My name is Tasha Saecker, and I am the Assistant Director of the Appleton Public Library in Appleton, WI. I started my library career over 20 years ago as a children’s librarian, and continue to be connected to books for children and young adults.

I hope in Waking Brain Cells, you find a warm, friendly place where books for children and teens are celebrated.

I also maintain another blog, Sites and Soundbytes that is about technology, social media and libraries.

If you are an author or publisher and want to send me review copies, please send me an email at tsaecker (at) gmail (dot) com to receive the mailing address.

  • I review board books and picture books through teen novels on a variety of subjects, fiction and nonfiction.
  • I review mainstream published, and indie published works.  I am no longer accepting self-published works.
  • I accept ARCs, fully published works and e-books (either pdf, NetGalley, Edelweiss, or ePub formats.)
  • I do not participate in or promote Kickstarter or other funding campaigns for books.

I only review titles that I really enjoy, so sending me a review copy is not a guarantee that your book will be reviewed on my blog.