The time is rapidly approaching when I will need Beta Readers for my upcoming YA sci-fi novel, Zack Jackson & The Hives of Valtra.
This is the third book in the Zack Jackson series and clocks in at just under 80,000 words (so far). If you, or your children aged 12+ are interested in helping out, please send me a message. I plan to have the manuscript ready within the next week and can provide it in PDF, .mobi, or .epub (or if you insist, I will mail you copy).
I would like to have feedback returned to me by April 13th. You will not be expected to do any editing or proofreading (though if you notice something really bad, feel free to mention it); I’m mostly looking for feedback on the characters and plot. There are several fairly heavy topics that come up and I want to make sure that I’ve handled them with the respect they deserve. These topics include: dealing with the death of a parent, dealing with the aftermath of an assault (including suicidal thoughts from the shaming), and one character is a practicing Muslim (I don’t feel this is controversial, per se, but I do want to make sure I’m not being overtly ignorant or offensive with her portrayal).
I will also provide a series of questions I would like you to think about as you read the manuscript. You don’t have to provide your feedback as answers to the questions; they are intended just to give you an idea of the type of feedback for which I am looking.