Author: D.B. Moone

The following is a short bio to introduce myself to you. I am an English major with a lifelong hunger for writing, which began as soon as I learned the alphabet and my thoughts started traversing from my mind to the pencil I held in hand, dropping words onto the blank piece of paper before me, and moved the words around until they made connections. I have more than 35 years of professional writing experience. I write in several genres, and I currently have three manuscripts I am working on, completing one at a time, of course. To sum me up: I am a writer, blogger, beta reader, editor, book reviewer, veteran, and soon to be an author. I am a member of the Women's National Book Association, National Association of Memoir Writers, a professional book reviewer for NetGalley and various publishers. I do reviews for traditional and indie writers. I began reading and reviewing books to get back into my writing mode after 28 years of military service, as well as to garner name recognition. I read and review [edited] Advanced Reader Copies (ARCs), as well as recently published books. I am a beta reader (finding errors and suggesting improvements), and I provide editing services (message or email me for my editing rates). I read unpublished books by their publication dates, and before reading recently published books. I write my reviews for the reader and not the author; although if you visit my blog www.dbmoone.com (Book Reviews & Musings), you will find that my reviews are very fair to the author. In addition to reading and reviewing, I also conduct author interviews and participate in blog tours. All of my reviews include the author's bio with photo, links to the author's previously written books, author's website, and all social media sites, as well as links to where the author’s books may be purchased. My preferred genres are Biographies, Memoirs, Health, Mind & Body, Historical & Literary Fiction, Mystery & Thrillers, Nonfiction (Adult), Poetry, Politics, and Self-Help, Women’s Fiction, et cetera. If you would like to have me review your book, conduct an author interview, participate in a blog tour, beta read, or provide editing services, please contact me at dbmoone2012@gmail.com. I typically have between five to eight books lined up to read and review, and again, I work by publication date. I invite you to follow my blog: www.dbmoone.com (Book Reviews & Musings) as well as my other social media sites: Twitter (@dbmoone), and Instagram (@dbmoone). Note: Due to the number of commitments I have scheduled for book reviews, interviews and blog tour requests, I will not be accepting requests for additional reviews until October 2019. Sincerely, Donna

Book Review: FREEFALL: A Divine Comedy

“Those years were essential and cataclysmic, more so than the women had realized at the time. They can’t shake the influence, having come of age in the ’60’s, just as they’re coming of age now in their sixties. At the same time, they’re entering another new age, promising even more upheaval than the ’60s, and they’ll have participated in both eras. They’re being pulled in both directions simultaneously, one foot in each world.”

Book Review: LIGHT FROM OTHER STARS: A Novel

Originally posted on Book Reviews & Musings:
Novel: Light From Other Stars: A Novel? Author: Erika Swyler Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing Publishing Date: 05.07.2019 Genre: Exploration Science Fiction > Coming of Age Fiction > Family Life Fiction Page Count: 320 Pages ISBN-10: 1635573165 ISBN-13: 978-1635573169 Pre-Order from Bloomsbury, Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Book Depository, kobo, !ndigo,…

Book Review: THE STATIONERY SHOP: A Novel

Novel: The Stationery Shop Author: Marjan Kamali Publisher: Simon & Schuster Gallery Books Publishing Date: 06.18.19 Genre: Cultural Heritage Fiction > Women’s Domestic Fiction > Family Life Fiction Page Count: 320 Pages ISBN-10: 1982107480 ISBN-13: 978-1982107482 Purchase from Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Books-A-Million My Rating: 4 Stars Bio of  (From Author’s Website):  Marjan Kamali, born…

Book Review: She’s My Dad: A Father’s Transition and a Son’s Redemption

Novel: She’s My Dad: A Father’s Transition and a Son’s Redemption  Authors: Jonathan S. Williams & Paula Stone Williams Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press  Published: 11.20.2018 Genre: Biographies > Memoir > LGBTQIA > Gender Studies > Christian Bible History & Culture Page Count: 216 Pages ISBN-10: 0664264352 ISBN-13: 978-0664264352  Purchase From Amazon, Barnes & Noble,…

Book Review: LIGHT FROM OTHER STARS: A Novel

This book is dedicated to the Hubble Space Telescope, which opened the universe to me. It is also dedicated to the teachers who did not believe a fifth-grade girl could speak knowledgeably about the Hubble Space Telescope. You Remain embarrassingly wrong. – Light From Other Stars Book Dedication

Book Review: CLOVER BLUE: A Novel

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CLOVER BLUE: A Novel Author: Eldonna Edwards Publisher: Kensington Press Publication Date: 5.28.2019 Genre: Literature & Fiction > Women’s Fiction > Coming of Age > Literary > Historical Page Count: 304 Pages ISBN-9781496712899 ISBN-9781496712912 Available for Pre-order from Barnes & Noble, Hudson Booksellers, Amazon,  Books-A-Million, IndieBound, Walmart, et…

Book Review: The Earl in Black Armor: A Novel

Novel: THE EARL in BLACK ARMOR: A Novel Author: Nancy Blanton Publisher: Nancy Blanton Communications (Hardcover) Ellys-Daughtrey Books (Kindle) Published: 03.01.2019 (Hardcover) 12. 11.2018 (Paperback) 01.23.2019 (Kindle) Genre: Literature & Fiction > Historical Fiction > Irish Historical Fiction  Page Count: 442 Pages ISBN10 1733592806 ISBN13 9781733592802 ASIN: B07N33X4S3 Literary Awards: Feathered Quill Award for Historical…