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Part of “the Fearless difference” is that our talented reviewers are not just book-loving bloggers
or anonymous critics. They are published authors, professional editors, and/or literary academics
with advanced degrees, and they are all enthusiastic about promoting and enhancing the work
of the independent press. If you are submitting a book review and would like to request a
particular reviewer, let us know. Reviews Editor D. Patrick Miller makes all review
assignments but will seriously consider all requests.
S.ARDRIAN Sheela Ardrian lives in Illinois with her partner Dave. Her credits include the story “Cinnabar” in Harrington Lesbian Fiction Quarterly and the poem “Driftwood” in Khimairal Ink. Her hobbies include frightening the horses and rocking the boat. Sheela’s review interests include books in the fields of gender studies, alternative sexualities, erotica, poetry, and social issues.
E.BARRETTE • Elizabeth Barrette writes and edits nonfiction, fiction, and poetry in diverse fields including speculative fiction, green living, community, and politics. Recently she has published the article "Horror vs. Horrible: Recognizing Bad Poetry" in the Horror Writers Association newsletter, story "On the Rocks" in The Lorelei Signal, and poem “LOL_Aliens” in Star*Line. She supports community spirit and is active in local organizations. She has eagerly observed the rise of electronic publication and online writing, and hopes to continue working with this cutting edge of literature. Visit her blog The Wordsmith’s Forge. Topics of interest: speculative fiction, green living, politics, cyberfunded creativity/crowdfunding, alternative publishing, alternative business models, intentional community, gardening, nature, environmental & social issues, graphic novels. She can be reached at ysabet (at) cell1net.net.
D.BRUNELL Doug Brunell lives in Eureka, California. He currently writes for various publications and Filmthreat.com. He can be contacted via e-mail at Bauknin (at) aol.com, and you can read his blogs at http://cancerouszeitgeist.blogspot.com. The types of books he enjoys are: political theory, true crime, biographies, horror, art, erotica, crime fiction, paranormal studies, music and film. He is the author of Nothing Men, a novel of disturbing horror.
P.CATALFO Phil Catalfo is a widely published writer and editor who has written for many publications, authored one book (Raising Spiritual Children in a Material World) and co-authored another (The Whole Parenting Guide), edited several other books, and, over the years, written hundreds of reviews of books, CDs, films, and other media. For seven years, he was a Senior Editor at Yoga Journal (where his portfolio included writing or editing all media reviews); later, he was the Editor of Acoustic Guitar magazine. He lives in Berkeley, where he still writes and edits, but these days he mainly gets his ya-ya’s out as a singer and guitarist for the acoustic band Shards of Green and the rock band Chromatic Fever. He can be reached at philcat (at) well.com.
C.CRENSHAW Cheri Crenshaw lives in St. George, Utah. She earned a Ph.D. in rhetoric at Texas Woman’s University in May 2008 and now is an assistant professor in the English department at Dixie State College where she teaches rhetoric and composition, technical writing, literature, and document design. She prefers to review literary fiction, fantasy, and science fiction, but she also likes the odd novel that refuses strict categorization. She can be reached at crenshaw (at) dixie.edu.
S.FRIEDMAN Sari Friedman loves reviewing literary, mainstream, young adult, children's, sci fi, metaphysical, and speculative fiction; and health and well-being-related and metaphysical nonfiction. She's read manuscripts for Avon and New American Library, edited literary magazines, and has an MFA from Columbia. Her published poetry and short fiction can be found in literary magazines and anthologies. See her website.
M.LAWRENCE A long time ago, Melanie Lawrence emigrated from Southern California to Berkeley, where she now reads manuscripts by day and works on suspense fiction at night. A former magazine editor, her book reviews have run in the San Francisco Chronicle and the East Bay Express, while Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine has published several 0f her short stories. Melanie's especially interested in reviewing mysteries, literary biographies, children's books, and books about parenting and social/cultural history. Contact her at meliflaw (at) gmail.com.
C.MATTHEWS Cindy A. Matthews works as a manuscript evaluator, book reviewer and copy editor/writer. Her writer's guide The Curse of the Manuscript Eating Slushpile Monster, was 2009 EPIC awards finalist. More information about her editorial services at www.cindyamatthews.com. Cindy writes speculative and contemporary fiction under two pen names. Read about her fiction at: www.cynthianna.com and www.celinechatillon.com. You can email her at cynthianna (at) hotmail.com. She enjoys reading and reviewing historical non-fiction, biography, Americana, popular culture, film/TV/theatre, art, music, geography, breakthroughs in science, topics in psychology and sociology, Christian apologetics, science fiction and speculative fiction.
P.MILLER D. Patrick Miller has reviewed books for such periodicals as Yoga Journal, Gnosis, the Oakland Tribune, and others. He has been published by Viking, Random House, Hay House, Tarcher/Penguin, and his own imprint of Fearless Books. He has also helped hundreds of authors prepare their work for publication through Fearless Literary Services. He is the founder and editor of the Reviews.
M.POLONSKY Marc Polonsky is a freelance writer and editor based in Sonoma County, CA. He is the author of The Poetry Reader’s Toolkit (Glencoe/McGraw-Hill) and his essays and interviews have been published in THE SUN magazine, Huffington Post, East Bay Express, East Bay Monthly, and the North Bay Bohemian. Marc is available for manuscript review, ghostwriting, copywriting and editing services. You can find more information along with writing samples on his website: marcwordsmith.com. Marc enjoys reviewing books in the fields of self-help, nonfiction memoir, psychology, and science.