I loved Slammed.
Wrote a 5 star Amazon.com review and Colleen Hoover, the author said thank you.
Then I followed her on Twitter and Facebook and we talked.
Found out she wrote a book where slam poetry is a big part of the book, and had never been to a slam.
That she lived close to Dallas, and Colleen went to her first slam which was a qualifier for the Women of the World slam happening next weekend in Denver, CO with winners from slams across the country. Said it was amazing.
“Point of Retreat” is the first book I am in the acknowledgements and my poem “Write Poorly” is in the text. This is my first time in print, and I think it’s awesome that’s it’s in a fiction book I admire.
I can’t tell you how happy this makes me, to have it in the book.
So, you could say I am disposed to like this book.
You would be right.
“Point of Retreat” happens a little more than a year after “Slammed.”
While “Slammed” was from the female character Layken perspective, “Point of Retreat” is from Wil’s perspective. It’s an impressive feat for a new author to succeed from both perspectives.
The writing is fun and immediate. You get immediately involved in the characters lives.
And never has butterfly been used such a way in a book.
It’s excellent. Get “Slammed” and if you like it get “Point of Retreat.”
Colleen told me her next book will be fantasy or science fiction. I look forward to it.
And I am very proud that my poem “Write Poorly” helped inspire Colleen to write.