Once Upon A Tim just got a rave review from the New York Times

This should be pretty obvious from the title of this post, but Once Upon A Tim just got a rave review from the New York Times.

You can read the whole thing by clicking here, but here are some notable quotes:

“Fans of heraldic silliness like “The Princess Bride” and “Shrek” will delight in “Once Upon a Tim,” a charming take on the traditional knightly adventure.”
“The book’s fun comes from Gibbs’s deployment of deadpan humor and boisterous slapstick. Its heart lies in a clever subversion of type.”
“Writing may be magic, but so is reading.”
I should point out that Booklist also gave Tim a great review as well:
“This giddy romp through a medieval setting, complete with menacing trolls and gigantic, bloodthirsty butterflies, is the start of a promising series.”

Excited?  Ready for a good story?  Then just click here to order the book!

Also, I am happy with any good review, especially ones from readers.  So if you have enjoyed Tim (or any of my books) feel free to post a positive review on Goodreads.  Just click here.

(For tips on how to write a good review, check out this blog post.)

76 thoughts on “Once Upon A Tim just got a rave review from the New York Times

  1. OMG congrats Mr. Gibbs! I can’t wait to read it!! I’ll definitely leave a good review once I do.

  2. Cliff Clavin –

    Yes, they read the book before it came out. The New York Times (and other reviewers) get advanced reader copies which are printed for this exact reason.

  3. Mr. Gibbs,

    I know that SSGN just came out, but when do you think the SCGN’s cover will be revealed, and when do you think that the OUAT 2 plot and cover be revealed?

    -The 7th Grader

  4. The 7th Grader –

    I wouldn’t expect a cover for the SCGN for several months. Not sure about the second Tim book.

    Not to sound like a jerk here, but when people keep asking me when I’m going to post something, I usually don’t know the answer.

  5. I know you don’t take ideas from readers but here’s a cool plot for a Charlie Thorne book. I doesn’t involve a famous person
    People are looking for artifacts at Roanoke and they find a stone tablet. It’s in the language of the Indian tribes that live there.
    They think Charlie Thorne can figure out what it says. It turns out to be about what happened to the Roanoke colonists.
    There could also be something like this where people find something written in another language by Amelia Earhart. Charlie figured out what it means and it says what happened to her
    There could also be something like this in another book about the people who escaped Alcatraz in 1962

  6. Peggy Bundy –

    While i appreciate your enthusiasm, I really can’t take suggestions from readers. I have already thought of several future CT books. That’s not to say that your suggestions aren’t good; it’s just hard for me to use them.

  7. My mom ordered my a personalized copy of OUaT!

    Can’t wait for it to get here!

  8. Marge O’Malley’s Worst Enemy –

    I signed it last night. Hopefully, you’l have it soon.

  9. Ok so I finished OUAT and I will admit when it first came i didn’t have very high hopes (i thought it was going to be like how to train ur dragon books- the movies r good but not the books) but It was actually really good.

  10. I don’t know if I should aks this, but I was just curious; How much do you make a year and how much does is an average salary for an author.

  11. Ezra983

    I’m not quite sure what you mean. Are you asking if i want to work on a video game? Or write a book about a video game? Or collaborate in some other way?

    Please be more specific.

  12. Pavan Nalluri –

    There is no average salary for an author. It’s not a very standard job. Your income depends on how many books you sell.

    How much anyone earns a year is a very private matter. Suffice it to say that I make enough to care for my family well doing something that I love.

  13. Mr Gibbs,

    I really like the new beginning scroll thing, but can you do it where its like linked? Where if they press on the book, it takes them to the book page for OUAT that shows the synopsis, or If they press on the SSGN one, it takes them to the book page for SSGN, where it just shows like a synopsis? This is just feedback, and my brother actually thought of this idea, and he asked me if I could ask you!

    -The 7th Grader

  14. The 7th Grader –

    Well, if someone takes two seconds to scroll down from the image, they can find lots more info about those books and links.

  15. Mr. Gibbs,

    When It says Spring 2023 for the SCGN, do you mean before March(As from what I remember, Spring is in March), or after. Because from what I remember, when you released the SSGN thing, it didn’t have a due date, and it said Spring 2022, but it came out in winter, soooo, does that mean that SCGN, will be released at around Febuary?

    -The 7th Grader

  16. The 7th Grader –

    Honestly, I don’t know the exact date yet. But spring sounds better than ‘sometime in the first half of the year.’

  17. fortj9te –

    It’s rare to have a review in The NY Times period, let alone a really really good one.

  18. Congrats Mr. Gibbs!
    Does anyone else think that it would be fun to read books before they come out, and give reviews?

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