Advisory Board

Nicole Bonia of Linus’s Blanket, executive editor, co-founder

Nicole Bonia is a freelance writer living and working in New York City. She writes the literary blog, Linus’s Blanket, and publishes Bloggers Recommend, a monthly magazine dedicated to new book recommendations and literary culture.

Swapna of S. Krishna’s Books, director-special projects, advisory board founding member

Swapna is a freelance editor and chronic bibliophile. When she’s not working, reading, or off on some exotic adventure, she’s probably wandering around her Capitol Hill neighborhood in Washington, DC, with a craft beer in hand. You can find her book reviews at S. Krishna’s Books, her incessant ramblings on Twitter at @skrishna, and her thoughts on reading at Book Riot, where she is a contributing editor.

Gayle of Everyday I Write The Book, media director

Gayle is a social media marketing professional with eight years of in-house and agency experience in using social media platforms to engage with influencers and customers and meet corporate goals through marketing and communications. She has been blogging about fiction at Everyday I Write the Book since 2006.

Jenn of Jenn’s Bookshelves, advisory board founding member

Jenn has been blogging at Jenn’s Bookshelves since 2008.  When she isn’t reading or spending time with her family, she’s hanging out at her home away from home, One More Page Books in Arlington, VA.

Candace of Beth Fish Reads, advisory board founding member

Candace is a full-time freelance editor, book reviewer, and journalist. In her down time, you’ll find her in the kitchen, on a walk, or making lace, usually with a camera nearby and an audiobook in her ear. Read her reviews at at Beth Fish Reads.

Michelle of That’s What She Read, advisory board founding member

Michelle Shannon is a wife of one, mother of two, senior accountant by day, and the author behind the website That’s What She Read by night who is just trying to maintain a balance between family, career, and personal interests. If she is not busy working, cooking, cleaning, chauffeuring her kids, or writing candid and fair reviews, she can usually be found with her nose in a book or two!

Kim of Sophisticated Dorkiness, advisory board founding member

Kim Ukura is community newspaper editor by day and a book blogger by night. At her blog, Sophisticated Dorkiness, Kim writes primarily about nonfiction and literary fiction. In 2012, Sophisticated Dorkiness was recognized as the first winner of the Independent Book Blogger Award in Adult Nonfiction from Goodreads and the Association of American Publishers. Kim is also a contributor to Book Riot,

Alison of Alison’s Bookmarks, advisory board founding member

Alison was a late bloomer by most readers’ standards, but shares her passion for books with her family as they catch up on the classics together.  Over at Alison’s Book Marks, she reviews any books that are being read in her home, from Yankees baseball biographies in the spring to WWII historical fiction in the winter. Alison lives with her husband and two middle grade sons in the part of New Jersey that still remembers why it was called the Garden State.

Jamie of The Perpetual Page Turner and The Broke and the Bookish, advisory board founding member

Jamie is a 28 year old married lady who is in denial she’s actually that old. When she’s not reading and blogging, she can be found searching for her new favorite brunch place in Philly, tweeting at @brokeandbookish and perfecting the art of car dancing and mixtape making.

Sheila Dechantal of Book Journey, advisory board member

Sheila is a book lover, adventure seeker, and is still trying to decide if sleep is a requirement or if she can just keep going 24 hours per day to catch up with everything she wants to do. She lives in Minnesota with her husband and three dogs. As an empty nester with two grown sons, Sheila keeps herself busy with her many hobbies. She’s blogged at Book Journey since 2009.

Audra Friend of Unabridged Chick, advisory board member

Audra is a 30-something married lesbian and has been blogging at Unabridged Chick since 2010.  She loves interesting heroines, gorgeous prose, place as character, and the occasional werewolf.

Michele Jacobsen of A Reader’s Respite, advisory board member

Michele Jacobsen is a globe-trotting airline pilot masquerading as a literary enthusiast and advocate of bibliophiles everywhere. You can find her at 35,000 feet or, occasionally, musing about books on her blog, A Reader’s Respite. She encourages you to leave your books on the plane.

Jennifer Conner of Literate Housewife, advisory board founding member

Amy Riley of My Friend Amy, advisory board founding member

Jenn Ravey of The Picky Girl, advisory board founding member

Natasha of 1330v, advisory board founding member