MT McGuire Books


A big thank you to Nigethan Sathiyalingam at The Bookbag for reviewing Few Are Chosen. He gives it four stars and as a teenager he is a member of my official target market, so I am very pleased.

I was interested to read that he didn’t like the cover. Here you are now, readers, tell me (honestly) what do you think? Stick your oar in and have your say!

Any cover I use has to be something simple that will work as a very small gif on an e-book site and as a paperback. I know this one’s marmite, you love it or hate it. Although, so far less people have hated it and more have liked it. The guy at my local Waterstones loved it, the guy at the local independent bookstore said “with this cover, no”.

Anyway, I’m wittering on, you can find a copy of the review here.

Posted December 8, 2010 and visited 3064 times, 2 so far today

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  1. I am amazed that your target audience is teenagers. I am nearly 66 and I love your writing.

  2. Well, it isn’t really, it’s a certain mindset, the oldest fan I know about is in his 90s and the youngest was 10 when he read the first book (although he’d read all the Harry Potter books so he might have been exceptional). That said, the perceived wisdom is that you have to point your book at an age range, officially so I say ‘teenagers’ and qualify it with, folks who like the Harry Potter books, Douglas Adams, etc. The whole state of mind rather than an age range thing is probably why I wasn’t able to find a publisher for the first one anyway. Things that are really nice and fit into a nice little box are much, much easier to sell! After 8 years flogging my books I can attest to that. 😉



  3. I thoroughly enjoyed reading Few Are Chosen and whilst there are elements of it that are young (likewise Harry Potter) it was also smart and funny and definitely appealed to me and I am 52. I have been reading SciFi in some shape or other most of my life as the imagination utilised in them is superb generally. Add a bit of humour and I am hooked (have been a Terry Pratchett fan forever). Please do not change your format, just keep going. I was left wanting to read so much more. Really entertaining.

  4. Thanks so much for those kind words! I am delighted you enjoyed it. Rest assured I will keep writing, I have a short about The Pan of Hamgee in the pipeline and a story about some of the characters in the K’Barthan Series which is shaping up nicely into a novel. It’s going incredibly slowly, I’m afraid, but it is happening. 😉

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