Wednesday, May 31, 2017

INTRODUCTIONS: Meet the #ArmchairBookExpo Team!

Welcome to Armchair Book Expo 2017!  Today we are kicking off the event with introductions, so let us give you a quick introduction to our Armchair Team!

Allison Bruning (Inside the Secret World of Allison Bruning)

Currently ... I am writing "Field of Grace", a Christian historical fiction book set right after WWI about forgiveness, love and family.

I am ... an author, screenwriter and business owner. I full-time RV around the United States with my husband, Delfin Espinosa, and our dog, Lakota Sioux.

My summer plans ... My husband and I will be visiting with several state parks to film educational videos and promote our educational business, Academic Warriors. I also plan to finish a few writing projects.

Ariel Wilson (The Librarian's Bookshelf)

I am . . . a 26 year old newlywed and lifeblogger with two young kittens and a full plate of life!

My current read . . . is a devotional called The Comparison Trap. It's a good read!

My summer plans . . . are working, enjoying the sun, and spending time with family!

My blog/channel/social media . . . is The Librarian's Bookshelf on blogger, @arielrwilson on twitter, and @arielrwilson on Instagram!

The best . . . part about this week is how many readers and bloggers come together to share a love of reading!

Ashley Mullins (Books Buying Beauty)

I am ... from Books Buying Beauty returning for a third year to Book Expo. 

Currently ... my great grandfather and I are on another road trip driving out to NYC for Book Expo. This is our fifth year doing road trips together. 

My blog ... name is Books Buying Beauty however I have been more active on Instagram lately. You can find me on there and Twitter under the username Bookz4nerdz.

Deb Nance (Readerbuzz)

I am ... Deb Nance, a blogger, a librarian, and a reader.

I love ... Paris, my guitar, walks, drawing, my blog, and good books.

My current read ...The Hate U Give. Tense.

Emily (Emily Reads Everything)

I am ... a mother, a teacher and a bookaholic.

My summer plans ... include teaching braille and doubling the size of our family! Hoping to get some good reading and blogging done too.

My blog ... is I'm extremely active on twitter too. Catch me there. 

My blog/channel/social media . . . Based on a True Story ( I'm @dvmheather on Instagram and Litsy too.

I am ... a veterinarian, a reader, a quilter, a photographer, and a travel lover. Also a true believer in the Oxford comma.

I love ... all genres of books especially if they are set somewhere far away from me. I love nonfiction about niche topics that fill my head with useless facts. I love books about food.

I am ... a book blogger & bookstagrammer of YA literature from Mexico. 

My book blog ... is called The Reader and the Chef ( & my Instagram is @thereaderandthechef. I'm also the Instagram Manager & a Staff Reviewer for YA Books Central ( 

My all-time favorite ... books are Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling, Stolen Songbird (The Malediction Trilogy) by Danielle L. Jensen, and The Iron Fey series by Julie Kagawa. As you can see, I'm such a big fan of Fantasy books!

I am ... Monika and my blog is Lovely Bookshelf ( You can find me @lovelybookshelf across social media.

My current reads ... are Revolutionary Mothering: Love on the Front Lines (edited by Gumbs, Martens, and Williams) and Meanwhile, Elsewhere: Science Fiction & Fantasy from Transgender Writers (edited by Plett and Fitzpatrick).

My summer plans ... include playing music (that's my day job) and spending a lot of time at the beautiful snow-white beaches here in Pensacola, Florida.


 I am ... a native Michigander.

Currently ... I am working as a librarian.

My current read ... is a murder mystery set in space!

My buddy ... is my hubby.

My blog/channel/social media ... is Purple Owl Reviews. You can find me on Twitter, too!

My favorite ... The best advice I ever received came from a friend who loved the lengthy emails I wrote to him at sea. He said I should ‘start one of those blogs’ and talk about the books I enjoy reading. That was over 8 years ago, and I’ve been blogging since!

My buddy ... in all things is named after a famous bottle of hot sauce ~ here’s a photo of me and TaBasco in the Arizona sunshine. He’s a 6-month old standard poodle, and the love of my life. Well. . . after my sweetheart and 3 children and 2 grandchildren, of course.

My blog ... can be found at or connect with me at the following social media sites:

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I am…. Stephanie (aka Gorelenore online). I am part of the Sponsorship Team with Armchair Book Expo. I am also a… reader, blogger, pet mom, full-time administrative assistant, lover of World of Warcraft, big sister of eight (9 of us total), and generally very nerdy person.

My current read … is so many things! While writing this, I am reading a physical version of Get it Together, Delilah! By Erin Gough, I am listening to A Game of Thrones by George RR Martin on CD when I am in my car, and I am listening to Grave Mercy by Robin LaFevers via an Audible download whenever I can.

My summer plans… are mostly to relax and try to get LOADS of reading done! I have a whole month where work will be slow, so I want to use it wisely. I also plan on going camping a few times and maybe finding time to day-trip to a beach somewhere…

I am ... a blogger of 10 years at Tif Talks Books, one of the original founders of Armchair Book Expo (what used to be Armchair BEA), and co-creator of Book Bloggers International.  I am also a mother, wife, freelance writer, advocate, and during the academic year, elementary school counselor.

My current read ... is actually one of many!  I am currently in the midst of reading lots of books at the time of this writing:  RUMP by Liesl Shurtliff, SOULLESS by Gail Carriger, FOSTERING RESILIENT LEARNERS by Kristen Souers, HARRY POTTER AND THE ORDER OF THE PHOENIX by J.K. Rowling, DELIRIUM by Lauren Oliver, THE BOY WHO WAS RAISED AS A DOG by Bruce D. Perry, 101 FAIRY TALES by The Brothers Grimm, and THE COMPLETE SHERLOCK HOLMES, VOLUME 1 by Arthur Conan Doyle.

My blog/channel/social media ... can all be found under Tif Talks Books (tiftalksbooks).  Here's a few links of where you can find me online:  website, Twitter, Facebook Page, Instagram, and Tumblr.


  1. THANK YOU, ladies. You did an awesome job getting the Armchair BookExpo organized.

    Love learning more about you.

    I know a few of you. :)

    Had fun visiting the post for introducing ourselves, and the Twitter Party.

    Looking forward to the rest of the week. I am out of town, but I am so excited I was able to join in so far.

    Silver's Reviews
    Armchair BookExpo Introduction

    1. Thank you, Elizabeth.

      It was a pleasure to meet you tonight at the Twitter Party.


    2. Thanks, Allison.

      A pleasure meeting you too.

    3. Elizabeth ... I'm so glad that you were able to jump in on the fun today! Hoping your fun continues!!