I’ve been reviewing books more than a dozen years, publishing in the Chicago Tribune, New York Journal of Books, Chicago Review of Books, Booklist, Library Journal and Bookbrowse.com, among other venues.
People send me books and I write about them. It doesn’t get any better than that.
Interviewing writers, hobnobbing with publishers and bookish people is a key function of my life. I attend and report on book events and literary festivals, rub elbows with other book bloggers and writers – basically anyone who’ll stop long enough to listen.
Authors talk to me, and I get to write about that, as well. It’s a rough life.
I’ve judged literary awards, acted as publisher’s liaison with public libraries, and a whole lot of other bookish pursuits. I am a voting member of the National Book Critics Circle.
Native to Faulkner’s Mississippi, I lived in the Chicago metro area more than half my life. I hold a B.A. in English literature from Dominican University in River Forest, IL, and an MLIS (Masters in Library and Information Studies) through the University of Wisconsin, Madison.