The big "secret" project I've been telling you about just went public!
We (Paula, Peggy, Linda, and I) have relaunched the Story Circle Book Review site, with a fresh new look and lots of new features. This is a site that Peggy and I put together for Story Circle five or six years ago. Paula took it over and expanded it to over 400 reviews, making it the largest women's book review site on the Internet. Now, we're expanding even further, with added categories for women's non-fiction and fiction (including mysteries, historical and mainstream novels, and Christian fiction), a new look, and lots of new features--and more on the way!
To handle this expansion, we're looking for reviewers to supplement our existing team of 20-plus reviewers. Reviewers may receive free advance reading copies and new books--and of course writing reviews is a great way to add to your portfolio of publications. We're featuring our most active reviewers by giving each one a webpage of her own, and will soon be launching an eletter with more opportunities to showcase our reviewers. Interested? You'll find all the info here. If you've just read a book that you've enjoyed and want to share, we'd like to read your review.
Writing log. The launch has kept me pretty busy, but I'm making forward progress on China's mystery. I'm up to nearly 40,000 words (28 writing days), and have a pretty good handle on the story--on all the stories, that is, for this is a "duplex" book, with present-time and past-time mysteries. I'm playing with point of view again, so the next post will be on that topic.
Reading note. A story told in another character's voice creates a new story.--Bonnie Goldbert