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Reviews & Awards

Thomas Holland in the Realm of the Ogres


1st Place winner WRITER'S DIGEST 25th annual self-published Book Awards. Highlighted in the March/April 2018 issue of Writer's Digest.

This author has an excellent writing voice and even uses deep point of view which is a master skill. His characters are likable and make you want to turn the page instead of doing your chores. This author has great description skills, and he doesn’t overuse them by telling the reader everything about the setting in the first paragraph-another master skill.

~Judge, 25th Annual Writer's Digest Self-Published Book Awards.

The second volume of author K. M. Doherty's magical fantasy Thomas Holland series for young readers, (as well as the First Place Winner of the 2017 Writer's Digest Self-Published Book Awards) "Thomas Holland in the Realm of the Ogres" is a deftly crafted, impressively original, consistently entertaining, highly recommended addition to school and community library collections.

~Children's Bookwatch: April 2018 - Midwest Book Review.

Thomas Holland and the Prophecy of Elfhaven

IPNE Best New Children's Book Finalist Award

~ IPNE 2015 Book Awards

The author has created an exciting world filled with likable characters and events. Tom is an especially interesting young character, with an intelligence and courage that kids will find inspiring. The fact that Tom is an extremely smart scientist makes this trip into another universe even more fascinating. His scientific, analytical mind has to try to make sense of things that go against everything he knows about how gravity, electricity, and other concepts. It was also nice to show the mother-son bond as we watched his mom rush into the portal after him and continue to battle to find him in a strange world filled with the unknown. When they finally reunited, the reader couldn't help but be just as excited and emotional as they were.

~Judge, 22nd Annual Writer’s Digest
Self-Published Book Awards.

New friendships, new worlds, and new realities: all this is packed in a satisfyingly revealing adventure that will keep all ages involved in a fantasy filled with both resolutions and new beginnings.

~D. Donovan, Senior eBook Reviewer, MBR -
Midwest Book Reviews - Children's Bookwatch Sept edition

Select Children's Reviews (typos & all)

I read your book 10 times in 6 months it was as good as you said it was in New Hampshire i can't wait for the next book I will definitely want to pre order great job with your book.


Dear Mr Doherty, I attended the Hampton Falls craft fair today and purchased your book. I have to say I love the book so much. I can't put the book down I am hooked and can't wait to find out what happpens. You are a great author and your book is great. I can't wait to get back to reading.

Sincerely, Ava

Dear Mr. K M Doherty, Hi, my name is Kyle, and I bought your book at the craft fair earlier today in Wolfeboro. I would like to let you know that I finished the book, and that it is great! I like how you used string theory, and that the facts made sense throughout the book. I really enjoy science, and it's nice to see a (soon to be) series using actual facts. Also, thanks for the autograph, and I can't wait for the sequel!

Sincerely, Kyle

Hello KM, I want to let you know that my daughter Charlotte LOVES your book. She may be the only kid that hasn't read Harry Potter, but she is certainly a fan of Thomas Holland. Sunday night she read the prologue and first chapter to me, and last night I had to remind her to shut off her light and go to sleep. She said that she would have finished the whole book if I hadn't reminded her. She uses only superlatives to describe your book. "Best book ever." "Awesome." - you get the idea. Maybe a Google review is in her future!

Best of luck, Liese

Hi, K.M., We purchased your book, ‘Thomas Holland and the Prophecy of Elfhaven’ at the Sanborn Regional High School Fair. I must say, my daughter, Emelyn, has taken quite a liking to your story! We are extremely curious to when you think the second novel may come out?

Keith B

Just wanted to take a moment to let you know that my son did go on and review your first book, quite favorably in fact. He is enjoying it immensely - and looks forward to the second one! Please let us know when it is published and ready for sale~!

Best of luck, TCrowley

Good afternoon k. m. Doherty. I have never written an author before. I picked up your book last weekend at Alton Bay craft fair. Wanted you to know how much I enjoyed it. Actually couldnt put it down now waiting for the 2nd book

again thanks Laura

Eeee so excited for the new book! My daughter and I loved the first one.


I purchased the book for my mother Janice La Bonte and I met you in Person last year up in sugar hill, nh and you signed the first book for my mom. She loved you book and excited for the secret scene.


Thank you for the wonderful stories!!!


Dear Mr. Doherty, We met at the craft fair in Lincoln, NH. I appositely loved your first two books and went through them in two weeks because I was so excited to see what was going to happen next. I am looking forward to your next book and I may ask my teacher if you could come to my school.

Thanks, Ethan

This is Emma and I was going to ask about when the 3rd Thomas Holland book was coming out. I absolutely love the first and second books.


My grandchildren love your books and can’t wait for the third one.

A fan

I loved the (book) trailer. My daughter watched it with me and squealed, she was pretty excited about it.

A mom (and a fan)

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