Received the judge's commentary sheet for the Writer's Digest 17th Annual International Self-Published Book awards several months ago, just as we were leaving for a wonderful graduation celebration on the other side of the country. That event was followed by another equally wonderful graduation and the family's "May/June birthday season".
It's a bit late in reporting, but here is the judge's review of TIERRA RED:
"This historical suspense novel, TIERRA RED, by K. P. Vorenberg, paints a vivid picture of the early New Mexico Territory. Vorenberg's meticulously-researched plot revolves around a Gibson Girl, which was a great hook. The author's writing style is clear and easily understood, with natural-sounding dialogue. The characters feel very real and true to the time. The book's attractive packaging, including eye-catching cover graphics, gives a bold indication of what the coming story is about. The writing is skillful and the sentence structure varied nicely. The story concept is compelling and includes just enough suspense to keep the reader avidly turning pages.
. . . readers who enjoy well-researched historical fiction mixed with a dash of mystery and romance will very much enjoy TIERRA RED."
Many thanks to Writer's Digest and this anonymous judge for their kind words.