“In Unregistered, a literary work by Nellie K, we are presented with elegantly written episodic stories with great emotional intensity. Overall, the writing is evocative and powerful, centering on contemporary issues in a way that documents and witnesses but also brings the concerns to life. The narrative is tightly woven and compelling, moving at a fast pace while still allowing the reader to experience a true depth of characterization as they develop a full appreciation of the events as they take place. While there are passages of solid descriptive writing, moments of great clarity and insight, the most striking element is structural – the way the stories blossom and accumulate, the layering of image and narrative. The title for the novel seems to this reader to be intriguing, setting the reader loose in the novel with an open mind and a series of questions (…)”

Judge, 25th Annual Writer’s Digest Self-Published Book Awards