Roadside Reader focuses on Fantasy and Young Adult fiction with a growing mix of horror and cozy mystery. We hope to find the hidden gems in the indie market, and weed out the duds in mass market literature that floats by on hype alone.
Reason for blogging
Lulu is a native New Yorker and an avid book reader. The first decade of her life was spent reading whenever possible and impossible, which usually led to various reprimands from teachers and parents. After a while, teachers and parents realized there was nothing they could do to deter Lulu’s voracious literary appetite and instead, began to encourage her. She was known throughout elementary and junior high school as someone would most likely be found writing books. During high school, she began to write alongside a group of like-minded friends and it was then that she discovered reading and writing weren’t just a hobby, but a necessity. At university, she minored in Creative Writing, and majored in English, then in Secondary English Education as she hoped to instill a love of books in newer generations of youth. Though Lulu has worked with youth from age 1 through 21, as well as their families as an educator and counselor, she gave up the non-profit life and works in a boring old office at a typical 9-5.
An unabashed fan of genre, Lulu most enjoys stories of the paranormal and supernatural. She is also a devoted fan of the YA/NA genre, and always on the look-out for a great general fiction novel.
📚 52 books read per year
🏆 50 submissions per year