Never Waste Dreams Book Review
by Jim Potter
Author Gloria Zachgo reminds me of a professional juggler who flawlessly keeps a half-dozen balls rotating in a perfect arc. The performance appears effortless.
Zachgo’s sequel novel, Never Waste Dreams, is exceptionally well-written. The literary Kansas characters I encountered could have been my ancestors, fighting drought and loneliness while raising a family on the treeless prairie.
Gloria Zachgo is an expert on planning and plotting. Her novel progresses at a welcome pace with memorable characters down a literary trail.
It must be rewarding for Zachgo to challenge herself and accomplish her goals. In imagining her novel, she decided to set her story in the pioneer days of Kansas in 1871 and have her characters speak a distinctive dialect. When she dared to introduce Mathew, a young boy who stuttered, I shook my head and smiled.
Never Waste Dreams works as a stand-alone novel and as a sequel to Never Waste Tears. It flows smoothly like a real story told by actual people. Whether Zachgo’s a professional juggler or talented writer, her persistence and demanding work has paid off with an outstanding performance.
Jim Potter—author of Taking Back the Bullet: Trajectories of Self-Discovery
If you’re interested in learning more about Gloria’s writing or her other three published books, check out her website: http://www.gloriazachgo.com
If you’re interested in learning more about the Kansas Authors Club, here’s a link to the statewide organization: http://www.kansasauthors.org
District 6 of the Kansas Authors Club meets virtually on Zoom every month on the fourth Saturday (except December). The meetings are free and open to the public. Contact me for details.
Until next time, happy writing and reading.
Nancy Julien Kopp says
Nice review. I would second all you said about Never Waste Dreams.
Jim Potter says
Thanks, Nancy. I can tell you’re a fan as well.
Gloria Zachgo says
Wow, Jim! Thank you for those kind words.
Jim Potter says
My pleasure. You’re welcome.