FREELANCE WRITER providing quality service since 1995 - ANGIE MANGINO  journalist / book reviewer
Reading books are a writer’s passion.

A former Catholic Press Association Book Awards judge and book reviewer for Inscriptions Magazine, ForeWord and Atlantic Publishing Company, I additionally worked as an independent contractor doing reviews for Sacramento Book Review/ San Francisco Book Review and IndieReader, as well as doing private book reviews for individual authors and publicists. 
FTC Disclosure
I find doing book reviews both interesting and enriching to my own writing and review both fiction and non-fiction for adults and children. 
As a freelance journalist, my writing deadlines and work always take priority.
I set professional fees for my article writing, editing, and unpublished manuscript critiques. However, I don't believe in setting a rate for book reviews, as I feel that established fees give the wrong impression to authors, and industry-wide have been abused by other book reviewers.

All I ask for, in consideration of the hours I spend reading, writing a professional review, & promoting your book, is a donation. 

I leave it to the author's budget & discretion as to what this amount will be. Payment amount in no way influences my review of the work. 

Donate whatever you feel is fair.
For Authors seeking a review:

* Send email to with book info to be accepted.  

*Once accepted, send digital copy link to:                                                                           

OR send hard copy to:      Angie Mangino PO Box 70295                                                             Staten Island, NY 10307.  

*When submitting book, include a check or money order donation, or if more convenient, use the donate button on this page.  

*Be patient.  I will email when the review is posted on this site.  The amount of authors who want a review far exceeds the amount of available hours.
Remember: Reviewing is a passion, but writing is my profession, and will always come first.
I realize this is not the norm, but my professional integrity comes first, and I feel more comfortable doing book reviews this way. The authors I have worked with seem to agree. You may see some comments on my reviewing on the testimonials page.
I will only write an honest, professional review based on my opinion of the book on a 5 star system. 
Critique service of unpublished manuscripts
Every book is different.  So, too, is every unpublished manuscript.
Rates for this service will take into account amount of work needed, as well as the author’s budget, to determine a fair price for both of us.
Authors may choose between:
  •  2 page general overview critique  or
  • 6-10 page in-depth critique with specific examples and chapter notes.
Contact me at
for a personalized evaluation of what I can do to help.