For the second time around, Priscilla B Shuler wins a BREW Readers’ Choice Award. Her first has been for “Kuimba.” Now, she does it again for “Rat.”
“The balance that the author created between sheer luck, Ryan’s skills, and his decisiveness in grabbing opportunities makes a fascinating read in what otherwise could’ve been an unrealistic tale,” writes Fermosalua about Shuler’s writing.
“The book is full of tiny nuggets of wisdom that make it not only an entertaining read but also an enlightening one. Though the story heavily favors adventure, there’s a little of everything to appeal to a vast audience: well-researched historical facts, fascinating cultural data, a little romance, some mystic elements, and even a sliver of humor here and there. This makes for a well-rounded novel that’s not only an endless sequence of action scenes, as most adventure novels are. The author’s talent for description makes for memorable characters and places. I could not only picture the DuBois mansion in my mind but also feel its atmosphere, for example. However, it’s commendable that the author never falls into verbose, purple prose, and the dialogues are authentic and congruent, perfectly according to the different characters,” Fermosalua continues.
Earlier on, “Rat” has become a bestseller. Meanwhile, Shuler’s other works – “Kuimba,” “Favored,” “The Medallion,” “Daddy Jack’s Place,” and “Two Can Play” – have also soared in various bestseller charts.
Started writing at 75 and now at 89, Shuler has become both an international bestselling and a multi-award-winning author. This feat does not come everyday, but the rain certainly pours for the multi-genre author.