"An exciting tale of a young woman determined to protect wildlife, even in a world where animals have evolved into giants with the power to wipe out humanity... The author has cleverly extrapolated a modern scientific problem, wildlife conservation, into an exciting sci-fi premise. Marra’s efforts to stop the mass killing of animal species being seen as a hindrance to human progress provides a nice parallel to the current conservation crisis."
BOOKLIFE PRIZE REVIEW, MAY 2019
"... an insightfully-woven tale that is destined to create considerable consciousness about the future of the environment and our interaction with Mother Nature. It’s a must-read for anyone who cares about saving Planet Earth."
TODD MILLER, CEO, CELESTIAL TIGER ENTERTAINMENT
"Michelle Tanmizi’s story is exactly the kind of speculative fiction that needs to be circulating the market. Her writing is creative, informative and intuitive. Working with Michelle has been an absolute joy! Her steadfast humor, precision with life choices and her friendship has been an integral influence in my life. She is an Asian, woman author who has a beautiful knack for storytelling. I can’t wait to see what else she produces."
PASHMINA P., INTERNATIONAL BEST-SELLING AUTHOR OF THE CAPPUCCINO CHRONICLES TRILOGY. FOUNDER OF THE ONLINE AUTHOR'S OFFICE
"In a very creative and inspiring way, Michelle managed to combine fiction with reality, as a reminder to us all that time is running out and we must start to take the earth and all inhabitants seriously and everyone can act!"
FEMKE DEN HAAS, ANIMAL ACTIVIST & FOUNDER, JAKARTA ANIMAL AID NETWORK
"Michelle beautifully creates a captivating story around a sensitive subject that is bound to tug at the heart strings and leave you completely fascinated! What a lovely work of art and a tribute to Mother Nature."
JENNIE LYNN, #1 BEST-SELLING AUTHOR, MAGNETIC LOVE
"Beautifully crafted and inventive, Late Dawn comes to us at a critical time for our planet and our species. Michelle Tanmizi shares her passion for the environment and for animal rights on the pages of this thought-provoking book."
JOLINDE DEN HAAS, INDEPENDENT FILM PRODUCER & FILM PROGRAMMER
"Mother Nature is a living being just like us, and through Michelle’s poignant storytelling, she gives her a voice. I was immersed in the futuristic world of Late Dawn and mesmerized by the graceful imagery that Michelle provides us with — it is experiencing the precious nature around us with all the senses. This fantastic book is not only a captivating read but also leaves us with an important reminder to care for the Earth as our home and as part of ourselves."
NATALIE GLEBOVA, AUTHOR OF I AM WINNING, EMPOWERIST, FORMER MISS UNIVERSE
"Despite years editing various novels across genres, Tanmizi has managed to surprise me with a highly engaging science fiction story that eerily parallels current scientific trends, especially related to genetic engineering. This is one of those stories that forces you to invest in the protagonist and feel her highs and lows as she experiences them, resulting in a narrative that is difficult to put down. I applaud the efforts Tanmizi has put forth to create a believable world that both pushes the bounds of imagination and inserts a subconscious awareness of a possible dystopian future, and look forward to her future endeavors in this competitive genre."
SAM STROZZO, INTERNATIONAL EDITOR AND CANDIDATE FOR PhD IN MEDIA AND COMMUNICATIONS
"Michelle has written an incredible book that is both compelling and provoking. It invites us to think beyond our time and to consider what history will have to say about us as a generation."
DENICA & BERTRAM FLESCH, FOUNDERS, SUKKHACITTA, SUSTAINABLE FASHION. DENICA FLESCH IS A 2019 FORBES 30 UNDER 30 HONOUREE
"Intense and thought-provoking, Late Dawn is an eye opener for the fact that 'actions create results'. It shows the importance of finding harmonious ways of co-existing on this planet we call home."
DANIELLE MARTINS, INTERNATIONAL BEST-SELLING AUTHOR OF RISING UP FROM MENTAL SLAVERY—HOW TO UNLEASH YOUR INFINITE POTENTIAL
"Michelle introduces us to a world at once alien to 21st century humans, yet of our own making. ... Late Dawn may be SF, but are we on a path that makes it prescient? An interesting read for all those concerned by how we are treating our planet. A ‘thumbs up’ for this debut novel from Michelle Tanmizi."
ANDY GRIFFITHS, SCUBA INSTRUCTOR, HONG KONG
"Michelle Tanmizi has combined many of her passions in her thought-provoking fiction novel 'Late Dawn'. This exciting story focuses on conservation, animals and human behaviour. Her book may be prophetic and reminds us that we need to make changes today to safeguard the environment or we may face peril in the future. 'Late Dawn' will entertain and fascinate you, whilst making you think about ways you can ensure the future of our planet in your daily life."
JULES HANNAFORD, AUTHOR OF FOOL ME TWICE AND HOST OF HONG KONG CONFIDENTIAL PODCAST