Patricia Vaccarino writes book reviews for love or money

Old, new, classic, popular culture, I read everything, and I have reviewed genre fiction, literary fiction, non-fiction, and even a coloring book! My fees are based on a scale relative to word count and the complexity of the book. I write three types of reviews: Snapshot ($250), Standard($350) or Scholarly($550).
Here are examples:

The Snapshot Book Review captures the essence of a book in 50 to 200 words. $250

Books We Love: Military Alphabet Coloring “Alpha 2 Zulu” by David Laing

Owls and Other Fantasies by Mary Oliver

Mogens and Other Stories by Jens Peter Jacobsen

Suppose a Sentence by Brian Dillon  

Alice Neel: The Art of Not Sitting Pretty by Phoebe Hoban

Union Street by Pat Barker

Fleeing the Fate of the Little Rascals by Laura June Kenney

Memories of my Melancholy Whores by Gabriel Garcia Marquez

Braiding Sweetgrass by Robin Wall Kimmerer

Blood Meridian by Cormac McCarthy

In Cold Blood by Truman Capote

Showing Out by Timothy Reed

Fight the Fear by Dr. Jeffrey L. Gurian

Healing Your Heart by Changing Your Mind by Dr. Jeffrey L. Gurian

The House of Mirth by Edith Wharton

The Lover by Marguerite Duras

Death Comes For The Archbishop by Willa Cather 

How the Other Half Lives by Jacob A. Riis

White Fragility by Robin Diangelo

How the Irish Saved Civilization by Thomas Cahill

An Elephant in my Kitchen by Francoise Malby-Anthony

Letters to a Young Poet by Rainer Maria Rilke 

O Pioneers! by Willa Cather

The Song of the Lark by Willa Cather 

My Antonia by Willa Cather

Not Under Forty: New Special Edition by Willa Cather

Ethan Frome by Edith Wharton

The Slip by Prudence Peiffer

Picasso by Gertrude Stein 

Colossus: A Novel About Goya and a World Gone Mad by Stephen Marlowe

The Hummingbird's Gift by Sy Montgomery

The Hawk's Way by Sy Montgomery

The Standard Book Review uses unique descriptors that will spark interest and build a community for the book in 200 to 300 words. $350

Reading Genesis by Marilynne Robinson

A Man and Two Women by Doris Lessing

The Least Of Us by Sam Quinones

Angela's Ashes by Frank McCourt

I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou

Cornered by Barry C. Lynn

Democracy Awakening by Heather Cox Richardson

Poverty, By America by Matthew Desmond

Even a Pandemic Can’t Stop Love & Murder Vol. 1: Break the Bank by A.E.S. O’Neill

The Blue Flower by Penelope Fitzgerald

Dread of Winter by Susan Bickford

The Long Loneliness by Dorothy Day

Yonkers in the Twentieth Century by Marilyn Weigold

The Ghost Stories of Edith Wharton

Can You See Us Now by Cheryl Benton

On Desperate Ground by Hampton Sides

Thoreau the Meter: Transcendental Treks on the Noir Shift by Joseph Ferguson


The Scholarly Book Review brings in contextual information such as historical facts, and also positions the author among other authors who write similar books. The Scholarly Book Review aims to build a loyal following for the author, to enlarge the book’s community-of-interest, and to gain the attention of top-tier book reviewers. The Scholarly Book Review is over 300 words and can often be much longer.  $550

Kings Row by Henry Bellamann

We Don’t Know Ourselves: A Personal History of Modern Ireland by Fintan O’Toole *****

Record Store Day: the Most Improbable Comeback of the 21st Century by Larry Jaffee

The Curse of Bigness: Antitrust Law in the New Gilded Age by Tim Wu

The Dawn of Everything by David Graeber and David Wengrow 

The Sea, the Sea by Iris Murdoch ****

Edna O’Brien Country Girl: A Memoir by Edna O’Brien

We The Presidents by Ronald Gruner 

Student Power, Democracy and Revolution in the Sixties by Nick Licata

The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton

History: A Novel (Italian: La Storia), by Italian Author Elsa Morante 

Heretics and Orthodoxy by G.K. Chesterton

Bring Up the Bodies by Hilary Mantel

The Naïve and Sentimental Novelist: Understanding What Happens When We Write and Read Novels by Orhan Pamuk  

White Cargo: The Forgotten History of Britain’s White Slaves in America  by Don Jordan and Michael Walsh 

Zero At The Bone by Christian Wiman 

Get the Picture by Bianca Booker                                                         

My book reviews are authentic, balanced and fair. I offer an advantage over other book reviewers because I own a media outlet and I am able to post my reviews on multiple platforms.  It is important to note that my reviews are distributed to a proprietary list of book lovers, bookstores and the media.  

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Patricia Vaccarino

Patricia Vaccarino is an accomplished writer who has written award-winning film scripts, press materials, articles, essays, speeches, web content, marketing collateral, and ten books.

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