Thanks to our many chivalrous helpers, including:
Pauline Dewberry and Casey Cat and Gibbs Cat of Thedailymews.com and Live well, Being Happy. who said, “It is absolutely lovely; so sweet and poignant. It makes my heart sing.”
Marisa of McFly’s Book Bliss who said, “This book was absolutely precious“.
Hasanthi’s Book World, who kindly made Bright World her Pick of the Month! (and gave our Mawson a visit to Sri Lanka),
Nina at Cozy pages, who gave Mawson a very grand shout out. Lots of lovely reviews there.
Anthony Avila, Author of the Nightmare Wars series. “Overall this was a wonderful story, filled with heart, emotion, and done in a unique picture book style.”
Ally K who kindly Bear-Toobed, umm Book-Tubed, Mawson’s book,
Michael Bernal on Goodreads. ” I was quite surprised by this book. I became quite emotional when reading it.”
Susan Hampson, valiantly blogging through the nights at Books From Dusk To Dawn. “Just pure magic. A bear’s love is never far away and can be shared and passed on through generations.”
Ooha, valiant blogger at OverRated Sensibilities. “This story really got to me. It made me smile like a lunatic. It made me want to reach for a tissue.”
Linda, valiant putter-of-books-into-bags at Linda’s Book Bag blog, It might sound ridiculous but (BW) brought a tear to my eye”.
Cheryl Pasquier, valiant blogger, of the Madhouse Family,. “It’s a small book packed with big emotions. Mawson, the big-hearted soul- searching teddy bear is here to help”.
Debbie Young, who reviewed Bright World even though very busy creating the Sophie Sayers Village Mysteries,
Bette F. who boldly took Mawson’s book on her visit to Indi and said, “A book for all the ages.”
Books In My Handbag where Jessie Cahalin featured Mawson (can you see a bear in there?),
Jackie Law, Amazon Top 500 Reviewer, at Never Imitate, “This little story made me well up …A lovely, poignant story with delightful illustrations. It would make a thoughtful gift including to yourself.”
Lisa and Baby Bear, old friends and grand helpers”. “Buy this for the smiles, the lump in the throat, the memories, the hugs.Buy it for yourself and your special friends – bear and human!”
Dan Durdjevic, author of the remarkable novel ,written in real time, Mirror Image of Sound, . “ “This gentle, calming, life-affirming little gem won’t fail to put a smile on your face as your read it.”
Verena who also for years hosted Mawson’s old Web Den and gave quiet encouragement,
For kindly sharing fuzzy Selfies of themselves with Its A Bright World:
Sir Peregrine (call me Perry, dear chaps), doing great deeds with samples of very particular grape juices,
Hippo, Sloth and Friends, being valiant friends on Twitter at @HippoFriends),
Bumble at @bumble300 on twitter,
Jock and Wasp at @jock_baer on Twitter.
AND All fellow writers at Odyssey Books and Publisher Obscura, including:
Michelle Lovi, publisher of Odyssey Books,
Elizabeth Foster, author of Esme’s Wish,
Isobel Blackthorn, author of The Drago Tree and more,
Cindy Cipriano, author of The Sidhe Series ,
Carolyn Denman, author of Songlines ,
Rachael Nightingale, writer, playwright, educator and actor,
Felicity Banks, author of The Antipodean Queen series,
Vacen Taylor, author of the Star Child series,
Patricia Leslie, author of The Ouroboros Key.
It’s a Bright World to Feel Lost In, by Mawson Bear, makes a gentle read for anyone who’s known that inexpressibly Baffling Thing, the feeling of being Lost.
It’s all over the place including at BookDepository.com (with free shipping too all around this bright world). ISBN: 978-1-922200-44-0 .
You are in the web den of Mawson Bear, Ponderer of Baffling Things (between naps). and Writer-Bear of It’s A Bright World To Feel Lost In .