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Other writings you will see are personal updates, publication announcements, and announcements with links if others review my work as well.
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For writing reviews, here is the process:
I read new, emerging, and indie authors’ works and (optionally) live tweet my reactions up until I detect major spoilers. At that point I cut off the live tweet review.
After the live tweet review (or after reading the book if there was no live tweet review) I write a long form review. These reviews get posted on platforms such as GoodReads and Amazon. For information on my rating scale for these websites, visit here. I am happy post these in additional locations upon request. Authors are welcome to use anything I say about the book in marketing materials.
If an author prefers me to not live tweet my reactions, that’s okay! This is all about giving these authors love, support, and constructive criticism. I encourage authors to share this opinion with me.
If you want honest and mindful book reviews that aren’t hypercritical over stupid stuff (i.e. subjective “I don’t like your story”), this is the place for you as either the reader or the author 🙂 I have calculated it out and I spend a minimum of 20-30 hours on every book review. That said, if an author would like an additional set of eyes on interrupting errors for future editions, I am happy to accommodate and provide this feedback directly. I try to only mention grammar issues if they interrupt the reading experience.
Please note that I am a member of the LGBTQA+ community and every single one of my reviews features a section dedicated to this community’s potential perception of the book and its potential value to other members of this community. If you do not want your book reviewed by a member of the LGBTQA+ community, do not send it to me.
How do you describe that feeling of watching numbers climb and realizing that you’re watching in real time the most global example of what you’ve studied and taught your entire adult life? Dread? Excitement? Existence? When teaching about pandemics we teach students to look retrospectively at the data on the numbers of those that have […]
My first multipart series is upon us! It went live on Monday, but I’ve been preoccupied with this whole coronavirus thing and writing book reviews. This first part is short. I didn’t mean to time the release of a story related to waking up in a hospital with a pandemic. Today is Day 17 of […]
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