If you’re reading this then you’re probably new to Writing with Wolves, so allow me to introduce myself… My name is Lucy-May, I’m 24 & live in the South East of England. My life revolves around my darling Alaskan Malamute (not a husky) called Elsa & I spend my time watching Doctor Who, reading, colouring, attempting puzzles, studying & most importantly, sleeping.
I also have a degree in psychology & I’m currently working towards an MA in Advanced Child Protection.
I mostly use my blog to review books; I won’t say I read almost every type of book because I don’t, but I do enjoy a large variety & I’m trying to work on my lack of romance books – generally I need something more than just kissing though. I review books by myself most of the time, but occasionally the children I work with give me a little help too.
I also sporadically blog about my health too as in 2013 I had to learn to walk again & almost 18 months later I was diagnosed with lordosis, scoliosis & syringomyelia – a week later I also suffered a renal abscess & subsequently developed septicemia. In 2016 I was diagnosed with fibromyalgia & interstitial cystitis… all of these things have had a huge impact on my life & I think it’s important that other people have access to my stories.
Now that I’ve gone back to university & am working full-time my blog may take a bit of a backseat in my priorities, but when I have the time I will still be posting & writing reviews & I refuse to stop running my blog all together because I love it. You may even get the occasional university update from me too.
If you’re not an author or publisher then this is where my story ends for you;
I hope you stick around by hitting the follow button, but either way thanks for reading.
I read a lot because it’s important to me, & I write reviews because I want to help other people find books that can become important to them as well. I love fantasy, science-fiction & historical fiction/fantasy, in middle grade, young adult & adult age groupings. I currently work with under 5s so I also love receiving picture books for that age range as the children love helping me write my reviews. Picture books are such an important way to introduce children to the magic of reading & I love sharing the books I get sent with my children.
Reading is an escape for me – I need stories, because without them I cannot cope with the real world – so I want every book I pick up to be the best it can be.
I am always happy to be asked to review diverse books & would be honoured to do proofreading or sensitivity reading for books about disability. I also have some beta reading experience & am open to exploring this area more.
The last year has been very up & down for me, & I’ve struggled with my mental health more than ever before – during the lockdown I’m making the most of being able to read chunky books that normally intimidate me too much to read, but I’m also studying my MA so not all of my time is spent reading. As I have to study & work, I won’t accept everything I’m asked to review, it’s simply a time thing so please don’t be offended if I don’t get back to you or choose not to review your book. If a reviewer turns you down, abusive emails or comments are not the answer! Additionally, it can take me months to get round to a book I’ve been sent, depending on the release date & whether I’ve committed to a specific time limit, so please be patient.
If you would like to contact me about reviewing, proof reading or beta reading your book, please email me at:
I aim to reply to review requests within a couple of days but this depends on my health & university commitments. Thank you for reading, I hope to hear from you soon,