That's why I was so thrilled when the wonderful Debbi Honorof offered me a mini book review column called Brenda's Book Briefs in Long Island Woman Magazine! It was a no-brainer for me to accept the gig-- after all, I usually read a different book each week-- but then, I realized it could be bigger than just talking about the books that everyone else was talking about. This gave me an opportunity. I could champion the books I love, the authors I've fallen in love with, the ones who don't have a voice.
My first column was published yesterday, and I talked about the women's fiction novel NEW MONEY, by Lorraine Zago Rosenthal, an amazing writer who also writes Young Adult.
What do you think of the first column? I hope to keep bringing you books written by the underdogs-- the ones who don't get coverage in People Magazine, the ones who aren't all over the NYT Book Review. I hope you'll come along with me for the ride!