Meet the spotlight delegates – Brandilyn Carpenter

Hi everyone, welcome to another week here in the world. I hope your week goes well. We seem to be past the worst of the snow in the UK *touches wood* but it’s far from warm yet – been having the log fire on most evenings at home.

In other news I’m about to ’embark’ on Supernatural, based on many people saying I’ll enjoy it. More as this develops, rest assured.

Right, that’s enough from me, handing over to one of our spotlight delegates here’s Brandilyn Carpenter Blogger/Owner/Reviewer for Prism Book Alliance:

1) If you wrote an autobiography, what would its title be and why?

I wouldn’t write one… okay that is a cop out answer. I have no clue what I would title it, to be honest. I am not that creative of a person. There is a reason I am a reviewer and not an author 😉

2) What has your writing/ blogging journey been like from the start until now?

I started blogging shortly after my 3rd child was born in 2011. I started out with the intention of journaling our homeschooling journey. When life went to hell and we ended up not homeschooling, my blog took a different direction entirely and I started product reviews. Along with product reviews, I started reviewing books. Somewhere along the way I found M/M Romance and my product reviews and book reviews became M/M Romance reviews. I floundered as a little read log for a while until I decided to expand and put together a fabulous team that would become Prism Book Alliance. That part of the journey started in October/November of 2013.

Since its inception Prism has grown to post up to 40 reviews, 15 guest posts, and 7 Outside the Margins posts a week. We also feature backlist titles every Saturday during out Retro Reads spotlights and reviews.

3) What do you hope to get from UK Meet that’s different from other conferences?

I want to experience the UK and “all things British.” I have never been out of the US, so this is an new experience for me all around. Mostly, however, I hope to meet a some people that I otherwise wouldn’t get the chance to see in person, living in The States. I have enjoyed all my conference experiences to date and know UK Meet won’t be any different.

*back to Liam*

Thanks for that, well if you need help experienceing ‘all things British’ there will be plenty of us at UK Meet on hand. Since we’re in the West Country for UK Meet, how about a cream tea, then a Cornish pasty, a walk in the rain, followed by a trip to a petrol station so you know how much it costs here! 😉 *looks to the wings at Charlie and Clare who are urging me to go*

Until next time,

Liam Livings xx

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