Today, the Book Blogger Spotlight falls upon Gaele, from I Am, Indeed. This amazing book blogger was a veterinary science major at university with a bent for English literature, American and British.
The transition from reader to reviewer was a natural one for Gaele. “I don’t remember a time when I didn’t read, and I’ve always been fascinated with language and words. I was a kid who traveled often, so books were easy to transport and bring along, and being able to hide in other worlds kept boredom at bay. It wasn’t unusual to see me with 3 or 4 different books in a bag or backpack, and I’ve had and used and worn out library cards, getting my first when I was 4. With the advent of eBooks, an iPad and a Kindle Fire; both exposure and ability to get new titles near instantly kept me feeding my reader with titles in all genres. When I started to see the profusion of review sites, I put my name in the pot for a couple of positions on review teams, and was chosen. Between those site owners giving me a chance, and my own type-A go all in or go home attitude, a book blog was born. Then as time has gone on, I’ve spent time working on my review skills: from running a small review team for an eMagazine, to encouraging and helping new reviewers, writing guest posts about reviews and still managing to write reviews for 3 sites beside my own I’m pretty busy. Additionally, I still beta read for (last count) ten authors, and I have started editing (copy/proof/line) and two of my edited titles are now released.” Continue reading “Book Blogger Spotlight: I Am, Indeed”
Meet Wendy H. Jones, the force behind the book blog, Bookaholic. She has served in both the Royal Navy and the British Army and has lived and traveled all over the world. Wendy credits her globetrotting with giving her a wide taste in reading, as sometimes it was difficult to find books in English.
She has been a passionate reader since an early age. “I drove the local librarians nuts as a child as I had read the entire children’s section by the time I was 10. I wanted to move on to the adult section, as I needed more books. Needless to say, being a determined little soul, I got my own way. My love for reading has never waned since that day. My love for blogging is an extension of this, as I love words. I have recently started writing a murder mystery series starring DI Shona McKenzie. With a name like that it will come as no surprise that the books are set in Dundee, Scotland where I live. Although from Dundee I have just returned here.”
I am very pleased to announce that respected book reviewer Cathy Speight will be joining Indies Unlimited as a contributor. Cathy is a skilled and experienced book reviewer who has appeared here on the blog several times. I encourage you to visit Cathy’s blog, Cath ‘n’ Kindle to see some of her great and insightful work.
Her periodic features will treat you to some of her wit and wisdom and keep you current on some of the great indie books available out there.
Cathy’s presence will add yet another dimension to IU as we continue to grow to meet the challenges and needs of the Indie community. She is a great fit for this motley crew and we are all very excited about having her on board. On behalf of Kat, JD and myself, we extend a warm welcome to Cathy Speight and invite all of you to do the same.