What Exactly Goes into Judging a Literary Awards Competition?

Sheri HoyteManaging Editor I’ve talked about this before, and with our 2019-2020 Reader Views Reviewers Choice Literary Awards in full swing, I thought it might be fitting to review the guidelines we follow when scoring titles. So what do judges…

Participating in a Literary Event? Here Are a Few Things to Consider

Sheri Hoyte Managing Editor One of the first things many authors think of when their book is released is marketing and publicity. Participating in literary events should be a big part of that plan. For many, participating as panelists or…

Interview with David McDonnell – Author of “Buy the Horse a Guinness”

BUY THE HORSE A GUINNESS: & OTHER WEE TALES OF IRELANDDavid McDonnellBurrowing Owl Press (2018)ISBN 9780986038518Reviewed By Susan Violante for Reader Views (2/19) David McDonnell is a critically acclaimed author and storyteller (“seanchaí” in the words of the Irish) with…

Interview with Gary D. McGugan – Author of “Unrelenting Peril”

UNRELENTING PERILGary D. McGuganIndependently Published (2019)ISBN 9781999565602Review and interview by Sheri Hoyte for Reader Views (8/19) Gary D. McGugan loves to tell stories and is the author of Three Weeks Less a Day, The Multima Scheme, and Unrelenting Peril. Whether…

Interview with Wayne Avrashow – Author of “Roll the Dice”

ROLL THE DICEWayne AvrashowBowker (2019)ISBN 9780578433264Reviewed by Susan Violante for Reader Views (7/19) Roll the Dice is the first novel from Wayne Avrashow.  The novel earned a pre-publication award from Kirkus Reviews and has received unanimous favorable reviews from; publications,…

Interview with Mike Murphey – Author of “Section Roads”

SECTION ROADS Mike MurpheyAcorn Publishing (2019)ISBN 9781947392502Reviewed by Carol Hoyer for Reader Views (7/19)Interview with Sheri Hoyte for Reader Views (8/19) Mike Murphey is a native of eastern New Mexico and spent almost thirty years as an award-winning newspaper journalist…

INTERVIEW WITH GARY D. MCGUGAN AUTHOR OF “THREE WEEKS LESS A DAY”

THREE WEEKS LESS A DAY Gary D. McGuganFreisenPress (2016)ISBN 9781460293263Review and interview by Sheri Hoyte for Reader Views (7/19) Gary D. McGugan loves to tell stories and is the author of Three Weeks Less a Day, The Multima Scheme, and…