Make Yourself Five Stars

September 25, 2017

5 Stars! Review of THE FAIRYTALE CHICAGO OF FRANCESCA FINNEGAN by Steve Wiley

by Lynne Hinkey       Reviewer Rating: 5 Stars       selected

Anyone who is familiar with the real Chicago will be smitten with the alternative city only accessible via the Lavender Line or in the pages of The Fairytale Chicago of Francesca Finnegan, where you’ll discover the true story behind of the Great Chicago Fire and the significance of the city’s flag, visit long-gone landmarks, like an amusement park (Riverview), the Dunning Insane Asylum, and the last Chicago farm, as well as existing places like The Green Mill and the Aragon. For anyone who has fallen under the Windy City’s spell, this is a fun and fast-paced tale of adventure and redemption.


Self-Editing Tips: Because No One’s Perfect

by Renee Miller      

Editors are a writer’s best friend, as I’ve said many times. I love editors, even when I hate them for pointing out how awful I am at this writing thing. The work they do isn’t just about correcting spelling errors and chasing down rogue commas. An editor can look for a multitude of unrelated errors in a single pass, and best of all, a good editor will find those errors and give you hell for them. But it’s impossible to do a good job if you’ve handed that editor a steaming pile of first draft shit.


Author Spotlight: David K. Hulegaard

Here at the Underground, our goal is to promote as many quality indie authors as we can. Toward this end, we’re continuing Author Spotlights. If you are an author and like what you see, go to our submission page for a chance to be featured on Underground Book Reviews! Please welcome David K. Hulegaard!




Current Sales and Giveaways

We have five sales and giveaways going on this week, including a giveaway of THICKET: “A squirrel and owl attempt to resolve a conflicted past while searching for their own salvation across the West Virginian Appalachia expanse.”