Rozlyn Press grew from the seed of a book review blog (The Crowded Leaf) so we know how awesome book bloggers are. In fact, we love them so much that we decided to make them a part of the Rozlyn family. We’re looking for bloggers who review contemporary fiction, magical realism, and suspense novels by female authors. Think Elizabeth Kostova, Sarah Addison Allen, Sarah Stonich, Aimee Bender, Alice Hoffman, Carol Goodman, Karen White, Kate Morton, and the like! Our goal is to start forming a list of bloggers we can go to with our new release next fall. Before we have books to review though, we want to share your reviews of authors we like on our Facebook, Twitter, and here at www.rozlynpress.com.
If you’re interested, send an email to Alayne@rozlynpress.com with your full name, the name and link of your blog, your favorite female authors, and any fun or quirky fact you want to include!
On this page you’ll find a list of some of our friends, and on our Facebook and Twitter you’ll find links to our favorite reviews by female novelists that our bloggers have shared with us.
AMUSED BY BOOKS
First Name: Leah
Favorite female authors: Rose Tremain, Barbara Kingsolver, Marian Keyes, and Jennifer Haigh
Quirky fact: When I was little I was flower girl for one of the band members of the 80s band Queensryche.
AS THE PAGE TURNS
First Name: Page
Favorite female authors: Sherri Tepper, Margaret Atwood
Quirky fact: I’m a library assistant so making booklists are fun. Quirky huh? I love puns.
BETH’S BOOK-NOOK BLOG
First Name: Beth
Favorite female authors: Elizabeth Berg, Alice Hoffman, Barbara Kingsolver, Amy Tan, Jan Karon, Lisa See
Quirky fact: In my spare time I enjoy performing in community theater and volunteering at Louisa May Alcott’s Orchard House.
First Name: Mary
Favorite female authors: Sarah Addison Allen, Adriana Trigiani, Jennie Shortridge, Alice McDermott, Mary Kay Andrews
BOOKS LIKE BREATHING
First Name: Grace
Favorite female authors: Jane Austen, Elizabeth Kostova, Karen White
Quirky fact: I am a girly girl in most aspects of my life but I have an unnatural obsession with hockey. I am a rabid fan. I wear my favorite team’s jersey like a badge of honor. During the season, on game days, I can often be found in my living room with full regalia (including face paint and a foam finger) cheering my team on (and regrettably, shaking my head in mother-like disappointment when they lose).
CHOCOLATE AND CROISSANTS
First Name: Esme
Favorite female authors: Emily Giffin, Michelle Moran, Lisa See, Amy Tan, Anita Shreve, loved The Historian, and Kate Morton.
Quirky fact: I like tying in food to the book.
CMASH LOVES TO READ
First Name: Cheryl
Favorite female authors: Karen Rose, Lisa Jackson, Debut author Chevy Stevens, Nora Roberts, Catherine Coulter, Jackie Collins, Karen Robards, Christianne Heggan, Fern Michaels
Coffee and a Book Chick
First Name: Natalie
Favorite female authors: Gillian Flynn, Diane Setterfield, Sarah Addison Allen, Elizabeth Kostova, Geraldine Brooks, Kate Morton
Quirky fact: I have a nose like a bloodhound. I can smell anything, sniff anything out, and can pinpoint anything. This isn’t always a helpful trait. As you can imagine, I’m sure. Oh, and I have a cat named Puppy.
ESTELLA’S REVENGE & ESTELLA’S REVENGE E-ZINE
First Name: Andi
Favorite female authors: Sarah Addison Allen, Alice Hoffman, Angela Carter
Quirky fact: I vacuum my bookshelves!
My Reading Room
First Name: Crystal
Favorite female authors: Kathy Reichs, Karen White, Elizabeth Kostova, Karen Robards
Quirky fact: I am not a very social person, but love the internet, Facebook, blogging, the blogging world and twitter. I guess I do better when I’m not face-to-face, though I hope to go to a book conference one day!
First Name: Sarah
Favorite female authors: Penny Warner, Laurie R. King, Elizabeth Peters / Barbara Michaels, Anita Shreve, Ursula K. Le Guin and Agatha Christie
Quirky fact: I’m six weeks away from starting the MLIS program at SJSU. I posted reviews for more than 600 books and stories.
First Name: Jennifer
Favorite female authors: Agatha Christie and Jane Austen
Quirky fact: I had no idea what to name my blog (it was years ago and for a knit-a long and frankly I did not care about the blog) so I looked around me and on the floor was my package of Norwegian knitting needles. The Norwegian word for circular (literal translation circle pin) is rundpinne, and thus I decided it would be the name.
THE BOOK STOP
First Name: Deborah
Favorite female authors: Marge Piercy, Margaret Atwood, Isabel Allende, Barbara Kingsolver
Quirky fact: The Book Stop is named after one of my favorite places, a used bookstore in Tucson where I worked during college. My fantasy job has always been to own a bookstore, which unfortunately conflicts horribly with my absolute love of my Kindle.
THE INTROVERTED READER
First Name: Jennifer
Favorite female authors: Sarah Addison Allen, Jeannette Winterson, Alice Hoffman, Sallie Bissell, Nicci French, Alice Blanchard
Quirky fact: My birthday is coming up. I’m secretly hoping my husband gets me an e-reader.
First Name: Tina
Favorite female authors: Adriana Trigiani, Sue Miller, Elizabeth Berg, and Carol Goodman
Quirky fact: I lived for ten years in a funeral home (my husband was a funeral director when we first met and married). Other facts about me: I have three daughters, enjoy running, reading, scrapbooking. knitting. I grew up on a farm and continue to live in the same rural area I was raised in.