Sarah has been a compulsive reader her whole life. At a young age, she found her reading niche in the fantastic genre of Speculative Fiction. She blames her active imagination for the hobbies that threaten to consume her life. She is a freelance writer and editor, a semi-pro nature photographer, world traveler, three-time cancer survivor, and mom to one six-year-old, and one rambunctious toddler. In her ideal world, she’d do nothing but drink lots of tea and read from a never-ending pile of speculative fiction books.
Sarah has been running Bookworm Blues, a popular and highly respected speculative fiction book review website for eight years. She ran a weekly column on SF Signal called Special Needs in Strange Worlds, talking about the importance of disabilities in the genre for three years. She is a regular guest on genre podcasts, and has been a panelist at several large literary conventions in her area. She has been a judge for the Self-Published Fantasy Blog Off, hosted by Mark Lawrence for three years running. Sarah has had a few editorial pieces published, most recently by Jim C. Hines in Indivisible 2. She currently works as a freelance developmental and copy editor and takes a ridiculous amount of pride in the fact that she reads roughly 200 books a year.
If you need to reach her for whatever reason, please don’t hesitate to email her:
Sarah (at) bookwormblues (dot) net. No spam, please.
12. In accordance with the new FTC Guidelines for blogging and endorsements, I would like everyone to know that while I do purchase my own books for review on occasion, most books are provided by the authors and/or publishers. I do specify which ones were provided for free. The books that do not say how they were procured are the ones I purchased myself, or got from the library. You shouldn’t be able to tell the difference in my reviews.
13. I have been inundated recently by people who want me to edit their huge novel for free. I do not edit for free, or for cookies, or for a good vibe sent my way from a happy author. Period. It takes a lot of time, and expecting me to dedicate that kind of time to someone for free is actually kind of insulting. If you are interested in me editing your book, contact me. I do, however, enjoy beta reading, and I do not charge for that.
14. My reviews are honest. I try to be constructive in everything I write, but if your book doesn’t work for me, I will say that, and I will say why. You cannot bribe my good reviews with coupons, iPods, or money. And yes, I have been offered all of those things.
15. I also edit books. I will not review any books I edit.
Sarah (at) bookwormblues (dot) net