Beta Readers – Now with easy to use lists! #GUTGAA

Here, it is the list(s) of authors looking for BETA readers/reading partners.

Things I learned: One pretty much EVERYONE said they’d reciprocate, so I didn’t need to have that as a question. And pretty much everyone said they had something *right now* (or very soon), which makes sense, why would you be looking for a BETA reader if you didn’t have something? D’oh! On the other hand, I neglected ask people how they wanted to be contacted so there are several blanks in the lists where that information is missing. So, if you are one of the people who has a blank and are still looking for a beta reader, you can post below and I will add it. (although with the kids sports schedule tomorrow it might not be until late).

The other thing I learned is not everyone had a clear concept of the genre of their story (trust me, I too am confused! I wrote about it here and here). So, if you seem to be listed in a category which isn’t quite what you listed it’s either because a) I merged some genres for space issues (all ‘non-earth’ fantasy including ‘high’ ‘epic’ ‘heroic’ is under fantasy/other realms) or b) I added a genre which I thought was also a good fit for your story. I did this to appeal to as broad a group as possible, but if you’re truly ticked let me know and I’ll take you off that list.

Due to space limitation I have clustered some of the genres in each age range. With three age ranges (MG, YA and Adult), ~14 genres and serious overlap for several genres (paranormal and UF being the main one) making a separate listing for each didn’t make sense. I also didn’t make a lits of what people said they’d read, however it’s pretty safe to assume authors will read in the genres they write in (if you want to check you can to back to the original posts here). EVERYONE should be listed at least once, sometimes more depending if they write for several age groups or across genres (that is everyone who posted by 11 pm on Friday, Sept 7!). If I missed you I sincerely apologize!!  Let me know and I’ll add you in.

But first, before we get to the tables, we had FOUR FIVE ! people who are NOT authors sign up to BETA read. So very cool!

I’ve cut and pasted each of their posts so authors looking for readers can hear first hand what they are looking for. Quick hint: CLICK ON NAMES AT TOP OF QUOTE TO GET TO THEIR WEBSITES/TWITTER ACCOUNTS.

Hope’s:

Hope Markowski

1) My name is Hope Markowski. I am an 8th grader in honors English and Reading classes. I am a book reviewer on Flamingnet.com. I volunteer at my local library at least twice a week, and I am a peer helper at my school (which you need to be teacher recommended based on academic performance, etc.) I LOVE to read. I read all kinds of books, from ones that are a bit below my reading level like “The Divide” (like for 6th or 7th grade), but I really like it anyway, up to “To Kill a Mockingbird” and “A Walk to Remember”, which I am reading both right now. I *loved* the Maximum Ride series, and Immortal. I also like Meg Cabot and Margaret Peterson Haddix. I like YA fiction with some romance, and some paranormal or magic thrown in. I really like female lead characters that are kind of feisty, or ones that are a little sarcastic and make me laugh.
2) YA/MG romance (I’m not allowed to read books that have TOO much “romance” in them if you know what I mean), paranormal romance, adventure/fantasy like Maximum Ride
3) I read every day. I can easily commit to a minimum of two chapters a week. And that is a low ball park number. If the chapters are shorter, or I don’t have a lot of homework, I can probably do more. I just don’t want to commit to something I can’t deliver. I always keep my commitments.

A.M. Supinger’s:

AMSupinger (@AMSupinger)

1) My name is A.M.Supinger. One of the items on my Bucket List is to buy a house with enough room for a formal library. Right now every nook and cranny in my apartment is overflowing with stacks of books that can’t be crammed onto my bookshelves :P I live in South Dakota with my husband, two dogs, and a very sneezy cat.
2) I prefer reading YA/MG fantasy and science fiction, but I will also read adult scifi/fantasy.
3) I am already a beta for two other writers, so I would only be able to commit to one book a month. If my reading list goes down, I’ll be able to zip through novels much more quickly.

Ritab’s:

ritab38315

Hello all! I am a photojournalist & studio photographer from West Tennessee. When I’m not behind the camera taking pictures, I can usually be found reading. It’s my second love and I am not limited to any specific genres either. My favorites to read are mysteries, thrillers and romances (especially romantic suspense) but I will pretty much read anything that catches my attention. I can juggle more than one author at a time. I can do a chapter a week or a book a month because I make my own hours.

http://www.facebook.com/ritab38315
http://www.twitter.com/ritab38315
http://www.ribellephoto.wordpress.com

and FolioRoad’s

folioroad

Hello! Thanks for setting this up. So many of us want to connect, it’s just a matter of finding a platform to do it!

I’d like to offer my services as a beta reader in order to help out fellow authors. I am quite obsessed with YA lit., almost entirely speculative. I love deep characters and stories that delve into the darker parts of us or society.

You can visit my blog at http://www.folioroad.com or find me at Goodreads (FolioRoad) to learn a bit more about me and what I like to read. :)

It’s hard to pinpoint a time commitment because I don’t how many people will contact me, but I read quite quickly (especially when I’m interested) and an average YA book will take me at most a week or two.

I can take one story now, but from mid-Sept to Oct I’m super busy. At the end of October I’ll have much more time to devote.

Thanks again!

ETA: FolioRoad is also an author, but loves to Beta read!

One more reader/author looking to just read (a late sign up!). Oh, and I don’t think she means for ‘hire’ as in she expects compensation but that her services are available!

Sarah J Schmitt (@SJSchmitt)

BETA Reader for “hire”

HI, I’m Sarah. I write YA and currently have two books in final stages of revisions (Thriller and Paranormal) and a third in “pre-production” (a ghost story). I would love to be a BETA reader for YA writers. I am willing to work on one book every 4-6 weeks, depending on my own writing schedule.

Sarah

I have a couple of feelers out in other places too, so this list may expand later.

Now, onto the authors. 🙂 I’ve done this by youngest age range to oldest. IF you write in more than one age range OR if you write in more than one genre, you *should* be listed for each one, but I’m sure I missed a few. Just let me know if you need me to add you to a different category and I’ll see what I can do. I did track New Adult, but ended up merging the category with YA although I do realize it’s not quite the same.

AGAIN: These are authors looking for beta readers and/or to ‘exchange’ beta reads with other authors. If you want to go back and see the original comments which generated these lists, please go here.

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Authors who create Picture Books (no genres for this group):

Donna Martin
http://www.donnalmartin.com
Christy
 http://www.christydorrity.com
Kevin Christofora
www.thewoodstockallstars.com
Romelle Broas
www.romellebroas.blogspot.com

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Middle Grade Authors (with seven decided not to do genres, websites should have that information, although we are missing websites):

Donna Martin
http://www.donnalmartin.com
Brandon Stenger
Jodie Andrefski
Jenn B.
www.jennbrisendine.wordpress.com
Connie B. Dowell
http://bookechoes.com
Empgal
www.themysteryofwriting.wordpress.com
Gail Nall
 www.gailecn.blogspot.com

Okay, I have to make a side note here: Jenn B & Connie – you both only write MG and both listed yourselves as writing in the same genre (fantasy/other realms). Empgal and Gail did the same but with adventure/mystery.

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YA Authors who write Paranormal or Urban Fantasy:

Anabel G.
http://www.dreamsaboutwriting.blogspot.mx
Wendy Knight
http://www.writethroughthenoise.blogspot.com
Liz Hellebuyck
http://lizhellebuyck.wordpress.com
Heather Riffle
www.heatherriffle.wordpress.com
Trisha
http://thefarseas.blogspot.com.au
Rhiann Wynn-Nolet
http://rhiannwynnnolit.blogspot.com
Connie Michael
http://connie-avidread.blogspot.com
Felicia Wetzig
www.scotzig.com
Priya Kanaparti
www.priyakanaparti.wordpress.com
Jessica Becker
www.jessicabeckerbooks.com
Meridith Johnson
Heather M. Bryant
http://heathermbryant.blogspot.com.au
Margaret Alexander
markedforpower has gmail
Rebecca Ethington
www.rebeccaethington.com

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YA Authors who write Fantasy (Other Realms) or Speculative Fiction or Science Fiction or Dystopian:

Paula Sangare
http://authorscornerpaulakouman.blogspot.com/
Katie Teller
kjhstories.blogspot.com”>kjhstories.blogspot.com
Donna Martin
http://www.donnalmartin.com
Ellie Heller
www.elliewrites2.wordpress.com
Jessica (No last name)
Christy
  http://www.christydorrity.com
Brandon Stenger
Tamara
Blair B. Burke
Liz Hellebuyck
http://lizhellebuyck.wordpress.com
Lyla
lima_bean_13(at)yahoo(dot)com
Anabel G.
http://www.dreamsaboutwriting.blogspot.mx
Heather Riffle
www.heatherriffle.wordpress.com
Trisha
http://thefarseas.blogspot.com.au

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YA Authors who write Horror/Gothic or Mystery or Historical or Contemporary (the catch all table):

Paula Sangare
http://authorscornerpaulakouman.blogspot.com/
Katie Teller
kjhstories.blogspot.com”>kjhstories.blogspot.com
Donna Martin
http://www.donnalmartin.com
Ellie Heller
www.elliewrites2.wordpress.com
Jessica (No last name)
Christy
 http://www.christydorrity.com
Brandon Stenger
Tamara
Blair B. Burke
Liz Hellebuyck
http://lizhellebuyck.wordpress.com
Lyla
 lima_bean_13(at)yahoo(dot)com
Anabel G.
http://www.dreamsaboutwriting.blogspot.mx
Heather Riffle
www.heatherriffle.wordpress.com
Trisha
http://thefarseas.blogspot.com.au

(again, I merged New Adult with YA)

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“Adult” Paranormal Romance or Urban Fantasy Authors:

Christie Palmer
www.author-christiepalmer.com
Amanda
 www.amandakbyrne.wordpress.com
T. J.
Ellie Heller
www.elliewrites2.wordpress.com

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“Adult” Fantasy (Other Realms) or Speculative Fiction or Science Fiction or Dystopian Authors:

T. J.
Sue Ann Bowling
http://sueanbowling.com
C. Stuart Hardwick
http://about.me/cstuarthardwick
Brandon Stenger
Laura Stephenson
www.deskoflaurastephenson.blogspot.com
Marian M Librarian
Amy Cavenaugh
www.amycavenaugh.wordpress.com

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“Adult” Suspense or Thrillers or Mystery or Historical or Women’s Lit Authors:

David Kentner
www.kevad.net
Amy Cavenaugh
www.amycavenaugh.wordpress.com
Hunter Emkay
Carrie-Anne
Dean Pace-French
Blair B. Burke
Tasha Seegmiller
www.tashaseegmiller.blogspot.com

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Authors who write Erotic or BDSM or GLBT:

Kathryn R. Blake
www.kathrynrblake.com
Dean Pace-French

One last category I didn’t do was non-fiction, I think there were just two authors. I’ll track them down another day. I hope everyone finds a Beta Reader here, or a crit group over at Deana’s! They are invaluable!!

20 thoughts on “Beta Readers – Now with easy to use lists! #GUTGAA

  1. So embarassing that I forgot to put my site and contact info for Marian Librarian:
    Mild-manneredlibrarian.blogspot.com Also marianmlibrarian (at) gmail (dot) com. And LibrarianMarian on Twitter. Hoping to have a critique partner who I can maybe help as well. Thanks for doing all this work Ellie!

  2. I have added the information for everyone below this point. I put web addresses rather than emails, since *I* think seeing another authors writing is helpful before diving into the Beta reading pool. Although… I do catch a lot in other people’s writing that I don’t see in mine. Hmm….

  3. I just wanted to point out, if it makes a difference, that I AM an author. At the moment I don’t need betas, but that could change (I’d put myself in the YA spec fic category). I just wanted to offer my reading services to help out. 🙂

  4. Thank you for this! It’s invaluable. I noticed I completely forgot to put my contact info, though. My email is lima_bean_13(at)yahoo(dot)com, and I am happy to reciprocally beta read 🙂

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  6. Wow, this is great! Thank you for putting all of this together!
    My website is gailecn.blogspot.com and my email is gailecn(at)gmail(dot)com

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