Raves & Reviews

Amidst Traffic - International Book Awards Winner
FINALIST – 2013 USA Book News Awards
-USA Book News

WINNER – 2013 International Book Awards
-International Book Awards

FINALIST selection – 2013 Next Generation Indie Book Awards.
-Indie Book Awards

FINALIST selection – 2013 National Indie Excellence Awards
-Indie Excellence Awards

“Short episodes through our lives link us with those around us … ‘Amidst Traffic’ is a strong addition to any contemporary short fiction collection, enthusiastically recommended.’
-The Midwest Book Review

“Michel Sauret’s aim is to create stories that grab readers and pull them into the high Amidst Trafficintensity and emotional curves of the storyline. With Amidst Traffic, his collection of darkly humorous and brilliantly evocative short stories, he’s hit an absolute bull’s-eye.”
-Kindle Nation Daily

“This collection of short fiction … (is) suspenseful and emotional, crafted with compassion and seeking answers to the conflicts of daily life.”
-Publishers Weekly Select


Editor’s Choice Highlighted Title Selection.
-Independent Publisher

“An ambitious collection of interwoven short stories about negotiating Christian values in a corrupt, violent world.”
-Kirkus Reviews

Amidst Traffic - Finalist Medal“Yes, this is a 5 star book … Michel Sauret is a creative author, there’s no denying it, and this book shows that creativity in abundance.”
-Christian Fiction Book Reviews

“It is one of those books that leaves you with that excruciating pleasurable pain in your soul, one of those books that make you smile and cry altogether … This book holds some sort of a secret ingredient to some ancient recipe: happiness, sadness, life… feelings that you might have encountered yourself but never got the courage to analyze them.”
-Shattering Words

“Brilliantly crafted … A unique collection of engaging symbolic poetic prose that challenges the reader to reflect on the potential impact of one life on another.”
-Blog Critics Amidst Traffic

“Sauret has created characters that elicit empathy, concern and hope in the midst of their anguish, and grief. These compelling stories will challenge you emotionally in a way that opens your heart …”

“Each story is a very well-crafted snapshot of characters complex enough to have their own novels … What I like best about this collection is that it is so smart … You will be a better person for having read this book.”
-Laura Lee Anderson

“Readers interested in Christianity as it pertains to everyday people will find much to revel in.”

Writer Michel Sauret is also a photographer, and the ability to capture brief yet rich instances applies to his fiction.”
-Pittsburgh City Paper

“A lot of twists and turns that keeps you reading story to story until the end.”
-Janet Shawgo, author of “Look for Me” series


  1. Great reviews Michel. I applaud your talent and hardwork.

  2. Just read what you had to say about Kirkus. I’m a little scared about what they will say about the novel, “Death And Disappearances.”

    Thanks for your advice. I will definitely use your list for promotion of my latest novel, “Shoes on the Table, Hat on the Bed” and maybe some of my earlier work.

    The good thing about Kirkus is that if the review is awful – I can hide it away somewhere far from view.


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