First Annual #AtoZChallenge Book Reviews, Tour, and Blog Hop! -- J. L. Dorner

Welcome to the first Annual #AtoZChallenge Book Reviews, Tour, and Blog Hop!

Today's author is J. Lenni Dorner!

Writing Book Reviews As An Author: Inspiration To Make It Easier 
(release date: 26 March; adult reference, craft of writing)

Writing Book Reviews As An Author: Inspiration To Make It Easier is a #BookReview literary criticism and critique reference book for #writers by #author @JLenniDorner.
It aims to provide inspiration to encourage people to write more book reviews. It is written for authors, though any reader can benefit.

Pre-order it on Amazon and Smashwords!

Exclusive tour content: A never-before-seen quote from the book!:

Why did you take part in the A to Z Challenge the year that your book was given life?
It's the 10-year anniversary. I'm very excited to be a co-host of the A to Z Challenge. This is an incredible community.

Why did you start blogging?
This is answered in my very first blog post:
"You may wonder why I started a blog. I may wonder that too! Actually, this blog was started because I heard about the A to Z challenge from some NaNoWriMo friends."

Do you have any other books coming out soon?
This is my current new publication. I have several stories in the works though.

What other books do you have available?
Fractions of Existence, an urban fantasy. Free on Kindle Unlimited.

Do you have a brief writing tip?
Here's a motivational quote of mine about when you feel like giving up on writing:

Where did the idea for this book come from, other than the alphabet and the A to Z Challenge?
The idea came from interviewing so many debut authors at Operation Awesome. I noticed that some authors reviewed a lot of books, and others had never written one. I set out to inspire those who didn't write reviews. It turned out to be long enough for a month of blog posts. Then I noticed I had enough to make a reference book.

What writing goal do you hope to accomplish this year?
My biggest writing goal this year is to publish two books in 2019.

As a reader, what most motivates you to buy a new book to read?
A recommendation from a trusted source, reading something interesting about the book, or the book being by an author I like.

What research did you do for your book?
Before I started writing Writing Book Reviews As An Author: Inspiration To Make It Easier, I had interviewed many debut authors at the Operation Awesome blog. When I came across an author who didn't write book reviews, I asked them about it. Then I asked some book reviewers I know why they do write reviews. Then I spent a few months researching what makes a good book review, why people read reviews, and how authors can make their reviews interesting. I added my own experience, tested the book several times, and finally felt I had something worth sharing.

Find out more about J. Lenni Dorner and get in touch!
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Hope you've enjoyed this spot on the tour!
There's one more author feature to come next week, and after that I might finally have my Books Read in 2018 post prepared! Not to mention my overdue reviews of last year's writing and other hobbies, and a revamp of my goals for this year.

What motivates you to write book reviews?
Or, if you don't write them, what deters you?


J Lenni Dorner said…
Thank you for hosting me. Good luck revamping your goals.