Book Review Policy
My reading life is wide and varied. But there are some things that just don’t interest me. I love fantasy, all types, and will enjoy a good scifi. I love historical fiction and literary fiction. I read many types of nonfiction. Authors I enjoy include Leigh Bardugo, Jasper Fforde, Laini Taylor, JK Rowling and JRR Tolkien; Aimee Bender, Peter Geye, Audrey Niffenegger, Gregory Maguire and Tracy Chevalier; Louise Penny, Janet Evanovich, and Erin Hart; David McCullough, Simon Winchester and Walter Isaacson. And much more.
If you would like a book to be considered for review, please first know that I review for other publications and sites as well, and my reading schedule is very full. The more lead time you can give me, the better. I prefer to read books to review as close to their publication date as possible, but I will consider new paperback releases as well as titles that grab my eye after publication.
A word about independently published books: Do your homework. I will not consider any title that does not demonstrate a complete publishing process. A professional cover, professional editing, and expertly crafted story are necessary. If you need help with any of these processes, check my BookMania site, where I offer manuscript critiques and editing, or The Loft Literary Center, which offers both online and classroom courses on all aspects of writing (and where I teach regularly).
Everyone has a story. I hope to share many here. If you would like to inquire about submitting a book for review, please email me (just once, please).