Friday, August 20, 2010

Review by US Review of Books

The Triskaidek review by "The U.S. Review or Books" was published today:

See: The Review...

I really hated this review when I got my advanced copy of it. Sure, they say nice things like "Sprig weaves the magical and real worlds together, leaping from discussions of diamonds as conduits for time travel to the computer search engine fgoogle that mixes human and fairy knowledge, in an entertaining way..." but they also make the annoying statement "Although more careful editing would have focused the plot elements and improved the pacing, The Triskaidek is a fun-filled adventure for tweens and young teens."

I shall avoid sweeping statements about the attention span or intelligence level of the reviewer. Obviously I didn't like their suggestion that the book wasn't carefully edited. Perhaps it wasn't carefully read? These book review companies like The US Review of books seem to churn out book reviews like a factory.

Anyway, enjoy the review, but more importantly, enjoy the book!


Sunday, August 1, 2010


Here's a little camp Fae update for you. First off, Basil Sprig and his entourage have been at a little booth set up as the Camp Fae Store at Faerieworlds in Eugene Oregon.

Basil had no idea what to expect and has never opened a "store" in a festival booth before. It has been a lot of fun. We've sold a bunch of books. Most importantly we've made some new fans, who have already read the book in the couple of days since the festival started.

Basil is posting photos live each day straight from the fairy-grounds to Facebook.

Here's a link to the Camp Fae Facebook page so you can check it all out:

Here's some more photos of the Camp Fae Store at Faerieworlds. Check out the facebook page for live photos throughout the day of Basil and other fairies who have gathered from throughout the world in all their amazing costumes, plus a few fairy tales to go with the pix.