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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.

Do you have a passion for reading and sharing your thoughts on books you've read? Have you ever thought about becoming a book reviewer? We're always on the lookout for enthusiastic new reviewers to join our team. To learn more, email us at info@featheredquill.com

Ellen Feld

Ellen is an active author, currently working on her fifteenth 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.

Amy Lignor

As the daughter of a librarian, Amy was hooked on books from the moment she could open one. Action and suspense with a bit of the historical thrown in was the formula that got her adrenaline flowing, which is why her writing is all about putting an adventure on the page that will entice book lovers everywhere. Beginning with historical adventure, The Heart of a Legend, Amy went on to write in the YA realm, creating the dark adventure trilogy, The Angel Chronicles. Working with the incredible Suspense Publishing, the team of ‘Tallent & Lowery’ appeared, offering up intriguing puzzles, suspense, and all-out action. With 13; The Sapphire Storm; The Hero’s Companion; The Charlatan’s Crown; and, The Double-Edged Sword coming up next, the series provides thrills, chills, and unforgettable fun. A member of the International Thriller Writers Association (ITW), Amy is also Editor for Suspense Magazine, and a member of the Algonquin Roundtable. A contributor and book reviewer for many publications, Amy also works with debut authors to get new ‘voices’ in fiction.

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).

Anita Lock

I am a woman of many hats: a wife, a mother, a grandmother, and a long-time educator with degrees in Music Education and Library Science. My goal is to always use my skills to help educate others and provide tools to help others succeed in life.

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 Homestead.org. 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.

Skyler Boudreau

Skyler Boudreau is a freelance writer from New Hampshire. One day she hopes to become an editor at one of her favorite publishing houses. When she isn't reading or working, she can usually be found playing a plethora of musical instruments.

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.

Kimberly Trix Lee

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.

Dianne Woodman

Dianne fell in love with reading at an early age and shares her lifelong passion with family and friends. She earned a degree in business administration and homeschooled her four adult children, who are avid readers, from kindergarten through high school. She writes book reviews for all ages and multiple genres. She is currently working on contemporary and mystery stories for middle schoolers, high school students, and adults. She also plans to write a biography about her mother. Dianne lives in Colorado and spends her leisure time enjoying online sessions with her children, playtime with her animals, walking and hiking, and traveling around the United States with her husband in their motorhome.

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