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Review: Reformation

Gretchen Engel gives her take on Reformatipn!

The New Authors Fellowship

Amy Brock McNew Photo: from amybrockmcnew.com

This is going to be a 2-parter. In keeping with my focus on short stories and novellas, I’m going to feature two of Amy’s new releases. The first is Reformation. If you notice there’s no hyperlink over the title. Why? Because Reformation is an exclusive thing. It’s free. All you have to do is sign up for Amy’s newsletter at amybrockmcnew.com.

But is it worth it? Um yes. Amy is known for her tagline “guts on the page” and the Reluctant Warrior Chronicles shows this but so does her blog. She’s also passionate about stopping human trafficking and helping those caught in its clutches. It’s Amy pouring herself into her writing. Gritty, real-world topics that aren’t all pretty. That aren’t all Jeep rides with windblown hair and endless bags of Oreos. The protagoists Liz and Ryland battle demons – real ichor bleeding demons that inflict real…

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By Amy Brock McNew

Author. Blogger. Fighter.

Former nurse and martial artist.

Amy doesn’t just write speculative fiction, she lives and breathes it. She enthusiastically explores the strange, the supernatural, and the wonderfully weird. She pours her guts onto the pages she writes, honestly and brutally revealing herself in the process. Nothing is off limits. Her favorite question is “what if?” and she believes fiction can be truer than our sheltered and controlled realities.

This wife and mom is a lover of music, chocolate, the beach, and cherry vanilla Coke. Her home is a zoo, filled with teenagers–both hers and those she seems to collect–two dogs, a cat, and various fish and amphibians. Strangely enough, her kids are the ones who have to tell her to turn the music down.

It is her firm belief that everyone should have a theme song.

Originally from Arkansas, Amy currently resides in Indiana. She and her Taekwondo-instructor husband are constantly acting like overgrown kids–and loving every minute of it. She longs for the day when her husband retires, so she can write her adventures of love and war on a back porch overlooking the ocean.

In flip flops.

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