- 2013 Scotiabank Giller Prize contestant.
- Endorsed by the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra.
- Internationally acclaimed.
“Writing is the painting of the voice.”–Voltaire
“Where words fail, music speaks.”–Hans Christian Andersen
What industry experts say
“Outstanding! The prose is polished and the story tightly written, with lively narrative and truly exceptional dialogue that drives the story. Bret’s genius is shown to us through how he communicates his music to others. This, more than any other element, gives the novel its special character and value. It gives it a depth and authenticity that should make a big impression on many readers. It would also make a hell of a movie.”
–Tom Hyman | editorial consultant, former articles editor and writer for LIFE magazine, The Saturday Evening Post, Argosy, Washington Post Book World, New York Magazine; senior editor at Atheneum, Doubleday, and G.P. Putnam’s; award-winning author of Jupiter’s Daughter and five other novels; screenwriter for Paramount Pictures
“Music informs the emotions of the characters, the rhythms of the prose, and the texturing of the descriptions, which is another way of saying the novel evokes truth, the power of which vibrates like the strings of a cello long after the reader has finished the last sentence.”
–Mark Spencer | Dean at School of Arts and Humanities, Professor of Creative Writing, Master of Fine Arts Program, University of Arkansas at Monticello; award-winning author of Ghost Walking, Trespassers, A Haunted Love Story, The Weary Motel, and many others
“Concise, well organized, with captivating descriptions and very good psychological construction. Many an author would be happy to achieve such writing.”
–Alzbeta Reynolds | PhDs in Philology and Philosophy in Prague and Amsterdam; speaks, reads, and writes in nine languages; well-read in world literature
“I’m tremendously excited about the publication of Beyond the Precipice. Eva Blaskovic has a way with words that makes me forget I’m reading. Instead, I’m there in the moment, enveloped in the rich texture of her characters and their lives. Exquisite!”
–Louise Harnby | Advanced Member of the Society for Editors and Proofreaders (SfEP); 23 years of publishing experience, worked on Pulitzer Prize winning books
“In the book world, yours will rate high Canadian!”
–Linda J. Pedley, Dream Write Publishing, Canada 150 Community Leader for the 150th anniversary of Confederation
“… there are no vampires or fantasy elements. It’s a story of reality, high emotions and trying to get by in the world the best you can … Beyond the Precipice is well worth the wait.”
–Scott Hayes | Award-Winning Reporter, St. Albert Gazette
“The storytelling mastery of writer Eva Blaskovic is evident in this compelling tale of a young man who faces rejection and disillusionment at every turn in his life. Trapped by expectations of a dead father, Bret finally grapples with the past, and finds a strength hidden deep within. A must read!”
–Patty Wiseman | Award-Winning Author
“The words in this novel flow like a musical masterpiece, with the highs and lows of Bret’s life carrying us forward. Today we need more inspirational stories like this that read so smoothly and allow us to get lost in the notes of a great story. Bravo!”
–Sherie Venner | Breakthrough and Relationship Coach, Blogger