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, IndieReader, and Chanticleer Book Reviews, as well as doing private book reviews for individual authors and publicists.
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I set professional fees for my article writing, editing, and unpublished manuscript critiques.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.