I won't lie to you. The first review of Precarious was ... not great.
The first line was OK: "The lovelorn characters in Riske's debut collection are riven by confusion, to sometimes charming, sometimes infuriating effect."
But then the reviewer chose to focus on the (apparently) infuriating parts. The charming parts? Not so much.
Still, I suppose, it was somewhat of a coup to be reviewed in Publishers Weekly at all. (I'm including a link, but I'd really rather you didn't go there. See this instead.)
But there was good news, too.
Based on PW's not-so-great review, someone named Erica contacted my publisher to see if movie and TV rights are still available.
Which is interesting because, coincidentally, the first story in the collection. "Sleeping with Smiley," started out as a screenplay.
If anything comes of the inquiry, I'll let you know.