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March 19, 2015

New Faces on Girl Who Reads

by Donna Huber

Girl Who Reads has expanded again. That is great news for you as you will get more book reviews and news and not have to "hear" constantly from me! Girl Who Reads welcomes 3 new features writers and a new reviewer.

You have already met two of the new features writers, Chris and Ross. Yes, that's right Girl Who Reads has added two guys to the team. You will meet Kathleen next week, but here's a little more about all three of them.

Raised between the soaring peaks of the Swiss Alps and the dark industrialism of northern England, beauty and darkness have been twin influences on Chris' creativity since his youth. Throughout his life he has expressed this through music, art and literature, delving deep into the darkest parts of human nature, and finding the elegance therein. These themes are central to his current literary project, The Redemption of ErĂ¢th. A dark epic fantasy, it is a tale of the bitter struggle against darkness and despair, and an acknowledgement that there are some things the mind cannot overcome. Written from a depth of personal experience, Chris' words are touching and powerful, the hallmark of someone who has walked alone through the night, and welcomes the final darkness of the soul. However, for now he lives in New Jersey with his wife and eleven-year-old son. You can also find him at

Ross M Kitson
Ross is a doctor, occasional blogger, full time geek, and sporadic author of fantasy and YA sci-fi. Connect with Ross on Twitter.

Kathleen Barker
Kathleen was born and raised in Baltimore, Maryland. A graduate of Blessed Sacrament, the Institute of Notre Dame and Towson University, she spent twenty years as the much-traveled wife of a Navy pilot and has three children. While working for a Fortune 500 insurance company in New Orleans, she wrote feature and human interest articles for their magazine and received the Field Reporter of the Year award. After Hurricane Katrina, she returned to her beloved state of Maryland where she started work on "The Charm City Chronicles". All four volumes, "Ednor Scardens", "The Body War", "The Hurting Year", and "On Gabriel's Wings" are available in Amazon's Kindle store.

Chris's column will appear the first Friday of every month, Alison will continue on the second Wednesday, and Ross and Kathleen will alternate the fourth Wednesday. Heather will continue to introduce you to authors with her interviews on the third Mondays.

Joining Claire and me with handling reviews is Elisabeth. She's already working on her first reviews so you will read her posts soon. But here's a little about her.

Elisabeth Scherer
Elisabeth grew up in a very small town in Minnesota but now lives in the lovely Pacific Northwest where she spends most of her time raising her two young children. She and her husband have a large collection of books that takes a good space of their small condo. When she's not reading she has a variety of hobbies that include crocheting, drawing, baking, cooking, and movie watching. She is currently training to run her first half marathon later this year! You can also find her blogging at

I hope you will welcome them and enjoy reading their posts.


  1. Welcome new helpers! It's great to have y'all join us in sharing your thoughts and love for books and reading~

  2. How exciting! Looking forward to some new and fresh perspectives! <3 Bee @ Bee Reads Books