Shawn Boyles – Shawn is an avid reader as well as a concept artist for a video game company making him instantly the coolest guy you have ever met, or even read about (well, except the main EBR guys…yes, we still edit here). He is a voracious reader of anything he can get his hands on, and has the immediate knack of knowing if a book is good or not when he reads it. Those close friends of his often reserve judgment on books they have read until they hear what Shawn tells them what they should think. He is extremely attractive and often has to fend off women and small woodland creatures that follow him around.

Favorite Authors: Vernor Vinge, Cathrynne M. Valente, China Miéville, Daniel Abraham, James S.A. Corey

Patricia Kintz (mtbikemom) – This stay-at-home mom, part-time Uber Driver, photographer, musician, and mountain bike racing coach really can’t decide what she is, but loves Carol Berg, Daniel Abraham (by any name), Dan Wells, Jim C. Hines, Mark Lawrence, K.J. Parker, Ken Scholes, Marie Brennan, Elizabeth Bear, Mary Robinette Kowal, Brandon Sanderson, Lois McMaster Bujold, and Patrick Rothfuss, among many others.

Alan Behr is a lifelong reader, having started with the Chronicles of Narnia at a very young age. A film noir aficionado, jazz lover, and professional geek, Alan loves heroic fantasy and the idea of heroes, especially in stories and fairy tales. Alan is a roleplaying game developer, and you can find out what he’s up to at

Favorite Authors: David Gemmell,  C.S. Lewis, Robert Jordan, Adrian Tchaikovsky, Peter Orullian, Brian McClellan, and Tolkien (of course).

Bryce  Moore Bryce is an author, librarian, and a big fan of YA (although he tends to read pretty broadly: everything from Science Fiction to Thrillers to Fantasy to mainstream lit–pretty much whatever he feels like reading at the moment). In addition to being a full-fledged book geek, he’s also a film geek (don’t get him started talking about adaptation theory), board game geek, video game aficionado, and tech junkie. He blogs every weekday over at To find out more about his writing and books, check out his website:

Favorite Authors: Terry Pratchett, Stephen King, Garth Nix, CS Lewis, Neal Stephenson, Orson Scott Card

Nick Sharps (criticaluniverse) – Nick is an Advertising Major and book connoisseur. His private library is in a state of constant flux as he lends books to his ungrateful friends who rarely return them. He is also a music and video game enthusiast though literature remains his one true love. Nick is frequently labeled a critic by his family and peers, making Elitist Book Reviews the perfect place to voice his brutally honest opinion.

Favorite Authors: John Ringo, Larry Correia, Joe Abercrombie, Dan Abnett