Author John B. Valeri


John B. Valeri / Hartford Books Examiner is …
Your source for the latest in book news, reviews & author interviews

“…a haven for finding great new books.” – NY Times bestselling author James Patterson

“…run by a literary blogging superstar.” – NY Times bestselling author Wally Lamb 

“…a forum with a heart for the written word and a great encourager of authors.” – NY Times bestselling author Debbie Macomber

“A guardian angel for book lovers everywhere...” – NY Times bestselling author Lisa Gardner

“What intelligent readers read!!!” – NY Times bestselling author Tess Gerritsen
“A bibliophile’s dream…” – NY Times bestselling author Linda Fairstein

“Lovely…” – NY Times bestselling author Jodi Picoult

“The best blog and book review site EVER to exist on the face of planet Earth” – Former prosecutor and NY Times bestselling author Marcia Clark
“Clever, handsome, and damn funny.” – Suzanne Palmieri, Internationally selling author
“A writer’s best friend...” – Donald Bain, author of the Murder, She Wrote mystery series
“Just wonderful … we need dozens more just like the HBE in other cities!”– NY Times bestselling author M.J. Rose

“A bright light in the world of book sites.” – NY Times bestselling author Andrew Gross
“SUBLIME.” – NY Times bestselling author Elin Hilderbrand
“…a fantastic place for readers!” – NY Times bestselling author Kristan Higgins
“All things to all people!” – NY Times bestselling author Tim Dorsey

"… going to publish a novel that will knock everyone’s socks off!" NY Times bestselling author Caroline Leavitt

“An important source of thought-provoking and insightful articles on books and writing…” – Award-winning author Jane Cleland (the Josie Prescott Antiques Mysteries)
“Bookalicious!” – Award-winning author and investigative reporter Hank Phillippi Ryan
“Good for books, and an excellent resource for amateur detectives.” – NY Times bestselling author Chelsea Cain
“…should be on every reader’s iPad.” – NY Times bestselling author Carolyn Hart
“Intriguing.” – NY Times bestselling author Luanne Rice
“Genius.” – USA Today bestselling author Alison Gaylin

"Terrific!" -- NY Times bestselling author Carla Neggers

"A great friend to authors, books, and reading!"

-- NY Times bestselling author Chris Grabenstein

"Must reading, preferably while in the nude." -- Award-winning author David Handler

"Has the best book reviewer around!" -- Amazon bestselling author Edith Maxwell

"Book-tastic!" -- Elizabeth Heiter

"Always a pleasure to work with." -- Emily Arsenault

" … the freakin' bomb!" -- Estevan Vega

" … asks insightful questions." -- NY Times bestselling author Faye Kellerman

" … the glitterbomb of book reviewers." -- USA Today bestselling author Gretchen Archer

" … a great way to indulge in all things literary." -- NY Times bestselling author James Rollins

" ... a book and people and writer and reader connector." -- Award-winning author Jenny Milchman

" … a great resource! And I have a secret crush on John Valeri." -- Judy Nedry

" … an amazing site for booklovers ..." -- NY Times bestselling author Karen Harper 

"So wonderful ..." -- NY Times bestselling author Lisa Unger

"The best place in the world to read about books!" -- Liz Mugavero

" … my go-to for great, on-the-money reviews." -- Maggie Barbieri

"A boon to New England's bibliophiles." -- NY Times bestselling author Marie Bostwick

"A great resource and friend for authors and readers." -- Mark Gilroy

" … brilliant for coming up with a great list of questions that were fun to answer, and for choosing me as the answerer." -- NY Times bestselling author Mary Kay Andrews

" … doing great work and should be supported in every way possible. Bringing books to the hearts and minds of readers is a noble pursuit that should be celebrated whenever possible."

-- Internationally bestselling author Matthew Dicks

" … a great source for current book news. John Valeri works hard to include interesting interviews with best-selling authors as well as those who are new to world of publishing." -- NY Times bestselling author Nan Rossiter

"The hippest literary eye and ear in Connecticut since Mark Twain died." -- Nicole Galland

" … eldritch." -- Paul Tremblay

"The coolest publication I’ve done an interview for in quite some time." -- Award-winning author Reed Farrel Coleman

"A must-stop on the web for insightful book reviews and interviews!" -- Award-winning author Robin Burcell

"Illuminating!" -- Susan Kietzman

"Thin and in print." -- James Benn, author of the Billy Boyle WWII Mysteries

"… for up-and-coming writers, what Mother Teresa was for the poor, homeless and sick—a force of compassion." -- Alretha Thomas

"… an old school, omnivorous reader, and a heroic supporter of books and the folks who write them." -- Loretta Nyhan

" … the brilliant writer and very clever interlocutor ." -- NY Times bestselling author Kimberly McCreight

"John B. Valeri is someone who digs deep." -- Karin Salvalaggio

"… someone I hope to meet." -- Internationally bestselling author Mary Simses

"A literary sprite! John connects readers to books- delivering reviews of new titles, introducing authors to audiences, and curating a love of literature. The tooth fairy of the bookish among us!" -- Hannah McKinnon

"… one of the coolest people I know working in the mystery field because his motto is “well-read is well-bred” and I couldn’t agree more." -- Karen Ellis (aka Katia Lief)

"… the sort of tireless champion that makes the mystery community so special, and the sort of passionate reader that makes writing worthwhile." -- Chris Holm