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 I read unpublished books by their publication dates, and before reading recently published books.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: DAUGHTER OF MOlOKA’I​: A Novel

DAUGHTER OF MOLOKA’I: A Novel Author: Alan Brennert Publisher: St. Martin’s Press Publication Date: February 19, 2019 Genre: Historical Fiction Page Count: 320 Pages ISBN-10: 1250137667 ISBN-13: 978-1250137661 Available for Pre-Order from Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Books-A-Million, IndieBound, Powell’s My Rating: 5 Stars About the Author: (From the Publishers Author Page):  Alan Brennert is a…

Book Review: THE DREAMERS: A Novel

The Dreamers: A Novel Author: Karen Thompson Walker Publisher: Random House Publisher’s Page for The Dreamers Genre: Literary Fiction, Dystopian Page Count: 320 pages (Hardcopy), 512 pages (Paperback), 320 pages (Ebook), and 600 minutes (Audio CD) ISBN-10: 0812994167 ISBN-13: 978-0812994162 Publication Date: January 15, 2019 Hardcopy & Paperback are available for pre-order from Amazon, Barnes…

The Dreamers: A Novel by Karen Thompson Walker (Complete Review Coming Soon)

The Dreamers: A Novel Author: Karen Thompson Walker Publisher: Random House  Publisher’s Page for The Dreamers Genre: Literary Fiction Page Count: 320 pages (Hardcopy), 512 pages (Paperback), 320 pages (Ebook), and 600 minutes (Audio CD) ISBN-10: 0812994167 ISBN-13: 978-0812994162 Publication Date: January 15, 2019 Hardcopy & Paperback are available for pre-order from Amazon, Barnes &…

This is Love: Poetry and Prose by Carolyn Riker

TO BE LOVED by Carolyn Riker “Every secret of a writer’s soul, every experience of her life, every quality of her mind, is written large in her words.” – Virginia Woolf       Carolyn’s first book, Blue Clouds: A Collection of SOUL’S CREATIVE INTELLIGENCE is also available for purchase from Amazon and Barnes & Noble.…

The Ebb and Flow of Relationships

Originally posted on Book Reviews & Musings:
“We return to each other in waves. This is how water loves.” – Nayyirah Waheed When I chose to write this blog post on the ebb and flow of relationships, I did not stop to consider the raw emotion I would experience while writing my way through to completion. The idea came to me…

Book Review: The Man Who Couldn’t Die: The Tale of an Authentic Human Being

Bibliographic information on The Man Who Couldn’t Die: The Tale of an Authentic Human Being Russian Library Page Length: 272 pages Publisher: Columbia University Press Publisher Author Page Publication Date: January 29, 2019 Author: Olga Slavnikova Translated by: Marian Schwartz Contributor: Mark Lipovetsky ISBN: 9780231185943 (Hardcover), ISBN: 9780231185950 (Paperback), ISBN: 9780231546416 (E-book) Genre: Literary Fiction,…