Saturday, May 4, 2013

Yay! Genreflecting 7th Is Out!

The seventh edition of Genreflecting is now available. This edition is a truly collaborative venture. Cindy Orr was the driving force on this edition. I would hire her any day to herd cats or any other tough task that requires mastery of a labyrinth of details. An expert readers' advisor and collehe also wrote the first two sections of the guide - "Readers' Advisory Service in the Library" and "Readers' Advisory Service Basics."  Several other stars in the constellation of expert readers' advisors contributed chapters. New for  Genreflecting is a chapter on Nonfiction penned by Sarah Statz Cords, the co-author of The Real Story and Now Read This. Mysteries and Thrillers are split up with Lesa Holstine, award winning mystery reviewer contributing the chapter on mysteries and Andrew Smith on Thrillers. Sarah Johnson, the author of Historical Fiction and book review editor of the Historical Novels Review. Sections on Christian/Inspirational Fiction (by Terry Black), Graphic Novels (by Abby Bass and Jack Baur) , and Urban Fiction (by David Wright) are included. Hannah Parker contributed the chapter on Mainstream Fiction. Maura Heaphy contributed the chapter on Science Fiction and Kelly Fann the one on Horror. John Charles and Shelley Mosley, two of the editors of Romance Today: An A-to-Z Guide to Contemporary American Romance Writers penned the Romance chapter. Rebecca Vnuk contributed the chapter on Women's Lives. Lynn Wiandt and I wrote the Fantasy chapter, and last (but not least of the genres) I took on the Western chapter, the genre I've been told was Betty Rosenberg's favorite.


  1. Where can I order this?
    Susan Riley

  2. Thanks for asking. It should be available where ever fine books are sold. : ) It is available from the publisher . It is also on Amazon. If Baker and Taylor or Ingram's doesn't have it yet they should have it soon.