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 I read unpublished books by their publication dates, and before reading recently published books.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

You’re Not Alone – An Indie Author Anthology for Macmillan Cancer Support

Originally posted on The Quill Pen Writes:
After much international formatting and file assembly spread over two different time zones and several thousand miles, we have managed to get You’re Not Alone available for pre-order on both Amazon.com and Amazon.co.uk the links for the respective sites are below. Amazon.co.uk  http://www.amazon.co.uk/Youre-Not-Alone-Author-Anthology-ebook/dp/B00Y5RCOOE/ref=sr_1_10?ie=UTF8&qid=1432472635&sr=8-10&keywords=You%27re+Not+Alone Amazon.com http://www.amazon.com/Youre-Not-Alone-Author-Anthology-ebook/dp/B00Y5RCOOE/ref=sr_1_14?ie=UTF8&qid=1432471513&sr=8-14&keywords=You%27re+Not+Alone Please help us…

My anger is real and just.

Originally posted on Magic of Stardust and Words:
Federico Bebber Warning. I’m super grumpy. I almost dread what’ll come out of my mouth. Skimming through my newsfeed, I detest the catchy psycho-babble nonsense that’ll cure your [insert any label] in 10 quick easy tips!” All I hear is blah, blah, blah.  Flip [scroll] the page and…

Pedaling And Writing My Way Through Life

Cindy, my best friend and I have been working hard to get ourselves on a regular schedule of alternating between walking across the Ravenel Bridge, from Mt Pleasant to Charleston and back to Mt Pleasant. This is approximately a 5-mile walk; to locating and discovering the local bike trails to change things up from time…

Couple Thousand Miles, Two Time Zones, One Goal

Originally posted on The Quill Pen Writes:
At 0200hrs UK time and indeed, for most of the day today on and off, myself and the very talented author Nico Laeser, the digital designer who created this cover image alongside the simply awesome Christine Southworth, batted backwards and forwards ideas relating to the font and text…

The Nuances of Twitter

Please Don’t do that! Please don’t drop your head into the palm of your hand and moan, “Oh gawd, please not another one!” because of this, I promise you, is not ‘just’ another one. I’ve been making mental notes about the activity that I have found disspiriting regarding Twitter for several months, and I decided today,…

Journeying Into Nature

Sunday, I tweeted, “As a writer, I sometimes get lost. Today, I rode my bike 10 miles into nature, and it was her sounds, smells, and lighting that guided me home.” My writing voice often gets lost when I am separated from nature for extended periods of time. Several years ago, I lived in Wickford,…

Why I Welcome Criticism of My Writing

I’ve repeatedly mentioned in my scribbling here and there that I began writing as a ‘tiny tot.’ It’s what I did in place of speaking because I was repeatedly told, “Children are meant to be seen and not heard.” So, I shut my mouth, and I started writing. My pronunciation was horrendous, but you would…

The Ebb and Flow of Relationships

“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 as I was reading emails my dad…

Epiphany

I had an epiphany a couple years ago, and yet I did not realize it was an epiphany until two or three days after I had had the epiphany. I was scrolling down my ‘News Feed’ on Facebook, revisiting status updates, and I paused to read my response to a friend’s status update. While I…

Protective Façades

Many of us have either read or heard Stephen Fry’s quote, “Who are you when no one’s watching?” Or listened to Blake Shelton’s song, “Who Are You When I’m Not Looking.” We create our blogs, our Facebook pages, our Twitter and Pinterest accounts, etc., to establish ourselves in the social media world, and yet we…