My Amazon author’s page

I was preparing a non-fiction query, and one of my writing friends said I ought to include my Amazon author page. So I went to get the link and realised that it was ridiculously out of date. So that was the next half hour or so taken care of while I updated it.

In the process, I got a lovely surprise. I finally have some reviews.

There’s one for “The Seer’s Stone”:

Seers_Stone_front_600We bought Sheila Crosby’s book, The Seer’s Stone, for my daughter-in-law who occasionally works with children and the night sky. This book, with its enticing illustrations and title caught my eye. But mostly because I wanted to read it my self before I gave it up! I am 84 years old and can give great praise to this read that I could not put down until I reached the last page. It is chock full of stories and folklore of La Palma and opens the imagination. It is a children’s story but appropriate for any age, to read or be read to, satisfying a short attention span, while informing and entertaining. I especially enjoyed the story about the Halley’s comet panic that ruled the earth. It triggered a recollection my father told me of the1908 Siberia Explosion caused by what they thought was an icy fragment of a comet that frightened many as well. So many of Ms Crosbys stories have the stimulation of memory or curiosity and the desire to find out more! A most enjoyable book—George Fischer

 

 

And at long last, one for “A Breathtaking Window”

The cover of 'A Breathtaking Window on the Universe: Second edition

A fantastic guide to the telescopes at the top of the beautiful island of La Palma in the Canaries. It is more than just a book on the telescopes at the top of the extinct volcanic peak, it is also a great introduction to astronomy and why we go to extraordinary lengths to build these amazing instruments in remote location observing the dark skies. Beyond reading the book, go visit the island and the observatory with Sheila as your guide – you won’t be disappointed!

I could have sworn that there was another one for “A Breathtaking Window”, but it seems to have vanished. I’ve heard that Amazon are trying to cut down on “reviews” from people who haven’t even read the book, and they seem to be chucking out quite a lot of genuine reviews in the process. I know it’s not humanly possible to do it perfectly, but its really frustrating to have half my reviews disappear without explanation.

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Sheila came to La Palma with a six month contract and has stayed 24 years so far. She used to work as a software engineer at the observatory, but now she's a writer and Starlight guide.

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