Meet the Reviewers!

Primary Genres (in order): Dystopian, Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Young Adult, Children’s, Middle Grade, Retellings, Contemporary, Romance, Mystery, Thrillers, Christmas/holiday, Classics, Historical, and Nonfiction (some Paranormal and Supernatural will be considered).

Favorite Books: Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain, Thief of Glory by Sigmund Brouwer, and Chronicles of The Spanish Civil War by Tricia Goyer

Favorite Movies: La La Land, Jurassic Park(s), and Italian Job

Rayleigh GrayRayleigh is a Freshman in college with a major in Accounting and long-term goal of being a CPA. She is an avid reader of all genres, and just as much of her time is spent writing as it is reading. She is the Associate Editor and Web Manager for PURSUE Magazine, in addition to posting her monthly articles on their blog. She interns for Hartline Literary Agency where she advises authors in the best way to market their books. She is also a Social Media Manager for various businesses.

Her writing pseudonym is Rae Leigh and she is in the process of seeking publication for her Dystopian novella, Program MIRA.

Her Websites: Author Rae Leigh, PURSUE Magazine, Accelerate the Jesus Movement

Her Publications: Become, Fulfill


LA Title-Valerie

Primary Genres (in order): Historical Fiction, Classics, YA, Fantasy, and Sci-Fi.

Favorite Books:  Wives and Daughters by Elizabeth Gaskell, Ella Enchanted by Gail Carson Levine and Behind the Masks by Susan Patron.

Favorite MoviesBeauty and the Beast live-action, Wonder Woman and Anne of Green Gables.


Valerie Cotnoir graduated from homeschooling in 2016. She is currently studying for a BA in History through online courses with Lumerit Education while working part time at the preschool at her church. Valerie was born in Montreal, Canada, but lived for fourteen years in Plano, Texas before moving with her family to the Raleigh area in North Carolina. She is the oldest of four and has two sisters and one brother. She’s been writing since she could hold a pencil and reading books just as long. She loves having deep conversations about theology, books and movies with friends and family. Her favorite memory verse is and has been for many years John 16:33:

“I have told you these things so that in Me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble, but take heart! I have overcome the world.”

Her blog: For A Thousand Words

Her books: Bridget’s Journey, Everlasting