"Happy Anniversary Jean BookNerd! You’re awesome. My fans are always excited to get your bookmarks. Thanks for all the attention you've brought to my books over the past year."
--Colleen Houck NYT Best Selling Author
Tiger's Curse Saga
"I love Jean and love her blog! Not only does she have a fantastic passion for books, but she's a really lovely person. The character interview that she did for Alex, the main character in my Angel Burn series, was the most enjoyable interview I've ever done. I'd love to do more (hint, hint!) Happy blog-birthday, Jean! May you have many more of them!"
"JeanBookNerd.com is a wonderful source for all things YA. Knowledgeable reviews, fantastic interviews, and some of the best giveaways out there. It's a go-to site!"
"Jean BookNerd always gets a big reaction when I do an interview there or when she runs a review. The BookNerd has a loyal, dedicated band of readers and followers who get the word out about great books. As an author, I can't thank her enough!"
--David J. Bell
Cemetery Girl, The Hiding Place
"Jean's fantastic interview provided me the opportunity to give my favorite silly answer yet" Jean: What question are you never asked in interviews but wish you were? Mike: Would you accept my blog's million-dollar writing fellowship?"
"Thanks for introducing my books, SWOON and SWEAR, to your formidable followers! And for giving nerds a good name!"
"As an independent author getting the exposure in the marketplace is paramount to your success. However, wearing the many hats you do as an indie author and publisher means that you need a place to reach the many readers out there your work. Jeans Book Nerd blog has been a haven for us writers. As a book blogger, Jean has made sure that not only our work, but ourselves, are introduced to the reading public. This lets new readers find you and follow your growth. Book bloggers are the backbone of Independent authors marketing. Thanks to this dedicated individual who simply applauds good writing, many of us have great reviews in places where it matters."
Beatrice Munson, House on Plunkett Street
"Jean is so fun to work with! And seeing how her BookNerd community rallies around the authors she features was priceless for me and my novels. I've never felt so loved!"
"I first met Jean when she selected my book Once a Witch to be part of her online book club discussion. Since becoming an author, I've had the good fortune to connect with all kinds of great people across the country and across the world over a shared love of books and Jean was one of them. She's a bright and lively presence with a love of books and book readers that is truly contagious. Her blog is awesome for reviews, author interviews and special giveaways and her passion for reading is definitely inspiring. Oh, and by the way, I feel like Jean has taken the word, "nerd" and made it super cool again!"
"Jean was always professional. And the response from the interview was great. Definitely worth the effort!!"
--Mark David Gerson
"Although not all people realize it, horror and the holidays go together like, well, zombies and brains. You don't have to look too deep to find that many of our favorite holidays - especially the winter holidays! - are chock full of gruesome stories and facts. A couple of years ago, I wrote a delightfully dark tale of the Yule Cat, based on the northern European tales of this giant cat that prowls the streets on Christmas night, looking for selfish children to eat. And of course there's Santa Claus, Jolly Saint Nick, a man who is watching you throughout the year and keeping a list of everything good and bad that you've done. Talk about invasion of privacy!
The holiday season brings thoughts of gifts and food and warm nights by the fireplace, but we also have to remember that it's also a time of frigid nights when you can die of exposure. And in those ice-cold nights lurk monsters...the Wendigo of Native American tales. The Bloody Man who often appeared after Revolutionary War battles in the Northeast US. Ice maidens. Werewolves. Tricksters. Yeti. It's quite a list. And luckily for me, I love writing - and reading - about those things.
Which brings me to Jean and her JeanBookNerd site. I began working with Jean a year or two ago, and she's helped me promote my novels to an entire audience - the bloggers and blog readers - that I hadn't been able to penetrate before. And it's not just me. I know dozens of writers who've benefited from her blogs. I love to write, but it doesn't do any good if people don't hear about the books. Thanks to Jean, I've made lots of new fans, and hope to do so again and again in the future.
Which is why I'm happy to provide e-copies of my books for her giveaway, including my latest novel, The Burning Time, which comes out in January 2013 and will be just the thing to warm people up on cold winter nights!"
Cemetery Club, Ghosts of Coronado Bay, Carnival Of Fear
"Jean has made me such a book nerd! I love her vlogs, her unique competitions, and the bonus amazing artwork from her husband. Happy Anniversary!"
--Lauren Kate NYT Best Selling Author
"Jean at JeanBookNerd has so much enthusiasm, it’s hard not to love her! I’m thrilled to be celebrating the blog’s one-year anniversary with her and the Book Nerds!!!"
The Body Finder Series, The Pledge Series
"I've always had the best experiences on Jean's blog. I've had an interview and a guest post, and she handled both in a very professional, timely, and friendly manner. Not to mention that the feedback I get afterwards from the reading community is overwhelming positive. Thanks, Jean!"
Through the Portal Trilogy
"One of the great and surprising bonuses of the Flamel series is that it took me out to meet the readers and fans in schools and bookshops. I met Jean very early on - it might have been The Alchemyst tour, but it not, then it was was certainly for The Magician. I believe that was when she gave me my Sophie & Josh bookmark. Over the years, the artwork continued to arrive, including my all time favorite illustration of Scathach. She is building an wonderfully complete library of signed first editions. Jean is a real fan, a genuine lover of books. All writers need readers, fans, collectors - and friends - like Jean."
--Michael Scott NYT Best Selling Author
The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel
"One word to describe Jean and her BookNerds – Enthusiastic! I loved being a guest on Jean’s blog because she is the definition of joy. She’s always excited about books and an absolute gem to readers and authors alike. Thank you, Jean, for being marvelous!"
The Mephisto Covenant Series
"I have to say, it’s a special experience to be able to shamelessly promote your own work, and to wish your sister a birthday (in lieu of a present). Jean allowed me to do both, and for that I’m forever grateful. And honestly, she offers some pretty fun and dynamic authors and reviews on that blog. Congrats Jean on your first year! Here’s to many more and continued happy memories!"
The Five Santas, The Cult of Koo Kway
"The level of support that I’ve received from JeanBookNerd.com and its community always amazes me. The interviews and posts are fun and unique. I’m thankful for every single reader and blogger who I’ve met through JeanBookNerd." Thank you for everything that you do and happy blogversary! :)
Academy of the Fallen Series, Imprinted Souls Series
"I have had the GREAT fortune to work with the amazing Jean Vallesteros of the Jean Book Nerd blog and let me tell you – she can put on a blog tour like nobody else! Not only did she get over 27,000 (! EEK !) entries in a giveaway of my second book, THE TORN WING, her very talented husband also created fantastic character art to go along with the stories. Not only is Jean kind, but she is professional, enthusiastic and very organized! I’m so happyI’ve had the chance to work with her on two blog tours now and look forward to working with her again in the future. She is AWESOME!"
THE FAERIE RING and THE TORN WING
"I’m amazed that Jean’s blog is just one year old as it seems like a blogging institution. I was proud to have my Theft of Swords as the BNC pick for June and also have a great interview and guest blog on the site. Interacting through her community via comments was a blast and I’m sure there is nothing but more good things to come. Thank you for connecting readers and writers through your fine efforts."
--Michael J. Sullivan
The Riyria Revelations
"Jean is one of the most enthusiastic blogger I have come across, and her readers love her."
Die For Me Trilogy
"I have done lots of blog interviews, but my interview on JeanBookNerd.com was one of the best. She asked some of the most interesting and insightful questions that I have been asked in any interview. Congrats on your anniversary!"
The Blue Fire Saga
"Jean was kind enough to be a part of my blog tour this year. She let me talk about my dog, She gave a great interview that made me smile plus I found some new readers." Thanks, Jean! And congrats on the anniversary!
The Fairy Tale Trap (Ivy Thorn, #1)
"I loved my guest spot blog on JeanBookNerd last year, and look forward to my upcoming one in December. Jean helped Deadly Little Voices, the fourth book in my Touch series, get a lot of extra traffic and attention. After my guest spot, I received e-mails, got FaceBook-friended and Twitter-followed by a bunch of prospective readers. It was definitely a win-win!"
--Laurie Faria Stolarz
Touch Series, Blue is for Nightmares Series
"My experience with Jean BookNerd's blog has been fantastic! She's great to work with and her interview questions are thought provoking and fun to answer. Plus, the feedback has been great! I've gotten a lot of responses and new readers from her posts!"
"Jean's amazing at what she does in drawing together community and building excitement for a book. I'm so grateful for her passion behind the River of Time Series!"
--Lisa T. Bergren
River of Time Series
"Jean is amazing! She went above and beyond, buying several copies of my book to use in giveaways. She chose Eternal Starling as one of her Booknerd Choice selections, then promoted it for weeks. After that, she did additional giveaways to promote me and my trilogy. I also love the beautiful artwork Jean's husband, James, created of one of my main characters. Jean gives 200% to every book she promotes, and I can't thank her enough for all she's done for me!"
Emblem of Eternity Series
"I'm thrilled to be a part of this great celebration and anniversary bash for Jean BookNerd's first year in the book review business. There are a lot of book reviewers out there and Jean's stands above them all with her professional graphics, awesome giveaways and friendly atmosphere. She's come a long way and I wish her many more years of happy reviews."
The Crystor Series
I was thrilled to be featured on Jean Booknerd blog back in February for the release of my debut novel, Somnium (Halos, #1). The Booknerd community was very welcoming and Jean’s humbling review of my book helped broaden my readership. Bloggers are instrumental in bringing readers and authors together and I’m grateful for the opportunity to make such a wonderful connection! Happy Anniversary Booknerd!
"Jean always hosts the best book events. Polished & professional all the way. Enjoy, & Faery Merry Christmas to all!"
The Amethyst Dragon Series, The Guardians Series
"Jean Booknerd is the place for book lovers! Warm, professional, friendly..all the things authors and readers love."
Cinder and Ella, Snow Whyte and the Queen of Mayhem
"Jean Book Nerd is amazing! We were thrilled by the review and interview she posted for our novel, FORBIDDEN. It was one of our favorite reviews ever. Happy Anniversary, Jean, and here's to many more successful blogging years!"
--Syrie James and Ryan James
"Lucky for us authors, Jean is absolutely passionate about all things books. She took care of all the logistics of running Witch Born's blog tour. All I had to do was fill in the blanks and email it back to her. By the end of the tour, I felt like I had a new friend as well as an advocate for my books."
Witch Song Series
"I had a great time being a featured guest on the JeanBookNerd blog this year. Jean was an excellent host and the book nerd community was so welcoming and fun! They love books and it shows! I look forward to stopping by again very soon. (Once I'm finally off deadline!) Congratulations on your first anniversary. May there be many more to come!"
Blood Coven Vampire Series
"JeanBookNerd.com is one of the most professional and delightful blogs to work with. Jean is a gorgeous person and is so thoughtful in all aspects of her reviews, interviews and blog posts. Not only that, she is diligent and giving to both authors and her followers making it a joy for everyone to be a part of her book community (and has a very talented artist as a hubby to boot!)."
Embrace the Book Series
"Jean Book Nerd has been a fabulous supporter of all of our authors! Her following is loyal and loves indies. Go Jean!"
--Heather Savage, Staccato Publishing/Darkest Night Publishing
"I had to crawl out from under the gigantic pile of new fans and followers I got from your giveaway. (Um, not to imply they were dead. They weren't.) Thanks Jean! "Congrats on your anniversary!
"The thing that first struck me about Jean's blog post was the professionalism. I was very proud to have her feature my book, as she seems to take great pride in the way her blog looks and makes every author feel like they are special to her."
--Monique O'Connow James
Jamais Vu, Deja Vu
"Jean BookNerd genuinely knows how to support new authors. Not long after the publishing of my first Sunset Vampire novel in 2010, Sunrise at Sunset, Jean was one of the first book bloggers to read and review my novel. I had only just appeared on the world stage, still trying to raise my voice among the throngs of newly published authors, but Jean treated me with dignity and respect, as if I were already an established and worldly-experienced author. Her reviews are always sincere and refreshing, and her love of books shines through both on her blog and in Facebook. Readers of the world are fortunate that they have Jean BookNerd in their corner, shouting her accolades and warnings for her fellow book lovers. Thanks for not only being a dedicated reader and awesome blogger, but for also being a WONDERFUL person, Jean! Happy Anniversary and all my best to you!"
Sunset Vampire Series, Gwen Reaper
"It is always an absolute pleasure to work with Jean. The lady is not only one of the most pleasant folks I have ever had the opportunity to meet, she is totally on top of her game! The website is slick AND personable, a tricky combo that few can pull off and none with the grace that Jean does. I love this website and am honored to have been on it!"
--James R. Tuck
Deacon Chalk: Occult Bounty Hunter
"Being a teenage author and releasing my first novel to be devoured and reviewed by the whole world can be such a scary thing. But of all the reviewers that I had a chance to interact with this spring, few have been as personal and encouraging to me as Jean and her Book Nerd Community! I was so thankful for the opportunity to share my book with all of you, and your enthusiasm helped inspire me to continue writing, despite all the pressure that being a sixteen-year-old author comes with. I'm so excited to share future books with the Book Nerd Community!"
Interrupted, Chasing Jupiter
"When Jean agreed to gracious host my book on her blog, I was ecstatic! And when I saw how she presented my interview and the book, all I could do was smile. Thank you, Jean, for your hosting not just my book, but other Indie Authors, as well. Your thoughtful reviews, your presentation and your dedication to making it happen on line is a gift to all readers and writers!"
"Thanks, Jean – and book bloggers everywhere! – for the way you share your sheer love of books. It’s awesome and inspiring, and reminds me why I started writing in the first place!"
"I love nerds of every description but my all-time favorite nerd category is the booknerd. Jean Vallesteros rocks."
--Gennifer Choldenko NYT Best Selling Author
No Passengers Beyond This Point
"When I received Jean’s initial invitation to take part in her blog, I immediately checked out her site to see what Jean BookNerd was all about. What struck me most was that every review – be it a glowing recommendation or a more measured response – was imbued with respect for the art of storytelling and a deep love of reading. Happy one year Blogiversary, Jean. Thanks for inviting me to be a part of your wonderful blog and for introducing me and my books to your loyal followers. The world of writing needs more champions like you!"
--Alison Goodman NYT Best Selling Author
EON, EONA and Singing The Dogstar Blues
"Proud members of the Book Nerd community! Jean does a truly wonderful job. Happy Blogiversary!"
--Kathy Reichs NYT Best Selling Author
Virals Series, Temperance Brennan Series
"Proud members of the Book Nerd community! Jean does a truly wonderful job. Happy Blogiversary!"
"My Book Nerd interview was one of the very first that I did as a published novelist, and I have to say it was a fantastic way to get the publicity ball rolling. I appreciated your interest in covering Hero's Guide so early on and was thrilled to see that your questions were fun ones to take on. Thank you, Jean, for being a great supporter of Hero's Guide from the very beginning. Please keep up your wonderful work on this site."
The Hero's Guide to Saving Your Kingdom , The Hero's Guide to Storming the Castle
"Jean Vallesteros of JeanBookNerd is not only a talented and insightful book reviewer; she's a friend and guide to everyone who loves a great story. Thank you Jean, for being smart and enthusiastic about books."
Cold Fury, Flicker & Burn
"Besides helping spread the word about my work, Jean has supported so many great books and authors. She's a real treasure to the reading community."
--Karen Amanda Hooper
The Sea Monster Memoirs, Kindrily Series
"Happy Anniversary to Jean and all the Book Nerds! Your site is an oasis full of smart and savvy opinions on the books we all love so much. Congratulations on your most excellent first year!"
--D.J. MacHale NYT Best Selling Author
Pendragon, Morpheus Road and The Monster Princess, SYLO
"Jean at BookNerd asked great, thoughtful questions for her interview and helped draw attention to my debut novel with a giveaway that had hundreds of entries and tons of RTs on twitter!"
The Cahill Witch Chronicles
"Bloggers have earned a special place in publishing heaven. They share their own passion for reading and bring authors and readers together. Jeanbooknerd.com introduced me to so many new and potential readers, I'm forever grateful."
--C.C. Hunter NYT Best Selling Author
"I absolutely love Jean and the Book Nerd Blog. I did my first interview as an author there, and it was so fun to talk to other book lovers about my own novel and the writing process. It's a great place for all of us book nerds to connect."
"Jean BookNerd’s readers are the most appreciative I’ve ever encountered. After my interview was posted, I received dozens of thank yous on my Facebook page – an unprecedented surprise."
--Maria V. Snyder NYT Best Selling Author
Study, Insider, Glass, Healer
"Jean not only asked me some of the most interesting interview questions I've received -- and plenty of lead time to respond! -- but also hosted my most successful book giveaway so far. Doing a feature with her was one of my most pleasurable blog experiences and I'd do it again in an instant.Happy anniversary -- I hope there are many more to come!"
"Jean Booknerd's interview questions were though provoking and a lot of fun. I really enjoyed being interviewed by her. I love reading her reviews. It's wonderful to meet someone who loves books as much as I do. I'm very grateful to her for help promoting me and my books. I'd work with Jean anytime."
The Yara Silva Trilogy, Transcendent: Tales of the Paranormal
"As a UK author I found taking part in the BookNerd blog a very useful way to introduce US readers to my children's book, Muncle Trogg"
"Jean's BookNerd's community has opened up avenues to new readers that I might never have reached" Thank you, Jean, and Happy Anniversary!
Brightest Kind of Darkness
"Jean Book Nerd is a celebration of all things we love: books, community, friends, and lots of talk. Thank you for being such a wonderful advocate for When You Were Mine"
When You Were Mine
"Bloggers like Jean are the lifeblood of the YA community. I’m unbelievably grateful to anyone who spreads word of the books they love, and I so appreciate Jean reaching out and giving me the chance to do an interview for BookNerd."
"Grateful to Jean for interviewing me about STARTERS earlier this year with her thoughtful questions."
"Jean can help any author promoting a book! Her interview with me was superb, and the giveaway that she offered her readers led more than 500 of them to ask for copies! What a great way to get visibility for our writing!" Congratulations, Jean!
The Metalmark Contract
"Hello Book Nerds! I hope all is well with you today! I’m here at Jean’s blog and I must say this is one of my favorite places to be! I’ve received a warm welcome from all of her followers and some great reviews! With one cover reveal post and a giveaway I doubled the likes on my Author page on Facebook in one day! Talk about a warm response! Thanks for all the exposure Jean! It’s greatly appreciated!"
Super Spies Series
"I sometimes feel like an odd bird promoting a middle-grade novel in a sea of YA. Fortunately, my book is about an odd bird who is at home in the sea, and I don’t think I got more response on my blog tour than when I was featured on JeanBookNerd. Thank you, Jean, for giving Lockley Puffin a chance to soar!"
Neversink: A Puffin Saga
"Not only is JeanBookNerd a fun interview and a radically enjoyable time, but I was stunned by how many people not only read her blog but acted on it. I got so much out of it, both personally and for my books. JeanBookNerd rocks! And her readers know it."
Steinbeck's Ghost, The Haunting of Charles Dickens, Bridge of Time
"Nothing is more important to an author than getting word out to discerning readers. JeanBookNerd is a great place to do just that. With followers who take reading seriously, this is the kind of site that I love having showcase my books."
Memoirs From the Asylum, Tales From The Dew Drop Inne, Songs for My Father
"Congratulations, Jean, on a fantastic year of great content! I can't believe it's only been twelve short months -- your professionalism and huge readership is amazing. Just goes to show what hard work can accomplish!"
Want, Aftertaste, Shrapnel
"I didn't have to think twice about being a part of Jean's amazing blog. She shows how much she loves the written word and I am honored to be a part of what she does."
Taste, Reaping me Softly, Savor
"For me, the best part of working with Jean is knowing how much she truly loves books. Her joy rubs off and inspires me."
"Happy anniversary to you and your blog! It was 100% pleasure working with you. I’ve loved your blog, interviews, and reviews, and thoroughly enjoy poking around your site. You’ve created such an amazing community and I’m truly honored to have been featured on your blog. Thanks for all that you do!"
"Great blog, great interview, great place for book lovers."
--Jennifer E. Smith
The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight, The Storm Makers, You Are Here
"Jean's Book Blog is one of the best around. Her insightful reviews, creative posts and generous giveaways make it a goto blog for bibliophiles. As an author, I've had a great time getting to know Jean and being hosted on the blog. Thanks for everything you do!"
--Pavarti K. Tyler
The SandStorm Chronicles
"Jean is devoted to giving authors the best experience of what bloggers do best, providing in-depth opinions and connecting readers to authors. Not only is Jean a sweetheart, she is easy to work with. There is no doubt, all authors will have the best experience. Thanks Jean for all your support and making me feel like royalty."
"Not only is Jean's book blog a great resource for readers, but as a writer, being featured on her blog brought a lot of new readers to my book! She was kind and professional. I feel honored to have been part of her blog."
"Jean's interview questions are among the richest, and were a pleasure to answer. Additionally, her review of my debut novel (Narrative Loserdom) is testament to her welcoming attitude toward new authors."
Narrative Loserdom: From Journal One
"It was sooo much fun to try out a vlog and have the opportunity to share my writing with new readers! Odaijini over the winter holiday season."
"A huge thank you to Jean and the entire community at JeanBookNerd.com for being so supportive of authors! I really appreciated the support for my debut novel--thank you again for the feature!"
Fracture Series, Hysteria
"If I were only going to do one blog interview for my next book, it would be with JeanBookNerd. Jean knows how to maximize audience engagement like no one else! A pure joy to work with."
"Such a well organized blog with clean lines and appealing colors! I was very pleased with the presentation of my interview!"
--Rachel Vinvent NYT Best Selling Author
Soul Screamers, Shifters, Unbound
"Jean Book Nerd has been an instrumental part of connecting me to "fanlings" I may never have gotten the chance to meet! The depths of my appreciation runs ocean deep. Thanks Jean ... from me and the Halflings!"
"It was a great pleasure to be included in Jean BookNerd's author interview series this year. She asked several unique and interesting questions, so I hope the readers enjoyed it too! :) It was wonderful to see so many tweeting about the interview and giveaway in the days afterward. I'm so grateful for all the awesome people who speak up online to share their love of books, including mine. Happy Anniversary, Jean BookNerd!"
Fallen World, Give Up the Ghost
"Jean is wonderful! I loved working with her for the UNDER THE NEVER SKY blog event. Happy One Year Anniversary!"
Under the Never Sky, Through the Ever Night
"I'm so glad to have been a part of an exceptional reader's blog that does more than simply spout opinions. Jean does such a wonderful job at getting readers an author's inside look at their books."
Life is But a Dream
"The interview for the Jean BookNerd blog gave me a great chance to connect with my readers--and introduce myself to others. I met Jean in the process--and made a new friend. The way I see it, Jean, you did me a big favor--and I'm grateful!"
Code of Silence
"When I went into the interview, I was looking forward to sharing my writing experiences and talking about my books. By the time I came out, I'd discovered things about my writing experience and books I'd never known before!"
Worldshaker, Ferren & The White Doctor, Ferren & The Angel
"Once a book is written, edited, a cover chosen and it's finally published, indie writers must then find a way to let readers know their work exists. Book bloggers like Jean, who provide reviews and interviews, are a blessing to unknown authors. I'm happy to say that my novel, Legacy of the Highlands, is selling well and has great reviews, in part because people like Jean have given the work exposure to readers."
Legacy of the Highlands
"Jean BookNerd is one of the hottest blogs around! My book, Creatura, received a lot of exposure by being featured on Jean's blog during my blog tour."
"I had a great time hanging out with Jean's Book Nerds! Jean's blog provides a warm and welcoming community to authors and readers alike. It's a great place to share in our common passion - eternal love for the written word!"
Angel Creek Series
"Jean's Booknerd community was so warm and welcoming and enthusiastic! Knowing readers like that are out there makes me happy. Here's to another great year!"
--J. Anderson Coats
The Wicked and the Just
"What an honor it is to be welcomed into the warm and wonderful community Jean has created with the BookNerd blog!"
Peaceweaver, The Coming of the Dragon
"I'm tremendously grateful to Jean for reading my book and giving it such a thorough and enthusiastic review. It meant so much to me as a writer to have my work validated by such a voracious reader, not to mention someone who wasn't under any familial obligation to like it! And Jean asks the best interview questions! Booknerd is a fantastic, addicting site for writers and readers alike!"
Giggleswick: The Amadán Map, The Periwinkle Turban
I'm very concerned that we "book nerds" are being phased out.
I recently visited a new, innovative Junior-Senior high school. The students proudly ushered me through their up-to-date building, pointing out their classrooms (no blackboards or even white boards; all displays were projected on screens); science labs (multiple); gymnasium (complete with rock climbing), etc. Then they said, "Here is our library!" I stepped into the room, looked around in bewilderment, and asked, "Where are the books?"The kids were equally bewildered. "Books?" Turned out there wasn't a single book in the building. Everything was downloaded onto their laptops.
"But isn't it hard for authors to autograph their books on-line?" I asked them.
"Authors?" they responded blankly. "Oh, you must mean content providers!" They apparently assumed a book's content is provided by computers with hired personnel called "content providers" who operate them.
"I'm grateful I was born into a generation of "book nerds. And thank you to Jean BookNerd for keeping book nerds alive".
--Lois Duncan NYT Best Selling Author
I Know What You Did Last Summer, Down a Dark Hall, Don't Look Behind You
"JeanBookNerd does everything a great book blog should do. It draws readers in, gets them interested in books they might not otherwise have heard of, and Jean does fantastic giveaways. Can't ask for anything more than that!"
"Since my first book, DREAMING ANASTASIA, came out in 2009, I've answered a lot of interview questions and guest posted on hundreds of blogs. So it's saying something HUGE when one stands out. My interviews and posts for Jean Vallesteros's Jean BookNerd are special. And that's because of you, Jean! I don't know if it's the order in which you asked the questions or the care you take with the authors you choose to champion, but I know that as I look back at our interview from August 2012, you inspired me to dig deep in those responses. Writing YA means allowing my readers to know how I came to write what I do: What my life experiences were and how they took me to where I am today. So you asked about when I wrote my first book. And I told you that when I was nineteen, I wrote about my first boyfriend and our relationship and break up. I don't always tell that story, but for you, I did. You asked me to describe Anne of the ANASTASIA series for someone who hadn't met her yet. You are thoughtful in what you want to bring to you blog readers.
The YA community is a partnership. We authors write. Our readers read. The 'official' reviewers like Kirkus and VOYA review. But the other link in that partnership are the bloggers. The ones like you who have a passion for books and for connecting readers and authors. You do that with grace and style. It's a privilege to work with you, and a pleasure. And I definitely hope that when THE SWEET DEAD LIFE comes out next year, that we can chat again!"
Dreaming Anastasia Series
"Happy Blogiversary Jean! In just one year, you have created a fun and supportive community that brings authors and readers together. Your site is gorgeous, your followers are amazing, and I feel super grateful to be part of it. Thank you so much for hosting me on tour for The Jelly Bean Crisis!"
The Jelly Bean Crisis
"A blog tour with Jean BookNerd is one of the best decisions I've made as an author! Jean knows her fellow bloggers and who would love AURACLE, she is impeccably organized, she provided everyone with a clear schedule and easy-to-use links, and she knew exactly what magic words to include on the Rafflecopter list to build tons of buzz on Twitter, Goodreads and Facebook. I was thrilled that Jean's husband, James, created an amazing poster and bookmarks of one of the main characters, Rei! The fact that Jean loves to discover great books and share them with others is clear - that level of enthusiasm makes all the a difference between a good blog tour and a great blog tour!"
"I had tons of fun participating in an interview and giveaway on JeanBookNerd.com. Chatting with Jean was lovely and it was a pleasure to be part of her fabulous blog!"
The Lost Girl
"The greatest part of this writing adventure is the people you meet along the way. Not only is Jean one of the kindest, most supportive people I’ve worked with, her followers are incredible. Really enthusiastic and gracious. Within minutes of my interview posting, the BookNerds were contacting me on Facebook and Twitter, asking about the book. There are not enough high-fives, hugs, or chocolate cakes I could give Jean to thank her for all she has done!"
Artocle 5, Breaking Point
"Many thanks to Jean and the Booknerd community for being part of the launch of The Treachery of Beautiful Things. I couldn't believe how many entries there were. Way to go Booknerds! What an phenomenal group you are."
--Ruth Frances Long
The Treachery of Beautiful Things
"Connecting with Jean Vallestros through this blog has been a pure delight! When I'm interviewing with Jean, or chatting about giveaways and the like, I feel like I'm hanging out with a good friend. She really loves her readers and the Jean Book Nerd community she has created is a strong one that REPRESENTS! You can bet your best pants that I'll be doing a giveaway with Jean as soon as I get the ARCs for my next book, Monument 14: Sky On Fire." Thank you Jean, for giving so much to the authors and readers you engage on your site!
Monument 14, Sky on Fire
"JeanBookNerd is one-of-a-kind. I loved our interview, and I was blown away by the response of your readers. Hands down, you're one of the most thoughtful, appreciative, and all-around terrific blogger community out there. Congratulations on your anniversary. Here's to many more!"
The Secret Life of Prince Charming, Stay, The Story of Us, He's Gone
"I absolutely loved the unique questions Jean put together for my interview on The Summer My Life Began. And I got such a kick out of how many people retweeted my interview once she posted it to Twitter. Thanks, Jean, for inviting me to be a part of your wonderful blog!"
The Summer My Life Began
"JeanBookNerd created one of the most successful giveaways I've ever had! It was an honor to be interviewed here!"
--Jennifer A. Nielsen
The Ascendance Trilogy
"It’s an honor to swing by and wish Jean BookNerd a brilliant Blogiversary! This site is always brimming with book enthusiasm and a great author/reader community. I got to know Jean a bit in emails before the interview. We shared our love of family and of northern CA. (I grew up in Mill Valley CA and still miss the majestic redwoods that used to be right outside our door.)
Jean’s interview style is unique and she asked a lot of intriguing questions about DRAGONSWOOD, like;
Q: “What was one of the most surprising things you learned in creating Tess?
A: “I was surprised when she pulled her knife on Garth. Of course, she doesn’t know if he’s friend or foe, and she’s determined to protect her friends, still that moment gave me a little thrill.”
Then of course there were the more squiggly personal questions.
Q: “When asked, what’s the one question you always answer with a lie?”
Okay, Jean, that’s kind of personal . . . still I had fun answering it.
Some people know how to inspire others. The author of THE LITTLE PRINCE, Antoine de Saint-Exupery, said: “If you want to build a ship, don't herd people together to collect wood and don't assign them tasks and work, but rather teach them to long for the endless immensity of the sea.”
Jean, you know how to make readers long for the adventure awaiting them in the next book.
Have a brilliant blogiversary!
--Janet Lee Carey
Dragonswood, The Dragons of Noor, Dragon's Keep, Wenny Has Wings, Stealing Death
"I had so many new followers and friends after theyentered the contest at JeanBookNerd for a copy of Gifted! Jean supports and encourages a tight-knit community which is an indie author's dream! I also love the question about who my main character would meet in another book. Always fun and thought-provoking!"
Gifted: A Donovan Circus Novel
"I loved being interviewed by Jean! The questions were both thoughtful and fun, and the BookNerd community is just amazing."
"Happy Anniversary to Jean the BookNerd! I so appreciate all the support and exposure you've given me and my books! You do great things for writers AND readers! Never stop! The book world needs you!"
--Sophie Jordan NYT Best Selling Author
Firelight Series, The Penwich School for Virtuous Girls, Forgotten Princesses
"Jean Book Nerd is my heroine! The great posts! The amazing artwork by James! The interation with fans all over the world! All of that is easy to quantify, but what is more difficult is how her support, enthusiasm, and love for books, has greated a geniuine community. I am so grateful to be a part of it. I'm JBN's biggest fan!"
--Gregg Olsen NYT Best Selling Author
Empty Coffin Series, Fear Collector
"It was a pleasure and an honor to be interviewed and to have my debut novel championed on JeanBookNerd, which is a treasure trove of authors revealing themselves and of wonderful reviews. Jean's questions were fresh and provocative, and the enthusiasm of her book-loving followers was overwhelming. So happy Blogoversary -- and many more!"
--Ann Redisch Stampler
Where It Began , Afterparty
"I love Jean Book Nerd! Any Book Nerd friend of Jean's is a Book Nerd friend of mine!"
"Appearing on JeanBookNerd.com was a blast--interview, review, giveaway and fun visuals all in one! It's the total package."
Unbreak My Heart, Violet Series
"Thank you so much for asking me to take part! I read Jean’s words at the start of her Holiday Bash last year: about how she discovered the whole book blogging community, and first approached an author and incorporated that into her blog. I can echo how awesome this has been: from the other side. The last year all the bloggers, including Jean, who’ve reviewed Slated and asked me questions and been enthusiastic, friendly and wonderful have really taken me by surprise - a good like opening-lovely-Christmas-presents sort of surprise."
"Jean Book Nerd hosted an interview and giveaway for me and I was amazed at the amount of response it got. Tons of comments on the interview and it also resulted in many more likes on my facebook page as well as traffic to my blog. It was an awesome experience that I would do over again in a second."
--Jennifer Malone Wright
The Vampire Hunter's Daughter Series
"First, congratulations on your anniversary - and second, as one of the authors, it would be hard(er) for us to reach a readership without people like you, so THANK YOU."
2012: Midnight at Spanish Gardens
"Working with JeanBookNerd.com was a wonderful experience. I was amazed at how many loyal fans this site has. I love the look of the page, not to mention how great my interview turned out, and the fact that there were thousands of entries to win my novel, In Search of Lucy. With all the great giveaways Jean offers, it’s clear she's a book lovers who cares about her readers."
In Search of Lucy
"There once was a Queen called Jean who lead an Army of Booknerds across the barren wastes of the interwebs. The Queen and her army rode jet-powered unicorns, shooting laser beams of pure awesome from their eyes, spreading an Ancient Word of Unimaginable Power™ in a world of zombified folk raised on a diet of sitcoms and reality TV. And lo, the word was “BOOKS!”
At least that’s how it kinda felt to me. Thank you booknerds! You folks are 100% awesome!"
Stormdancer (The Lotus War, #1)
"I received an overwhelmingly positive response from the book loving community at Jean the Book Nerd--what an amazing site!"
Night Prowler Series
Promoting with Jean and the BookNerd community did wonders for my online presence! My Twitter and Facebook followers rose dramatically, and if that's not enough, Jean is a real pleasure to work with."
The Watchers Series, Highlands
"Writing can be so solitary, I think the best part of the process is finally having the opportunity to connect with readers. Participating in the interview and giveaway with Jean this year, I was amazed at how many fabulous new readers I met. It's a tremendous amount of fun and such inspiration when sitting in front of the keyboard all by yourself. I love book nerds and am thrilled I had the chance to meet so many of them this year. Thank you Jean!
Lie to Me
"Jean was absolutely brilliant to work with. The IF I LIE contest that she coordinated generated a ton of traffic to my Twitter and Facebook pages, and I appreciate how she helped spread the word about my book. Plus she is a lovely person to boot."
If I Lie, Touched (Sense Thieves, #1)
"I was astounded by the reaction an interview and book giveaway I got on Jean BookNerd!"
The Apprenticeship of Victor Frankenstein Series, Silverwing Series, Matt Cruse Series
"I was blown away by how active the JeanBookNerd community is. Over 12,000 entries to a giveaway! Comments on my FB page. JeanBookNerd gave my book a great review and interview. Overall it was one of the best opportunity I’ve had to share my work with her membership."
The Bird with the Broken Wing, Feedback
Jean has been such an amazing support during the launch of my debut novel. I had a blast doing my Book Nerd interview and I always love running into Jean at various Bay Area book events. Thank you Jean! Happy Blog Anniversary!
Valkyrie Rising (Valkyrie, #1)
"I've had a blast working with Jean Booknerd in 2012 - she is exactly what a blogger should be!"
The Sweet Trilogy
"If only more bloggers had such cool author interviews and awesome contests, it would be a better world. Jean is truly fighting the good fight. Long live the Book Nerd!"
Gravediggers: Mountain of Bones, Venomous, Heavy Metal And You
"I enjoyed meeting Jean on my Tor Teen tour, and I had a great time answering her fun questions in our Q&A for BookNerds. She's a dynamo in person and online, and a terrific member of the book reviewing community!"
"There's nothing better for a writer than to connect with readers and Jean's BookNerd does an amazing job of that!"
The Almost Truth, Used to Be: Getting Revenge on Lauren Wood; The Education of Hailey Kendrick
"When I visited Jean Book Nerd's site during my blog tour, I was so touched by how many of her readers reached out to me on Facebook and thanked me for being on her blog. Their messages were incredibly kind--and surprising since I was the one who was grateful that Jean hosted me in the first place! To top it off, Jean's readers were extremely enthusiastic about my e-book giveaway--we had over 3,300 entries! Congratulations, Jean. You've got a great blog and some pretty fantastic readers. I wish you many successful years to come!"
CONJURE, book one in The Hoodoo Apprentice Series
"I truly enjoyed being featured here on JeanBookNerd and received so much wonderful feedback it was overwhelming. Thank you for having me!"
Daughters of the Jaguar Series
I love Jean’s Blog and was so honored to be interviewed on it! The response to the WHO I KISSED giveway Blew. Me. Away! I was amazed at the amount mentions on Twitter and the positive feedback all round. Thanks JEAN! Former Canadians rocks!
I'm Not Her, If I Tell, Who I Kissed, How I Lost You
"Jean Book Nerd is totally awesome sauce! She hosted a review and giveaway for Project ELE, our YA Paranormal series. The giveaway is still going and there were more than 4700 entries! This was one of the most successful giveaways as of yet for us. We appreciate all of the fans and followers that were a result from the blog post that Jean Book Nerd did. Thank you Jean Book Nerd for supportingus Indie authors!"
--Rebecca Gober & Courtney Nuckels
The ELE Series and The Night Marchers Series
"What a pleasure to work with Jean. She 's friendly, efficient and a super nice person all round. I'm so happy to be a part of Jean's blog experience. Congratulations on your one year anniversary Jean, and may we see many more years of Jean BookNerd to come!!"
"Being on Jean's blog was such a terrific experience. Not only were the questions unique and thoughtful, but her community of readers is extremely warm and welcoming."
Pieces of Us, Inconvenient
"I had so much fun working with Jean and getting exposure for my book--Something Strange and Deadly--on her blog. I think she runs a great, wide-reaching blog, and I had a blast answering her interview questions!"
Something Strange and Deadly, A Darkness Strange and Lovely
"Jean is a lovely and professional lady who promotes each of her posts to a wide and enthusiastic readership."
Juliet Immortal Series, Megan Berry Series, Annabelle Lee Series
"I just read your post of my interview along with the review of Sasha Plotkin's Deceit. Thank you so much for the integrity shown in the full and accurate quotes coming from the interview. That hasn't always been the case in my experience.
And thank you even more for the excellent review of the novel. I've received many good reviews, but yours tops most in the enthusiasm and -- most important -- your understanding of what I wanted to accomplish with the novel."
Congratulations on the success of your blog, and best wishes for even more success in the future.
Sasha Plotkin's Deceit
"Taking part in Jean's blog event was amazing. I got to connect with readers and make new friends!"
I enjoyed working with Jean of JeanBookNerd. She was professional and responsive and just made doing the interview a joy. And I have to tell you, I was soooo impressed with the Booknerd community as a whole. The way so many of you took the time to join my facebook fan page to thank me for contributing a give-away just made my day. Days rather, since for several days in a row I logged on to posts from yet more Booknerds. Thank you Jean! You guys rock.
--Susan Andersen NYT Best Selling Author
Baby Series, Marine Series, Sisterhood Diaries
"I had so much fun being interviewed by Jean Book Nerd! The questions were surprising, and really made me giggle and cringe in equal measure, as I revisited my first kiss and that terrible summer job I had on the Dingles perfume counter. Thanks Jean for all your amazing support!"
Black City, Phoenix
Jean is incredibly nice and very supportive of me and my book! I found the interview we did to be one of the most fun ones I've done... she asked great questions and to have the chance to reach her vast and large audience/fan base was a huge help! One of the best expereinces I've had in my seven years of being in the book business! Thank you Jean and may you celebrate many, many more anniversaries with your BookNerd Community!"
The Stereotypical Freaks, Hockey Days, Hockey Player for Life,
Hanukkah Counts Too!
"Jean is such a wonderful resource for readers, helping keep the reading community in touch with the latest in indie and traditional fiction. She's also a huge help to authors in spreading the word on our new projects, and allowing us to answer unique, fun questions in personal interviews! I'm so thankful to her for that."
Easy, Between the Lines Series
I’ve known Jean for about 3 years now. In the course of the last year, she and I have become best friends. We were always talking about new books, favorite books and favorite authors. When I first started writing, I sent her chapters of my WIP. I wasn’t sure what to do with it or if there was anything to do with it. But Jean right away kept pushing and pushing me to keep writing. I was surprised that I had any talent. I always loved writing but just never thought about putting it out there for others to read. Jean believed in me from the beginning. She not only became my cheerleader in my writing but she also became my confidante. She’s one of the people I go to when I’m having a bad day. She can turn my bad day into something much better just by her kind and encouraging words and advice. She’s been an amazing person through and through and I’m blessed to have her in my life. I hope that she realizes how much I value our friendship because even if we don’t talk every day or have bad days, she’s one of the few people I really trust. And I’ll always do what I can to show gratitude for the things that she’s done for me, not only her but her hubby James has been a great person too. He made my first book cover and my newest one as well.
Jean’s blog and services have been amazing. She puts so much hard work into making the author feel important and all of their books sound amazing. She’s just awesome at what she does and I am glad to be a part of her blog and blog tours. She is so detailed and original with her work. You can really tell she enjoys being a blogger-that and the fact that she loves to meet the authors as well. What an amazing job to have-doing what you love and getting recognized for your hard work. She definitely deserves the recognition. I’ve always been able to find great books based on her reviews and interviews she puts together. I look forward to many more of her services for my future books.
Back to You, Choices
I'm so grateful that you asked me to participate in the interview and giveaway for The Ghost of Graylock. I cannot believe the amount of exposure JeanBookNerds has given my little book! What a wonderfully supportive and enthusiastic community of readers.
The Ghost of Graylock, The Stone Child, The Nightmarys,
The Mysterious Four Series
"Congratulations on your first year of Jean Book Nerd! It’s fun to see you reach this milestone in such style. Let me thank you again for including me among your interviewees and welcoming me to the Book Nerd community. I've been stunned by how many of your nice followers have connected with me on FB because of you (and 13,000+ entries for the giveaway cannot possibly be true!). You’re such a sweet, thoughtful, considerate blogger, and I’m so happy to have you as a new friend." Congrats again! Onward!
--Caragh M. O'Brien
"In November 2012, Jean interviewed me about my second book, The Boy Recession. It was great to answer her thoughtful and entertaining questions and to see the impressive banner she created for the interview. As soon as the interview and giveaway were posted, my name was everywhere on Twitter-- clearly JeanBookNerd.com is hugely popular with the online community! Happy one year anniversary to the site and I'm sure there will be many more to come."
The Boy Recession, Bloodthirsty
"Jean and her team of BookNerds are truly a gift to readers and authors. The search for a good book, one that speaks to us and pulls us in, is a bit like dating. Magic has to happen. In these crazy times of book publishing, when readers are overwhelmed with titles to consider and authors struggle to get their titles noticed, JeanBooknerd.com provides a haven of discoverability—a place where magic can happen. I am grateful for the opportunity to introduce my Professor Bradshaw series to readers here." Thanks Jean & Sarahjane!
A Professor Bradshaw Mystery
"I'm so glad that Jean invited me to be part of the BookNerd Community this year! She's created such a wonderful atmosphere -- not only was I excited to be able to share my book, but I found so many other good books that I'm dying to read now!"
The Lost Treasure of Tuckernuck
"The BookNerd Community is such a wonderful online forum. A place to LOVE to books, a place to learn more about authors, and a place to win awesome prizes! Being a part of the BookNerd community has meant so much to me with my debut FLUTTER." Thank you, JeanBookNerd, for helping spread the word about awesome books and sharing in the love of stories!
"Jean is such a strong advocate for debut authors, working tirelessly to help us get the word out about our books. And her BookNerd community is one powerful force! Thanks, Jean, and Happy Anniversary!"
--Tamara Ireland Stone
Time Between Us
"My experience with Jean at Jeanbooknerd.com has truly been wonderful. She is incredibly professional and her enthusiasm is contagious. Her followers are active and just as passionate. The blog tour for Out of Reach was widely followed and attended. I highly recommend her to other authors and would love to work with her in the future. I wish her blog a very happy anniversary!"
--Carrie Arcos, National Book Award finalist
Out of Reach
"JeanBookNerd is the ultimate book lover! Her creative approach when featuring books and authors is always fun as well as informative. As a reader (not just someone working in publishing), I’m always excited to see who she’s featuring on the blog! It’s always interesting and fresh."
My experience with Jeanbooknerd.com has been amazing, I have discovered so many new authors and books thanks to Jean and everything she does. the site is one that everyone needs to know and go to on a daily basis to see what new authors are just waiting to be discovered by readers.
"There isn't a better blogger out there! I's honored to not only be a part of the blogging community with Jean, but to be able to call her a friend! She's a fantastic asset to this blogging world!! Happy Blogaversary Jean Book Nerd! May you only continue to grow in the years to come! Can't wait to see what awesomeness you have in store for us!!" PEACE LOVE & BOOKS
Me, My Shelf and I
"Hi there it's Alba from BookPics and I want to wish Jean a VERY AMAZING-FANTASTIC-AWESOME blogoversary!! I met Jean before she started her blog but I'm pretty sure the one book that brought us together was Ashfall by Mike Mullin. Anyway.
Jean has been a bookish friend of mine for so long that I've come to love her not only as a blogger but as a friend as well. She's completely passionate about books and I cannot believe that within a year she has made this HUGE blog so helpful not only to common readers but to bloggers and authors alike. I think it's safe to say that every single author who's been spotlighted on Jean's blog agree with me when I say that she does everything she can to spread the word about books to the whole world.
Being international has always been a huge struggle for me, but Jean always makes me feel like home :D Like I belong and for that and so much more I'll be forever grateful of having met her.
Jean!! Here's for more years!! Thanks for your generosity, for your love of books, for all the hard work and time you put into the blog! Thanks for sharing James' V. artwork as well!!
I wish I could crush-hug you now!!!
Keep up the great work!! :D
I love you!!!
"I have been a secret stalker of Jean BookNerd for quite some time, only recently did I get to know the lovely lady behind the website..and she is even more awesome than her website! Happy blogiversary Jean! (: <3"
"Hey all, its Bella from Paranormal Book Club! Ok my experience from JeanBookNerd…what can I say? I love her and all she does for all of us. She is an amazing person and blogger. She always has new things going on and info on books I cant wait to get my hands on. I have had the pleasure in meeting Jean because she lives close to me now and I have to say she has taken a special place in my heart and I am so glad I have made an amazing friend in all this BOOK LIFE we have all grown to love. If you are ever looking to become a book junkie or nerd or what ever JeanBookNerd is the place to go!! Thanks Jean love you girl and HAPPY Anniversary!!!<3"
Paranormal Book Club
"With her unique and creative approach to blog tours and author interactions, JeanBookNerd is a definite asset to the book blogging community. Not to mention, she's also one of the friendliest book lovers I know!"
Making the Grade
What is Jean Booknerd?
Jean Booknerd is many things: a blog, a place to share book related stuff, and a friend. As well as those important things, it is something that makes me forward to everyday.
A blog: Jean Booknerd blog is a blog for booknerds. Let me tell you how I got to discovered it. While I was entering the world of book blogs, I saw a tweet by Michael Scott linking to a Jean Booknerd giveaway of his books. Once I clicked that link, I was fascinated. Not only because of the giveaway, but more importantly because of Jean Booknerd’s efforts to let authors shine. Starting a post with an author interview, Jean Booknerd is one of the most author interactive blogs in the blogger community. With the questions that make you want to know more about authors, you are sucked into this magnificent blog. Having reviews along with every author interview, Jean Booknerd, even though requiring lots of time, manages to include her honest thoughts of a book. If you’re looking for a superb full of amazing experiences and opportunities, Jean Booknerd is the perfect place for you.
A place for booknerds: With her blog, Jean Booknerd has a Facebook fan page and group that is always open for readers to discuss and talk about books. I’m sure all of you will agree, but sharing and discussing books is a remarkable experience that makes you feel blessed to love books. Jean is always there to share the love of books. A friend: This is the most important thing about Jean Booknerd to me. It’s not about the giveaways or winning books. It’s about friendship. Jean is always there to talk about things. Bookish things. Random things. Anything. I’m not the best writer, but trust me when I say this: Jean is one person you want to meet. With such devotion to books, you will enjoy your time. Finally, you have to all admire Jean for her hard work for us, her blog’s visitors, for authors, and for publishers. If it weren’t for Jean, I wouldn’t have known about review books, I wouldn’t have received signed copies of Lauren Oliver’s Delirium and Pandemonium, I wouldn’t have been a part of all these blog tours.
Finally, thank you Jean. Thanks for all the blogging tips and help. Thanks for introducing me to the book world. Thanks for the bookmarks. Thanks for City of Lost Souls. Thanks for the surprises. Thanks for helping spread out the word of my blog. And thank you for letting me write this.
"What a pleasure it has been meeting and getting to know Jean. She is a phenomenal blogger as well as a superb blog tour host. Here's to many more adventures in the future!"
--Kathryn Vanessa Spell Grimes
TSK, TSK, What to Read?
"What can I say about Jean? She was one of the first book pages I discovered on Facebook. I found her to be easy to talk to, informative and fun. We became fast friends. When she started her blog I was so excited to see her expand her knowledge and love of books. Her blog is...like Jean, welcoming, informative and FUN. But Jean doesn't stop there. She continues to be a force of nature in the book lovers community. Combining local events, blog tours and giveaways, supporting not only the authors she loves- and often discovers, she also encourages and supports her followers, friends and peers. She's the genuine article. She's amazing. And her blog...well, it ROCKS."
Love you to pieces, Jean Vallesteros. Happy Blogoversary. Here's to turning many more pages in this never ending story.
TSK, TSK, What to Read?
"Jean at JeanBookNerd has been nothing but sweet and accommodating. The tours she runs are pretty flawless and it has been a pleasure to be a part of some of them. We are looking forward to another year of tours and blogging from her!"
Chapter by Chapter
"Congrats on your 1 year anniversary of your blog. I have enjoyed getting to know you over this year and see how much your blog has grown. I love visiting your blog everyday to see what you have going on and what authors you are interviewing. I have come across so many new authors thanks to you and your blog. Thanks to you and your faith in me I was able to start my own blog and I have appreciated all your help with my many questions. I can't wait to see what you have planned for the next year and to see how much your blog grows." Love you Jean!!!!
Sabrina's Paranormal Palace
"I only very recently “met” Jean but she is super friendly and one of the nicest bloggers I know and she’s incredibly passionate about books, blogging and the author’s she loves. Congratulations, Jean, on your blogoversary!"
"I met Jean about a year ago, and since then, she has been truly an amazing friend! Because of her, I’ve found a lot of awesome new books to add to my ever growing collection.(My hubby says thank you! lol)
She always has the most incredible blog posts with some seriously fantastic authors. I always love going to JeanBookNerd because there is always something new to read about, or a new author interview."
Thank you Jean for an amazing year! Happy Anniversary!! Love ya!!
Rose's Book Corner
"Jean, is simply amazing! Sassy Book Lovers is honored to be involved in all the blog tours she hosts. She shares her book passion with us all, helps us discover new authors, she always has giveaways for her fans. Congratulations Jean on your blog anniversary, you've done a fantastic job and I look forward to seeing many more posts and tours in the future."
Sassy Book Lovers
"I honestly don't think my blog would be what it is today, without the assistance of Jean. Not only have I learned a lot from here, but she has given me a coveted spot on her blog tour bus thus allowing me to work with some fantastic author's as well. I look forward to many more opportunities working with Jean in 2013!"
Tam's Two Cents