Bob (Robert) Walch
After spending nearly four
decades in the classroom Bob Walch has "retreated" to his
study where he reads, reviews and reminiscences about the
good old days (the 1960s).
Reviews: A wide
range of things, from children's picture books to mysteries
Brenda Weeaks (Audio Reviewer
/ Site Coordinator)
I'm married with two grown
kids. I work full-time and run MyShelf.Com. I've earned
a Bachelor degree in English and an Associate degree in
American Sign Language. I chose to major in English because
I love to read and write, BUT unlike most English majors
I dislike BIG words. Readers will find my reviews simple
books of all kinds. Mysteries: Cozy/Historical/British.
I was born in Galicia (Northern Spain)
and went to college in Madrid, where I finished my Ph.D.
in Biology. Always a passionate reader, I started writing
after moving to Pennsylvania and graduating from the Institute
of Children Literature. My first novel, Two Moon Princess
(Tanglewood Press, 2007) a coming of age story set
in a parallel medieval Spain, won first place in the category
“Family and Children” in the 2015 Latino Books
into Movies Awards. I am also the author of the paranormal
romance, Immortal Love (Crimson Romance, 2012) and of four
non-fiction books Heroin, Ritalin, Mad
Cow Disease, and Lung Cancer (Chelsea House).
Be sure to visit my Author Web Site and Facebook pages as
an editor and translator.
Be sure to visit my
Web Site and
reading for fun, I read Young Adult, Historical Fiction
Ann Culbert Johnson (Reviewer
and Columnist: Beneath
I am the proud author of nineteen (19) short
stories for Black Romance, Bronze Thrills, Jive Magazine,
True Black Experience, Black Confessions and True Black
Experience Magazines. My debut novel, I Confess
was published/released on December 18, 2004 and my second
novel, Everything and More will be published/released
on January 16, 2006. I have about six more novels in progress.
I am 43 years old, and I live in Oak Lawn, Illinois. My
passion is writing and reading. My
Back to Literature)
Carolyn Howard-Johnson is a multi award-winning
author of fiction, poetry, and nonfiction. Her HowToDoItFrugally
series of books has helped writers and retailers worldwide.
Learn more at www.howtodoitfrgually.com.
classics, biography, memoirs, and books for and about
I am a single mother of
3 adult children, grandmother of 2, live and have my own
business in Reno, NV. I have one published book, Notes
from Nobody, a book about the ramifications of adoption;
currently being revised and getting ready to republish with
a new publisher. A second book in the works, tentatively
titled: Please SOMEONE Find Me, a True Crime cold
case murder, from 1939 that is shaping up to be a real whodunit,
and a genealogical book about my family history, From
the Footprints of Kings in the works. I published a
community newspaper (weekly) for 4 years called Coyote
News. I am a jack of all trades, have been an avid reader
all my life, and like most book types, however am not really
keen on SciFi-Fant-Space-Alien type stuff. Prefer Historical
Fiction, Historical Romance, things with the ring of truth
and believability to them. Am honored to again be a recipient
of inclusion in Marquis Who's Who in America for the 2nd
year standing 2004 and 2005, and Marquis Who's Who in the
World for the 1st year in 2005. Please see my websites:
- My Den
Fiction, Historical Romance, Mysteries that have a bit of
real history, like Clive Cussler, Novels like anything of
the sort that Michner, Wouk, Colleen McCoullgh, Jean Auel,
some crime novels that are based on true events, Leon Uris
type books, Prefer real life type stories. Pretty open to
most anything, except Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Space Ship stuff.
No Erotica, please.
Courtney has been
writing since a young age, with several stories to date,
this being his first published. Courtney lives in Belvidere,
IL with his supportive wife Robyn, and dog Snoopy. He is
a huge sports fan, and would love to see the day where we
could all live as one.
I am the author of two published mystery
novels, The Unreal McCoy, and the second installment
in this series, Turn Left at September. Another mystery,
The First Domino, is currently making the rounds
of literary agents in hopes of finding representation. There
are three other full length projects in various stages of
construction as well as plans for several more. My first
short story, "Calvin," was a finalist in the Futures
Magazine, "Twist," contest. I am also an avid motorcyclist
and love any kind of speedsports. I am a big football fan
as well. I live on the shore of Lake Huron about 100 miles
north of Detroit. Be sure to visit my website
Unreal McCoy and Turn
Left at September are now on Kindle.
Elise Cooper is a freelance
author focusing on issues involving national and homeland
security. Her articles have been published by various blogs,
magazines and newsletters. She also does freelance book
publicity for authors as well as writing book reviews and
interviews with public figures and novelists.
Reviews: Thriller / Suspense
/ Nonfiction: Military/Government
Reviewer Janis Fields is the author of over
two dozen books for children and adults including Threads
of Deceit, Ghost Light Burning, Wellspring of Magic, and
Emerald Dragon. She is also the editor of Children's Writers
eZine and has written dozens of stories and articles for
the children's magazine market.
Check my Website.
Reviews: SF, Fantasy,
Children, teen and young adult
For the last twenty years,
I've made a living as a writer and editor, working primarily
for trade journals, also doing some copywriting and public
relations work. Since 1994, I've been freelancing as a business
journalist and working on my first love -- fiction. My latest
novel, published July 2003, is the memoir of a fictional
Civil War journalist, Nick Canfield, covering his life both
on and off the battlefield. I have a degree in English lit.
and am an avid reader of history and historical fiction,
love mystery/suspense (any kind), as well as that vast non-specific
category called mainstream.
I'm a resident of Portland, OR who
works in the mental health field and uses books to escape.
Horror, mystery, true crime, general fiction, romance.
Audio Buzz [The Lowe Down on Audio Books])
I'm tiptoeing into my mid 50s now, but have
been writing since age 18. Have lived in Florida, S.C.,
and Arizona. As a reviewer, I've interviewed most of the
major authors for XM Satellite radio, Audiobook Cafe, and
Cracker Barrel Old Country Stores. Have been a judge in
the Audie awards for seven years, and am also audiobook
reviewer for Land Line trucking magazine, which is
the premiere magazine for long-haul truckers.
Novels include Postmarked
for Death, (a small press hardcover that was recorded
by the legendary Frank Muller as Postal.), Awakening
Storm (recorded by Barrett Whitener for Blackstone),
Island (recorded by Emmy winning actor Kristoffer
Tabori), and Geezer,
(a hardcover from Five Star.) People can sample three of
these four (for free) in ebook format by going to Fictionwise.com,
and clicking on "Free Ebooks" at the top, and then on "Ghost
Rider." The audiobook versions are available at Audible.com,
iTunes, and SimplyAudiobooks.com. (Also have two CDs of
Tales for the Road and Oscar's
Hijack.) As #6 says in The Prisoner, "be
seeing you." (Or should I say, "be hearing you?")
Katrina is a woman who wears many
hats. She is the owner of classycheapskate.com, a website
dedicated to sharing great deals, money-saving shopping
tips and product reviews. She also owns her own business,
Katrina Wiese Designs, where she freelances as a graphic
and web designer. She lives in West Yellowstone, Montana
with her husband, two kiddos, and assorted critters. In
her spare time she spends every minute reading, a true self-professed
read-a-holic! She loves sharing her thoughts on books and
has been reviewing for several years.
Mysteries (especially Cozies!), Romance,
Young Adult, Cookbooks
Hinds (Review Coordinator,
Laura Hinds is a former newspaper columnist,
author, seasoned review writer and is our Review Coordinator.
She and her husband live in the Boston area, where they
enjoy their gardens and their cat.
Mysteries, but all sorts of books really.
Leslie writes book and movie reviews for
a variety of publications and websites. four nonfiction
books: 200 Love Lessons from the Movies (Taylor
Trade Publishing, 2016), Dreams on Film (McFarland
& Co., 2003), Reel Romance: The Lovers’
Guide to the 100 Best Date Movies (Taylor Trade Publishing,
2004), and Passionate About Their Work: 151 Celebrities,
Artists, and Experts on Creativity (BearManor Media, 2010).
She also wrote the “Funny Children’s Poems”
book series from Cricket Cottage Publishing, which includes
Rub, Scrub, Clean the Tub: Funny Children’s
Poems About Self-Image (2012), Shakes, Cakes, Frosted
Flakes: Funny Children’s Poems About Table Manners
(2013), and Frogs, Hogs, Puppy Dogs: Funny Children’s
Poems About Animal Friends (2014).
A member of Poetry Ensemble of Orlando, Florida State Poets
Association, and Florida Writers Association, Leslie has
a Master’s Degree in Liberal Arts and a Bachelor’s
Degree in Journalism.
nonfiction: arts, entertainment, self-help, how-to,
biography, writer's craft; fiction: romance, science fiction,
mystery; also poetry.
(Reviewer, Contest Coordinator)
Linda is the award-winning author of Fiery
Surrender, Shadow of Doubt, and Lani's
Challenge, and several published short stories in anthologies
A former member
of Romance Writers of America (RWA) and Washington Romance
Writers (WRW), Linda has served the Washington, DC chapter
as Vice President and chaired various committees. She has
also judged national and regional romance writing contests,
and was a permanent judge in RWA's Golden Heart contest.
Her current memberships include Author's Coalition, World
Romance Writers, NUW (Not the Usual Way), Authors' Community
and other online author / writers' groups. You can find
out more about her by visiting her web site, called Linda's
Place - A Site for Romance Readers and Writers.
Romance, mystery, history, young
adult and non-fiction (adoption/biographies)
Linda Young (review editor
My name is Linda Young. I am currently living
in Clarkston, WA. I moved back here four years ago from
Kansas. I've been a widow now for eight and a half years.
I've been a read-a-holic since grade school. I love reading
and loosing myself in the story. When I was in college,
I started late at age 35, I received my AAS degree for Admin.
Assistant. But, my love of history won out and I began my
studies in that area. Things happened and I didn't get to
finish. It didn't stop my love of learning.
I have 3 kids and 10 grandkids so far. I
am 54 (2014), but I sure don't feel like it. I'm mostly
confined to my home due to physical disabilities. Doing
work like this at home is my saving grace. I love it. History
is my first love, however, I also love historical romance,
fantasy, and some sci-fi along with things like Murder,
She Wrote and a few miscellaneous when they catch my
I know this is going to be a wonderful
adventure for me.
romance, fantasy, paranormal, and some sci-fi
(Reviewer, Review editor)
I am a freelance writer. I have a story
appearing in Boys' Life Magazine's November issue,
stories in several anthologies and magazines, including
Through The Eyes of Love/Alzheimers and Highlights
Magazine. I am also the bi-monthly Science columnist for
Cecil Child Magazine. Additional information about
me can be found at my website, www.marciaberneger.com
Children, Teen, Young Adult
Iím an author, an editor, a freelance writer,
a literary agent. I'm a book lover. I have been a literary
agent since 2003, and an Internet Radio Show Host for authors
I'm a mother of adult children, and a grandmother.
I worked as a social worker in the inner cities of Detroit,
then later Los Angeles, for twenty-three years. As an editor/writer,
I draw on many of my life experiences.
My own books include non-fiction titles:
How To Promote, Market and Sell Your Book Via eBook Publishing,
The Hush Hush Secrets of Writing Fiction That Sells,
and The Hush Hush Secrets of Creating a Life You Love.
My fiction includes The Ebony Tree, which won a small
PEN award, No Pockets in a Shroud, a short story
collection titled A Place Called Home, and the recently
released Hostage of Lies. My next novel, LA Blues,
is due out in October 2010. I have also contributed to 5
anthologies: Proverbs for the People, Saturday
Morning, Secret Lovers, All in the Family,
and Never Knew Love Like This Before.
You can find out more about me and my work
: I like
women's fiction, memoirs, romance, mysteries, and books
on the craft of writing.
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To the world I'm a man, To myself I'm a
writer whose past endeavors are: A collection of souvenir
booklets, a trilogy of spiritual poems, three published
"whodunit" novels and presently, a non-fiction Chicago Gangster
You can find out more about me and my works
at my website
and my Secrets
Nicole Merritt (Book and
Nicole is the publisher
of the Hill Country Gazette, a regional newspaper
in the Hill Country of Texas. She has won the Texas by-line
award and is a published author. "Sales and marketing
are my background tools. Journalism is my love. As a freelance
writer I am always into something new. Today I am a grant
writer, tomorrow I may write a magazine article, the bottom
line is that I write everyday. Being published is a bonus.
Reading is an inspiration to write, so I read as much as
I can. I am always learning new techniques and ideas. Controversial
topics are always a welcomed read because they make one
Reviews: Non-fiction biographies/auto-biographies,
journalism, suspense/thrillers, inspirational, self-help,
and children's books.
(Review Editor and occasional reviewer)
Being a writer was always
a given, I’ve been making up stories for as long as
I can remember. Along the way, I've also held some interesting
day jobs. I've been an admin, an editor, a manager, a cook,
a garment worker, a meat packer, a film stylist, a kennel
attendant, a nightclub promoter, a shipping clerk, a ghost
writer, a respite caregiver and a minister…some of
I was raised in Fort Lee, New Jersey, where
Route 80 begins, and migrated all the way to where it ends…almost.
If you make a wrong turn on your way into San Francisco,
you’ll wind up at the Berkeley Marina. Oh, yeah. I
nearly forgot. I worked there, too.
Rachel A Hyde (UK
If you live on another
continent and want a review, I am the one to contact. I
am writing my first novel, which is a Regency whodunit.
mysteries, historical fiction, westerns, fantasy/SF
and historical romances.
Sylvia is currently a contributing writer
for Equal Opportunity Publications. She conducts workshops
on money management, self-publishing, and freelance writing.
An author of a memoir titled Skipping Through Life, The
Reason I Am, Ms McClain also published a book titled
The Write Life: A Beginning Writer's Guide to Writing,
Money Management, Publishing and Marketing. In 2007
she had stories published in three anthologies, Chicken
Soup for the Soul in Menopause, Gumbo for the Soul:
The Recipe for Literacy in the Black Community, and
Eyes on Fire: Witnesses to the Detroit Riot of 1967
now used as a text book for history classes at Michigan
State University. Please visit her web site at www.scribalpress.com
- American Business Women Association (ABWA)
- Lake Shore, Lake Shore Chapter
- Career Network Member, National Association of Female
- National Writers Union
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