Author Success - In the media, awards, reviews

Tellwell author celebrations: reviews, publicity and events

From book signings to rave reviews and exclusive interviews, our authors had a busy end to 2021! Congratulations on your terrific accomplishments, everyone! We’re thrilled to highlight your successes.


Blake “Crash” Priddle’s insightful memoir, Good Morning, Blake: Growing Up Autistic and Being Okay, received a 4.5/5 star review from IndieReader!

“A clear, thoughtful memoir with an upbeat tone, GOOD MORNING, BLAKE is both a delightful read and a valuable perspective on growing up autistic in a neurotypical world.” – Catherine Langrehr for IndieReader.

You can read the full review here.

Jeff Watson’s thought-provoking novel challenging society’s ideologies, Dying to Live: The Cost of Finding Purpose in the “Post-Outcomes” Modern World, received a 3.7/5 star review from IndieReader!

“Watson’s core argument is straightforward but powerful: human beings need to be challenged to feel complete.” – Kevin Baldeosingh for IndieReader.

You can read the full review here.

Shirlene Hurte’s enriching children’s book, The Men Who Found Joy in Being Themselves, received a 3.1/5 star review from IndieReader!

“THE MEN WHO FOUND JOY IN BEING THEMSELVES has a lot going for it. The combination of colorful prose with a well-paced narrative makes for a fun read, and the fact that Hurte manages to discuss body image without once using the word ‘skinny’ or ‘fat’ is a testament to her skill as a writer.” – James Weiskittel for IndieReader.

You can read the full review here.

Mike J Masse’s educational children’s book, Andy Gets Angry, received a 4/5 star review from IndieReader!

“Masse has more than a decade’s experience in teaching mindfulness skills to adults and children and his knowledge is distilled with the minimum of fuss in his clear and concise text.” – Kent Lane for IndieReader.

You can read the full review here.


Oh, Bella! Tales of a Rescue Dog: A Day at the Pool
by Andrea Malone

Andrea Malone was interviewed and featured on the IndieReader blog. Her adorable children’s book, Oh, Bella! Tales of a Rescure Dog: A Day at the Pool, received 4/5 stars from IndieReader back in July.

Iyla Goes to the Dentist
by Dr. Batool Kazmi

Dr. Batool Kazmi was interviewed about her debut children’s book with CFCJ Today.

Three Months on an E-bike (What Could Possibly Go Wrong) 
by Glenn Reddick

Glenn Reddick was interview and featured on the IndieReader blog. His hilarious memoir, Three Months on an E-bike (What Could Possibly Go Wrong), received 5/5 stars from IndieReader back in September.

Teddy Loses His Ears
by Christine Milkovic Krauss

Christine Milkovis Krauss was interviewed by Prime Time Local News about her adorable children’s book based on her cat, Teddy.

Sushi & Samosas: A Trip of Tasty Transformations
by Rishma Govani

Rishma Govani was interviewed by Global News Edmonton about her world-travelling children’s book Sushi & Samosas: A Trip of Tasy Transformations. The book was also featured in the Toronto Star’s Book Gift Guide, and received shout-outs from notable influencers such as Cheryl Hickey; Anne-Marie Mediwake; and Read Your World, Multicultural Children’s Book Day’s Instagram.

Blood and Silver
by Vali Benson

Award-winning historical fiction author Vali Benson was featured on the Writing for Young Adults blog, promoting her debut novel, Blood & Silver.


Mississippi-based children’s author Paula McClellan Gregory hosted a book signing at Barnes & Nobles Tupelo for her children’s book, Dream High As the Sky.

Brampton-based author Pastor Augustine Ampratwum-Duah threw a book launch for his timeless devotional book, 40 Days God’s Favour Devotional Book: Explore and Experience The Transformational Power of God’s Favour In Life.

Congratulations on a successful end to the year, everyone!

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