I’m delighted to be a part of author Dan Maurer’s Pump Up Your Book Virtual Book Tour for his novella release, SNOW DAY: A Novella.
As part of the tour, I was fortunately to be able to review the book as an audio. I’m sharing my thoughts on the book, an excerpt to entice your reading taste buds even more, and a bit about the author. First my review.
SNOW DAY by Dan Maurer
Narrator Allwyn Baskin does a fine job of bringing the characters to life. His pleasant voice draws you in and holds your attention until the end. The steady rhyme of his voice intensifies when the action escalates.
Author Dan Maurer has created a cast of realistic characters that will have you laughing and cringing. The characters are well-developed and reminiscent of youngsters from our youth. Their antics and bantering is plausible.
The adventure of a group of youngsters on a typical snow day from school becomes anything but typical. Danger first comes in the form of ‘catching a ride’ as they glide along behind cars unknown to the drivers. From there the adventure takes an even more sinister and deadly turn.
For 10-year-old Bill Stone, snow days will never be the same as he tries to make his way back home running from a madman bent on catching him first.
SNOW DAY is set in 1975 during an idyllic time when we believed we were safe. This chilling tale puts that time into a whole day perspective. SNOW DAY can be read around the camp fire in summer and will be strongly remembered when the flakes of winter snow are falling.
Snow Day by Dan Maurer, Performed by Allwyn Baskin, Black Rapids Audio, @2013, ASIN: B00CHXW7HM, Unabridged, Digital Download, Listening Time: 3 Hours 5 Minutes
FTC Full Disclosure - This audio book was sent to me by the author as part of his virtual book tour in hopes I would review it. However, receiving the complimentary copy did not influence my review.
Now here’s an excerpt to entice you a bit more.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Dan Maurer is an independent author, publisher, theater producer,
As a digital marker, he has supported popular publishing brands including Curious George, Peterson Field Guides, and The Polar Express. He has also developed marketing strategies for many corporations, including Citizen, Dun & Bradstreet, RCN and Bristol-Myers Squibb. Dan is a member of an acclaimed New Jersey-based theater company and has won awards for his producing, directing and sound design.
He lives with his wife and their daughter in Robbinsville, New Jersey.
For more about Dan and his writing, visit his website and find him on Facebook and Twitter.
Thanks for stopping by today. Do you enjoy snow days when you can escape from work to play? Do you have fond memories of snow days from your youth?