We are glad you are checking this page!  There is nothing worse than going to an "about us" page to find a bunch of blah-blah that doesn't tell you who is running the site.  We despise that!

So...first of all, we are under the umbrella of Nekoda Development in Austin, Texas. We started Reader Views in 2005 as a book review service. Within a few months, as authors and publishers in the industry informed us of their needs, we quickly added budget-friendly publicity packages.  Our mission is to fill authors’ needs, and when we find a need we fill it. To date, we've filled the needs with:



Reader Views - Book reviews and author publicity




Reader Views Kids
- Book review written by kids



Review The Book - A place where authors and reviewers meet





Blogging Authors - A place where writers and readers meet





Inside Scoop Live - Up close and personal interviews with authors





Authors Access - Podcasts of interviews with experts in publishing industry




And we are:

Irene Watson (1946 - 2012), Founder

She can be found on any of the above sites, or her personal site and blog.  As well, she's involved in Higher Power Foundation and Rewriting Life Scripts.

Read interview with Irene on Las Vegas Examiner about First Chapter Plus




 Susan Violante, Editor

Susan is the one that communicates with you and creates the e-Catalog.  She's an author herself so understands the needs of her fellow authors.  She can be found on any of the above sites, or her personal site.