Read what the reviewers say about James A. MacNeill:
- MacNeill has a unique style. In clear, crisp, short sentences he is able to conjure up pictures in the mind. - E.T. Pete Russell, author, A Glance Back
- Clearly, Mr. MacNeill has captured the zest, taste, colour and sound of the Prairies of an earlier time . . . . MacNeill writes beautifully and persuasively. There are some passages in his book (Under the Sweetgrass Sky) that are pure poetry, compelling and moving. - John M. Archer, Professor of History, University of Regina.
- We proudly present an excerpt from “Langston, Ladycloud, and the Horse that Swam Side-Stroke,” with special permission from the publisher.- Tom Borowski, Editor-in-Chief, The Green and White, Alumni publication, University of Saskatchewan.
- Under the Sweetgrass Sky is a work of fiction, but woven skillfully in are the facts. . . . Young and old will enjoy it. - Ed Gould “On Books” Victoria Times Colonist.
- James A. MacNeill . . . is well-known as a poet, and this book (Sweetgrass) introduces his equally fine prose to many readers as well - Saskatchewan Arts
- Under the Sweetgrass Sky combines the best elements of action-packed fiction with true historical facts. - North Battleford News Optimist
- MacNeill’s work is more than an act of writing; it is an act of love and empathy. - Colin A. Thomson, Chairman, Educational Foundations Department, University of Lethbridge.
- “Germ Warfare” is so gripping that one wishes it would go on for the rest of the book. - Anna E. Altmann, University of Alberta, Edmonton.
- Prairiefire is a collection of poems which speaks almost directly to the senses. They are visual, frank poems and they appeal because of their simplicity. Readers looking for images of the Canadian prairie will find riches in this book. - Neil Besner, “Pacific Northwest Review of Books.”
- My congratulations for a vital contribution to the history and venue of Saskatchewan, yesterday and today - Yvonne H. Stevenson, former Vice President of the Canadian Author’s Association.
- You can be assured of our support in any way possible for the promotion of these (MacNeill’s) books. They will be on our reading list, as well as, being recommended to other programs which teach English Upgrading skills to adult students. Sr. Rose Marcuzzi, Indian Teacher Education Program, University of Saskatchewan.
"Einstein's E=mc2 stands as a writer's touchstone --- a thing of beauty in which five small symbols explain the universe." --James A. MacNeill