Jennifer Douglas is a literary publicist who believes in the right of equality for all authors. With a vision of a world where positivity is the norm and negativity is long forgotten Jennifer works alongside authors creating a marketing and publicity plan that meets the needs of the individual.

With years of experience in publicity, public relations and the marketing industry, which includes working with Allen and Unwin and Palmer Higgs Publishing, Jennifer has become a well sort after reviewer. To work with Jennifer is to know you are working with someone who will not hold back on being open and honest about your book and its marketing possibilities.

Having undertaken many courses in writing and poetry over the years Jennifer has a vast knowledge in the field of writing and reviewing, being able to provide an efficient, effective and professional service. As a qualified Early Childhood Educator and a home educating mum with over 16 years experience, she has a passion for quality children's books and educational resources.

Having spent 6 years as the founder and managing editor of two magazines, Good Gabble and Rattling Reviews, Jennifer has an eye for marketing and sales, knowing what the consumer is looking for and how to reach them. She works individually with each client meeting their needs and the needs of their product. She has many years experience in critiquing websites, placing herself in the shoes of the consumer who is browsing. Many clients return time and time again knowing they will be receiving an honest, open and non judgmental review or critique. Jennifer prides herself on providing a friendly, non threatening and personal service. Her clients are able to contact her personally throughout the whole review process.

For further information on the services Jennifer offers please visit her website www.jenniferdouglasliterarypublicist.com. This blog is a review base only.

Thursday, November 27, 2014

All Windows Open and Other Stories by Hariklia Heristanidis

This book is being reviewed as part of the 
Book Review Advent Calendar 2014

Hariklia Heristanidis is an Australian author who resides in Melbourne Victoria. All Windows Open and Other Stories is her first book, being published in 2012. In 2013 it was shortlisted in the NSW Premiers Literary Awards. Hariklia writes a regular blog title What She Said.

As the title of this book suggests All Windows Open and Other Stories is a collection of short stories, 8 in total. I am not usually a fan of short stories as I prefer to sink myself into a long adventurous novel but have to admit that I thoroughly enjoyed this read. It is a book that lends itself  to being read as a complete novel in one sitting or read as short stories, picking the book up to read when the moment is right. I read this book as short stories, feeling the need to leave a day or two between each story in order to absorb and enjoy my journey.

Each story within All Windows Open and Other Stories touched me in a different way, leaving me feeling as though I had entered a neighbourhood of genuine and likeable people. I soon became part of the tight knit community. For me it was like looking through a crystal ball at life and love from a Greek woman’s perspective. I felt as though I had walked into a neighbourhood that was of a culture I was unfamiliar with yet I felt welcomed and loved.

There were random events within the book that caught me by surprise and had me giggling to myself. All Windows Open and Other Stories is a book that makes you feel good, entertains and lifts your spirit. If you are looking for a light hearted read then I highly recommend All Windows Open and Other Stories by Hariklia Heristanidis.

View Hariklia’s blog What She Said at http://hariklia-what-she-said.blogspot.com.au

Learn more about Hariklia and purchase All Windows Open:  http://harikliah.wix.com/hariklia

Listen to what Jennifer Douglas has to say about All Windows Open and other stories on the video review https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6GRg7Yh1XhI

Review: Jennifer Douglas

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