I’m a veteran book seller living and working in SW Florida. I am also a mother and a grandmother. I am passionate about reading and wish to share with others who enjoy receiving information about new authors, new titles and just great writing.
For ten years, I wrote book reviews for Naples Daily News. Now I write my reviews on this blog. I have worked at both Books A Million and Barnes & Noble for a total of over twenty years. But I totally hit the book lotto about five years ago when I was hired to work at a fabulous little Indy bookstore in Punta Gorda called Copperfish Books. All this experience has paid off. My own business, Maurice On Books, has taken off like wildfire and I am now able to work for myself. I will have more time to visit more clubs, both large and small. I am excited at this next step in my literary life.
I have a connection to many booksellers and book lovers as well as publishers, authors and literary agents. I give book talks and am very involved in the whole book process. I am able to review advance copies of books coming out in the future and let you know what my thoughts are about the future of these books. Several times in the past few years I have come across a brand new title and pronounced it an important read, and it has been. My all-time favorite example of this is Abraham Verghese’s CUTTING FOR STONE. More recently, I was working on marketing for AMERICAN DIRT by Jeanine Cummins. I knew it was going to be HUGE in the book world. What I didn’t know is how controversial it would become. BIG.
I will be sharing my thoughts and excitement with you and hope you will share yours. I look forward to hearing from book lovers, booksellers and anyone else interested in the book experience.
The fabulous photo on the face of my blog was taken by me on a trip to Positano a few years ago. This pic was caught from the deck of a boat in the regatta off the coast of Amalfi. Isn’t it GRAND!
I am not able to take on any unsolicited material. Due to the volume of the books arriving by publisher constantly, I am just not able to read self-published books.
I find it necessary to add this disclosure statement to my page. Please do not ask me to share contact information for any of my authors, publishers, agents, or clubs. This is private and personal information that will be kept private. Thank you for understanding.
Oh, by the way, Maurice was my Seal Point Siamese cat who was with us for 22 years. He loved a good book!