Laura Fabiani: Author, book reviewer, entrepreneur and blogger since 2009. Creator of the iRead brand author services: iRead Book Tours, Italy Book Tours, Je Lis Blog Tours and The iRead Review. Laura has a degree in Special Care Counseling and has worked as a psychiatric child counselor and a special education technician at various institutions. Laura has helped develop and implement adapted programs for seniors with Alzheimer's and Parkinson's. She is an advocate for children's literature, mental illness awareness and undiscovered indie gems.
Sahar Sabati-Safai: Author, editor, book reviewer, and blogger since 2008. Insatiable reader, especially of YA books. Author of Spirit Within Club and a number of short story collections. Enthusiastic editor for almost 10 years and supporter of the Oxford comma. Over 15 years of experience in the medical field, a wide array of volunteer work under her belt, and a large number of countries visited and lived in around the world. Sahar is passionate about literacy in all its forms, but particularly as it related to spiritual empowerment and health.
Professional Reviewers: (In alphabetical order by first name)
David Watson: Graduated from Western Illinois University with a degree in Communications. He has spent time writing promotional material for Cable television networks. He also edited the book Horror Addicts Guide to Life. He loves reading in all genres and has been writing book reviews for seven years. He is also a proofreader for The Quills writing group. He lives in Milwaukee Wisconsin with his wife.
Debra Schoenberger: English teacher, documentary photographer and book blogger. She teaches writing to middle grade schoolchildren as well as English as a second language. She has created an international digital library clearinghouse (used by the US government) for a UN based organization and is the author of three documentary photo essay books.
Emma Cazabonne: Author, book reviewer, literary translator (English to French), French tutor, book blogger since 2010. Creator of the virtual book tour company France Book Tours.
Flavia Brunetti: Editor, blogger, book reviewer and freelance writer. Flavia has a master’s degree in International Relations and years of international professional experience in communications and editing, and in 2014 won third place in the Memoirs/Personal Essay category of the 83rd Annual Writer's Digest Writing Competition. Growing up between Italy and the United States, today she spends her days in North Africa working for a humanitarian organization and her evenings reading, writing, and searching for bookstores and the perfect espresso. Typos are her sworn enemy.
Jessica Samuelsen: Author, Book Reviewer, Blogger since 2015. Jessica is the author of the Wake of 30 and Fusion of the Fractured Self. She's even published in concrete in Portland, Oregon. Jessica enjoys helping authors by doing book reviews.
Jonita Fex: Graduate of Wilfrid Laurier University with her Honors Bachelor of Arts in English. Jonita has been an avid reader, blogger and reviewer for more than ten years and is currently employed in the green energy field. When she is not blogging or reading she is volunteering at her children's school and enjoys participating in various fitness activities.
Kate Jackson: BA Hons, MBA, certificate in health care management, qualified journalist accredited by the Printing and Publishing Industry Training Board. Writer, editor, reviewer for thirty years. Kate has also worked as a government press officer, and in public sector communications, public relations, public affairs and cancer services management. Currently director and chair of a property management company and an editor of novels including memoirs, sci-fi, dystopian, spec-fic, fantasy, mystery/crime, romance and contemporary literature.
Katherine Scott Jones: Author, freelance writer, book reviewer, and blogger since 2012. Katherine has a degree in communications, is a former memoir instructor, and currently serves as editor of a popular contributor blog. She advocates for maternal and child wellness through her volunteer work at World Vision.
Kurt D. Springs: Author, book review blogger, and adjunct professor of anthropology since 2012. Kurt Springs has a PhD. in anthropology, specializing in Irish prehistory. He is the author of the science fiction series, the Dreamscape Warriors Novels.
Lia Davis Munro: Independent author and book reviewer. Lia is the creator of Cozy Writer's Room, an email subscription and Etsy store featuring creative writing inspired printable worksheets. Lia holds an MA Degree in Theatre and Performance Studies from York University where her reviews have been featured in the Canadian Theatre Review and Excalibur: York University Newspaper. Lia has also brought her literary skills to her work in the independent theater scene in Toronto since 2012 as a dramaturge, director and producer.
Marianne Perry: Author and blogger. Has travelled to all seven continents. Passionate about world exploration, solving family mysteries through genealogical research and understanding family dynamics. Graduate degree in educational psychology and curriculum planning. Diverse work experience in the post-secondary environment. Advocate for dementia awareness and caregiver support.
Merry Citarella: Writer, book review editor, and author who writes on a variety of topics, but book reviews currently predominate, especially fiction. Her website, Mystery Suspense Reviews includes over 350 reviews and articles. In addition, she has published hundreds more on Jaquo Lifestyle Magazine. Reading is more than a hobby. It’s a passion. She also is an active blogger for Alzheimers and its prevention.
Sally Allen: Award-winning reviewer, author of Unlocking Worlds: A Reading Companion for Book Lovers, and professor of communications. Sally holds a PhD in English Education and a MA in English Literature. She writes about books for print and online media.
Serena Agusto-Cox: Pushcart nominated poet, freelance editor, book reviewer, entrepreneur, and blogger. Creator of Savvy Verse & Wit and Poetic Book Tours, and an advocate for poets and independently published authors. Serena has a degree in English and Government and has worked as an editor since 2000 at several firms and as a freelancer.
Sherrey Meyer: Writer and book reviewer since 2006. With creative nonfiction essays published in seven anthologies, Sherrey is currently working on a memoir sharing her difficult relationship with an abusive mother. Since retirement in 2006, she has volunteered in her church community and neighborhood helping those with a variety of needs. Her college background was in social work and psychology and drives her interest in volunteerism.
Stephanie Hildreth: An educator, naturalist and avid reader who has been blogging book reviews since 2013. Stephanie has a degree in Environmental Science and Biology and teaches as an informal educator. She is an active volunteer with Pets Meals on Wheels and Girl Scouts. Her reading interests lie in historical fiction, science fiction, fantasy and horror.
Tonja Drecker: Book reviewer, author, translator and blogger since 2010, Tonja is an advocate for children's literature, small town libraries and indie literature. Tonja has a degree in International Studies, is a certified children's choir director, and has founded several children's groups.
Victoria Brewster: Master's degree in Social Work. Currently involved in advocacy, social work and case management, improving education for professionals and youth, improving healthcare and access to healthcare for all; writing, editing, collaboration, networking. Co-author awaiting publication of a book on death and dying.
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