One of the perks of being a reviewer is that every so often you make new friends. Sometimes something just clicks, and a new friend is born. Even stranger, several of the authors, and musicians that I have reviewed, are now writers for the very place I write for!
One of the best guys that I have come across is author James (Jim) Heaphey. Jim authored a wonderful book Legerdemain, which I really enjoyed. One thing led to another, and now we are friends. When he told me that he and his wife were heading off for three months in Cyprus (to promote the book) I was envious, and I asked him if Jan and I could come along as paid bloggers.
This was the result!