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1 Carol Paniccia
2 Bruce Cook
3 Christy Lewis
4 Carly van Heerden
5 Chris Fischer
6 Bob MacKenzie
7 Christine Timpe
8 Charity Lyman
9 Brenda Ballard
10 Camille Buffenmeyer
11 Charles Ashbacher
12 Christine Nguyen
13 Bernadette Acocella
14 Cathy Hudson
15 Christopher Dagg
16 Charles Franklin
17 Biliana Sidova
18 Catrina Sparkman
19 Cate Cavanagh
20 Candace Habte
21 Carly Kendall
22 Brittany Popec
23 Christy Janes
24 Carol Reiley
25 Christina B. Steele
26 Christine DeLucry
27 Carrie-Jane White
28 Cindie Harper
29 Beth Zuschlag
30 Bobbie Grob
31 Brian Flanagan
32 Bernard Foong
33 Carol Kean
34 Becky Bilby
35 Carol Coetzee
36 Brenda Young
37 Bill Zekas
38 Carol Thompson
39 Bowen Craig
40 Cheryl E. Rodriguez
41 Carole Crosby
42 Benjamin Long
43 Cheryl Cooper
44 Cheryl Schopen
45 Brenda Casto
46 Brittany Ashcroft
47 Bil Howard
48 Charity Tober
49 Camille Bennett
50 Carine Engelbrecht
   
Carol Paniccia Hello, my name is Carol Paniccia. I am 55 years old and have been a voracious reader of fiction and non-fiction my whole life. I have just written a 300 page book myself and I am working with an agent to get it published.

As an author I understand the power of reviews and pride myself on always providing quality, honest reviews.
   
Bruce L. Cook Hello, my name is Bruce. writing, websites, gardening, driving, and scuba diving. I have a B.A. in Radio-Television, an M.A. in Speech Arts, and a Ph.D. in Communication. I have been President of the Global Harmony Association – USA since June 2012 and Executive Vice-President for Publicity for the International Association of Educators for World peace since July 2013.

My involvement with book reviews emerged early in 2006 with my book review website, reservebooks.com. In 2013 I created and developed an Android App in the Google Play market entitled “Book Review.” My goal in these efforts is to encourage emerging writers and help them improve the literary quality of their works.

   
Christy Lewis Hello, my name is Christy, lover of the beach, lighthouses, flip-flops & sunshine. I probably watch way too much TV and spend too much time online. But I'm very thankful for the life I've been blessed with, the man I share it with, and the two boys that call me "mom." Even though I live in the south, I don't think Nascar is a sport, and I'm a die-hard Tarheel.

I just started my own review blog and I'd love to be a successful reviewer for chick lit and contemporary women's fiction. I look forward to helping the authors of Readers' Favorite with professional and insightful reviews of their work.
   
Carly van Heerden Hello, my name is Carly and I live along the Garden Route in South Africa. I've been ghost-writing for four years now and also have a few books on Amazon in my name. As a writer I love discovering what goes on in the imaginations of other writers. Our world is so diverse and having an open mind is important. Although I've put my personal writing endeavors aside for now, I'm still inspired by the written word.

I enjoy various genres (especially children's books) and am deeply inspired by the classic greats such as Tolkien and Lewis and search for writings with a similar magic. Any book I review will receive my full attention and honest opinion.
   
Chris Fischer Hello, my name is Chris. I am a middle aged husband, father of two sons, and engineer. In terms of reading, I enjoy science fiction, fantasy, sports-related (both fiction and non), books related to the outdoors and a mish-mash of other things as well. I am an avid gamer, golfer, hunter and fisherman, but I always find time to read.

I look forward to helping authors improve their craft with my comments, and also hope that I can help them with their marketing through my reviews. I am always on the look-out for the next undiscovered talent, and the Readers' Favorite website seems to have a treasure trove of such authors!
   
Bob MacKenzie Canadian arts-journalist Bob MacKenzie has for four decades published reviews and commentary in print and broadcast media as well as on the internet, including regional and national CBC radio, national magazines, newspapers, and the international journal Blogcritics.

A practicing arts-journalist and literary writer, Bob has several websites of his own, including A Canadian Poet and the reviews blog Bob MacKenzie's Reviews.
   
Christine Timpe Hello, my name is Christine and I am a stay at home mom. I love to read and can get through a 2,000 page book in about 3 days!

Reviewing allows me to help others while enjoying great new books by great new authors!
   
Charity Lyman My name is Charity Lyman and I am a 26 year old home-school graduate. I work online doing product reviews, video studies and building websites. I also do ministry volunteer work both local and national.

I have always loved reading and review about a dozen books a month. I prefer family friendly books and enjoy finding new authors and great books! You can read more about me on my blog.
   
Brenda Ballard Brenda Ballard is a wife, a mother and a confidante. She resides near the mountain town of Granite Falls, Washington, a place that has been enjoyed by her family for generations for its beauty, outdoor recreation and rich history.

She enjoys traveling, cooking, spending time with loved ones and participating in outdoor activities...nothing refreshes her soul like a good adventure. She is a lifelong reader and writer, and is excited to put these passions to use as a reviewer.
   
Camille I'm Camille, a 23 year old law student halfway through law school. I have my B.S. in Psychology, and when I am done with law school I plan to go into estate planning, real estate law, trusts, and probate.

Ever since I was little and my mom would read to me at bedtime I have been in love with books. School can be really stressful, so part of how I relax is reading books in my spare time. I enjoy books from every genre: fiction, non-fiction, memoirs, biographies, books about animals, and more. You can learn more about me on my blog.
   
Charles Ashbacher Hello, my name is Charles and I am a highly ranked reviewer on Amazon. I edited the "Journal of Recreational Mathematics" for over 10 years and was the book reviews editor for nearly 25 years. I regularly write book reviews for the Mathematical Association of America website and have authored or coauthored 8 books in math and computers. I am a former full-time college professor teaching mathematics and computer science.

I am now an adjunct only, spending a great deal of time on other pursuits. My daughter and I do lawn care and handy-person work for elderly people. We have been doing that together for almost ten years.
   
Christine Nguyen Hello, my name is Christine and I am PASSIONATE about Travel & Books! I am a voracious reader and have probably read more books than most people. I used to read several books a day. I am an American Expat currently living in the Dominican Republic and have been sailing in the Caribbean for almost 5 years.

I love reading books by new authors and value the trust authors put in me to provide them with honest reviews of their work.
   
Bernadette Acocella Hello, my name is Bernadette, although my friends call me Bernie. I have loved reading as far back as I can remember. I read every day, even while I am drying my hair in the morning! I graduated summa cum laude from Fordham Universtiy with a major in Literature. I have since earned a masters in Education and am working on a second masters. I am currently a middle school English teacher.

I have been writing reviews on books that I have read for years and am excited to be able to do it to help the authors here at Readers' Favorite. You can learn more about me on my Facebook page.
   
Cathy Hudson Hello, my name is Cathy and I am a married mother of five daughters and I love the written word. Since buying a Kindle two years ago, my world has been opened up to so many new writers who I have had the pleasure of connecting with through Facebook.

I enjoy helping readers and authors as a book reviewer and pride myself on creating professional and honest reviews. I often post my reviews on Goodreads as well as my own book review blog called 7th Circle Reviews.
   
Christopher Dagg My name is Christopher Dagg and I am a lifetime reader who is more likely to read a book than watch TV. I have a considerable library and now have a new lease on reading with my Kindle. I am a Chemist by training who little by little was consumed by the dark side (IT).

I am excited to have the opportunity to share my opinions about the books I read with their authors and future readers.
   
Charles Franklin Hello, my name is Charles. I am a writer, freelancer, author, marketing assistant for indie & self-published authors, paleo dude and rebel seeking to redefine & transform my time on this planet.

As a blogger and author marketing assistant I know the value of reviews and always provide honest and insightful reviews that are hopefully beneficial to both author and reader.
   
Biliana Sidova Hello! My name is Biliana. I am a passionate writer with an affinity towards everyday life. I like to observe and analyze all the feelings that are running through me. My beliefs are that there is beauty in every breath we take and that life needs to be cherished for all its intricacies and hidden challenges.

I enjoy being a book reviewer because it helps feed my passion for reading and writing.
   
Catrina Sparkman Hello, my name is Catrina Sparkman and I am a licensed, ordained minister, as well as the the founder of the Ironer's Press. I am a mother and a wife, a graduate of the University of Wisconsin Madison with a Bachelors of Arts in English Creative Writing and graduate work in African American Studies, Theater and Drama. I am also the author of three original stage plays, a radio drama for children, a screenplay for the Christian family market as well as several works of non-fiction.

I am an avid reader of a variety of different genres. As an independent author and publisher myself, I am a huge champion of indie authors and am excited to be a reviewer for Readers' Favorite.
   
Cate Cavanagh My name is Cate Cavanagh and I am a published poet and author ("Gifts of the Spirit and her Godmother," "Chicken Soup for the Soul: What I Learned from the Cat"), syndicated columnist in various magical ezines as well as a print political columnist in New York. I have also been a pod caster and political commentator in print and on an NRP affiliate.

As an avid reader, author and experienced commentator, I find that reviewing allows me to combine my passions and talents to help other authors. You can learn more about me on my blog.
   
Candace Habte Hello, my name is Candace and I'm a proud 80s baby who was born in Washington, DC and raised in the suburbs of Maryland. I have always been a lover of books and short stories from various genres. I am also a writer and have freelanced as well as self-published under various names since 2007. Recently (late 2014), I tried my hand at publishing an eBook of short stories called "all sugar ain't sweet: short stories" and realized that garnering reviews was one of the biggest challenges for authors (at least for this author).

I decided to help my fellow authors by providing honest reviews on my blog and now here at Readers' Favorite. Besides writing, I also enjoy dancing, listening to music, going to open mikes, traveling, and arts and crafts.
   
Carly My name is Carly Kendall and I have been a book lover since I was able to hold a book in my hands.  I credit my mom for my love of books.  I am married to a wonderful man who understands my passion for reading and supports my efforts.

I have been reviewing books for several publishers including Thomas Nelson, Bethany House, and Revell for almost two years.  Reviewing books has been a wonderful way for me to do what I love, and that is to read and support authors and their work.  I post my reviews on my blog, Carlybird’s Home.

   
Brittany Popec My name is Brittany Popec, and I just recently got married to the love of my life and the father our beautiful baby boy. I love to read and collect books. I am also raising my son to be the same way by starting his very own book collection (along with all of my childhood books).

I want be a reviewer because I would like to be able to share my thoughts about books and be able to help the authors. Since I love to read, why not help somebody in the process.
   
Christy Janes Christy is an insurance agent by day and a Christian fiction addict by night. Her favorite genre leans toward the historical, but any form of Christian fiction will do. There are currently 1,600+ books in her house, with more arriving almost daily (much to her husband’s chagrin).

When she’s not reading, she’s either working on crafts, watching sports, or singing in her family’s Southern Gospel group. You can learn more about her on her blog and Twitter page.
   
Nora Roberts Hello, my name is Carol. I write a quarterly book column. I teach poetry and article writing. I have written and published about everything there is to write, technical manuals, course curriculums, radio scripts, essays, poetry, etc., except fiction. But I am working on that now and expect to finish my 1st novel this year.

I Love mystery and thrillers, also self-help and inspirational works. One of my favorite authors is Nora Roberts (pictured left).
   
Christina B. Steele Hello, my name is Christina. While earning my Doctorate I had the opportunity to act as a reviewer for several journals, articles and scholarly publications. I greatly enjoyed being able to act in that capacity and tried to provide insightful, constructive and professional reviews.

I have a passion for helping spread enthusiasm for reading and writing. I also understand how valuable the trusted opinion of impartial reviews is in people selecting their next read, and the importance of honest feedback in helping authors become better writers. I hope that by being a Readers' Favorite reviewer I can help further that cause.
   
Edgar Allan Poe Hello, my name is Christine DeLucry. I am an avid book reader and enjoy many genres of books. I am currently a full time student. I enjoy reviewing books because it puts to good use my two favorite hobbies, reading and writing.

Although I enjoy many different genres and authors, my favorite author is Edgar Allan Poe (pictured left).
   
Carrie-Jane White Hello, my name is Carrie-Jane. I'm currently working as a freelance book reviewer and have been doing so for the last 13 years. I originally started under the guiding hand of a very well-known and respected reviewer and editor.

I'm an avid reader and I have a broad range of interests. I am willing and happy to review any genre of book and will give a very honest and fair review.
   
Cindie Harper Hello, my name is Cindie and I love reading thrillers, spirituality, self help, paranormal, ghost stories, angels, demons, theology, religion. I have my Master's Degree in Social Work and I am a paranormal investigator, Metaphysician, and a Reiki Master Teacher. I teach several classes and review books for my personal website and I am also a guest blogger on a paranormal blog website.

I am always looking for more information on ghost stories, haunted locations, true crime, self help books, spirituality information and theology. I am fascinated by myths and legends and anything paranormal or creepy. I love reading and sharing the information and my opinion with other people who are looking for similar reading materials.
   
Beth Zuschlag Hi, I am Beth Zuschlag and more hours of my childhood were spent reading books than I care to admit. I was the kid who read into the wee hours of the night by the light shining in from the hallway. This interest eventually led me into becoming a reading and language arts teacher.

I recently left the teaching profession after our family moved from the Chicago area to Idaho, am am extremely excited to have the opportunity to read, read, read and read some more - as well as share my enthusiasm for books with other readers.
   
Bobbie Grob Hello, my name is Bobbie. I have been an avid reader for as long as I can remember; the library is still my favorite place to be! I spend all my free time reading and enjoying giving back to authors with honest reviews of their books.
   
Brian Flanagan Hello, my name is Brian. I'm a workaholic journalist/copywriter/editor living in Tampa Bay, Florida. I've written hundreds of reviews in my time as a freelancer, a great many of them record reviews for national publications and the web.
   
Bernard Foong Bernard Foong is, first and foremost, a sensitivist and an accomplish fashion designer, artist and writer. He finds nuance in everything. To experience the world he inhabits is an adventure which is mystical, childlike and refreshing. His palettes have been material, paint, words and human experiences.

Bernard is also writing his autobiography in the form of a seven book series, A Harem Boy’s Saga, which are currently ranked as International Best Sellers on Amazon. In his spare time Bernard enjoys providing feedback to his fellow authors with honest and insightful reviews of their work.
   
Carol Kean Hello, my name is Carol and I am a Book Critic for Perihelion Science Fiction monthly ezine; avid reader and writer; book reviewer for NetGalley, AmazonVine (in the top 5,000), and Goodreads; blogger; wife, mom, guerilla gardener and champion of underdogs and overlooked authors. Earned degree in English (1985), worked as a tech writer for Chamberlain Manufacturing Corporation and Rockwell Collins.

I've been quoted on back covers and at sites where books are for sale. Internet Writing Workshop kept me busy three years, critiquing manuscripts in progress, submitting my own novels, meeting fellow authors. The time commitment was too great. I'm active on Twitter with more than 5,000 followers and my links to new authors and book reviews are often retweeted.
   
Becky Bilby Hi, my name is Becky Bilby. I am a mom of 5 children, have worked the past 10 years as a children’s librarian and worked as an elementary teacher before that. Currently I homeschool my 5 kids and read in my “free” time! I also love to dabble in photography and digital scrapbooking.

I have always LOVED reading – it began when I started reading Reader's Digest at the age of 4 and I've never grown out of it!! You can learn more about me on my blogs, And Jada Makes 7 and In The Pages.
   
Carol Coetzee Hello, my name is Carol. I am an avid reader and review many books for Indie authors. I believe in honest reviews and helping new authors on their way. I am also a firm believer in the importance of grammar and spelling, and the lyrical use of language to tell a moving, captivating novel.

I enjoy most genres, with the exception of pure erotica and pure romance, although I have no objection to these being part of a book where appropriate. In fact, in some cases it is essential to the story.
   
Brenda P. Young My name is Brenda P. Young and I have always been an avid reader. I don't watch much TV as I prefer to read. I am a military spouse currently stationed in GA and will retire in Colorado Springs at the end of the year.

I do a lot of editing at work and am excited to be able to put my reading and editing experience to work for the benefit of authors by reviewing for Readers Favorite.
   
Bill Zekas Hello, my name is Bill. I am a retired United States military officer with more than 30 years of service currently living in Europe. I have lived, worked and traveled abroad, extensively. I am an avid reader and enjoy a wide variety of genres. I am an aspiring novelist and was recently awarded a 5-Star rating from Readers' Favorite for my first book. That rating inspired and encouraged me to continue to pursue my aspiration.

I believe that to aspire to be a good writer one must read and write a lot. Being a Readers' Favorite reviewer will help me to do the former and that, in turn, I am hoping, will inform the latter. Most importantly, it will give me the very special opportunity to hopefully help other writers to reach their goals.
   
Carol Thompson My name is Carol Thompson and I am a veteran journalist with writing, editing and proofreading skills. I have a B.A. in journalism and political science (double major) and my M.A. is in journalism. I have won a multitude of awards for investigative reporting, column and humor writing, human interest features and hard news. I am the 2006 recipient of the Selwyn Kershaw Professional Standards Award.

I am an avid reader and love to write. Reviewing satisfies both of these passions while helping other authors in the process.
   
Bowen Craig Author Bowen Craig has lived in Athens for almost a decade. Craig is one of the co-founders of Bilbo Books, an Athens-based publishing company. Bilbo specializes in crafting personal memoirs, but has also published children’s books, novels, entrepreneurial manuals, and academic texts.

Craig has written for newspapers, magazines and Internet blogs. His work has appeared in his hometown of Dalton’s “Daily Citizen” newspaper and the more local “Lake Oconee Living” magazine. He blogs regularly for “The Athens Patch” online community news and views outlets. He has contributed to stage shows produced by the Athens-based Circle Ensemble Theatre Company and Atlanta’s Twinhead Theatre Company.
   
Cheryl E. Rodriguez Hello, my name is Cheryl and I am a servant to research, constantly digging deeper in my quest for knowledge. I have been married for over 33 years; I have four adult children and five grandchildren. I am currently sojourning in Hopkinsville, KY. But, San Diego will always be the place I call home.

I am an avid reader, I love books (even the smell of them) as a result, I have become a student for life and of life. I cherish the written word and it’s affect on the reader. I am driven by my passion for writing. I have written and self-published two books. I understand the ups and downs of writing, editing and publishing. It is an an honor to be able to encourage other authors by reviewing their books. You can learn more about me on Facebook, my website and blog.
   
Carole Crosby My name is Carole Crosby and I was born in Salisbury, Rhodesia (a hundred years ago, according to my son). My schooling has been in three different countries and I speak quite a few languages. I have, in my time, been a national swimmer, athlete and a provincial squash player. I have two boys: the eldest one is at university in Brisbane, Australia studying Civil Engineering and the youngest has just left school, and is on his way towards a rugby scholarship in Holland.

I am currently a publishing consultant and author. I have an insatiable appetite for books. With the amazing growth of Amazon and on-line retail book-stores, the development of Print on Demand publishing, and the growth of the eBook market, the potential for new authors has never been better and I would like to support this wonderful and inspiring development.
   
Benjamin Long My name is Benjamin Long. I am an artist and a decorated former US Marine. I have a BA in Business Administration,a BS in Computer Programming and a graduate degree in psychology. I am an author that writes novels on the topic of racial and political dystopia as well as Supernatural and Occult themes.

I am excited to be a Readers Favorite reviewer for books that pertain to fine arts, religious and racial dystopa, horror/Supernatural themes, as well as Pagan religious works so that authors that publish in these categories will have a review from someone that routinely works and speaks on their genres. You can learn more about me on Facebook.
   
Cheryl Cooper Hello, my name is Cheryl. As a freelance editor, copyeditor, proof reader and professional book reviewer, I have an excellent understanding of the need for honest feedback from readers. Good writing deserves recognition and poor writing deserves the opportunity to improve.

Good writing is easy to recognize. However, it takes some skill to differentiate between a poorly written but potentially interesting story and a story that is unlikely to improve significantly without losing the author's voice. I have read a wide enough variety of good and not so good books that I have the experience to tell the difference. I enjoy nearly all genres and I strive to make my reviews tactful but honest.
   
Cheryl Schopen Hello, my name is Cheryl and I am a happily married woman in my twenties. We have a one-year-old daughter who keeps us busy. I am also a tutor and substitute teacher. In my free time I read books. I am a huge bookworm, and I share that love of books with my daughter and with my students.

My obsession with books is the reason I love being a reviewer. I absolutely love giving my opinion on books that I have read and I thoroughly enjoy providing reviews for authors and for other possible readers who will hopefully find them helpful.
   
Brenda Casto Hi my name is Brenda Casto and I live in a quaint little town in WV. I have been married for 24 yrs and have one son. I work full time in Home Health, which I have been doing for 23 years. In my spare time I love to read, cross stitch, garden, crochet for charity and spend time with my pets.

I have been reading most of my life. I love reading all genres from horror to Christian romance. Some of my favorite authors are Beverly Lewis, Bentley Little and Chad Arthur. I try to consistently read at least 100 books per year. I post reviews of some of the books that I read on my blog.
   
Brittany Ashcroft Hello, my name is Brittany. I am an avid reader and lifelong bibliophile. I love the art of the written word and as a communications professional who has worked in magazine publishing for various organizations (from lifestyle, defense and non-profit associations), I can appreciate a good story told in a well-written form.

I hope to help others learn about particular books and authors through my reviews as some of my favorite books and authors have been discovered from the recommendations of others.
   
Bil Howard Hello, my name is Bill. I am a fiction writer with a Masters degree in English. I have ghost written five novels and have a published novel with my own name in the by line. I am currently writing two more novels of my own. My writing is typically action/adventure, romance, fantasy or a mixture.

My reading preferences have typically been from western, romance, fantasy, adventure, techno-thriller and literary genres. I am very honest with my criticisms and people trust my opinion.
   
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I love to read and review children's books with my 5 year old son. He provides valuable input from a child's perspective, regarding what he likes and dislikes. I love many different genres, including children's, YA, thriller, action, science fiction, chick lit and more.
   
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I am excited to be able to help others find great books and great characters with my reviews for the authors of Readers' Favorite.
   
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For several years now I have been an active member of the online writers critique group, Critters Workshop, and a small Cape Town based writers group, Adamastor Writers Guild. Both of these groups actively strive to help writers improve their skills through providing positive and constructive feedback and I have learned a great deal about the crafting of stories through my involvement with them.


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