About Us

New York Journal of Books Reviewer Panel consists of a broad team of reviewers with combined expertise that is unique among exclusively online book reviews. This panel includes bestselling and award-winning authors, journalists, experienced publishing executives, academics, as well as professionals across a number of disciplines and industries. In an online world NYJB's reviewers preserve the art of book reviewing with traditional print reviews in ongoing decline now for many years. 

Ted Sturtz, Managing Partner & CEO, established New York Journal of Books, LLC, following a long career in finance. As an investment banker for decades, Ted covered media companies, including publishers, for ten years. He wrote a business category book (under a pseudonym) released in the fall of 2009. He majored in fiction writing as an undergraduate at Brown University.

Lisa Rojany, Publisher & Editor-in-Chief, has written dozens of books, both adult and children's books, including several award-winning and bestselling titles. She is lead writer for Writing Children’s Books For Dummies (3rd Ed. May 2022). Also a publishing executive and editor for over 25 years, she founded the thriving Editorial Services of L.A. and has been Editorial/Publishing Director for Golden Books, Price Stern Sloan/PenguinRandomHouse, Intervisual Books, Gateway Learning Corp (Hooked on Phonics), and other established publishing houses.

Rhonda Goldberg Sturtz, Marketing and Social Media Director, worked for 12 years in sales and marketing at Time and Mademoiselle magazines. Rhonda also has eight years of experience in merchandising and retail management. Additionally, Rhonda has held several positions in the arts. While living in Hong Kong, she founded an art dealership, New Asia Art, which promoted undiscovered artists from around the Asia-Pacific region.

Shane Voda, CTO, has been a technology professional with a several-decade career in the fields of Web Design, Application Architecture, Project Management, and Technology Leadership. He has led small to large teams in the development, architecting, and support of applications built in the areas of Content Management, Web Development, Database Management, Business Intelligence, and Systems Integration solutions.