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Every reviewer is carefully selected based on their educational background, expertise, and dedication to reading a broad spectrum of genres. Our reviewers are consummate professionals who are committed to giving you, the author, an honest and all-inclusive appraisal, delivered in a timely fashion.

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Ellen Feld

Ellen is an active author, currently working on her 21st book. She is an International Reading Association "Children's Choices" winner (twice) who began writing about horses more than 20 years ago. At first she wrote for numerous regional horse magazines, but within a few short years, her work began to appear regularly in large, national publications. In 2001, while waiting for her next assignment, Ms. Feld wrote a short story about a Morgan horse. That tale became the first chapter of Blackjack: Dreaming of a Morgan Horse. The book went on to win a coveted Children's Choices award, an honor bestowed jointly by the International Reading Association and the Children's Book Council. Ms. Feld has authored fourteen books, including seven in the "Morgan Horse" series. To date, she has sold over 100,000 copies of her YA novels and continues to write and market her books whenever possible. As a self-published author, she was frustrated at the way so many review sites treated self-published works so she started Feathered Quill Book Reviews to help other authors get much needed publicity for their books.

Holly Connors

Holly Connors is an industrial designer currently living in New York with her husband and two children. She has a bachelor's degree in literature and always enjoys a good book. Her hobbies include horseback riding, running, reading, and walking her dog through trails in the woods of upstate New York.

Diane Lunsford

Diane is currently working on the prequel to her debut novel, Echo Ranch. An avid reader and passionate writer, she never turns down the opportunity to review the wealth of talent in the writing world. She's traveled (and lived) throughout the country; from Maine to Florida and Colorado to California. If asked where her favorite place has been; hands down, she will tell you Colorado. Thanks to the many people she's met in her travels, she believes they are the souls '...who inspire and encourage me to keep my pen flowing...' She currently lives in Northern Virginia and when she isn’t writing, she enjoys family time and is typically sailing or enjoying the company of a horse (or two).

Lynette Latzko

Lynette is a former substance abuse counselor with a lifetime passion for reading and writing thanks to her grandmother's love of reading and libraries. While completing her Master's degree in Criminal Justice, she organized a client library and led several therapy-discussion groups encouraging clients to read. Even though Lynette is no longer in the counseling field, she has embraced a few new leisure activities including traveling, photography and animal welfare. Reading has also taken on a new purpose as she has reviewed and blogged her way through many wonderful books. While traveling she tries to squeeze in time to visit a library, and has visited several wonderful libraries including the Library of Congress in Washington, DC, as well as all 35 public libraries in her home state of Delaware.

Barbara Bamberger Scott

Barbara Bamberger Scott grew up in North Carolina where she now makes her home in the semi-fictional town of Mayberry. She has lived and worked in Botswana, Kenya, the Dominican Republic, England, Sweden and Spain. She continues to roam whenever possible, taking long US back-road trips with her husband, Donnie "Dobro" Scott, with whom she also makes beautiful traditional music. She has written two books about the teachings of Indian spiritual master Meher Baba and co-authored Two Lane Traveling with Donnie. Her most recent book is Generous Fruits – A History of American Homesteading. She writes articles about simple living for In 2005 Barbara created and still runs A Woman’s Write, an international novel-writing competition website. A Woman's Write has made it possible for her to communicate with and assist creative women all over the world.

Risah Salazar

Working as a freelance architect specializing in lighting design, Risah now adds book reviewing and blogging to her professional arsenal. She has always loved reading as a child and now that she's a full-grown adult, she not only wants to keep on reading but also help authors by giving feedback on their work. Risah deeply believes that heartwarming stories can change people, and therefore the world.

Trix Lee-Rainwater

A chemical engineer by background and a commercial contracts and deals advisor by profession. To her, traveling is lovely in and of itself but it's actually residing in a new country and learning the culture firsthand that has always held the more interesting charm. She speaks 3 languages, is currently learning her 4th, and she has lived, studied, and worked in various countries in Asia, South America, and Europe. Trix has always loved stories, in all forms, and she would argue that reading is definitely also a form of traveling.

Katie Specht

Katie Specht is an author of three children’s books and mother of four amazing, energetic kids, including a set of twins. Her books are based on experiences that have happened to her own children which she hopes other kids will find relatable. When she is not chasing after her kiddos, promoting her books, or writing, she enjoys baking, traveling with her family, boating, gardening, and reading.

Tripti Kandari

As someone who was always drawn to English novels at school, Tripti could not have predicted that JK Rowling's Harry Potter Franchise (the first non-academic novel she read) would turn her path from opting for science in college to English Literature. That was her first encounter with the magic that words could create. Presently, she is a freelance writer from India studying English Literature for her Masters. She enjoys writing short stories based on her daily observations and listening to 90's Indian music in her spare time.

Lily Andrews

Lily Andrews is an ardent bibliophile and has worked in the book industry for several years. While she enjoys looking around bookstores for a good book, you will also find her reviewing fiction and nonfiction books, writing articles, and reading book blogs. Her hobbies also include music, gardening, and doing volunteer work. With a good education at hand, Lily endeavors to help readers digest the voluminous literature in an abridged form while also giving back to authors. She believes that literature is an edifying way to share with the world the beauty of equality and harmony.

Carolyn Haley

Carolyn is a “book nerd” who has been reading stories since childhood, writing them since her teens, and then built a career around editing and reviewing other people’s stories. She is the author of three novels in mixed genres, each about individualist women forging their own destinies and finding love: Wild Heart, an equestrian romance set on Cape Cod in 1975; The Aurora Affair, a paranormal romance set in Vermont in at the millennium turn; and Killer Heart, an uncozy mystery­-also set in Vermont-­in 2015. When not at her desk, Carolyn enjoys gardening, paddling, riding, and birdwatching, along with autosports and aviation, and spectating the arts.

Rebecca Jane Johnson

Rebecca Jane Johnson writes book reviews, essays, fiction, and poetry. Formerly, she taught ESL and was a volunteer tutor for San Diego Public Library's READ San Diego adult literacy program. Rebecca is a certified music together facilitator, as well as a certified yoga instructor. Currently she is working to launch an after school program that supports the social and emotional well-being of middle school students. She lives in San Diego with her family of music lovers.

Kathy Stickles

As the daughter of a career librarian and the sister of an author, there is nothing I like better than to have a good book to read. My idea of a perfect day is to have a book in my hand, a cup of coffee next to me, and to sit outside for the entire day just in a different world while reading. I am especially partial to mysteries and fantasy books but, that being said, I will read any genre at all and still be content. I enjoy seeing what the author can do to gain and keep my attention and I love being able to express my opinion when I am finished with the book.

Ephantus Gold

Ephantus is an avid reader and eclectic book reviewer, whose tastes in written literature are wide-ranging from mystery, crime, self-help, and memoirs, to adventure, sci-fi and any other nonfiction /fiction reads. He also doubles up as a part-time forex trader and trainer. He is a graduate of Nairobi University with a bachelor's in Business Administration, as well as a diploma in Christian Leadership.

Douglas C. MacLeod, Jr.

Dr. Douglas C. MacLeod, Jr. is an Associate Professor of Composition and Communication at SUNY Cobleskill. He has written book reviews both academically and independently for over 15 years. He lives in Upstate New York with his wife Patricia, and his dog Cocoa.

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