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Nice comments from Writer’s Digest Judge

I didn’t win anything, but got some really nice comments back from the judge. 







22nd Annual Writer’s Digest Self-Published Book Awards

Entry Title Tales From Little Lump – Alien Season

Author: Jeff Folschinsky

Judge Number: 15

Entry Category: Genre Fiction

Books are evaluated on a scale of 1 to 5, with 1 meaning “needs improvement” and 5 meaning “outstanding”. This scale is strictly to provide a point of reference, it is not a cumulative score and does not reflect ranking. 

Structure, Organization, and Pacing: 5

 Spelling, Punctuation, and Grammar: 5

Production Quality and Cover Design: 4

 Plot and Story Appeal: 4

Character Appeal and Development: 5

 Voice and Writing Style: 5

Judge’s Commentary*:


TALES FROM LITTLE LUMP: ALIEN SEASON by Jeff Folschinsky is a hilarious tale loaded with fun for readers looking for an original story populated with interesting characters — “characters” meant in the truest sense of the word.

As for production values, the cover is wild, which is definitely appropriate for the book’s contents. The print on the back cover appears a bit blurry though it is still readable. The author photo is also blurry. Was this done on purpose? I can barely read the title on the spine, although people keeping this book will be able to remember and spot it. I would have included an author credit on the spine, too.

Gertie is colorful and quite the character. She is an enjoyable choice for the main point of view. This is the type of book that immerses a reader into the author’s story right away. It’s a fun way to escape for an afternoon. The world needs more escapist books with such a sense of humor.

That said, the type of humor won’t appeal to every reader, but should every book appeal to every reader? I think not. Humor especially is a sticky widget. But the author does a great job with his story. Readers will never forget Gertie!




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