Who are we?
Sher A. Hart: Written Art has 4 book lovers who’ve banded together to promote quality children’s books. We have a strong belief that writers shouldn’t compete. Instead, they should work together to earn a bigger share of children’s time. If more writers succeed, they’ll write more books and capture more children’s hearts so they’ll learn to love reading. That also makes it easier for each of us book reviewers to succeed as writers and/or editors. So you can put faces to the names, here we are, each with a short bio:
Freelance editor with an eagle-eye for errors. SCBWI member raised on Dr. Seuss who still loves reading picture books, now a meter-maid for rhyme.
Geek: SF and fantasy lover since Asimov and Tolkien!
Mom of 4 sons who I helped attain Eagle Scout. I know boy stuff. Bugs, snakes, and rodents don’t scare me. Evil does. I don’t like horror as a genre, but some scary stuff is fine if the good guys win. I like humor, adventure, mystery, and maybe romance mixed in, even better with SF and fantasy.
Clinical Lab Scientist, computer science & chemistry minors, artist who loves music, animals & nature. Yes, I catch false logic and plot holes. I still write. But I think I’ll help more children learn to love reading by editing and proofreading other writers’ books than by writing my own.
Contact: Currently, I am taking books only from our review queue. Same goes for a few friends and tweens/teens who do occasional reviews for me. Please read our Policies page, then add your book to the list on our Review Queue page. Next, use the contact form on our Contact page or SherAHart.com. Put “Review (or Interview or Guest Post) Request: (book title) in the subject line. Please include a .mobi format for Kindle and your media kit with your request. I am too busy to create a media kit for you. However, Paul might be interested in creating an html media kit as a business service. Ask him for the price.
My debut book Lionel’s Grand Adventure: Lionel and the Golden Rule was released in December of 2011.
Lionel’s Christmas Adventure: Lionel Learns the True Meaning of Christmas is the second book in the series.I live in Illinois with my wife and adopted senior dog JoJo. I love White Sox baseball, Indiana Hoosier basketball, reading, writing, and spending time outdoors. I’m an Air Force vet who went back to college to get an A.A. degree. Currently working on my Bachelor’s degree at Eastern Illinois University.
Contact: lionelsnod (at) hotmail (dot) com or use the contact form at SherAHart.com
I graduated from Brigham Young University with a major in Linguistics and a minor in Editing. I speak fluent Portuguese, some Spanish and am working on German. I work as a freelance editor. My website for editing information is angeliquebodine.weebly.com. I can also do translating and designing. I enjoy reading fantasy and fairy tale genres as well as science fiction. I also enjoy clean romance like Jane Austen. Also, if a book is funny, I mean like actually funny, I probably will love it. I grew up on Sideways Stories from Wayside School and Dr. Suess.
I am the mother of two, and I currently live in Germany with my husband who is a member of the U.S. Air Force. When I’m not reading or editing, I write music. I love music, and I love performing! I also enjoy running, sewing, painting furniture, and I just really love to try new things.
Contact: angiembodine (at) gmail (dot) com or there is a contact form on my website, angeliquebodine.weebly.com
Growing up, I was the “bookworm”, a fact that I’ve always been proud of. I found my passion for reading in Elementary school, when Nancy Drew “introduced” me to the world of books. Ever since, if I ever had down time I’d find my book and become a part of the world its words created for me.
As a student at the University of West Florida, I got a lot of experience editing. I was an editor and writer for the school magazine, and I edited stories in many classes. Today, I am a freelance editor and book reviewer, and I enjoy reading pretty much anything I can get my hands on. In addition to reading, I also enjoy being outside: hiking, swimming, camping, zip-lining. Of course, I always have a book on hand. Any free time I have, you’ll still find me curled up with my nose buried in a book. To learn more about me, visit my About Me Post.
What do we do?
We help authors succeed by promoting quality kidlit: books for children up through young adult (YA). Quality doesn’t mean perfect, but it does mean books that teach, inspire to carry on or improve, or books that give some message to help young children, tweens, or teens deal with life’s injustice, disappointment, and cruelty in a positive way. Sometimes seeing someone else in a similar situation helps. Sometimes humor helps. Even escaping to another world can help.
Note that we occasionally post on other subjects besides books. We each have favorite hobbies, causes, and charities. Our blog’s original subtitle was “Care for a cause and have pun doing it,” so when inspiration hits, we try to spread the word.
How can we help you?
We hope our collaboration also helps our blog readers succeed. How?
If you’re a reader, you’ll find book reviews, interviews, guest posts, and giveaways of books for all ages through eighteen. You’ll also find some short stories and poems. If you have a suggestion for other things you’d like to see, please tell us.
If you’re a writer, check our Insecure Writer Support Group posts and others on building your platform, critique groups, editing, marketing, book covers, illustrators, and whatever else you ask for. Please, do ask.
If you’re a published author, please read our Policies, Review Queue, and Giveaway FAQ pages to see how we can best help you. Our blog isn’t the biggest, but we’re happy to help indies and others reach a wider audience. Besides, where else can you get an error list for free?