Writer/publisher. Married, no children. Three computer, one-vehicle household. Living with RA. You can learn more about my writing career at Entangled Continua.
Hobbies include the study of magic/illusions from a historical/theoretical perspective, ultimate frisbee, reading, and blogging. Unfortunate, occasional addictions to EverQuest and Minecraft.
Posts that tell a bit about me:
- On Becoming a Self-Published Writer
- What Programming Might Teach Me About Writing
- WesterCon 70 ~ Part 3: Art and “Aftermath”
As a writer, I want to pay attention to what makes a story “good” to me and to others. Often, I’ll get interested in a certain aspect of writing or genre and obsess about it for a while. Sometimes my interest in a book is spurred by its popularity; sometimes by the tropes I might find in it. Lately, I’m reading a lot for research.
Since this isn’t a review blog, per se, it is not my policy to participate in blog tours or on-line author events. Usually, I’ll post my thoughts about any book I read or partially read. I’m often grumpy and harsh, or will spend too much time harping on the aspects of the book that are directly related to my interests. I understand that those thoughts often don’t qualify as a “review.” Also, I don’t finish all the books I start. There are too many books in the world for me to spend too much time on books I don’t care for.
I also DO NOT post ratings or reviews on Amazon or Goodreads. I know how important ratings are (I really, really do), but as an author, I feel that posting to those sites is a conflict of interest that I would prefer to avoid. I’ve written more about that here: On Wearing Two Hats. But for what it’s worth, if you contact me personally and I like what I read, you’re probably gaining a fan for life.
If, despite all of the above, you’d still like me to review your book, drop me an email with the details: katenab (at) gmail.com. Keep in mind that I am NOT really interested in YA, NA, romance, or erotica.