Like most authors I’m also an avid reader. My fiction tastes include fantasy, science fiction, and historical fiction, while my non-fiction reading typically features history. I will also read an occasional biography, mystery, or something else outside my normal zone. Much of my fictional reading is meant for teens or young adults. It’s not only a good idea for me to read my competition, it’s also a great way for me to connect with my own children.
As I am always asking (or is it harping on or pleading with) my readers for reviews, I feel it would be somewhat hypocritical of me not to write reviews for books I’ve read. Given all of the other things I attempt to do (running a business, coaching, and oh yeah writing) and the things on my to do list (my next painting, learning French, piano lessons?) I’ve decided to pace myself.
While I read many popular authors (McDevitt, Benford, Pressfield, Cornwell, etc.), they get plenty of reviews. So my reviews will focus on fellow small-press and indie authors. I don’t give out stars. My reviews (except the older ones) will give a brief description of the story, comments on the writing, and an appropriate age level recommendation. Most will also include a picture of the cover and a link for purchase (typically Amazon, but sometimes an Author’s page). Note: I do NOT receive any compensation for book purchases.
How to find reviews
The reviews are organized by genre (Fantasy, Science Fiction, Other Fiction, & Non-Fiction. The latest reviews in each genre appear in the drop down menus, while the landing page for each genre includes a full list.
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