Today we welcome Karen from Sassy Redhead Book Reviews into the spotlight on my Joffe Books Rolling Blog. Karen is based in the USA. You can read her reviews and more about her Blog via this link: Sassy Redhead Book Reviews
Hello Karen, could you tell us a little about yourself and what made you start blogging?
Hello, I am an Administrative Assistant for the Mechanical Engineering Department at our local University. I live in the U.S. I am a mother of three grown children, a grandmother to two and a third one on the way. I was going into my final year of my college career, working on my bachelor’s degree in English last year and decided I wanted something to do in the evenings to keep me busy and my mind busy. I will graduate May 20, 2018. I am an avid reader, reading up to ~5 books a week, and I decided to start my blog so that I could write reviews on books that I read. I read a few different genre’s and I don’t mix my Face Book page with my reading. I enjoy romance of most types, thrillers/mysteries, and crime stories. I figured I could combine my enjoyment of reading with reviewing the books and I contacted an author of a book I had just completed and told her I was interested in blogging and reviewing. She put me on the right track and I started my blog. She has become a friend and supporter.
How long have you been blogging (when you first set up your blog)
I started my blog last June 2017 and have been going at it for almost a year now.
When did you start joining Blog Tours and why?
I started doing the blog tours a few months into starting my blog. I enjoy being a part of helping to get the word out about an author or a book. I especially like to introduce a new author to readers. I have found a lot of new to me authors by doing the blog tours.
Do you join blog tours for a lot of publishers? Not a lot. About how many?
Joffe is one of the few publishers I have done blog tours for. I am a member of several blogger/review groups though.
What do you think of the books Joffe publish are they usually good, average, bad?
I have read a few authors published by Joffe and have not found a bad book yet. I have enjoyed all of the books that I have read and reviewed.
Joffe Books is run differently to other publishers is the short notice of book releases a problem given how much in demand bloggers are?
I have no problem with the short notice for these tours. If I am not busy, I am always willing to join in and help. If I am busy, as I have been the past month finishing my class up so that I can graduate, I will not volunteer to help.
Some Bloggers leave room for Joffe Books are you one of those?
Not consciously. If so why? I love the DI Mariner series and will always do a tour for Chris Collett’s series, as long as I have the time to read and review in the time given.
Joffe Books has a launch team that get together in a virtual party setting and many of the authors support each other and chat with the readers and bloggers. Do you think this is a good idea? If so why?
I do think it’s a great idea. It’s nice that they can get together and chat about the books that are being published, read, and blogged about.
Have you ever gone to a Joffe Launch Party?
No, I have not. I was unaware of them.
Is there anything else you would like to say about Joffe Books, their authors or Social Media Promoter?
I have enjoyed working with Jill Burkinshaw and Joffe Books, I look forward to more tours with both. Jill is always very helpful and communicative.