College Application Essays

I’m very excited to announce that my new collection of sample college application essays–Heavenly Essays–is now available in paperback on Amazon. You also can buy ebook copies there and on this site as well.

To celebrate–and help spread the word–I’m offering Heavenly Essays: 50 Narrative College Application Essays That Worked, along with my snappy essay writing guide, Escape Essay Hell, for free in exchange for a review.

Here’s the deal if you are interested:

Send me an email letting me know that you would like to review one of these two guides. I will send you the ebook for the one you want to review, and once you leave a review, I will send you a link to the other ebook guide. Simple Simon!

What does it mean to review a book? Basically, you read the ebook and then give it a review on its Amazon page. If you have an Amazon account, it’s really easy. I will send you the links to its Amazon page. Then, you just click the “Write a Customer Review” button, give it a star rating (1-5) and write a couple sentences about what you thought of the book.

You can even leave reviews with pen names (the option is in the upper righthand corner of the Customer Review page). Or you can use your existing Amazon name.

The more reviews, the better prominence the book will have on Amazon, especially when customers search for certain topics. The good news for you is that you will end up with two free copies of my ebook guides. And I like to think that they will help you immensely on writing standout college application essays.

Here’s what you need to send me:

1. Send email to

2. Put “Free Guide Book” in the Subject line.

3. Let me know which book you want to review: either Heavenly Essays or Escape Essay Hell.

4. Include your name. (Let me know your pen name if you don’t plan to use your real name–so I can recognize your customer review.)

I will send you a link to the book you will review, and instructions on how to leave a review. Once I see you have left a customer review, I will send you the second book (whichever one you didn’t already receive).

I’m planning on running this offer through the end of this month, May, or the first 100 books–whichever comes first.

That’s it! Please feel free to let me know if you have any questions as well.

Thanks for your support! Of course, you are welcome to spring for a copy yourself any time!

I can’t wait to hear what you think!