I’m an author, poet, journalist, editor, writer, and marketing and public relations professional of over 27 years. I have Bachelor of Arts degrees in Journalism, English, and History. You can read more about me, my businesses, my writing, and my reading at About Erin Al-Mehairi page.
As my current career, I do developmental/content, copy/line editing and proofreading as well as public relations and advertising/promotion for authors. Where I can fit it in, I offer reviews and interviews to authors who are not my clients in a multitude of genres, either here or hosted by other sites, as well as social media.
Book Review Information –
I have hosted this site now for eleven years! It seems like yesterday I just started it and it’s come so far in that time. I still get very good views, including content from here coming up years after the fact in google searches due to strong SEO.
I am currently willing to accept e-mail requests about books for review in almost any genre, and prefer fiction (literary, historical, fantasy, suspense, thrillers, mystery, and certain types of horror and sci-fi). I also accept inquires about poetry. I read books for children, YA, and adult. My daughters also both review here and they accept young adult and adult.
Please understand that I have a busy job in publishing and I am also an author myself, so my wait time and amount of books taken will be longer and lower than some book review sites.
Since I have received a professional degree in journalism out of sheer love for it, I enjoy doing interviews, hosting guest interviews, and other as determined. I will try my best to review every book I receive in a timely manner, but please be patient with me. I *STRONGLY* PREFER PRINT COPIES if your book is available in print.
If interested in having me review a book on my blog, and have marketing presence through me with social networking avenues such as Facebook (I have 2300+ personal, 1100+ Hook of a Book), Twitter (5,500+), Pinterest (800+), LinkedIn (700+), GoodReads (700+), Instagram (1300+), then please send me an e-mail about your book to email@example.com. I often take photos and share them on social media, talk books up on reader and reviewer circles on social media, include books in lists, and recommend books.
Please “like” my page on Facebook where I share even more book news (let me know if you have a link to share!): www.facebook.com/HookofaBook.
Please make sure to indicate if there is a date you’d love to have it posted by (such as a release date, launch date, blog tour, etc.) and if you want a recommendation on any other commercial site (Barnes and Nobles, Amazon…).
I prefer tangible (hard or paperback) books, because this gives me the entire book experience which I think readers crave. Also I spend a lot of time working behind the computer and I live with auto immune diseases in which light sensitivity is a factor as well as chronic pain. One more minute of reading on a computer usually something I don’t need. Reading helps me relax, but not on a computer. I thank you to those who do this (I like to read when waiting in the car picking up the kids from school, at the park, the beach, and in bed). You usually you are rewarded with pictures taken and posted on social media and you are pushed higher on the list. In some doses, I will also read for Kindle where I can hold and lower light levels. I understand where the publishing world is moving today and that many authors only publish on e-book. I am happy to work something out just let me know your concerns in an e-mail.
Please use the firstname.lastname@example.org e-mail address and to receive my physical mailing address.
Photo of Author Deborah Harkness and I at her book signing on July 22, 2012.
I am willing to do author interviews, guest posts, and giveaways on my site. I look forward to them! As a trained journalist, this is my forte. Please send your request for me to be part of your blog book tour, Q & A session, or host for a guest post. Send your inquiry to email@example.com.
Photo of me and Brian Moreland at HorrorHound Cincinnati in March 2013!