We’re taking a hiatus for the remainder of 2018 –
but we’ll be back soon!

If you would your book reviewed, please submit the requested information, after January 20th, 2019.
Thank You in advance for your patience and understanding.  We look forward to resuming book reviews soon!

Sincerely,

Normandy’s Bright Ideas

BOOK REVIEWS
“I cannot wait to read books written by amazing and talented authors.”


What books do you review?
Children’s Books (Mainstream and Christian): Picture Books, Rhythmic Books, Fairy tale Books, Fantasy Books and Activity Books.  No Chapter Books/Middle Grade Fiction at this time.


How do I request a book review?
Please contact me via the
Contact page and include a synopsis of your book, including the number of pages.
Let me know where the book is currently available for purchase.
Do not include links.  Just tell me (Amazon/Barnes & Noble) etc.
Please put “Book Review Request: Title of your book” in the subject line of your email.
Do not send any attachments unless specifically requested.
Any emails containing unsolicited attachments will be discarded.


I am currently reviewing print books only. But, I will consider ebooks from Amazon. I do not accept PDF or other electronic copies of any kind. Your book must be complete and available for purchase by the readers.

I will respond to your email initially to let you know I received it and then again if I have chosen to review your book. Allow at least one month before sending me a follow-up email to your initial inquiry.

Once I have agreed to review your book, I will provide you with an address to which you can mail your book.

PLEASE NOTE: If you would like to have your book returned, be sure to include a self-addressed-stamped-envelope. If not, then your book will be donated to a children’s charity. Please feel free to autograph your book, as a signed book by an author is always a treat for an ill child to receive.

Do you accept self-published authors?
Yes…but your self-published work must be produced by an established company and be available for purchase through their web site or on a major bookseller site.


Do you accept books from independent, personally owned, and boutique presses?
Yes I do….but the publisher must (a) publish more than one author, and/or (b) be a member in good standing with at least one of the following associations: American Booksellers Association (ABA), Children’s Book Council (CBC), Publishers Marketing Association (PMA), or Small Publishers Association of North America (SPAN).


Do you charge a fee?
Currently I do not, but that is subject to change in the future. I am a professional writer. It takes time to read someone’s material, assemble your thoughts and observations, formulate an opinion /observation and construct the review.


Do you provide information about the author below the book review?
Yes. The following information will appear:
Author:
Illustrator:
Publisher:
Genre:
ISBN:
Pages:
Price:
Available for purchase:


If the author wishes, the following additional information will appear:
Links to: the author’s web site and any social media links the author wishes to share (Facebook/Twitter/Instagram).
A photograph of the author.
A short author bio (50 words or fewer) with a link to the author’s web site (if he/she has one) so readers can continue learning more about the person who wrote the book.


Why Should I Let You Review My Book?
I am a published Author.
I have been called “a versatile writer”  because of the various topics I write about. It has been commented that each of my books are so different they could not have come from the same writer. I believe this versatility allows me to have an open-mind about topics from cuddly animals, to monsters, to God, to fairy tales when reviewing books.
I have a degree in Advertising Copywriting from the prestigious Miami Ad School.
I have been writing professionally for over 23 years.
I have written a few movie reviews. A sampling of my work can be seen here at Upcoming Discs.
I have worked with well-known celebrities like The Dixie Chicks and Charlie Daniels.
I have written television scripts for a children’s cartoon show.
I have appeared on television, radio and in magazines discussing my books.
I had a song published for the National Click-It-or-Ticket Campaign.
I am on Wikipedia.
I am hardworking, dependable and honest.
You and your book get exposure. Like they say, “Every little bit helps.”
You can read more about me under
About.


Why Did You Decide To Become a Book Reviewer?
I enjoy reading books, helping writers and I love to write. I always root for the writer who struggles to get his/her work out there and read. I have been there and I know how you feel. Being a writer is frustrating sometimes, but it is also very rewarding if you hang in there and keep trying. I believe writers should be willing to help other writers.


PLEASE NOTE:
Due to the large volume of requests I receive, please be patient, I will respond. In addition to writing book reviews, I am also writing books, as well as doing freelance writing for others. If I do accept your book, please anticipate at least a one month wait from the time of acceptance until your review is posted – though it could be sooner. I like to take my time reading so that I am able to provide a fair and honest review, with attention to detail.


Finally, I post reviews based on the order in which accepted books are received. I look forward to reading your work and helping your dream as a successful writer come true!

Sincerely,


Normandy D. Piccolo
*read the book reviews and author interviews we've done for other authors HERE


*If you would like to have us review your book or be considered for an
Author Interview, please see our submission guidelines for information.

If I Was A Caterpillar
(Book Review)

Author: Maria Luisa Lang
(Author Interview)

Priscilla and the Sandman
(Book Review)

Author: Bob Richley
(Author Interview)