Carrie, What piece of advice would you offer authors who are just starting out?
Surround yourself with a community who will be your biggest champions but will also be honest enough to gently tell you if a chapter, a paragraph, a sentence just isn’t working.
What advice would you like to give readers who’d like to write reviews?
Carrie: Start with your own collection, with books you’ve checked out from the library. Write reviews on Goodreads and/or Amazon. And study other reviewers – what do they say (and what they don’t), how do they frame positive reviews as well as negative, what are the terms they use, etc. But most of all? Be kind. Even when you don’t like a book, be polite and gracious.