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Filmmakers, authors, publishers or publicists: please send an e-mail to flyingmonkeys78 [at] gmail [dot] com with “Review Request: Insert Film/Book Title” in the subject line. I will do my best to respond to every e-mail in a timely manner.

Please take a few moments to browse this page for an idea of what I typically read or my IMDb profile for what I typically watch. I’m most interested in works by women of color and Indigenous peoples, specifically science fiction and fantasy.

Note, I rarely post reviews for movies or books I did not enjoy. Reason being, if I didn’t like something, chances are I don’t want to spend more time on it by writing up why I didn’t like it. There are exceptions to this practice of course; for example, if I read something that’s offensive or outright hateful. But, for the most part, I like to keep things positive, which is why you won’t see many reviews under 3 stars.

Important: I only review hard copies; I do not accept ebooks, audiobooks, or digital downloads.

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Selina · July 25, 2009 at 11:11 AM

Hi Leah,
I can totally identify with the struggle. The fact that you write as often as you do is amazing. I am also a self-employed mom and often find my business taking precedent over my dream and first love… writing. I am horrible at the administrative part of getting published too. I have 4 books (all unpublished). I don’t send out nearly enough queries. It’s like I just wanna write and not have to do the work to get published, which is probably why I’m not. LOL!

I did have some success with lit mags though. You might try that. There are a ton of them out there that accept e-queries and it’s a good place to build your publishing repertoire.

Keep writing. You’re great.

BTW… True Blood rules!

Adding ya to my blog roll.

SeLiNa 🙂

    Leah · July 26, 2009 at 6:53 PM

    Thanks for stopping by, SeLiNa. I appreciate the encouragement.

Leah · September 25, 2009 at 12:29 PM

My sister sent this link to me today. It has to be one of the best, if not the best, responses to the never ending, “What about socialization?” question all homeschoolers get sooner or later. Thank you, Mrs. G!