
Thirst: A Collection of Short Fiction (2011) by Linda A. Lavid had so much potential. The short book about human desire and a need for connection actually contains several clever selections. However, the formatting, perhaps due to converting a paperback into an ebook, is poorly executed to the point of being distracting. Basic rules of structure, such as starting a new paragraph with a change of speaker, are often not followed. Throw in some pretty horrid phrases (“His eyes ran up the road.” Seriously?) and I can’t recommend this one.
(review of free book)