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 I read unpublished books by their publication dates, and before reading recently published books.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

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,…

Book Review: HOPE AND OTHER SUPERPOWERS: A Life-Affirming, Love-Defending, Butt-Kicking, World-Saving Manifesto

“The dream of a different world (as beautiful as it is) won’t actually alter the planet—only your hands getting dirty and your feet hitting the ground will do that. Being outraged at injustice doesn’t do much for the victims of that injustice—actively moving against it does. But that’s a hell of a lot harder than outrage alone, which is why most people gladly settle for being perpetually angry and living vicariously through spandex-clad, muscle-bound, CGI demigods who do the brave things they wish they could do.”

Book Review: The Empathy Effect: 7 NEUROSCIENCE-BASED KEYS for Transforming the Way We Live, Love, Work, and CONNECT Across Differences

Authors: Helen Rises, MD and, Liz Neporent Foreword by Alan Alda Publisher: Sounds True Publishing Genres: Self-Help: Emotions & Interpersonal Relations, Mental Health: Emotions Page Count: 240 pages (Available in Hardback and Kindle) ISBN-10: 1683640284 ISBN-13: 978-1683640288  Publication Date: November 27, 2018 Pre-order Now From Amazon, Sounds True, Barnes & Noble, Books-A-Million, IndieBound, or your…

Book Review: Josephine Baker’s Last Dance

Authors Name: Sherry Jones Publisher: Simon & Schuster Galley Books Genre: Fiction: African American Women, Historical, Biographical Page Count: 384 ISBN:  ISBN 9781501102448 Publication Date: December 2018, Release Date: December 4, 2018 Simon & Schuster Author Page Simone & Schuster Josephine Bakers Last Dance Page Find Sherry Jones on the following social media sites: Sherry Jones…

She Kept Her Faith

Several weeks ago I volunteered at the Wild Goose Festival in Hot Springs, North Carolina. “What?” you ask. I asked the same question myself as I had never heard of the Wild Goose Festival, but I checked out their website and felt a stirring within that this was a place I wanted to be if…