I just noticed for the first time that Physical Therapy, the second in my St. Nacho’s series has been added as a Kindle book at Amazon. Tina at Two Lips Reviews just gave me a terrific review, saying:
Z. A. Maxfield has created wonderful characters populating a good tale. I look forward to reading more of her and discovering her characters.
(You can read the rest of her review HERE)
And Bobby at the BookWenches had a lot of really nice things to say Here, including this really nice summary:
Deep emotion, including sadness, love, pain, hope and even the occasional peek of charming humor characterize Physical Therapy. All tangle together in a colorful and addictive whole. I was snared by this story from the first sentence and became so involved in the plot that I couldn’t put it down; I read it in one evening, enjoying every sentence. By the time I turned the final page, I had developed a true fondness for both the characters and the town of St. Nacho’s, and I was sorry to see the story end. There is little doubt in my mind why so many people are fans of Ms. Maxfield’s writing: she is extremely talented, and her stories deliver a pleasing combination of excellent characterization, real and heartfelt emotion, and entertaining narrative. Bravo.
Both the St. Nacho’s books are particular favorites, the characters are close to my heart as well as my imaginary town, Santo Ignacio, or St. Nacho’s for short, and you now buy it for your Kindle, Here:
“I just noticed for the first time that Physical Therapy, the second in my St. Nacho’s series has been added as a Kindle book at Amazon.”
Hey, if you looked at your GLBT bookshelf pages occasionally, you could have known that earlier :).
BTW, those pages are still missing a bio/picture or other personal introduction they are still marked as “under construction” 🙂
Another subject: I saw in one of your LJ posts that your editor suggested you change the ending for “Family Unit”. I hope – once we read the finished product, of course – that you’ll let us know how it was planned originally, I’m always curious to get a glimpse of what’s happening behind the scenes before a book is born.
Z.A. Maxfield says
Obviously I’m having trouble thinking of things to say… I hate the whole bio thing… Ms. Maxfield is currently enjoying a twenty one day holiday in the cave of her imagination where she will be as silly as curious George and wibble over the end of the novel Family Unit before turning into sea foam.
l’ll work on that. Hey, if you like the process, once you’ve read it I’ll share the deleted bits with you. Maybe. You should have seen how much I changed St. Nacho’s! I pretty much abandoned the story from the time Cooper hit River Falls and rewrote it. Originally, I killed off Jordan. Good thing I didn’t or Physical Therapy wouldn’t have happened. (But I didn’t like him at first either.)
Ms. Maxfield is currently enjoying a twenty one day holiday in the cave of her imagination where she will be as silly as curious George and wibble over the end of the novel Family Unit before turning into sea foam.
Hey, if you are not careful I may just put that on your page. Only the reference to Family Unit would confuse people as there’s no mention of it yet. Of course, if I had a blurb or even an excerpt, I’d start a page for that novel, too…
Chris Muldoon says
I wasn’t a huge fan of Jordan at first either, even though his asshattery was understandable given the circumstances. I wouldn’t have shed man a tear at his passing. Of course, I went on to enjoy the heck out of Physical Therapy. If I may quote one of my favorite shows, “The most celebrated/ Are the rehabilitated.”
Z.A. Maxfield says
I had a great time writing these. Sin and rehabilitation, forgiveness and repentance are these huge concepts and it was interesting to me to follow a character through the process of transgression and redemption. I really felt that the last person to forgive Jordie would be Jordie himself, and I think that’s why I liked him in the end…