MonsterLibrarian.com was started in 2005, while Dylan was finishing up his degree in library science. A voracious reader of horror fiction, he discovered that horror readers were an underserved population in the public library. He wanted to change that, so he started up this site.
At first he was the only reviewer, writing short reviews of the books he owned, that he thought librarians should be aware of. Because of the attraction of horror fiction to reluctant readers, he also started teen and kids’ sections to the site. As a children’s and school librarian, I was happy to help out.
And then people started sending us books– more than we could possibly review on our own. We discovered that volunteer reviewers are essential to making MonsterLibrarian.com a useful resource to librarians. Many of the reviewers we’ve had over the years have put serious time into the site, contributing their talents and energy in an amazing number of ways. These are true lovers of horror fiction who really believe in the importance of getting out the news about great horror fiction.
The site keeps growing and we keep getting more books and requests for review. And thus, we are once again looking for volunteer reviewers to take these off our hands and get the word out about great books.
If you would like to review for us, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We’ll get our review guidelines out to you so you can see if you are interested.
If there’s anyone out there who would like to review teen or children’s books, these are very popular parts of our site, although we don’t get many review copies– but if you’d like to start out like we did, reviewing books from your own collection, you’d rock my world.
We can’t do it without volunteer reviewers. Please spread the word! And thank you for being part of MonsterLibrarian.com!