A lot of times, when I get emails, they’re addressed to “Miss SciFi and Scary” or “Dear SciFi and Scary”. I’ll be honest, this made me laugh a bit, but then I realized that I might not be cluing my readers in enough to who I am. So I decided to tidy up this about page a bit for your edification!
Who Runs Sci-Fi and Scary?
SciFi and Scary is run by Lilyn G., a female with a serious love of horror and “hard” science fiction. I also have an almost obscene love for bad puns. Since the beginning of the year, including about 30 short stories, I have read 120 books according to my Goodreads Challenge for 2016. Pagewise, that comes out to 24, 174 pages as of 11:39 p.m. on 4/8/2106.
So, you could say: I Read. A Lot.
I also have a full-time job, and a kid with an incurable, eventually terminal illness. On top of that, I have severe PTSD, and insomnia.
Now, you’ll often see me use “we”. That’s because while this site is primarily run by just one person, I do have a helper.
Miss L is (as of March 2016) now 7 years old. She reads at a fourth-grade level. She has her own occasional reviews on Kids’ Corner Saturdays. She is frequently peering over my shoulder, giving her input, asking me what I’m reading, etc. I treat her like a little adult, and the payoff is having a young child with some surprising insights and a serious book fetish as a result. So, it’s surprisingly natural to me to use “we” instead of “I” most of the time.
I am committed to giving the readers bluntly honest reviews of Science Fiction, Horror, and Thriller reads. Occasionally, books from other genres are picked up and reviewed, but only those that either fall under fantasy, or have enough sci-fi, horror, or thriller elements in them to qualify for listing will be reviewed.
Every Saturday is Kids’ Corner day, where attention is given solely to kids books and other issues pertaining to kids literacy.
Sundays are the only days in which you will not see book reviews posted on this site. Sundays are for laughs and general silliness.
If you tweet, you can [twitter-follow screen_name=’scifiandscary’]. While I do NOT take book review requests via Twitter, feel free to hit me up to chat about books or movies!
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