Writing can be a largely thankless task. You slave over your words, crafting them into a book that you then timidly reveal to the world. It’s a slow, arduous process. Many ignore it, others promise they will buy and review it, but never do. Then there are the negative comments, the unnecessary remarks and the indifference of others who you counted as friends. Sometimes you wonder why you bothered. You question whether you should keep going.

Then a review like the one above pops up. Entirely unsolicited from someone on the other side of the world who you don’t know. Yet your words somehow resonated with them, your characters spoke to them, lifted them up and took them to a better place. A place where the underdog, the misfit, the outcast, can be the hero and save the world. Thank you Joelle for believing in me. Thank you for restoring my confidence in the process.

My book, ‘The Kirkwood Scott Chronicles: Skelly’s Square,’ is available on Amazon in e book and paperback format. Just click the link below.

Published by Fractured Faith Blog

We are Stephen and Fionnuala and this is our story. We live in Northern Ireland, have been married for 17 years and have three kids - Adam, Hannah and Rebecca. We hope that our story will inspire and encourage others. We have walked a rocky road yet here we are today, together and stronger than ever. We are far from perfect and our faith has been battered and bruised. But an untested faith is a pointless faith. Just as a fractured faith is better than none at all. We hope you enjoy the blog.

21 thoughts on “Restoration

  1. Nice, that’s a great review! I know exactly how you feel, I’ve gotten a couple glowing reviews from total strangers and it just puts me on cloud nine!


  2. Hi Stephen, it’s been a while since I commented on your blog but I have been following your writing journey. I remember one of the last times I commented, you were feeling disheartened, but I knew you’d keep writing once you recovered your confidence because this story obviously means so much to you. I’m so glad you’ve achieved your dream! Getting a review like the one above must be one of the best feelings in the world!

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