Since I've decided not to start my new book for a couple more weeks, I find I have time on my hands. And for once, I'm all caught up on beta reading. So, if anyone wants a fresh set of eyes across their work, I'm free to read.
Just a few things you should know....
If you write fantasy, I'm probably not your girl. I'm fine with a few magical elements in a story, but if you have elves and magic and wizards, I'm just turned off before I start. I hate The Hobbit and LOTR and all those stories set in weird mythical worlds.
I'm very honest. If you're not ready to hear that your story isn't perfect, I'm probably not the right reader for you. I don't sugar-coat things.
I write gritty, issue driven contemporary YA, so that's my area of expertise. That said, I regularly beta for a horror writer, romance writers and urban fantasy writers as well as other YA authors.
So, if you're interested, drop me a brief email about your book, and we can head on down this interesting road together. I usually suggest I do a chapter or two to start with, just to see if my technique gels with you and that you're getting what you need from me.
While I don't expect you to read for me in exchange, if you would like to, I do have an MS that could use a few more eyes.
So who needs a reader? I think I can probably take on three to get me through to the end of October.