Tuesday, January 13, 2009

PODBRAM is Expanding


Meet Lloyd Lofthouse, the newest member of the PODBRAM Review Team! Lloyd is only the first of several new reviewers joining us at PODBRAM. We are opening up new avenues for review submissions. The good news is that our selection of reviewers will greatly expand our expertise throughout more genres. The bad news is that it may become a little more competitive to secure a review at our site. We have more reviewers, but we also are receiving a a lot more submissions, and no matter how many of us there are, we can each still read only one book at a time. There is one more bit of what may be good news for some of you. The comma-hunting, curmudgeon editor and IT drip under pressure is running out of time to write reviews, so most of your books can keep their clothes on while being read and reviewed!

Let's all welcome Lloyd to the premiere, free, legitimate book review team on the net! Here is a little background information, in his own words, about Lloyd, our newest reviewer:

Lloyd Lofthouse earned a BA in journalism after fighting in Vietnam as a U.S. Marine and later earned an MFA in writing. He was an English and journalism teacher at a high school in Southern California. During the thirty years he was a teacher, many of his students won regional, state, national and international recognition/awards for poems, short stories and journalism pieces written in his class. For several years, while teaching days, he also worked nights as a maitre d' in a multimillion-dollar nightclub called the Red Onion. He now lives near San Francisco with his wife, with a second home in Shanghai, China. Lloyd's short story "A Night at the Well of Purity" was a finalist for the 2007 Chicago Literary Awards. His novel, My Splendid Concubine, won an honorable mention in fiction from the 2008 London Book Festival.

The Website of Lloyd Lofthouse

5 comments:

Sun Singer said...

Welcome to the group. It will be nice to take in more books at a time and also expand our specialty areas.

By all means, have fun.

Malcolm

Celia Hayes said...

And welcome from me as well! You know, I think we now have left off beating our tiny fists against the castle door of the great big publishing establishment... we have just turned our attention to building or own castle!

Dianne said...

Lloyd,

Welcome! We are glad to have you along for the ride!

Dianne

Marva said...

Lloyd! You're a real hottie. I haven't seen your pic before. Where have you been hiding. Don't worry. I'm happily married and not a stalker.

Cheers,
Marva

The Teacher said...

I didn't know that comments could be posted below my bio and mug shot. Thanks for the greetings.
Thanks Marva. I'm married too and my wife feels the same way. I have no idea why. My wife took the picture.