The Dancing Librarian’s Bulletin Board for Frolicking Fun Reads is a real world real corkboard, littered with book reviews, in a real world library, for real world readers. She writes them mostly for fantasy and science fiction releases, and tuned toward the young adult audience.

The following is a transcript from a Questions and Answers portion of a live interview we did, where I talk about writing, my books, my process, and other interesting writerly things.

Dancing Librarian: Hello, and please welcome Sean O’Donnell, author of the Sage and the Arcane Order series, with the first Trilogy, called Elevation, of a planned five trilogy series arc. He also has a standalone book set in the same Universe, called Dacha Rising.

Sean O’Donnell: Thank you for having me. And thank you for reading and reviewing my books. Even if you don’t have a blog online, where you can post them for the world to see. (laughs)

DL: Yes, I know I’m beyond old-fashioned.

SO: Only kidding. Even though you have computers and ebooks and an awesome blu-ray section here, the stacks of books are still my favorite thing to browse through here. And reading in-house reviews of books is what makes this place, and libraries everywhere, so great.

DL: Giving recommendations is my favorite part of the job. And reading great books written by ... (READ THE INTERVIEW) 

Yes, leaving a review is easy!

Leaving reviews is an easy way to say Thank You to an author.

At the same time, positive reviews may be the final push a browsing reader needs to take a plunge on a new author.

Reviews are also key in prompting Amazon to throw some extra promotional push into the book. That's why reviews are way more important than most readers realize.

Even the short and sweet reviews go a long ways. And the process is pretty painless! Let me walk you through it. (READ MORE)

Helpful Reviews - Why Leave a Review?

In this day and age, reviews are as big a part of people deciding whether to purchase a product, see a movie, or eat at a new restaurant as they have ever been. Possibly even more so.

Reviews are important, and today the individual has a louder voice than ever before. And good reviews are both influential and exponential. Within newspapers and magazines, on television and radio; book reviews are dwindling and becoming scarcer.

Readership and viewership itself is on the move. More and more people are turning to the customer reviews found online to help make informed decisions about what they are considering. Reviews are everywhere!  (READ MORE)


Getting Giffy!

I love me some video, motion graphics, and yes...even the bane of the internet...the ignoble gif! (READ MORE)