Creative writer specializing in book reviews.
I have pursued creative writing, even with a demanding day job. I took correspondence courses and a couple of “continuing education” classes on short story writing at a nearby college. A local author taught those classes and impressed me in that he was doing the stuff I had been reading about—writing, submitting, and getting published. Inspiration prompted me to give it a try. So I submitted a short story (Supernal) to an online publication and it was accepted. Getting published has never since been that easy (though I later had another story accepted for a printed anthology put out by that same publisher).
Later, I wrote some well-received short stories for company Christmas celebrations (notably, The Spark). I created a website and a blog, and published my first short novel (A Single Step) on the Smashwords site. I also put out a few of my short works on Smashwords. From there, they percolated out to Barnes and Noble where they received some favorable comments.
All this was enough to keep me going, but I needed to take things to a higher level. I had been working on a post-apocalypse novel since taking a correspondence course on novel-writing. Completing it as a major work became my goal. I had published Print-on-Demand, but no major works of the sort I want my Dentville novels to be.
If you examine my website (www.rayfoy.com), you’ll find links to my completed works, my personal journal (blog), and info on current projects. My themes are speculative in the spirit of Tolkien and Wells, political in the spirit of Orwell and Huxley, and inspirational in the spirit of Strayed and Coelho. I hope you find something here that appeals to you, and that you’ll spend some time with me on our common journey.
I will create a book review of 600 to 1000 words and post it on Amazon, Goodreads, and my own website.
Note that you're NOT "buying a review" from me, but just engaging me to do it. The review remains mine, I note literary pros and cons at my discretion, and I post it at my discretion. I will consider a request for specific places to post, and might offer an option to not post if I rate a book at 3 stars or less (on Amazon's scale).
You must provide me with a printed or electronic copy of the book you want reviewed. Also, I need a contact email address.
I charge a reading fee of $25 per book reviewed.