Friday, October 12, 2007

Irene Watson of Reader Views on Writers in the Sky Podcast

Irene Watson of Reader Views will be joining us today on Writers in the Sky Podcast October 12th, 2007! Learn how and why she started her book review company as she chats with WITS onwer Yvonne Perry.

Irene was born in Northern Alberta in Canada. Irene's career took her from career counseling, to business ownership, to working in management for a police force, to spiritual counseling, to teaching at a college, to retreat/seminar/workshop design and facilitation to her most recent - owning/managing Reader Views. She obtained her B.S. in psychology at St. Edward's University in Austin, TX and her M. A. in psychology from Regis University in Denver, CO.

Click here to listen to the interview with Irene...

After retiring in 2003 Irene authored an award winning memoir, The Sitting Swing, which was published in October 2005. Having a hard time getting reviews for her book, she started Reader Views on a whim. Within a month it exploded to a full time business. So much for retirement! Irene's hobbies include genealogy and reading. Irene lives with her husband, Robert, near Barton Creek in Austin, Texas - the best of two worlds - she has the city out the front door and the country out the back door. They are parents of two children, Juanita and Daryn, as well as in-laws of Christine, and grandparents to Kyle, and his siblings Kaitlyn and Keifer.

Reader Views is an Austin, Texas, based company. They started late December 2005 as a book review service. Shortly after the company's birth they expanded into offering publicity and editing services to authors.

Their reviews appear on, in USA Today Reuters, NBC and in newspapers such as Austin American Statesman and The Sacramento Bee. As well, their reviews appear on many online websites and blogs. They review books for well known authors such as James Paterson and those that are unknown, self-published or published by a small press.

Check Irene's Web site for more information.


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Next Friday I will upload Barbara Milbourn's 2-part interview with Jordana Ryan.

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