The Word Hoarder is the (retired) personal blog of Rich Rennicks, a father, writer, book marketer, gardener, and Irish ex-pat residing in the mountains of Western North Carolina. By day I work in publishing, and spend the rest of my time writing, gardening and parenting my kids. This was originally a book blog, but has morphed into a repository of random bits of background research I’m doing for my works-in-progress: a young-adult novel and an Irish travel guide.

When not working, reading or ferrying my kids around town, I can usually be found on Twitter or pulling weeds in the garden. I am not accepting books for review.

If you are interested in my book marketing services, my website and portfolio can be found at

*A larger version of the book shelf used as my original header image can be found here, in case you don’t have Superman’s vision.