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Featured Friday: The Orphanage by A.E. Crowe

Featured Friday

The Orphanage by A.E. Crowe

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Title: The Orphanage
Author: A.E. Crowe

Featured Friday: The Orphanage by A.E. Crowe

Purchasing Links: 
All respectable Amazon links for Ebook and paperback, plus CreateSpace for paperback. I do have extended distribution but don't know those links at this time.

Book Blurb: 
Having lost her parents in separate car accidents, Abigail Crane's life becomes a whirlpool of emotions that are challenged at an orphanage in Charleston, South Carolina. She discovers in this whirlpool, a dark secret that her mother kept hidden from her. In this compelling story of good versus evil emotions, the debut author, A.E. Crowe, portrays the story of a young girl growing up in the South trying to hang on to Southern traditional manners while battling conflicting inner values influenced by the environment at the orphanage. 

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Author Bio: 
A.E. Crowe is a 31 year old author who was born and raised in Georgia United States, she has enjoyed writing different things such as plays and novels since she was a child. She loves to not only write but read as well. Some of her biggest influences are JK. Rowling, Danielle Steel, Charles Dickens, Margeret Mitchell, and her Grandmother Bertha. She spends her time either with friends, or her dogs when she isn't writing. You can find her not only on Amazon but also on Facebook, and Twitter among other social outlets for her work.

Her blog is located on Google under blogger. It's title is Hopeless Author. The link is www.http://aecrowe.blogspot.com.

Reviews: ( I have fixed editing issues since these were posted)
4.0 out of 5 stars Not bad for a first time author August 21, 2012
Format:Kindle Edition
Set in the historical and beautiful old southern city of Charleston, South Carolina, the author uses a young girl's life that has been woven into a tangled web of events that are beyond the child's control to show how one can change what seems to be unchangeable. During this journey, Abigail learns a lot about herself and helps others to see themselves in a different light. For a first time author, Ms. Crowe shows great talent. Yes, there is room for improvement, but don't we all need that? Great job; I look forward to the follow up!

3.0 out of 5 stars Ok, but could use some work. December 1, 2012
By T. Goff
Format:Kindle Edition
This is an interesting story but it really needs an editor. There are quite a few problems that distract from fully enjoying the book. Most of the problems are quick fixes, like word choice within the body of the text. Those word choices throw off the narative because they break the syntax of the story. When a word feels like it doesn't "fit", that is usually a syntax problem. This syntax problem carries over into the dialogue where it causes issues for the characters. "Do people talk like that?" "Do children talk like that?" Those are the kind of issues this book is giving me and I find it hard to focus on the story. They are quick fixes and an editor can point them out very quickly for correction.

A.E. Crowe
Mini Interview:

Why did I write this book?
Because I felt like the story needed to be told and that the characters were truly speaking to me. I always feel that if it's meant to be told then I will get it down on paper one way or another.

Anything you would like to share about this creation of this book? 
Just that I did publish it last year but due to some editing issues I had to republish it.

What can we expect to see from you in the future? 
OH you can expect to see a lot from me. I have all of my work back out that includes a children's book, and two novels one being the Orphanage. I also have about another six on the go.