About Me

HI!

I’m a graduate of the Master of Library and Information Science program at the University of Western Ontario. I’ve worked for a government special library, I’ve been an elementary school librarian, I’ve been an active member of several OLA Forest of Reading committees, and I’ve volunteered in many different positions over many years at public libraries, special libraries, school libraries, and a lot of other places (the full list is getting pretty long). In my spare (ha!) time I help run different media conventions. I’m currently job hunting, and my ideal job would be in a public library, preferably in a children/teen’s department. This blog is a place for me to keep examples of my work, book reviews, and post about anything that I think of.

I can be contacted at corrina.mcgill@gmail.com

You can find my Goodreads reviews here and my 50 Book Pledge bookshelf here.

Me and You're Never Weird on the Internet (Almost) ARC

2 thoughts on “About Me

  1. Hi Corrie! Thanks for following me! This looks like a really interesting blog you’ve got started here, and I love, love LOVE the Pagemaster figurines on the home page! That movie was, like, my all-time favorite in middle school!

  2. Hi

    I came across your blog—My favorite in The Pagemaster was Adventure, maybe because Patrick Stewart did his voice. Anyway, I see that you’ve done some book reviews. I’m currently looking for people to review my serial novel, Dosterra, and wondered if you would be willing. It is a dystopian, sci fi, adventure story being published by chapter on a relatively new serial fiction site called JukePop Serials. The accompanying blurb is:

    “Dosterra is a wintry mining planet. With a monopoly on natural resources and transition technology, it is the undisputed leader of the Earth Origin Colonies. But Lexie has stumbled across something that threatens their dominance. What if their power was built on a lie? On the run, she’s forced to seek the help of Iden, a scientist with the Transition Regulation Centre, though his motives for helping her are unclear.”

    I’m not sure if it falls into one of your favorite genres, but I’m hoping you’ll be receptive. It would be a fairly quick read because only six chapters have been published so far (basically I’m still in the intro of the overall story arc). If you decide to do a review for me, I am more than willing to reciprocate by doing a post about your blog on mine, or something along those lines.

    My main reasons for seeking reviews are: 1) This is my first novel—to date I’ve been more of a short story writer—and good feedback is hard to find (my husband and mother don’t count, though I appreciate their efforts). Even if the reviews I get are not raves, I’m hoping they will help me continue to improve as the novel progresses. 2) As any author would be, I’m hoping to give my work some visibility.

    If you are interested, you can see chapter one here: http://www.jukepopserials.com/home/read/111

    If at that point you want to continue, there are two options. First, you could actually sign up for the site, which is free. You simply click ‘register’ in the upper-right corner, give an email address, make up a password, and you’re in. The benefit to this would be that you could vote for my story as you read, and also the site has lots of great stories from many genres that might interest you.

    If, however, you don’t want to take part in the voting, that option can be turned off. Or if you simply don’t like the idea of signing up for JukePop, I understand and I’m willing to send you a PDF or epub instead. Though I’d appreciate it if the final review included the link above.

    Responding via wordpress or email is fine. Hope to hear from you. Thanks,

    – K. Esta
    writingbykesta.wordpress.com
    esta.k.29@gmail.com

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