Many of you may be familiar with Elaine Viets, author of the Dead-End Job mysteries. Elaine had a major stroke last night, and has had surgery since then. According to her blog, she is expected to make a full recovery. Please keep Elaine in your thoughts and prayers.
I met Elaine Viets twice. She appeared at the first Lee County Reading Festival, when I was chair of Authors Programming. She was a tall, striking woman who stood out in the crowd of authors, both for her poise and her sense of humor. She appeared again at the last of five festivals that I did, and I always appreciated her generosity in appearing, and, in asking other authors to appear. At one of those festivals, Elaine even brought a four foot high inflatable flamingo.
I have been a library manager/administrator for over 30 years, in Ohio, Florida, Arizona, and, now, Indiana. Winner of the 2011 Arizona Library Association Outstanding Library Service Award. I am a contributing Book Reviewer for Library Journal, Mystery Readers Journal, ReadertoReader.com and VibrantNation.com. Winner of the 2009 and 2010 Spinetingler Awards for Best Reviewer. First Fan Guest of Honor for Desert Sleuths Chapter of Sisters in Crime, Write Now! Conference.
It's an honor to be asked to review books, and I'm grateful to all the publishers, publicists, and authors who send me books. Thank you. Reviews will appear on my blog if I've had a chance to read, and finish, the book. If I do not finish a book, I won't review it, and I will not respond to emails asking when, or if, I'll be reviewing a book.
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Splish, Splash, Splosh!: David Melling
Book: Splish, Splash, Splosh! Author: David Melling (@DavidMelling1) Pages: 22 Age Range: 2-5 Splish, Splash, Splosh! by David Melling is a medium-sized boar...
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