September 1, 2015 – By popular demand, I am once again accepting books for review.
I am excited to announce that book reviews to the Writing Down Life blog are commencing once again!
Preference is placed on works of non-fiction (Christian and secular), memoirs, and Christian fiction. This falls in alignment with my faith-based blog and life choices. Please note that I am not a big reader of fiction but if someone is really interested in having me review their fiction work, I’ll consider it after screening the subject matter/content. I will not review books containing excess violence, sexual content or based on any dark matters (vampires, zombies, fantasy, etc). Thank you in advance for understanding and respecting this.
My style of review may be a bit unorthodox compared to what people are used to: If they are accessible, I plan to ask the authors questions that may pop up while reading and including the Q&A as part of the review. I believe this will help, not only the reader understand the book/author, but also help the author clear up things which could prove confusing or worth pondering, for readers. I am also going to be upfront about items such as grammar, style, and formatting.
NOTE: If what you have is not book length (not over 100 pages) and has not been professionally edited or formatted, please do not ask me to review your work. It pains me to say this but having an editor’s brain makes it difficult for me to read past errors in spelling, punctuation and structure. I am very sorry! (If you would like a consult on your book’s content, I am happy to offer this service, for a fee.)
Please show your support for the authors by commenting and checking out the embedded links to their websites/author pages; sharing the posts on your social media or your own blog is also permissible, so long as I am credited for the review.
If you are an author seeking review, please contact me using the form on the contact page. You will need to supply a physical copy of your book – I apologize that I am not able to read ebooks at this time. I will not review manuscripts (PDF or Word Docs). You will need to provide me with a high-resolution jpg photo of the cover art and one of yourself to post with the review, which will happen after initial contact.
Reviews will be posted on this blog and then shared on all the major social media sites and on Amazon if the book is listed. If you are on GoodReads, please let me know, with a link to your page.
I truly hope you’ll both enjoy, and partake in, this offering.