As the site’s tagline declares, Veereads is the fruit of a relentless devotion to showcase stories and imagery that engage the spirit and imagination. I review a wide range of works – collections of poetry, essays and short stories, novels, comics (graphic novels), memoir, inspirational and religious – that feed my fascination with stories as a foundation of civilization and reality. In short, the tales we tell ourselves about ourselves help us to mirror ourselves in a complex world. My style is frank, fair and balanced, and directed to “pull your coat” about works that are often underexposed. Look  at the sidebar for Recent Posts.

Me?  I am a storyteller, author, editor, blogger, and retired university professor of Creative Writing. For information on my books and other literary pursuits, check out The Golphin Collection. Now in Central Florida, I still teach every now and then, but write most of the time. Questions?

8 thoughts on “Welcome!

  1. LaTonia Taylor says:

    I am seeking a book review. I’m a self published author. My book is titled The Voice Within, it’s available on Amazon. The story is about a young girl whose life is suddenly interrupted by the tragic abuse and molestation by her father. She must rely on her inner strength and faith to survive.
    Please see the link for a look inside.


  2. Hi, I queried you back in July as to whether you’d consider reviewing “Expired Listings.” a mystery with satiric/romantic and erotic elements (in no way erotica, no on-page sex). Please advise. Thanks.


    • VGwrites says:

      I sent you a request for an ARC and projected schedule by email and through Punctuated Publishing.


  3. Hello,

    Would like to request a book review for my first book ever. It is being dubbed as an “emotional roller coaster.” Please allow me to take a few moments of your time.

    Book Title: Proud American: The Migrant, Soldier, and Agent
    Author: Sergio Tinoco
    Length: 274 pages
    Genre: Memoir, Inspirational
    Available format for review: Kindle version as a gift from Amazon or PDF

    Being the only child of a single mother, I was raised by my maternal grandparents in a South Texas region better known as the Rio Grande Valley. This memoir details my upbringing as a poor Migrant worker of Mexican descent having to pick crops for a living since the age of seven.

    As a way to break from the family cycle of picking crops and depending on government welfare programs, I joined the United States Army and served ten years active duty. I deployed to Bosnia-Herzegovina shortly after the Bosnian War only to find and deal with the aftermath of the genocide that took place there and be caught in the middle of several attacks. My experiences in Bosnia ultimately led to experiencing signs and symptoms related to PTSD.

    After completing ten years of military service, I joined the U.S. Border Patrol. Being of Mexican descent, having family in south Texas, and in Mexico gave way to new issues of having to counter threats against my family and ill-willed opinions of me for arresting and deporting “my own kind.”

    Book can be found on Amazon:https://www.amazon.com/Proud-American-Sergio-Tinoco/dp/1635241952/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1483021963&sr=8-1&keywords=proud+american+book

    My website: http://www.proudamericanjourney.com

    Book trailer: https://youtu.be/-LG5nuaiS0Y

    Amazon reviews: https://www.amazon.com/Proud-American-Sergio-Tinoco/dp/1635241952/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1483021963&sr=8-1&keywords=proud+american+book

    Television interview: https://youtu.be/R-bRxgZl4zg

    Thank you so much for your time and I hope you decide to join me on this Proud American journey.

    Thank you,

    Sergio A. Tinoco
    (956) 376-1629

    @proudamericanjourney (Facebook)
    @Tinoco_ProudAmerican (Instagram)
    @VeteranTinoco (Twitter)


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