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 I read unpublished books by their publication dates, and before reading recently published books.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 Ebb and Flow of Relationships

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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…

The Truth About Writer’s Block

A few days ago I tweeted, “Writer’s block is a time we are present to manage life’s demands – becoming stuck therein is altogether something else.” My tweet was calculated, as I’ve heard others, of the writing kind, complain of having writer’s block, or I have repeatedly read how other writer’s had found themselves waring…

Life Begins Anew

During the last several weeks, I have had an insurmountable amount of time to reflect on people, events, things past, and things yet to come, but especially my here and now. I wasn’t sure if I was ready, or if I even wanted to return home yesterday; however, when we drove into the garage, unpacked…