Elizabeth loves acting on stage, drawing, playing hockey, and everything to do with outer space. Her dream book would be about an artistic, hockey-playing astronaut, but since there aren’t too many of those around, she enjoys middle-school comedies and thrillers. Elizabeth reads a lot of nonfiction, too, and wants to be a scientist when she grows up.
Jacob loves Minecraft and Legos. His favorite book series are Bone, The Bad Guys, Diary of a Wimpy Kid, The Last Kids on Earth, Origami Yoda, and Dogman. He's a homeschool student, and his favorite subject is reading.
Jonas, age 15
Kiersten, age 11
Kiersten is a lively, passionate seventh-grader who loves drawing, playing viola, making YouTube videos and stop-motion films, and writing her own horror and fantasy stories and graphic novels. Her favorite genres to read are fantasy, sci-fi, horror, and mystery/thriller. She lives in Maryland with her parents and her three daredevil hermit crabs.
Lily, age 11
"Please thank Campbell for me. She did an excellent job and told me just what I needed to know. Let her know that everyone that's read it, wants me to change the opening! She's in good company." —Cindy Schmidt, author of Allie+Magic
"Kiersten was very helpful to me. I agree in particular that the spots confusing her are especially helpful. You have a great program I hope you continue and nurture." — Lisa Davidson, author of Lacie Spencer and the MCG Club
"I highly recommend Campbell as a beta reader. The feedback I received was prompt, well thought out, and extremely helpful to me in revising my manuscript. Elizabeth's feedback seemed honest and thoughtful. She brought up some important points that I had not considered. It was very helpful to me." — Martha Hynson, author of Macy Joy
"It was exciting to receive such beneficial feedback from Jonas, since he is the same age as my characters in the book. His point of view on how he interpret the book was so far above his age level, I thought. I highly recommend Jonas if you need a beta reader who is the same age as your characters in your young adult novel. I look forward to using him again for my next book." — E.J. Dales, author of The Forbidden Shadow
"5 stars. Quiethouse Junior beta readers Jacob and Kiersten both submitted articulate and insightful reviews that were good value. Seeing the story through the eyes of my target audience was very useful and I found their comments and suggestions helpful. I plan to use QH Jr beta readers on my next children’s manuscript." — Carrey Fessler, author of Sea Raiders