If you would like for me to speak to your book club about "The Kingdom of Childhood" or "Heaven Should Fall" by Skype or phone, please send me an email to make arrangements. I'm happy to do so, schedules permitting.
If you are curious about my background with Waldorf schooling, Germany, or other subjects which appear in the novel, I invite you to check out my blog. On it, I frequently address the subjects which appear in the book, as well as my thoughts on writing.
Book Blogger Reviews and Links
"At its heart, The Kingdom of Childhood is a story about trust... and what happens when that sacred trust is violated. Though the crime perpetrated upon Zach by Judy is reprehensible; the emotional depth and unadulterated honesty with which the story is told, forces the reader to examine the situation from all sides. This is an excellent read for those seeking a thought provoking, emotionally complex, and highly engaging read." Nocturne Reads "A thoroughly gripping novel. Rebecca Coleman's writing style is a "no-holds barred" approach; honest, raw, and intense... Coleman's writing is a visual feast." The Eclectic Reader "This is a dark, fascinating and incredibly thought-provoking story — the kind I don’t think I’ll ever forget." Write Meg "She has the potential to do some seriously twisted shit... I do recommend it if you like controversial literary fiction. It’s haunting and disturbing, and impossible to put down." Owl Tell You About It "Certainly an affair like Zach and Judy’s could have taken place in any suburban high school, but there is something about the freedom and wholesomeness of the Waldorf environment that makes it seem by turns more inevitable and more perverse." Alive on the Shelves "Coleman explores complex ethical issues with a clear and unflinching eye. The reader is forced to look beyond their assumptions and biases and examine what is happening and how it happened. It's dark, intense, and makes you think." Bea's Book Nook "I was engrossed until the end. The writing was masterful." Chick Lit Plus "The Kingdom of Childhood is a piece of literary fiction that is extremely dark and complex... The writing paints a vivid portrait of the events that conspire, and it connects so many seemingly unrelated topics throughout the narrative that become a really detailed storyline." Dreaming in Books "I wanted to understand them. I wanted to shake them. I wanted to warn them. Which I think really speaks for my feelings on The Kingdom of Childhood in the end. I have to admire a book that makes me really feel for the characters and question their decisions for a week after I've finished reading." Reckless Reading "The Kingdom of Childhood is a powerful, deeply disturbing, dark and disquieting read. Rebecca Coleman skillfully tackled an unbelievably hard topic, one that not many dare talk about, not to mention write a book about. I loved this novel." Bookish "As I was reading this I couldn't help but feel for both of these characters because they both just wanted to be loved and felt wanted. They could be anyone you know... When you look back onto the story you realize how much it could be a real life story. You hear of this happening all the time and as a person and perhaps a parent you wonder how this could happen." Cindy's Love of Books "Ms. Coleman’s vivid portrayal of these characters certainly brought them to life and must say I found the psychological minefield they negotiate to be at times gut wrenching, but also compelling as a reader." Book Lovers Inc. "One word: INCREDIBLE! I was enthralled. Enthralled isn't even the right word; obsessed is more like it!" The Eclectic Element "This is a book that will be on my mind for a long time. 4 1/2 stars." A Bookish Affair "Amazing! This book is just that. It’s sick and twisted and just plain wrong, yet you can’t stop reading it." Sweeping Me "This is a powerful debut - one that is sure to get people talking and thinking. I know that this will stay with me for a long time to come." Sarah Reads Too Much