Archive for July, 2013

Interview with Author Lu Ann Brobst Staheli

Tuesday, July 30th, 2013

Lu Ann it is good to have you back. Tell us when did you first know you wanted to be an author?

Sometime in grade school I started telling people I wanted to be a writer. I loved to read and I wanted to write stories that other people would want to read, sort of a self perpetuating future, as far as I could see. Unfortunately, my mother thought I should “get a real job” so I could support myself someday if needs be. I ended up earning a B.S. degree in Secondary Education, with a major in English. I figured I could read all I wanted, and in the summer I could write.

Parent tend to be so real, don’t they? What makes you passionate about writing?

The ideas for books come easily to me, so I have a list of books I want to write that is so long I would have to write twenty plus hours a day for the rest of my life to get to them all, yet the ideas just keep coming. I think the passion started with being a voracious reader. (more…)

Just Like Elizabeth Taylor a review

Tuesday, July 23rd, 2013

Just Like Elizabeth Taylor by
Lu Ann Brobst Staheli is a coming of age tale about a twelve-year-old  girl that is abused. It could be a really sad story but Lu Ann knows just how to make it uplifting and good. This is a topic that needs to be addressed by kids of all ages, so if it ever happens to them they will know what to do. The book is tastefully and clearly written to be understood by a young audience. A great tale writing by a master teller.

Elizabeth Taylor, was named after Elizabeth Taylor the actress. Her mother quotes the actress’s life quite often, which bother Elizabeth. Things start to go wrong when her parents begin to do nothing but fight. One day her father is gone. A few years later, her mother falls in love. All is ok until the guy and his son move in with them.

It is at this time that Elizabeth’s mom starts to be abused by the boyfriend, and Elizabeth can’t tell her that she is being abused by the son too. With no one to turn to, Elizabeth runs away because she doesn’t know what to do.

It is my hope that this book will get into the hands of all children in abusive situations so they can find the needed help. No child should be abused and “Just Like Elizabeth Taylor”, in the hands of the right adults, teachers, and family members could save the future and life of a child. It could become a source of knowledge  for adults and children. A very good book for all readers especially for kids from ten-years-old to adults.

Here is the link:

http://www.amazon.com/Elizabeth-Taylor-Small-U-S-A-ebook/product-reviews/B00DD6AG98/ref=dp_top_cm_cr_acr_txt?ie=UTF8&showViewpoints=1

Margaret Godar’s is the Christian author of In His Footsteps’ series

Saturday, July 20th, 2013

Margaret, welcome. Where were you born? 

I was one of the few people born in the capital of the United States – yep right in DC itself.  Maybe that’s why I think everything from zoos to museums should be free!

 When did you start to write? 

My writing all started on a Friday night at home with http://bored.com.  A few weeks before that night I felt God telling me He wanted to write my life on the Internet.  This was before Blogs were everywhere and any where.  I had a couple of websites and tried a new one with a few posts but quickly dropped it.  Too many problems, too public. (more…)

Lu Ann Brobst Staheli author of “Just Like Elizabeth Taylor”

Monday, July 15th, 2013

Lu Ann it so good to hear from you again, welcome to my blog. Tell us how long have you been writing?

I’ve been writing for as long as I can remember, but I didn’t complete the manuscript for my first novel, Leona & Me, Helen Marie, until 1995. This book is based on the childhood of my mother, Helen Marie, and her older sister, Leona. I used my mother’s journals and the stories she used to tell me to craft this story, and despite the fact I wrote it several months after she died, I feel like my mom and I collaborated on the finish product.

That is a great way to remember her. Tell us where you were born and where  you live now.

I was born and raised in Indiana. I literally came from Small Town U.S.A. because my hometown, Alexandria, was used as America’s model town in a promotional booklet put out during World War II to show the rest of the world how Americans live.

Today, I live in another small town, (more…)

Interview of Amanda Thomas author of Warrior girl

Saturday, July 13th, 2013

Amanda welcome. When did you first know you wanted to be an author?

When I was at school. I went to boarding school and I wrote at first to combat my homesickness, then I started writing to order for my friends and I loved the fact that they loved what I did!

That is different and cool. What makes you passionate about writing?

The chance to develop characters and to have things turn out the way I want them to! It is great to be able to put down on paper all the things you might want to say or do if (more…)

Talking about great books for Summer Reads

Monday, July 8th, 2013

Great Summer Reads

I am Anna del C. Dye and I write high fantasy books for Young Adults. I have six YA books published in paper back and electronic format. “The Silent Warrior Trilogy” is the door to this series. Book one “The Elf and the Princess” is also available in audio book. “Trouble in the Elf City” is book two and book three is “Elfs in a Conquered Realm.” They are available at all major outlets and my website. http://www.annadelc.com

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With this hope you have a chance to win one of  three PDF’s of Shahira & the Flying Elfs. So comment and leave your email to enter.

Curse of the Elfs is next in the series, followed by (more…)

Jane Tesh Author of the Madeline Maclin Mysteries

Saturday, July 6th, 2013

Jane, when did you first know you wanted to be an author?

I have always been a writer.  When I was very young, people would ask me what I wanted to be when I grew up, and I never knew how to answer them because I already was what I wanted to be!  I believe I wrote my first poems when I was four.

That is so cool. What makes you passionate about writing? (more…)

Shahira the Flying Elfs a ***** Reviewed by Lee Ashford

Friday, July 5th, 2013

***** Reviewed by Lee Ashford for Readers’ Favorite

“Shahira and the Flying Elfs” by Anna del C. Dye is one of several books written by this author on the topic of Elfs. Just reading how consistently and with such details she describes the Elfs, their strengths and weaknesses, their talents, their life style, and so on, one could almost believe she has actually spent time living with Elfs! This book is remarkably

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***** for The Phantom Fair by Lael Littke

Tuesday, July 2nd, 2013

This book is well written and a fast read. It contains lots of excitement, fun, and great ideas for a spook-alley. Furthermore, it teaches a lot about friendship and serving to others. It is a clean and wholesome book that should be in every young woman’s home.

Bonnie just turned 12 and thus she is promoted to a different Sunday school class. She has been dreading this change for a while and wishes she could stay in primary. (more…)

Shahira and the Flying Efs is published

Monday, July 1st, 2013

I am Anna del C. Dye and I write high fantasy books for Young Adults. I have six YA books published in paper back and electronic format. “The Silent Warrior Trilogy” is the door to this series. Book one “The Elf and the Princess” is also available in audio book. “Trouble in the Elf City” is book two and book three is “Elfs in a Conquered Realm.” They are available at all major outlets and my website. http://www.annadelc.com

Curse of the Elfs is next in the series, followed by (more…)