I'm a seasoned professional writer & editor, a grassroots book reviewer/blogger, & now an indie author. I began as an award-winning newspaper reporter, then moved to writing for regional & national magazines. My debut novel, a dystopia, is The Apollo Illusion: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07BQHMFVP.
Reason for blogging
I initially began blogging to just get my creative juices as a writer flowing again. Since then, my blog has evolved from a expert go-to hub, to my primary writer's website. I write about writing, politics, my books and stories, and I publish book reviews as well.
I prefer reading books with words and characters that are so lively and real, they wrap their tentacles around my brain and challenge me to think beyond my own world. My favorite genres to read are contemporary fiction, dramatic/literary fiction, dystopias, suspense, and select memoirs (think "The Glass Castle"). My favorite books have ranged from Margaret Atwood's "The Handmaid's Tale" and George Orwell's "1984," to Khaled Hosseini's "The Kite Runner" and Junot Diaz's "This Is How You Lose Her."
I do want to note that I don't ask for submissions. I choose my own books due to time constraints.