Annie McDonnell – (McHorsky) Founder
I have always loved to read and to inspire others to read by telling other constantly about the books I had read and loved. My first Book Review was published in 3rd grade for my elementary school newspaper. I always knew this was in my bones!! Now, I need to locate it again and find out which book I reviewed.
I read about a contest in Elle in November, 2006 where the 15 Contest Winners would become the “Readers’ Prize Panel” and review 3 Top Best Seller each month for the print magazine. We were asked to list our 5 favorite books and write a review of our favorite. So, I wrote a review for Jane Austen’s “Pride & Prejudice”. About a month later I found out I was one of the Winners and I began receiving manuscripts to review. Right after that I started a blog, with all sorts of names (Readingaholics Book Reviews, & We Keep Turning Pages) but nothing stuck until The Write Review which officially began in 2010.
In 2012 I enjoyed working as an Associate Reviewer with Samantha March of Chick Lit Plus, and that was a lot of fun. She taught me things about Blogging that I did not know.
Sadly, Nearing the end of 2015 I had to take a medical hiatus, until early 2019. I had feared I would never get back to reading. I was very excited that medical treatments were able to help me and I am hopeful that things will stay this way.
Then in March, 2019 I started “The Write Reviewer’s Book Club” on Facebook with the help of Serena Soape. I interview authors Live, have Book Club Chats & other Events, share book sales, plenty of book information and hope to inspire book chat! I absolutely love it.
The entire Book Community is so wonderful & I love working with everyone to watch it grow!
This work is truly my Life’s Breath!
I have a very supportive husband, 3 of the most loving Dogs and 5 Wonderful Cats.
I volunteer for a local dog rescue named One Love Dog Rescue, Inc. They are an amazing organization and always in need of donations:
My favorite Genres are Psychological Thriller, Historical Fiction, Women’s Fiction, Literary Fiction, Memoirs & Non-Fiction. I do bend to other genres occasionally when I meet the right book.
I also Support my local Indie Book Shop, Book Hampton. Please check out their link for your Book Shopping Needs! They also offer awesome Events!
I proudly use NetGalley to access books by authors I’d like to read before their publication date. I am a Top & Professional Reviewer with them.