Saturday, December 31, 2011

3 More Terrific Reviews!

I am so grateful to my readers! Four 5 star reviews! Yes! Everybody wants to be loved, but I think authors might be more desperate than most of the rest of the population. At least, some of us. Naturally, I think Chip is pretty good - if I do say so myself - but then I am its "Mother." Your mother is supposed to think you are wonderful.  So I, as a typically desperate-for-love type of author, am especially thankful that those who have said anything about the book have had nothing but praise.  I won't post all the reviews, because this blog is now linked to Amazon and it would be boring for Amazonians to have them twice.  But the very nice review unique to Smashwords said:
Review by: samus38120 on Dec. 29, 2011 : star star star star star
Well done. Entertains and offers a challenge to stretch ones thought processes.

Wednesday, December 28, 2011


A terrific review on Amazon! I'll let it speak for itself...

Buckle Your Seatbelt and Pass the Time-Distance Wafers!, December 27, 2011
This review is from: A Chip in Time (Kindle Edition)
J.K. Mikals has produced an engaging, genre-defying tale that gently mocks literary cliches and whole-heartedly celebrates snack foods. In Mikals' reality, the heroine's search for true love and the Goddess of Time's addiction to ambrosia intersect, with surprising results for the history of the world. Mikals' approach to social satire is playful and amusing, and I found her brand names particularly funny.
"A Chip in Time" explores the profundities and absurdities of love, time, technology, and culture, but Mikals never pontificates, and she never loses the plot. Mikals can be forgiven for the odd obscure reference, and those of you who are really up on your heresies and fertility cults can relish the opportunity to enjoy an in-joke or two with the author while the rest of us google it.

Opening Salvo...

The fact of the matter is that I am essentially a very private person, so I have never had a blog or a bio or anything on the web before. However, needs must and all that, now that I am a published person. Gotta promote the book, ya know? 

When I was much younger I read something somewhere that defined a "Saint" as someone who was willing to stand up there and let the people look. I once thought that was a great way to look at it. And of course, I didn't make the cut. :) 

But... considering what's been on view in the past few decades I'm not so sure I agree any longer.  On the other hand, it's always necessary to try to ascertain what the speaker really meant rather than just to lay on your own version.  (That's how wars get started.) 

What I want to do here is give those of you who might be interested access to some of my otherwise unpublished thoughts, snippets I didn't put in the book, pre-tastes of the next one, random offerings of what I consider good advice (people tell me it often is), and such like.  Be advised that my opinion is based strictly on my opinion, and you can't go wrong.  So I will close by saying that this blog is not a bid for sainthood, but I really hope I'm not a flasher, either.