What? It could happen! Seriously, Lost Days did get an awesome review today on Red Adept Reviews. My favorite part of the review:
Hayley was a wonderful character, deep and drawing a lot of empathy. She stayed in her age group throughout the entire novel, showing just the right amount of maturity. I was very happy to read a young adult novel where the main character was not a ‘frivolous female.’
One thing in the interview portion that I realize now sounds a little off. Red Adept sent me a couple of questions about the book and my process. I happily answered, but I screwed up on one question. Here’s the question and my answer:
Where did you get the idea for the novel?
I am a bigfooter. I love the big guy. The whole mystery and fantasy of it just thrills and fascinates me. I’ve always wanted to write a book for young adults about the big ape, and I’ve always wanted to write a book from a female perspective. I was raised by my mother and three sisters, and wanted to create a character that reflects their strength and independence. Lost Days was the perfect vehicle for a cryptozoology story with a female protagonist.
My answer makes it sound like my Mom was a single Mom and my Dad wasn’t around. That’s not true. My parents have been married for over 60 years now. What I meant to say is the women in my life inspired me to write a book with a female protagonist. Sorry, Dad. Didn’t mean to leave you out.
You can read the entire review here: Lost Days by R.W. Ridley (Overall 5 Stars)