I am the daughter of fans of the speculative fiction genre! My late mother was a HUGE Vincent Price fan and my father is OBSESSED with James Bond! While they were dating, they watched the original Star Wars in theaters!

My brothers and I grew up watching: Star Wars, Star Trek, DC, Marvel, anime, and other television shows and movies that satisfied our innate love of speculative fiction!

Now, I’m an ambitious writer with many WIPs. I’m an avid reader of science fiction, folklore, fantasy, classics, contemporary, graphic novels and manga, etc. I blog about books and other media that believe others would enjoy. I’m a contributor to Fantasy-Faction, too!

My love for reading and for literature can be found in my career as a Librarian. Currently, I’m a Teen/YA Librarian who enjoys working on collection development and creating programs for the patrons.

In addition, I enjoy running, playing video games, gardening, and watching sports! I cheer for Jamaica, Manchester United, the NY Giants, the NY Mets, and the NY Islanders!

I hope you enjoy my content!

“Episode 31: L.A. Young- ‘Race and Oppression in Sci-Fi'”–an episode recorded for the “Sisters of SciFi” podcast

“Storytelling in Speculative Fiction Reveals a Buried History”–an essay I wrote for the SFWA Blog.

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  1. I read your review of “The Dragon Republic” from “The Poppy Wars” series and found it insightful. I always zone out on the parts I find don’t add to the story,even with a lot of authors I consider to be favorites, Like Stephen King and Frank Herbert. for some reason a lot of authors seem to consider packing their stories with words a must. (Ever read “The Infinite Jest”? I couldn’t finish it.)

    I’ve written an Epic Fantasy called “The Village at the Crossroads” and am in need of early readers who will leave an honest review in exchange for a free copy of the book.

    The story is about a demigod who can’t be harmed or do harm to anything. He just wants to be left in peace but finds himself caught up in a war with demons, accompanied by a princess, a general, a wizard and many other characters. He is at the center of a struggle for the very existence of humanity as they know it.

    I hope you will contact me.

    Thank you for your time.

  2. Hello,

    My name is Ana Stanojevic and I’m a newly self-published author who had released my Fantasy eBook, Fire Wave, which is a superheroine story of a 24-year old Aiyana who had never expected to do something that would be out of her league.

    The eBook was released on March 1st, 2021. The format of the book is in EPUB but I can give you in a PDF format if requested.

    I was wondering if you would like to read my eBook for free in exchange for an honest review?

    If you are interested, please let me know by replying to this email: firewavetrilogy@outlook.com

  3. Hi there,

    I really enjoy reading your blog and thought I’d say hi!

    I was wondering whether you’d consider joining the Discovery book review community — I think we could potentially be a good fit.

    In case you haven’t heard of Discovery, we spotlight gems of the indie publishing world — great books that are often overshadowed by big bestsellers.

    This is where people like you come in: our reviewers guide the community, spotting new trends and deciding which books we recommend to our 200k readers.

    What do you think? I’m happy to chat more via email! You can reach me on victoria.jacobi@reedsy.com

    All the best, and thanks for your interesting work on the blog,
    Victoria, Professional Book Nerd @ Discovery

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