I'd like to wish you all a Happy, safe Thanksgiving. Thank you for spending time reading my blog, and entering the contests. Thanks to all of the authors, publishers, marketing reps (especially Talia), and agents who have been kind enough to send books for reviews and contests, and messages for the readers. Thank you to Maddee and Kevin for helping me format the blog, and to Jim for helping with all of the pictures. A very grateful thank you to all of the authors, whether or not I've ever corresponded with you, for all of the joy of your books.
A personal note - thank you to my family - my mother and sisters, for their encouragement. It's nonpolitical to say, thank you to the troops who serve, protecting our country, preserving my right to say what I want on this blog.
And, the biggest thank you of all to Jim - for encouragement, patience, time downloading pictures, and picking the winners of all of the contests.
I'm very grateful to all of you. Happy Thanksgiving.
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.
My reviews are only my opinion, and do not reflect the views of the Evansville Vanderburgh Public Library.
I will not review self-published books, and, at the present time, do not accept books in e-book format.
My Oct. 19, 2009 blog provides full disclosure that I only receive review copies of books, with no other compensation. All review copies are marked as such. If there any any questions, please feel free to contact me.