#MediaGalReads was established in December 2018 when I decided to focus on reading and reviewing books I love. It was a step of hope after being laid off from two different jobs within 6 months of one another and was initially a casual blog on my portfolio site. #MGR the site was launched on Halloween 2019 after viewership of the original blog grew by over 500% in less than a year and in order to focus on it more professionally.

#MGR’s goals is to grow the love of YA books — specifically those in the fantasy and historical fiction genres and historical fantasy and retelling subgenres. #MGR is also on social media and has been mentioned by Epic Reads.

If you are interested in collaborating, please feel free to email me at marena.galluccio@gmail.com or reach out through the Contact page. I will respond as quickly as possible.

About MG: Marena Galluccio is the Media Gal behind #MGR. After graduating from UGA with a BA in History and BAJ in Mass Media Arts, she became a freelance copywriter and journalist. Her work has been published in print and online with Epic Reads, SheReads.com, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, HGTV.com, TravelChannel.com, Paste Magazine, Glowsly.com and more. She currently resides in Georgia, drinks too much English Breakfast (with honey), and dreams of her next Disney World trip.