I’m a former newspaper reporter and editor, and middle school teacher. I’m a mother of two teens and I write fiction. We’re voracious readers, and I love to promote middle grade novels, writing with excellent storytelling, and stories that speak to my two kiddos. I read every book I review on this site and I never take money or have any sort of relationship with publishers to promote books. The books I read come from my public library, well after publication and distribution to traditional outlets. On the rare occasion I get an ARC, usually through my two teens who participate in teen programs at their library, I clearly identify the copy as an ARC. When I buy a book, which I occasionally do, I’ll let you know in the review. I do not accept advertising on my blog.