Author Bio: Michael J. Brooks holds a BA in art and an MFA. He loves writing and is a diehard fan of the science fiction genre. Drawing inspiration from the many Sci-Fi books and movies he has enjoyed throughout his life, he seeks to write his own science fiction novels which are not meant to be only entertainment but to address some of the most crucial issues of our time and explore the trials of being human. He hopes to create characters that people can relate to and stories that will … [Read more...] about Interview with Author – Michael J. Brooks
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Author Bio: Samantha resides in Warwickshire, England with her twin girls and occasionally her husband, who works abroad. She admits that his long absences often help get the creative juices flowing. She's a romance addict and has been devouring all kinds of romance for as long as she can remember. A huge history buff, Samantha likes to blend her love of the past with her love of romance and create thrilling and passionate tales set to medieval backdrops. She thinks there's nothing sexier … [Read more...] about Interview with Author – Samantha Holt
Author Bio: After working in a finance position in the hi-tech industry for over twenty years, I decided to follow a life-long passion for writing. I finished and published my first two novels ("Chasing Redemption" and "Dover Park") in 2012. I recently released my third novel ("The Juncture") in February 2013. I've also dabbled in producing and directing film shorts over the years. I currently reside in New England with my wife and two sons. What inspires you to write? I've always had … [Read more...] about Interview with Author – Bruce Fottler
Author Bio: Adrian Magson is the author of 13 crime/thriller novels and many short stories and articles. His latest novels are ‘Execution’ (Severn House – May 2013), 4th in the Harry Tate spy series, and ‘Death on the Pont Noir’ (Allison &Busby), 3rd in the Inspector Lucas Rocco series. A regular reviewer for Shots Magazine, he writes the ‘Beginners’ and ‘New Author’ pages for Writing Magazine, and is the author of ‘Write On! - The Writer’s Help Book’ (Accent Press)..com Visit his website … [Read more...] about Interview with Author – Adrian Magson
One of the eternal questions about writing is how to go about the messy business of actually putting stories together. The kind of books I write are slippery to plot: character-driven fiction is focused on following a character’s personal growth and has a lot less plot-based oomph than some genres (genres like thriller, fantasy, “active” romance). When I was writing The Sock Wars – which took me almost six years – I found it difficult to find the story arc. I was working full-time and … [Read more...] about Guest Post by by Maia Sepp How to Write by the Seat of Your Pants: Outline or No?
Lucy Tuttle is a workaholic financial planner whose biggest worry is how to line up the sticky notes on her desk just so, until her only relative dies a car accident halfway across the world. Suddenly Lucy (apartment dwelling, doesn’t-own-a-hammer Lucy) inherits a handyman’s delight on the other side of town. Her boyfriend, a laid back environmentalist with an affinity for organic lentils and sock thievery, convinces Lucy to move into her aunt’s brokendown house. The two of them embark on a … [Read more...] about Orangeberry Book Tours – The Sock Wars by Maia Sepp
This book is on tour from 28th February to 7th March. Please spread the word! Anne's relationship with her boyfriend Neil has disintegrated. After a two-year separation, they pack for a week vacation in hopes of reconciling. But fate has other plans for them. The discovery of a bejeweled cross and ancient human bones opens a door to a new and frightening world--one where the ghost of a medieval nun named Genevieve will not let Anne rest. This new world threatens not only to ruin Anne and … [Read more...] about Shadows of the Past by Carmen Stefanescu
Author Bio: Within weeks of acquiring his real estate license, Jean-Jacques Dege had sold his first property in one of the town's best areas. Even then he realized that persistence was the key to success. Many years ago, he had a conversation with another real estate agent on a flight back to L.A. The man was focused solely on REOs and Short Sales. That chance encounter left him with a new-found purpose in business. What inspires you to write? When the recession began he was in the enviable … [Read more...] about Interview with Author – Jean-Jacques Dege
Author Bio: Susan Tsui is the third of four siblings born to Chinese immigrant parents. She currently resides in New York City where she is a regular user of the Queens Public Library system. She is a fervent believer of reading and writing as she thinks doing both can change the individual and the world. Susan currently holds a MFA in Creative Writing from Goddard College and has published stories in Expanded Horizons, Mind Flights, and the 2010 edition of Warrior WiseWomen. Susan is also … [Read more...] about Interview with Author – Susan Tsui
Author Bio: Barbara was born in Colorado where she now resides with her two white Collies, Jackson and Storm. She began writing at a very young age in an attempt to make sense of the world she lived in. Never planning to publish, she now has 2 books in print and e-book, Magic's Guardian, and the sequel, Magic's Dragon. She has always had a love of magic and magical creatures and incorporates them in her writing. "Nothing is impossible. See the magic in the world around you and it will be … [Read more...] about Interview with Author – Barbara Mason
Tsaen was the ruler of Ray, chosen by the Divine Spirit. She was the third daughter born to poor farmers from the northern province of Lakan. At two, she spoke like a fifty-year-old scholar. The council, chosen for their evolved spirits, acted as the Rayan ruler’s right hand. They were his buffer, his ears and many times his mouth throughout the land. When Tsaen was brought to the Rayan council members, the ruler, Agrei, was nearing the end of his time and the council had begun its search for … [Read more...] about Ray – A planet I would love to live on – Guest Post by Eleanor T Beaty
A lush garden, with ancient ficus trees, surrounded her grandmother’s cottage in the Grove. The tall trees’ cascading aerial roots had terrified Lya when she was small. At night they turned into huge monsters with scary faces. Nee had come up with the perfect solution to make her feel safe; she'd placed three angels with chimes in the garden to guard the house. These angels didn’t have wings or names. They were but blue wooden silhouettes. Nee’s gates stood open. The mango trees in her garden … [Read more...] about Excerpt from Fallen Ruler by Eleanor T Beaty