I review for www.reviewingtheevidence.com and for Crimespree magazine. Neither of them review self-published authors (that I know of). If you want me to read and comment on your books, those comments would be posted on Goodreads.com, Crimespace, and/or Amazon. I'm very busy right now - I work one full-time job, have Dad Duty, and am in the middle of reading manscripts for the Malice Domestic contest, as well as my usual load of reading for review and for 2 publishers. SO . . . you won't be at the top of my TBR pile right now. You might want to take a look at some of my reviews on reviewingtheevidence - see if your writing and my taste match, and/or if you're willing to risk a negative review. I don't write many, but I do call them as I see them. I recommend RTE over Crimespree because RTE will publish negative reviews and Crimespree usually does not. And I have a lot more reviews on RTE, so you get a better idea of my reviewing style. I don't mean to be off-putting; I just want to be very upfront about my time availability, my style, etc. I do have a question or three for you - why do you want ME to look at your work? How did you find me? Would you drive up to West Branch to speak to a library group of writers and readers? Thank you. P.J.
Sylvia, it's Leann from Writers Plot. We are only a month old in the blog business so we are trying to navigate this business, too. We figured a presence here and on MySpace was good--but though Lorna has set that up, I can't figure that place out. This site is a challenge, but I'm finally getting the hang of it. I say, just write the best essays you can! That's what I'm trying to do--sort of, the 'if you build it, they will come' approach. But I am a miserable marketer!! You figure out something, please share! Murderati is a mystery blog that is now a year old and they are a member here. Have you tried chatting on their page.
Leann, clueless in Houston
Thanks for the warm welcome!
If you like a touch of romance with your mystery, I think you'll like "Murder Off the Books." It's got a story to "die for," characters you'll love, humor to make you laugh out loud, and a nice touch of romance!
I see you like Ugly Betty - me too! Wonderful blend of humor and drama, with an incredible cast. Everyone tells me that Heroes is fantastic. I'm not normally one for sci-fi - should I give it a try??
Thanks again, Evelyn (please visit my web site, www.evelyndavid.com, for a sneak peek of the book)