I am delighted and excited to have the lovely JB Johnston, also known as Jontybabe, sitting round my pool. Yes today it is blue sky and sunny and warm. Now JB, please help yourself to bubbly and then tell us all about your fabulous new site called, Brook Cottage Books and your exciting first editing project…
Family life is hectic. I am very happily married for the second time and we have 4 children between us. One of my children has special needs and that can be a challenge at times. Books offer me an escape when life sometimes gets a bit much!
I was initially reviewing books on my personal blog but soon realised that due to the amount of books I was reading and the demand for reviews, I would need a dedicated book blog. Thus, Brook Cottage Books was born. The blog is evolving in ways I had not imagined. Although only launched on 1st December 2012 the blog appears to have become quite popular with daily requests for reviews, author interviews and book tours. I have so many new ideas for the blog and just can’t wait to get started on them. The new blog has become so busy it has its own diary now as I need to keep on top of all the requests I get. I am really loving it and I am at my happiest when I am doing bookish things.
I am a reviewer for www.famousfiveplus.com and an associate reader for www.loveahappyending.com. I have also reviewed a number of times on www.lovereading.com . I support Plum Tree Books http://www.plumtreebooks.co/ and have contributed to two of their anthologies – The Butterfly Effect and Every Child is Entitled to Innocence, which can be bought from Amazon.com to raise funds for Child Helpline International. I am also a Tots100 book blogger.
My plan for the future is to give up social work and find a book related career. I have recently started doing some work for Safkhet publishing and have just been given my first editing project by them. I am hoping to offer a proofreading and editing service through the blog and would like to make this my main income. Who knows what the future holds but I will keep dreaming of a new career.
Anyone want to give me a job?
As always thanks for stopping by and I know you will share with me in wishing JB all the success she richly deserves.