Writer Groupie Ep 42-Book Reviews and Editing with Sharon Stogner

Welcome, Groupies! This is episode 42 of the podcast, and today I chat with Sharon Stogner. Sharon is co-creator of the quirky multi-media review site I Smell Sheep, which was voted Best Review Site 2015 in the Editors and Preditors Reader’s Poll, and freelance editor(Devil in the Details Editing Services). Born and raised in NC, she received a B.S. in Biology from UNC and a Masters in Microbiology from NCSC back before cell phones became popular. Married and mother of two girls, she loves reading speculative fiction, blow’em up movies, and eating spaghetti.

So, here we go…on with the show!

Writer Groupie Ep 42 I SMELL SHEEP

Sharon Stogner is full of great information for authors seeking reviews, and what editing can do for your novel. I am excited to have her on Writer Groupie Podcast. Be sure to check out her sites at the bottom of this post.

Sharon Stogner Editing


In this episode, we learn about:

  • How Sharon and I met at Imaginarium and what she and her co-partner, Katie Dawson are planning for con-going
  • All about I Smell Sheep and how Sharon got started working with them
  • How many reviewers work for I-S-S
  • Insider info on blog tours and how they can lead to reviews and how that all benefits authors
  • The difference between reader reviews and pro reviews and why authors need pro reviews to give them more exposure
  • Education about negative reviews and how to avoid them
  • The different specialities of the reviewers at I-S-S
  • Insider info on submission guidelines for getting reviews at I Smell Sheep and other sites
  • Book covers and how important they are for reviews- they really do pick books by their covers!
  • Devil in the Details Editing and how it came to be
  • Information on how to book Sharon for editing and what kinds of editing she does
  • Details on how she approaches her clients and their work
  • Top three tips for getting book reviews
  • ***BONUS*** Insider details on guest interviews and other goodies, swag, and contests, for authors at I Smell Sheep

Sharon Stogner

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