About.

I started Condalmo in the Fall of 2005 as a site where I could write about books and related interests. I moved it to Tumblr in early 2011. That was fun. Now it’s back on WordPress. I’m not sure why I’ve done this, yet, but we’ll see.

During the day, I’m a mental health counselor/psychotherapist.


My writing on books has appeared in the Minneapolis Star Tribune, the Kansas City Star, the Cleveland Plain DealerBarnes & Noble Review, WETA’s Book Studio, PopMattersAudioFile Magazine, Shelf Awareness, Booklist, and other places. I’m a regular reviewer for Kirkus Reviews and I conduct interviews with authors for Shelf AwarenessI’ve also interviewed authors for this site, though not recently.

I’m contractually prohibited from linking to my reviews at Kirkus, as they’re posted anonymously – so, those links have been omitted. I generally do two or three reviews a month for them.

If you’re a publisher, or you work at a company that publishes, you can contact me regarding catalogs, review copies, advanced reader copies, and related materials.

I tend to lean toward “literary fiction” and “non-fiction” most of the time, but I appreciate being surprised. I’m also interested in reviewing psychology, counseling, and therapy books.

A few* of my reviews and interviews:

* Very few. I’ve been horrible at updating this list.

Twitter:  http://twitter.com/condalmo