Showing posts from November, 2011
I'm pleased to host Aubrie Dionne on her blog tour today.

Aubrie Dionne is an author and flutist in New England. After reaching a high point in her flutist career Aubrie decided to pursue other creative passions.

“I’d always loved writing and reading fantasy/sci fi books ever since I was little but I always pushed it aside for flute. I felt like I needed to explore more of my interests in life. Ever since I started writing, I couldn’t stop! I use what I’ve learned about craft, diligence, structure, from my flute playing. It’s exciting to start a new discipline and have no idea where my boundaries are: how far I can go with it, how good I can get.” Paradise 21, Aubrie’s fourth book, was released August 2 as one of Entangled Publishing’s ten launch titles.
Aubrie is represented by Dawn Dowdle of Blue Ridge Literary Agency. Her short stories have been featured in Mindflights, Niteblade, Silver Blade, Emerald Tales, Aurora Wolf, A Fly in Amer, Moon Drenched Fables and various anthologies.…

Interview with authors, Vickie Britton and Loretta Jackson

I'm pleased to welcome Vickie Britton and Loretta Jackson to my blog today.

Loretta Jackson and Vickie Britton are a sisters co-authoring team.Loretta lives in Junction City, Kansas, and Vickie in Hutchinson, Kansas. The sisters have traveled to each setting used in their novels. They love wandering through old ruins and viewing relics from past cultures.Because of this, archaeology has provided a background for much of their work.
The Mayan Mask of Death, set in Central America, is their thirty-ninth novel, and the first in the Arla Vaughn Pre-Columbian Treasure Series.A second Arla Vaughn novel, this one about Inca treasure, The Lost City of the Condor, will be available soon.

The Mayan Mask of Death
When Arla Vaughn accepts the role of temporary Dean of Archaeology, the museum’s purchase of an elaborate Mayan mask seems an evil portent. The dual face, one side a handsome Mayan nobleman, the other side a skull-like visage with a glimmering obsidian eye represents the good and evil …

Book Launch and Fair

Book Launch & Book Fair in Support of Charity
Aurora author, Heather Anne Lambert, launches her action-packed page turner – Cassius: Blood Rights – at the Literacy Council York-Simcoe on Friday, December 2nd from 5-8 p.m. This event includes a Book Fair. Local authors will sell and sign their books – unique gift items just in time for Christmas! Reception and mingling with local authors to follow.

Agenda 5-6 pm – Book Sales (meet local authors and browse a selection of home-grown book titles) 6-7 pm – Launch of Cassius Blood Rights (readings from author, Heather Anne Lambert) 7-8 pm – Book signing, shopping, refreshments and mingling
Place Literacy Council York-Simcoe, 17817 Leslie St. Suite 12, Newmarket ON Cassius: Blood Rights was released in September 2011 and is for sale internationally at Amazon, Barnes & Nobles and other online stores – now available in Kindle. This exciting, fast paced book is the first in a new series that begins here, in Toronto’s night time playground and …

Interview with author, Chris Stralyn

I'm happy to welcome Chris Stralyn to my blog today. Chris' novel This Time You Lose is nominated for best cover on Goodreads.

Stop by and vote if you have a chance

Tell us something about yourself and how you became a writer.

I never intended to be a writer. Short-order cook, security guard, safety officer, childcare provider, and teacher were all titles I’d worn – but never writer. Then I entered an essay contest for “The Worst Vacation Ever” and won. Writing became my new hobby, and soon I had several articles in print with local publications. This was followed by a short story, The Khaki Pants, which was published by RDR Publishing in an anthology that went on to sell over a million copies.

A suspense thriller was my next undertaking, and in 2008 This Time You Lose was named a finalist in the TNBW Strongest Start Novel Competition. Four months later it earned the distinction of being a TNBW Reader…

Interview with author, Justin Swapp

Today I'm happy to have author, Justin Swapp visiting my blog. Hi, Justin and welcome.
Tell us something about yourself and how you became a writer.
I live in the shadows of the Wasatch mountains, and I come from a family that is very creative (we think anyway). This was probably the beginning for me. I remember writing a story for a middle school teacher about a creepy doll in a basement. I really had fun writing that story, and trying to create an atmosphere. I forgot about writing for many years, and then when the Harry Potter series came out, like so many others, I was reminded what it was to have a good storyteller cast a spell on you. Then, I remembered that I had wanted to write all those years ago. So, I did, despite at that very time I had just started an MBA program (which, yes, I did finish).
Tell us about your novel and where readers can purchase a copy. Currently I have four short stories accepted for publication. Two you can get now from The other…

Interview with author, Bob Stewart

It’s my pleasure to welcome Bob Stewart to my blog today. Welcome Bob :)

Tell us something about yourself and how you became a writer.
I studied three years for the ministry before I decided to become a heathen journalist. But the years were not wasted, the protagonist in Hidden Evil is a minister with a tragic secret.
I wrote my first journalism piece my junior year in college (about the top Bible salesman in America), met this beautiful blonde and got married. I haven’t looked back since, spending my life in a career uniquely suited to my personality. I have often felt sorry for anyone who got up each day and went to the same job; putting lids on tin cans. With me, I never knew if I was going to the scene of a murder or a high society tea party or rub elbows with an electric celebrity.
I have been managing editor of three small dailies (one named the top newspaper in its category in the state by the Associated Press Managing Editors) and knocked around at big city newspapers in Dalla…