The Novel Approach Review Staff
Welcome to The Novel Approach, and thanks so much for visiting our site! In case you haven’t noticed yet, TNA is an LGBT supportive blog, focused on M/M fiction and non-fiction, and is dedicated to the celebration of books, our shared addiction to reading, and to our strongly held conviction that Love Is Love.
Our staff consists of four reviewers, Bruce, Tina, Jackie, and Lisa, who are each dedicated to being a source of honest, well thought out, and respectful points of view on the books we read.
Bruce is a father of three, husband, and physician. He was introduced to the M/M romance genre by his husband and jumped at the chance to do hot, steamy research for his husband, the writer. When Bruce does not have his head buried in a book, he spends his time cooking, tending to the children’s busy lives, and perfects his creative blowing skills making colorful glass works of art.
Hello my name is Tina and I am an addict. Isn’t that the way I was supposed to introduce myself? Oh, but I am. I love to read. As far back as I can remember my mom would take us to the library each Saturday and I could take home as many books as I could carry. I built some biceps in my younger years.
Since the advent of the e-reader, life is much lighter, if not easier.
While real life sometimes is hard, reading gives me a place to go where it is safe and comfortable. If there isn’t a Happily Ever After, at least there’s a Happy For Now. Books give me a place where I can cry without having to explain why. And stop crying when the book ends. Between laughing out loud and crying, my son thinks I am a crazy old book lady. Well, he may have a point.
I have a husband of 26 years and two wonderful children. I am also biased.
Having attended a fundamental Baptist church for 20 years, I came away with two things; Closed minds should come with closed mouths and I am proud to be straight but not narrow.
My name is Jackie McKenzie. I am a 38 yr. old mother to the two most beautiful girls in the world. I have been married for 15 years to the best man ever. I have two of the hardest jobs in the world: I am a Navy wife and a stay at home mom. I wouldn’t trade either job for anything…well maybe for Sam Winchester!!!
I spend most of my day reading while the kids are at school, then it is homework, trips to the library, mall and whatever the rage is this week. When I want to relax, it’s a cup of coffee, a soft lap blanket, and a good book.
I’m a reading junkie. There, I said it. I’m addicted to the high of living other people’s lives and traveling to other worlds on the words from an author’s imagination. I read for pleasure, read to learn, read to escape, read with the hope that when I finish a book I’ll have found characters to fall in love with, stories that will have touched me emotionally, made me laugh, made me feel.
I’m a wife and mom to three amazing little humans (yes, I’m biased), and I eat and breathe and love by the single mantra, “live and let live.”
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Bruce, Tina, Jackie, and Lisa