Ronna Mandel, former Associate Editor at L.A. Parent, is the mother of a middle schooler and a university Freshman. Ronna, her husband and two children moved back to the States in 2006 after living 10 years overseas in both Frankfurt and London. Now residing in the San Gabriel Valley, Ronna is a freelance writer who interviews authors, reviews children’s books and educational products and promotes reading-related events. Her site also offers contests and giveaways throughout the year. When her head’s not buried in between the pages of a book, you can find Ronna writing her own stories for children (as well as a mystery for adults). You can also find Ronna’s book reviews in print and online at L.A. Parent magazine. The Good Reads With Ronna blog, along with some of Ronna’s other blog faves, happily resides at http://www.laparent.com and can be found weekly in www.parenthood.com’s Practical Parenting newsletter. The blog is now also available on these fine sites: Pinterest, Bay Area Parent, Our Kids San Antonio Online, The Boston Parents’ Paper Online, The Westchester Family and most recently Colorado Parent. Contact Ronna directly at Ronna.L.Mandel@gmail.com, on Twitter @goodreadsronna and on Facebook. Wishing you happy reading!
Debbie Glade is a lifetime writer and the author, illustrator and voice talent of the award-winning children’s picture book The Travel Adventures of Lilly P Badilly: Costa Rica, published by Smart Poodle Publishing. She regularly visits South Florida elementary and middle schools with her reading, writing and geography programs. She blogs daily at smartpoodlepublishing.com. For years, Debbie was a travel writer for luxury cruise lines. She loves reviewing children’s books and has done so for L.A. Parent since the start of 2010. In addition, she works as a freelance writer for travel and news sites and was the Fort Lauderdale, FL Topic Writer for About.com in 2012. She lives in Hollywood, Florida with her husband, John and gigantic poodle, Darwin. Her daughter is an undergraduate student at The University of Pennsylvania studying Geology and traveling the world. In her spare time, Debbie enjoys organic tomato gardening, crafts, cooking, and of course, reading!
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We’re always looking for new reviewers, especially of middle grade and YA books. If you think you have what it takes and are willing to commit to one review weekly, send a sample book review to Ronna.L.Mandel @ gmail.com. (Please remove spaces when sending email.) Write Book Reviewer in the Subject Line.