Chanticleer Book Reviews ~ Discovering Today’s Best Books

cbr-500x489Not too long ago, the average number of books published was about 300,000 annually. Today, readers now have over two million new titles a year vying for their attention.Being an excellent writer is no longer enough to be successful in today’s publishing universe. Chanticleer Book Reviews was founded to help books gain visibility in today’s publishing market.

Our Mission is two-part:

  • Discover today’s Best Books through Editorial Book Reviews and Writing Competitions 
  • Help the authors of these books achieve their publishing goals
Chanticleer Reviews was founded in 2011 as a response to the growing need for a company invested in the success of authors, whether they were independently or traditionally published. Today’s authors are independent entrepreneurs–even if they are represented by a publisher–and it is crucial they become proactive in their own success. Chanticleer offers an array of services and tools to authors, which can help authors achieve their publishing goals.

Chanticleer’s Tools & Services for Authors:

Our Founder

Kiffer Brown in Dresden

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Kiffer Brown – President

Game Changer & Marketing Guru

Kiffer works with authors and publishers to think creatively about how to generate visibility and competitive differentiation in today’s publishing market of two million new titles launching per year.

CEO and founder of Chanticleer Reviews and International Writing Competitions, whereToday’s Best Books are Discovered, Kiffer Brown has been involved in publishing, marketing, sales, and PR for 30 years. Kiffer has long been known for her uncanny ability to predict future trends and pick out IP gems.

Kiffer Brown works with authors across the globe by using her marketing and PR talents to help them broaden their audiences, and assisting publishers on how to increase sales by thinking of new ways to use their branding to expand market-share.

She is also the co-founder partner in SillanPaceBrown Publishing + Production LLC, which specializes in curating books with potential to become fully actualized intellectual properties.

Member and Affiliate of Alliance of Independent Authors, IBPA, Where Writers Win, Sisters In Crime, RWA, PNWA, SiWC, Historic Writers of America, Historic Novel Society, Western Writers of America, PNWA, and others. Kiffer has presented at Writer’s Digest NYC, RWA Nat’l, PNWA, ECWC, Pubsense Left Coast Crime Scene, Historical Novel Society conferences, Indie Polooza Houston, Bublish Webinars, BEA UpubU, and others including the annual Chanticleer Authors Conference. She has served as a volunteer, committee chair, president, and board member for numerous non-profits including the Junior League, and she is a board member of Western Washington University’s Publishing Program.

About Our Editors

The CBR editorial team members are impartial editors, selected for their expertise in related genres and are known for their unbiased, objective, and knowledgeable reviews. All of our editors are based in the U.S. or Canada. They consistently maintain open-mindedness to today’s emergent ideas, talent, and creativity in the field of literature, media and publishing while holding to the time honored traditions readers have come to appreciate and expect.

 S. J. Stanton, senior editor

35 years as a writer, reviewer, substantive and copy editor, proofreader, indexer, and translator (Spanish and French).  Well-practiced in using The Chicago Manual of Style. 

Writer and political analyst for the US Dept of State in Madrid and Mexico City. CSA Social Sciences databases.

Reviewer and freelance abstract/synopsis writer; six years experience.  Extensive international travel with resident sojourns.

Diane Sillan Isaacs, Creative Editor

diane-isaacs-brings-dominant-experience-from-movie-industry-to-wutznxt-222x30030 years producing experience in entertainment
Film/TV/Internet Production experience with A-List talent
IP exploitation across all media
Marketing Campaigns, Social and Digital Engagement

Diane brings more than two decades of experience in film and television industries as an executive film producer, president of production for Don Johnson Productions at Universal and Paramount pictures, president of development and production forGreen Moon Productions where she produced films for Antonio Banderas and Emma Thompson.

Diane is also the executive creative director of Luna Design: Design & Branding, Content Strategy, Experimental Marketing, Web & App Development, Photo & Video Production. Clients include:  Bunker Media, Microsoft China, BLUEPRINT NYC, Prime Pictures, and others.

And many more…

We have a whole team of editors, reviewers, and slush readers, not all listed here. They are skilled and hardworking individuals, and a vital part of our business. We are proud to support these professionals and contribute to their livelihood.

About our Administrative & Support Team

Sharon E. Anderson

Our Chief Review Editor is award-winning author, Sharon E. Anderson. Editing and creating content, reviews, and outreach are just a few skills she brings. Sharon has a BA in Consumer Science from SPU and serves as President of the Skagit Valley Writers League, promoting, engaging speakers, leading workshops, and more. She writes dark comedy, horror, short stories, articles, and essays. Sharon lives in Skagit County with her husband, two children, a dog, two cats, a sketchy Guinea pig, and a collection of fish.

Amanda Hagarty

Amanda-unicorn-300x278Amanda is the Conference Coordinator at Chanticleer. In the non-conference season she helps manage the website and social media, produce graphics and printed material, coordinate the Chanticleer Authors Conference. In her spare time, she writes SFF novels, and works with authors through her company Mandy’s Media as a platform specialist.  She enjoys working at Chanticleer because she likes being a part of helping helping authors succeed. She is an avid fan of Wattpad and NaNoWriMo.

Andy Brown

AndyOur tech department. Andy Brown is the man behind the woman. Husband of Chanticleer Reviews president Kiffer Brown, he has a long history of successful business ventures and top notch programming skills. He helps keep the business on track and provides both moral support and tech support to Kiffer in her Chanticleer ventures. 

Rochelle Perry

rochelle-glam1.jpgRochelle Parry has been designing and developing web sites since 1997 and printed materials since the 1980s. She has designed and produced high-end photography-focused books. At Chanticleer she has done graphic design and website work, currently she is producing the Chanticleer Reviews Magazine. You can see some of her work at

Contact Chanticleer


Snail Mail:

Chanticleer Reviews, LLC

1050 Larrabee Ave
Suite 104 #334
Bellingham, WA, 98225
United States

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