Monday, October 08, 2007

Book Reviewer Irene Watson Joins Yvonne Perry on Podcast

Irene Watson will be Yvonne Perry’s guest on Writers in the Sky Podcast October 12th, 2007!

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.

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.

Hear an audio introduction by Irene

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.

But, they do more than just reviews. They provide services for authors such as publicity services and editing, as well as coaching to write book proposals. And, they will act as an agent for you and send your proposal to a traditional publisher on our list.

Check Irene's Web site for more information.

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Barb said...

I will look forward to this podcast interview. I have been a follower of yours for about six months now and enjoy your interviews and your newsletters very much. Your newsletter is PACKED with tons of good and valuable information. I so appreciate all the time you put into it. I have learned so much from you. Thank you!

Barbara said...

I may not have said it before, but you're one talanted lady! I've learned so much from your newsletters and look forward to learning more! I don't know how you find the time! God Bless!

Yvonne Perry said...

Barb, thank you so much for the words of encouragement. I really enjoy hearing that people are benefiting from the podcast, newsletter and blog.