Submission Policy

I accept book review requests; please use the contact form that can be found on the left sidebar of any page.

Although I would love to read every book submitted to me, unfortunately, as a full-time Mother, full-time Graduate Student, and part-time Library Associate, I do not currently have the time.

I can more readily review picture books and juvenile fiction and non-fiction. YA and Adult books to review will be selected using more stringent guidelines.

If I do agree to read and review your book, you can be assured that the review will be posted by the deadline I give to you when we communicate.

I hold myself to high standards, and conduct additional research for each book I review. I search for additional reviews and materials when available to provide myself with the best possible knowledge base so I may publish the best reviews possible.

Thank you for visiting my blog, and thank you for your time!


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  2. Hi! I think you may be interested in my novel. It's women's fiction/literary, and published by Buddhapuss Ink LLC. Angelica Schirrick could be your mother, your aunt, your sister, your neighbor or best friend. She is the main character in IN THE CONTEXT OF LOVE, a novel by Linda K. Sienkiewicz about how oppressive it is for women to be silenced by shame. The story was inspired by the stories of real life women in a Glamour Magazine article from the 90s titled "My Father Was a Rapist."

    "The heart is imprisoned not by being broken, but by being silenced" ~ Martha Beck

    The novel is told to a first love from the perspective of many years later. Angelica has a story to tell, and she's most interested in sharing it with the love of her life, the one that got away. After scandal and circumstances tear these two apart, she spends years trying to recover from the split and a devastating family betrayal that derails her life. How she is able to finally stand tall again comes out in her story to the lost love.

    The empowering message of IN THE CONTEXT OF LOVE is that by telling our stories, we are able to embrace who we are. We do not have to be defined by societal shame. Our life is good for the simple reason that it's our life.

    IN THE CONTEXT OF LOVE is a Finalist in the Great Midwest Book Festival Contest

    Let me know if you'd be interested. Thank yoU!

  3. "Great-Grandma's Gifts" is a children's picture about a little girl who loves to sew. She grows up to become a mother, and later on, a grandmother, who sew dolls, toys and quilts for her many grandchildren. It's a gentle generational story about the special bond between children and their grandparents, and teaches children that older people were once children, too.
    I am a retired teacher, grandmother, and author of 5 books. My website is If you are interested in reviewing "Great-Grandma's Gifts," please let me know and I will be delighted to send you a review copy.
    Marianne Jones