My Beta Readers

WINTER ON BRIMSTONE HILL
Seven great young adults are helping me make WoBH great. Let them introduce themselves.

Ally
Ally didn't send me her bio (or if she did, I lost it), so I'll introduce her. If I were Ally, I'd say, "I'm Ally. Y'all need to know one thing 'bout me: I eat raw eggs and guzzle root beer." Actually, Ally would NEVER say that. I took some creative license here. :)

Chris
I'm Chris and I'm self-diagnosed as being allergic to fun and free time.  In that lack of free time, I teach kids how to do martial arts, collect books that I want to read in a pile on my desk, and wear polos.  Despite my self-proclaimed aversion to fun, my claim to infamy is being fan of terrible jokes that don't really make people laugh...just question why they agreed to hear yet another bad joke.

Hannah
Along with reading, I enjoy hiking, knitting, farming, and travelling. I'm a glass half-full type of person. My dream is to live on a farm and to dabble in many different hobbies and skills.

Hope
I am "Baby B" out of a set of triplet girls.  In my spare time I love listening to music (specifically twenty|one|pilots and Jack's Mannequin), reading, and exercising.  I will attend Framingham State University in the fall where I will study Spanish and secondary education.

Jackie
My name is Jackie and I really like driving with the windows open. My hobbies include breakdancing and Tae Kwon Do.

Kim
Hey there I'm Kim and I love hockey and country music. I bet a lot of people just groaned at the fact that I like country music. I love to read and am known to sit down and finish a good book in one day if I get the chance. I'm also a tree hugging  environmental science geek so please reduce, reuse and recycle :)



LIGHT IN THE DARKNESS
Five very awesome young people read my work and give me very awesome feedback.  LitD is better because of them.  Let them introduce themselves:

Dana
I am first and foremost a crazily obsessed blink-182 fan. However, I spend most of my time composing and playing music on piano, really anything random from classical to new age to rock. :)

Michaella
I was once described as 'quirky,' and am quite bookish, so I am extremely excited to see this side of the novel-writing process. Like April, I enjoy my calculus, but I don't let that lessen my love for the humanities.*

Peter
My name is Peter and I love everything music. I play several brass instruments but my main instrument is trumpet. I am principle trumpet in my school's wind ensemble, honors jazz band and every other band that my school offers. I excel at music theory, and I spend my spare time writing music. I hope to be a band director and a music teacher one day!

Sarah
I really love cats and science (not together though). And I enjoy watching Doctor Who. :)

Tom
I read anything I can get my hands on.  Now, I am particularly a fan of Hemingway and Steinbeck but love to find new books by authors that I have never heard of!  I don’t think there is any book that I have read which I didn’t enjoy in some way. When I’m not reading, I like to spend time with friends, write,  play violin, and be outdoors hiking or cycling.


*If you weren't convinced Michaella was quirky, she sent me this picture to prove it.