TipsyWriter: Noteworthy Review

How far would you go for your closest friends? What if it meant putting your own life and future on the line? A fascinating, fast-paced, and truly heartwarming read, Noteworthy Tribute’ is truly a magnificent tribute to the hard work that goes into chasing after your dreams. I assure you, you’ll be recommending this book for years to come. ~ Megan Johnson ( ~

We feel very blessed to have worked with Megan Johnson on the interview and review process of Noteworthy Tribute. We hoped people would at the very least just… enjoy reading it. But Ms. Johnson took things from the book we hadn’t even anticipated.

Naturally, we hope to receive more reviews like the one linked and embedded at the bottom, but we know our story isn’t for everyone, and part of the excitement was wondering if Ms. Johnson liked it and if not, what didn’t she dislike and by how much. But it is obvious now that the process of writing, the late nights talking about the goals, the music and the characters is the most important thing; just to get our voice out there to share is a higher priority than who does and doesn’t like it.

Lastly, we’re glad to all of those who have enjoyed reading the book, we don’t want that to go unnoticed. We do want people to like it and getting the book out and hearing rave reviews is an unforgettable accomplishment. As we continue to share and sell we will look for more creative ways to garner reader feedback. We’re loving the selfies of the book also! We have more in store for book signings, tours, reviews and interviews so stay updated on all of our social media.

Enjoy the spoiler free review by Megan Johnson over at

Keep creating!

Mark & Josiah

PS: If you want more insight from Dad and I, check out our hour long interview with our friend K. Lowery Moore from Conversations and Confessions!


Book Review: Without Grace

By Carol Hoenig *Google Images

By Carol Hoenig
*Google Images

Book Review: Without Grace
Author: Carol Hoenig
Length: 231 pages
Media: Paperback
Language: Small amount/limited
In a nutshell: A teenage girl and a small town attempt to stand against the infiltration of big business suffocating their lake-side oasis. There is family struggle; young love; tragedy and plot twists.
Why I read the book: The author self-published. She has been very successful with this book which is her first novel. I wanted to see what Indie quality looked like.
How I found out about the book: I stumbled upon this book while researching self-published authors on the Internet. Apparently, Carol Hoenig was upgraded by IUniverse.
Keepers: There is a major surprise in the story and that plot twist is a jewel. The book actually has a scene which is somewhat frightening – it is well written and pulled-off nicely.
Recycle Bin: Some of the story was dragging just a wee little bit.
Final Thoughts: Wonderfully developed characters. This is what polished looks like.




Courtesy of Google Images

Courtesy of Google Images

Soul of the Band Author: K. L. Brady

Length: 250 pages

Media: Kindle

Language: Yes, some language

In a nutshell: The story of a DC teenage girl who finds herself spending her junior year of high school in a small town in Ohio.

Why I read the book: I was intrigued by the story of young people confronted with diversity issues. The backdrop of music was also a heavy draw for me. The author has won several awards.

How I found out about the book: There was a post card with several books by the author posted on a bulletin board at my government office. The cover of a teenage girl dressed as a drum majorette caught my eye.

Keepers: The plot felt good to me and I appreciated the story. The authors pacing was great, I couldn’t put the book down. The struggles seemed so real. Brandy’s diverse musical tastes were refreshing.

Recycle Bin: There were numerous grammar errors and spelling errors – I fought through them. Some of Brandy’s language seemed more mature than she was; then again it’s been awhile since I was in a junior in high school. I wanted more from the characters Jenny and Dorian.

Final Thoughts: This book helped me to read and visual young people and how they interact. I can’t wait for a sequel to the book.