Saturday, August 13, 2011

Many Thanks

Not too long ago I released a small collection  of stories on both nook and kindle called Whispers. After an initial sales surge, thanks to many of y'all I know, the book has not sold very well, which would be both disappointing and disheartening if not for one saving grace ... the many wonderful comments and reviews I have received from those who have read the stories.

The latest of which can be found here at The Walking Man's blog. The Walking Man is a true wordsmith. A poet of outstanding talent whose prose I deeply respect. He rarely posts anything other than poetry so for him to honor me with his praise and blog space is a great honor for me.

At the risk of appearing braggadocios by tooting my own horn here are a few snippets gleaned from the Amazon reviews of Whispers.

"It's a wonderful balance of showing and omitting, of description and metaphor."

"Reading them is like touching a circuit alive with electricity. The tales are told simply but with great emotional power."

"Erwin is a strong and nuanced writer, and I enjoyed his stories so thoroughly that I read them in one sitting."

"While the subject matter might seem heavy, these are good summer reads that make you pause and reflect on your actions and the consequences."

"Travis Erwin is not afraid to spill his guts onto the page."

I appreciate those who have plunked down the 99 cents, and I doubly thank those who after reading the collection took time to email me, post a review on Amazon, Goodreads, and Barnes & Noble, or to plug the book on their own blog, Facebook, and Twitter for word of mouth is all a book like Whispers can rely on.



Angie said...

Hey, congrats! What a great review! :D


Rocketstar said...


Charles Gramlich said...

Well deserved words, man.

the walking man said...

Blame Charles if your in the mood for human barbecue..he's the one who turned me on to your blog Travis.

Mary Witzl said...

What a great review. I'd give my eyeteeth to have a writer I admired describe my work as nuanced.

kylie said...

i loved the review and i loved the stories and i downloaded kindle just so i could read, which i did, sitting in the sun and ignoring the housework and i momentarily forgot that i'm unemployed.

yeah well, anyhow, thanks! both of you