To Request a Book Review

I am currently accepting review requests. (Updated 8/21/18)

Here’s what I’m looking for:

  • Young adult or middle grade books.
  • Fiction only.
  • My favorite genres are contemporary and fantasy, but I enjoy other genres like historical and mystery as well.
  • I’m sensitive to violence, especially violence against young women or children.
  • I’m not a fan of graphic sexual content.
  • I almost never review stories that are told from an adult point-of-view. I don’t enjoy them, and they’re often adult novels about caring for children, not children’s fiction.

How to Submit a Review Request

To submit a review request, please email me at request [at] thestorysanctuary.com.

Include the following:

  • the book title
  • release date
  • genre and number of pages or approximate word count
  • a link to view the cover art
  • a brief description of the book

BONUS: If you have an excerpt posted on your web site, a sale site or blog, please include that, too, so I can sample your writing!

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