Welcome to Turtle Cove Press!
We are a small independent publisher based in Tallahassee, Florida. Our books have won prestigious awards, including first place Royal Palm Literary Award for middle grade novel (Blue Rock Rescue), first place young adult novel from Florida Authors and Publisher's Association (The Werewolf's Daughter), and a Bronze Medal from the Military Writers Society of America (Snowden's Story). Please read the reviews below and go to the bookstore tab to order copies. You can also visit us at upcoming events. We occasionally accept manuscript submissions. Submission guidelines are detailed on the submissions tab.
The Werewolf's Daughter wins gold medal from Florida Authors & Publishers Assn.
Author M.R. Street was thrilled to accept the gold medal from FAPA President Chris Angermann and board member Mark Wayne Adams. The Werewolf's Daughter won in the Young Adult Fiction category. FAPA judges are librarians, which "Stack Rat" Street found especially gratifying. "These are the people who know what readers of all ages want to read. They are also meticulous about quality. The fact that librarians chose The Werewolf's Daughter means a lot to me."
Book review of THE WEREWOLF'S DAUGHTER
This review by Judi Rundel was posted in the Community Blogs section of the Tallahassee Democrat online: http://blogs.tallahassee.com/community/2013/04/20/tallahassee-writers-association-book-review-of-the-werewolfs-daughter-by-m-r-street-reviewed-by-judi-rundel/. Judi is the branch manager at the Eastside Branch Library, Leon County Public Library System.
Book Review of THE HUNTER'S MOON
This review by Peggy Kassees was posted in the Community Blogs section of the Tallahassee Democrat online: http://blogs.tallahassee.com/
community/2014/10/01/tallahassee-writers-association-review-of-m-r-streets-the-harvest-moon-reviewed-by-peggy-kassees/. Peggy is past president of the Tallahassee Writers Association.
Writer's Digest Judge's Review*
Books are evaluated on a scale of 1 to 5, with 1 meaning “needs improvement” and 5 meaning “outstanding”. This scale is strictly to provide a point of reference; it is not a cumulative score and does not reflect ranking.
Structure, Organization, and Pacing: 5
Spelling, Punctuation, and Grammar: 5
Production Quality and Cover Design: 5
Plot and Story Appeal: 5
Character Appeal and Development: 5
Voice and Writing Style: 5
What Lani hoped was that all of her problems with werewolves were over. But the family curse might live on, and Lisa’s father has been turned—which Lani believes is her fault. The book has a nice three-moon structure, the chapters are good lengths, and the text is well-laid out. The story is an easy read, as the paragraph logic and sentence structures are almost always working to move the reader through the story. The character development is extremely well-done. Some of my favorite moments are the scene when Lani wonders if other people are ever as normal as they look, and the moment when Lisa folds another straw-paper star, and the two girls talk about losing your belief in magic as you grow up, and how magic has now become the science/folk medicine research problem that they’re desperately trying to solve in time. Tasha makes an excellent complex villain, with her family history of helping and her own resentment and anger. And even Lisa’s father touches the reader’s heart with his appreciative, “That’s why I had a daughter.”
*Judge, 24th Annual Writer’s Digest Self-Published Book Awards
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Turtle Cove Press
Turtle Cove Press is an independent publisher of high-quality paperbacks and Kindle eBooks for children, teenagers, and families. Turtle Cove's flagship novel, Blue Rock Rescue, won First Place in the 2010 Royal Palm Literary Awards. In a March 2012 free-download promotion, the title went to #3 on Amazon's list of free action-adventure downloads. Buy it here: http://www.amazon.com/Blue-Rock-Rescue-M-Street/dp/1438214448/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1335110085=8-1.
We have just published our first non-fiction title, SNOWDEN'S STORY. With no crude language or suggestive situations, this is a perfect book to:
Turtle Cove Press owner and children's author M.R. Street
Bringing Home the Gold from the Royal Palm Literary Awards
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