Getting a review in a big city paper is something really cool. Sure a website review is nice, but newspapers have far larger readership, even nowadays, than a typical web based publication. The Sunday readership in the Arizona Daily Star [Tucson's paper] is around 360,000. Whilst it's not the New York Times, that ain't bad. I am told the Star is the second largest paper in Arizona, following the Arizona Republic, which is a Phoenix paper.
Every now and then they focus their Sunday review section on local authors. Well, yours truly got a very nice review yesterday for Legends of the Dragon Cowboys, co-authored by Laura Givens. Since newspapers have cut back a lot on reviews, getting a book reviewed in a paper is something. So I was quite happy yesterday.
The link follows if anyone would like to read it. [Yes, they did mess up my name at the end].