It is with great sadness that I must announce that I am no longer able to continue managing Portland Book Review to the degree that it deserves. I have been struggling with a series of interconnected illnesses over the last year, and it has finally reached the point that I must admit when too much is too much. This has been a wonderful experience that has connected thousands of book lovers across the globe, and has given me the chance to get to know a number of them very well. I cannot even begin to properly express my thanks to my wonderful reviewers, and all of our supportive and amazing readers. Please go check out our sister sites over at https://citybookreview.com/ for any future reviewing needs.
For anyone who has recently purchased a sponsored review, refunds will be going out over the next 2 weeks. I will also be reaching out to publicists over the next month.
I hope you continue to find good books to read and enjoy, good people to discuss them with, and continue to share your love of the written word.
Whitney Smyth received a Master’s in Book Publishing and Technical Writing at Portland State University, following a Bachelor’s in English at the University of Arizona. She took over ownership of Portland Book Review in December of 2014. She also works as a freelance editor and can be commissioned at Smyth Editorial Services and spends what little free time she has on her own writing. Coming from a family of readers she devours an average of one hundred books a year, in a variety of genres. Her favorite authors are far too numerous to list, but include Alexandre Dumas, Mary Shelley, Jim Butcher, and John Green.
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