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Feel free to contact me at

I welcome comments, suggestions, and recommendations.

I’m also happy to consider ARCs and review copies of books.   I do not guarantee a review for every ARC I accept, but I do guarantee a review of every book I read.  If I discover that a book is a poor match for me, I usually try to pass it on to someone else for review.  I do not sell ARCs.

In most cases, I cannot guarantee to have a book read and reviewed by a certain date.   There are times when I do commit to a specific date – blog tours for instance.  This blog and book reviews are a hobby for me, not a job, and as such, I’d like for it to remain enjoyable.

I do not guarantee a good review.  I strive to give a fair and honest review.  I can post reviews on Library Thing, Good Reads and

22 Comments leave one →
  1. September 11, 2008 2:37 pm

    Hope to see you around the blogishere.
    Also I notice you on book blogs too.
    How did you get started in blogging??

  2. October 20, 2008 11:27 am

    Do try the read-a-thon; I thought the very same thing in June: that I would HAVE TO stay up and really read for 24 hours. But it’s just a fun exercise in doing what you can and enjoying all the excitement. I really am disappointed in my efforts truthfully but hope to improve next time. It’s fun to participate even if just a little.

  3. October 28, 2008 2:37 pm

    Hi, Bermuda Onion, You had left a message on my blog to enter my contest. I don’t know if you are aware or I did not make it clear. I am trying to promote my Jewish blog, as well as my other blog.
    To enter you must visit both blogs, and leave comments. and then blog away about my contest on your blog with a link to my blog.

  4. December 3, 2008 1:34 pm

    Hello, came across your blog while looking for info about the bobbie brown book. Yours caught my eye, as I 2 was born in BDA, attended BHS till ’69. Would have been the class of ’72 .

    Nice blog to find on a cold day.

    bdaqueen in MD

  5. November 17, 2009 7:06 pm

    She is a smart girl — after all that money spent on her college education — she better be!!!

    Hope all is well —

  6. sid morris permalink
    February 23, 2010 1:07 pm

    Enjoyed the insightful interview with George Green.
    Would like to tell him that I was enthralled with his Ravens. A real page-turner – with, however, one major blooper. As a horse-fanatic, I could tell him where the Kentucky Derby is run. (page 92) It is not run in Lexington – the Blue Grass Stakes is run there before the Derby.

  7. Jill Zwicke permalink
    February 25, 2010 12:38 pm

    Do you know where I can get a copy of Crowning Design? I have found a few copies listed from $65-$140. I’m not that interested in having my own copy. I have read and have a copy of Aly’s House, Ryan’s Hand and Roses. I really do like Leila’s writing and would like to have a complete set of her books.

    Do you think there is a chance that Crowning design might get reprinted? Do you know of any other books she might have written that aren’t noted anywhere.

  8. August 11, 2010 2:03 am

    I like your Contact page, very nice n professional. I am planning to create one for my blog, and I may take some elements from yours. I like that you listed your page rank and visitor hits and your honesty in saying what you will or won’t do.

  9. November 25, 2010 4:17 pm

    Hi Bermudaonion,
    Your comment regarding new authors brought me to your blog. My first book was just released last week…a very exciting time for me. BTW…I have spent a lot of time in Bermuda…LOVE it there! A small part of my book is actually set in Bermuda.
    Have a great day!

  10. November 30, 2010 11:06 am

    Hi there,
    I’m a Bermudian author with a debut novel (contemporary romance) releasing in March 2011. I am interested in networking and promoting my book through blogs such as yours, and I thought the Bermuda connection was cool! If you’d be interested in hearing more about me and my book, please let me know!

  11. Tom Winton permalink
    March 9, 2011 7:44 am

    Dear Bermuda Onion:

    My name is Tom Winton, and my novel, Beyond Nostalgia, was just released. Published by Night Publishing it is available on Amazon Books–in Kindle and paperback—and on B&N in Kindle. I am hoping you might consider reviewing my gritty romance.

    In July on Random House’s youwriteon website for writers, Beyond Nostalgia became a “Bestseller” after only six weeks, and is now up for their “2011″ Book of the Year Award”. I also posted the manuscript last year on Harper Collins’ authonomy site. In its first two months on that site it was ranked #3 in romance, #4 in literary fiction, and in the top ten for all genres—out of a field of 6,000 books.

    Below is a short synopsis. Thank you very much for your consideration.

    Born with blue in his collar instead of his veins, best-selling author Dean Cassidy chronicles his soul-scarring rise from New York’s darkest alleys to a place high atop the literary world.

    Unlikely and difficult as such a climb is, there’s yet another force working against Dean. It’s the powerful, undeniable human emotion we call nostalgia. He’s forever haunted by treasured memories of Theresa Wayman, his long-estranged teenage soul-mate. Theresa! Theresa! Theresa! She just won’t go away!

    Dean’s loving recollections of Theresa continually taint his twenty-year marriage to Maddy Frances–a woman so forgiving she should be canonized a living saint. Theresa, not his wife, is the one Dean feels standing at his side every time he loses a job. She’s alongside him when he actually goes postal on one. She shares all his fury and desperation as he forever tries to fight back the inevitable corporate takeover of his family. She’s center-stage in Dean’s mind and far too deep in his heart the day Maddy Frances finds him unconscious at a botched suicide attempt–a time-faded photograph of Theresa clenched in his hands.

    In spite of it all, Maddy’s love never wavers. Thanks to her undying allegiance, Dean’s ship eventually comes to port. He gets a novel published, and defying all odds, the book commandeers every Bestseller List in the country. But, just when it seems their money problems are over, the test of all tests comes along. On the last night of a twelve-city book tour, Dean looks up at the next person in a long line of autograph seekers, and there, standing before him, is Theresa Wayman.

    Later that night, alone with Theresa in his Atlanta motel room, Dean Cassidy finally finds that elusive, peaceful haven that lies beyond nostalgia. But wait. It may not be where you think.

    Thank you so very much for your consideration.


    Tom Winton
    Phone: 772-801-6232

  12. June 9, 2011 11:10 am

    Dear Kathy, You left on my blog that you wanted a copy of Oirental Wife. But you were unable to get it at BEA. If you would want a copy, you can go to Other Presses, and ask. Or when I am done with mine when I recieve it, I can send you mine.

  13. Elisa permalink
    October 3, 2011 2:03 pm

    I love your books! I am currently reading THE ISLAND. I think this is my favorite so far, though I did love SILVER GIRL as well. Can you recommend an author whose writing is similar to you own? I am about finished reading all of your books. 😦 Not sure where to go next!!

  14. October 29, 2011 10:02 pm

    Fine blog indeed, Kathy, and I’m delighted at your mention of The Rescuer’s Path on the blog. Hope you get a chance to read and review it–it’s the tale of what happens when a Holocaust survivor’s daughter aids and comes to love a wounded fugitive who’s a half-Arab antiwar leader, and of their birthdaughter’s search years later, just after 9/11, for her origins. In any case, I admire enormously your interest in authors, photography, and other forms of creativity by women. Thank you.

  15. January 29, 2012 11:35 pm

    Hi Kathy

    I would to find out if you would like to do a review on my Personal and Spiritual Growth Books!

    You can see more info at
    Thanks, I look forward to your reply.

    Kind regards


  16. February 5, 2012 5:49 pm

    Dear Bermuda Onion , do i have your permission to copy and paste your picture of the Buenos Aires Heart stopper ?, its for a BBQ blog in Australia

    Thank you

  17. December 26, 2012 6:54 pm

    Hi Kathy,
    I am enjoying your blog, particularly the words on Wednesday.
    To what address can I send a novel for potential review?
    Please let me hear.
    Janie Dempsey Watts

  18. March 25, 2013 6:39 am

    I’m Carmen Stefanescu from:
    I live in Romania, better known as Dracula’s country. I am a teacher of English and German in my own town and country.
    Like you, I am a teenager at heart only and we have a dog who is the real master of our”kingdom”.
    I am sending an email regarding a review request. Please, check the spam/quarantine folder, too. In case it gets lost, please leave me a message on my blog or yours!
    Thank you for your time!
    Best regards,


  19. George Formby permalink
    January 9, 2014 5:48 am

    Look up Daniel Radcliffe in A Young Doctor’s Notebook. It is a British comedy television series, very dark comedy and awesome acting by all – nothing Harry Potter about it…

  20. jonesmarianne2 permalink
    October 22, 2015 6:26 pm

    Hi Kathy!
    “The Serenity Stone Murder ” is a humorous cozy mystery set in Thunder Bay, Ontario. It’s about two intrepid middle-aged church ladies who get embroiled in trying to find out who killed the manager of the Thunder Bay Charity Casino.
    I am a Thunder Bay-based writer with credits in Reader’s Digest, Canadian Living and numerous other publications. The Serenity Stone Murder is my fourth book.
    If you are interested in reviewing The Serenity Stone Murder, please let me know and I will be delighted to send you a review copy. I look forward to hearing from you.
    Marianne Jones

  21. March 15, 2016 2:03 am

    Hi, I noticed your a book lover! Register on our site to be notified when we have a book that matches your interests. When we do, you’ll get a free book to read (in exchange for a well written review). Sign up today! Celeste @ Premier Book Tours Connecting great books with great readers!

  22. November 17, 2017 3:22 am

    Hi Kathy,

    I just nominated you for a Liebster in this post Big up.


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