Testimonial from Janet Oakley

Andrew Shattuck McBride has been my editor since his work on my historical novel, Tree Soldier, starting in 2010. Published in 2011, Tree Soldier went on to win two awards including the 2012 EPIC ebook award and the 2013 Grand Prize for fiction from Chanticleer Book Reviews. It was selected as an Everybody Reads for the Palouse and Lewis and Clark Valley communities for 2013. Additionally, it was selected for Bellingham Reads for 2013. Reviews at PW Select and in newspapers have all been positive.

I’m especially appreciative of his work on my latest novel, Timber Rose. Historical fiction can be tricky but Andrew is a thorough and meticulous editor. He not only is excellent on sentence and other copy-editing skills, he is excellent on structure, storytelling flow and details that might bump a reader out of the story. I’m excited about the release of Timber Rose. It’s beautiful from beginning to end.

Janet Oakley
March 19, 2014

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About Andrew Shattuck McBride

I am a writer, editor, writing coach, and consultant. I work in a variety of genres, including poetry, short stories, and creative non-fiction. I also have a couple of novels simmering on back burners. THANK YOU to Nan Macy of Village Books for taking this photo (June 2011).
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7 Responses to Testimonial from Janet Oakley

  1. susanissima says:

    Bravissimo! You must be absolutely glowing!

  2. Thank you Susan.

    This is actually news from last month. I’ve dimmed slightly.

    Janet is a fine writer. It’s an honor to work with her on her historical novels.

    Cheers, Andy

    • susanissima says:

      Actually, I have copies of both of Janet’s books. I was at VB for her big splash for TR and took some cool pics, one of which is her new profile photo. All the best. S

  3. An excellent and well deserved endorsement!

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