I’ve been a bookseller, advertising hack, English teacher, newspaper reporter, communications director, and an editor. Do you sense a theme? I am also a writer. I used to have vague notions of writing the great American novel. Then, I realized that I loved writing about reluctant dragons, girls who sprouted roots from their feet, and punks who were really water gods. Yes, that’s right, young adult fantasy novels. Love the stuff. My novel The First, is currently available on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and Smashwords. I also have two free short stories up on Smashwords: Green and The Last Zoo.
Contact: post here or email SaraZaskeBlog@gmail.com
Review requests: *Note: I’m really full up on requests as of 7/30/13. You can still email me if you want, but you’ll likely be put on a very long list just to get looked at. Sorry :(. Here’s the rest of my regular spiel:
Yes, I do accept review requests. I get way more requests than I end up reviewing, but if you send me an email, I will download a free sample of your book, and if it grabs me I’ll contact you for a review copy. If you want to know why I didn’t contact you, email me again, and I’ll give you an honest answer.
Genre: primarily young adult fantasy or science-fiction novels. I don’t typically review short stories, or books that are second or third in a series.
Publisher: traditional or self-published are OK by me. Please send your best edited and proofread product.
Format: I prefer e-books. I have a Kindle so make it easy for me: a Mobi file is best.
There are no guarantees I will review your book or that I will give it a positive review. But I focus on making recommendations. See my post On bad books and bad reviews.
And just so you know: I don’t accept payment from authors, agents, or publishers in exchange for a review. I think that’s totally shady. The only thing I get are free review copies, and even then there’s no guarantee of a positive review.