5 Star Review! Beyond the Latch and Lever: Speculative Short Stories

Each story is fresh and vital. Each story contains the strange, the unusual, and the mysterious. Each story is told clearly and concisely, with the momentum derived from immediate engagement.

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Author’s new book receives a warm literary welcome.

Readers’ Favorite announces the review of the Fiction – Anthology book “Beyond the Latch and Lever” by Edited by Susanna Skarland and Elle Blackwood, currently available at http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B08QYXF94S.

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“Reviewed By Joel R. Dennstedt for Readers’ Favorite

When the editors are proficient, the transformative handling is transparent, and we are left with writing we can trust, stories that pop with interest, and a collection consistent with our expectations and desires.

Sometimes, unsung heroes of the written word are the most instrumental in creating a final product worthy of its intended audience. Susanna Skarland and Elle Blackwood demonstrate this to perfection in their clean, crisp collection of speculative short stories, Beyond the Latch and Lever. Editing involves more than just choosing submissions to a theme; it requires specific, experienced-based skills for retaining an author’s creative intention and individual style while adhering to the most important aspect of publication: an appealing and accessible read. When the editors are proficient, the transformative handling is transparent, and we are left with writing we can trust, stories that pop with interest, and a collection consistent with our expectations and desires. That is meant not to underestimate the writers, but to highlight the augmenting role of the editors.

The result is a highly polished and professional work, truly worthy of its intended audience.

In their work, Beyond the Latch and Lever, Susanna Skarland and Elle Blackwood also present their own contributions to a really good batch of stories – speculative in nature, thematic in selection. As one might imagine, each story deals with the symbolic (and literal) concept of the door as a passageway to a strange, unusual, and mysterious world, even if only to another room just beyond. Each story is fresh and vital. Each story contains the strange, the unusual, and the mysterious. Each story is told clearly and concisely, with the momentum derived from immediate engagement. Again, one suspects the writers and the editors of a deeply engaged collaboration. The result is a highly polished and professional work, truly worthy of its intended audience.”

You can learn more about Edited by Susanna Skarland and Elle Blackwood and “Beyond the Latch and Lever” at https://readersfavorite.com/book-review/beyond-the-latch-and-lever where you can read reviews and the author’s biography, as well as connect with the author directly or through their website and social media pages.

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