26th Annual Writer’s Digest Self-Published Book Awards Commentary

26th Annual Writer’s Digest Self-Published Book Awards Commentary

2018 Writer’s Digest Self Published Book Awards Commentary

Entry Title: PORTALS IN TIME:  THE QUEST FOR UN-OLD-AGE
A HEALING ODYSSEY IN AN UNKNOWN WORLD CLOSE TO YOUR HEART

Author: John Joseph Teressi
Entry Category: Inspirational

Books are evaluated on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 meaning “outstanding”.

Structure, Organization, and Pacing: 5
Spelling, Punctuation, and Grammar: 5
Production Quality and Cover Design: 5
Plot and Story Appeal: 5
Character Appeal and Development: 5
Voice and Writing Style: 5
 
Judge’s Commentary*:
 
PORTALS IN TIME: THE QUEST FOR UN-OLD-AGE, A HEALING ODYSSEY IN AN UNKNOWN WORLD CLOSE TO YOUR HEART by John Joseph Teressi is a gripping novel that imparts spiritual lessons through a tale of fantasy and wonder. Those who enjoy time travel novels with a purpose will love PORTALS IN TIME.
The pretext of the novel is excellent and believable. Though obviously this isn’t meant to be a “realistic” novel, the story is easy to get into and the reader is eager to go along for the ride. The writing is superb. The novel is immediately engaging and engrossing. Impossible to put down!
The spirituality elements are heavy, and there is much teaching in the back of the book. Readers will come away from this book with newly-acquired knowledge. Even those who aren’t huge science fiction and fantasy fans will enjoy the story. The novel and teachings work well together. Kudos to the author!

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