On Love Books Group, we sometimes have guest reviews. Below are the team that participate.
‘Our voice from across the pond’
Kimberly Livingston is an avid reader, writer, and a firm believer in Happily Ever Afters. Born and raised on the stuff of Disney, she now lives in Colorado with her own Prince Charming. Kim has written three romance novels.
‘Our voice from the West’
Ally lives in Glasgow and keeps her partner, crime writer Jackie McLean, out of trouble. She works with Alzheimer Scotland, finding this a more agreeable career than her early years in the British Army. She is a regular at crime fiction events such as Noir at the Bar, Newcastle Noir, Murder & Mayhem and Bloody Scotland, and is currently part of the team that is organising Angus Crime Fest 2019. She is a life-long reading addict and enjoys all genres.
‘Our voice from the South’
Hi everyone, my lovely new friend Kelly has asked me to be a guest blogger for her occasionally so I am just introducing myself. I am a 57 ye57-year-old has always loved reading from an early age, and growing up in a small house and sharing a bedroom with 2 other sisters, reading was my quiet time away from everyone else where I could lie on my bed and disappear into another world. Now that I have retired from Lloyds Bank on ill health grounds (I have MS) I have again found my bed, book and cup of tea to be my retreat and saviour. My reading genres have varied over the years, and I am currently enjoying psychological mystery thrillers, although at this time of year I love Christmas books and on holiday I tend to read what I call Fluffy books (light reading that you can doze off to on a sun lounger). I live in Bristol with my husband and have 2 grown up children who have also inherited my love of reading.
‘Our voice from Devon & The Auld Reekie’
Kim is a Devon girl who now lives in and loves beautiful Edinburgh! She is a literature graduate who loves reading, going to the theatre, watching movies and cuddling her dog Loki. Another big passion of Kim’s is travel; in 2017 she spent just over half a year backpacking in South America, the USA and Cuba – an amazing experience and one she’s not convinced has cured her itchy feet or just made her want to see more of the world!
Kim doesn’t have a specific “favourite genre” when it comes to reading but has a big interest in feminist literature with some of her top reads including works by Jeanette Winterson, Toni Morrison, Angela Carter and Margaret Atwood. She whole-heartedly believes in the power of reading and how books can shape thought and change the world!
J A Warnock
‘Our voice from the Borders’
A perpetual student, accountant and fitness instructor Julie Anne Warnock joined the team at Love Books Group because she wasn’t quite busy enough already. She has studied historical literature, English, drama, accountancy, economics, planetary science, psychology, and criminology; she admits to reading just about anything put in front of her. She lives in the Scottish Borders with Eliza, Martha and Beryl (the sheep) her nearest neighbours.
‘Our voice from Colorado, USA’
Tanya is a recovering academic with a PhD in sociology. Most of her time is spent reading, reviewing, and creating stories. She currently writes romance under a pen name, Lily Kay. When not engaged in book-related activities, she’s spending time with her husband and two kids.
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