Archive for October, 2013

PG13 Dark Author Interview for October…McKenna Gardner

Saturday, October 26th, 2013

McKenna, welcome, where are you from?

I currently hail from the Phoenix Metropolitan area, but I’ve lived in several different places in my life. I was born in Idaho, and have lived in California, Kentucky, and Arizona, but in about 25 different locations. And no, I wasn’t in the foster care system. 😀

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Idaho is my neighboring state. If you could travel to any time in history, when would you visit?

I have a bit of an obsession with the Regency era. I would like to visit there for a year as a working class citizen, then as an upper class member, then as one who would regularly attend court. And then I’d like to do it again.

 

LOL awesome, may I came with? If you could have dinner with any of your characters, which one would it be? What food would you serve? (more…)

PG13 Dark Author Interview for October…Mercedes M. Yardley

Wednesday, October 16th, 2013

Mercedes welcome to my blog. Tell us where you were born?

MMY: I was born in American Fork, Utah. I grew up in Emery County, which is a rural little town in the middle of the desert. I’m currently living in Vegas, which is certainly a change.  I miss small town life.

That is for sure, Who or What inspired you to write this book?

MMY: This book came about after years of writing and publishing in magazines and anthologies. I was working on “The Novel” but I truly love short stories. I kept writing them on the side while working on longer pieces. I had thought about putting a collection together, but it was sort of a pie-in-the-sky dream. I didn’t take it seriously until the editor at Shock Totem mentioned it to me, that he’d be interested in putting it out. Sometimes it takes another person to wake you up to what you want.

Very impressive. Tell us more… (more…)

Interview of Sarah Dunsters author of Mile 21

Saturday, October 12th, 2013

Tell us where you were born.

Santa Cruz, California.  I’m an eight-generation Californian on my mom’s side (cowboys and pirates) and on my Dad’s side I come through Martin Handcart stock. I’m a good mix 🙂

California, very nice. Who or What inspired you to write this book?

I went through a pretty significant series of struggles as a young adult. I wrote this book with the intent to help people understand why someone who is struggling might act strange, or might not seem like they’re doing all they can to recover. I wanted it to be a (more…)

Author Interview Meira Pentermann

Sunday, October 6th, 2013

Hi, Meira. Welcome to my blog.

Hello, Anna. Thank you for interviewing me today.

Tell us where you were born and where do you live now.

I grew up in Seattle, but I’ve been in Colorado for twenty-two years. Although I love the Pacific Northwest, I wouldn’t give up the Colorado sun.

I love Seattle, but wouldn’t leave there. How long did it take you to write the first draft of your manuscript?

I wrote the first draft of Sarah and the Magic Mayonnaise Jar (more…)

A PG13 Dark Author Interview for October… Paul Yoder

Friday, October 4th, 2013

Paul welcome to our October Dark Author’s Interviews. What is the title of your book?

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The Covenant

Really? describe your series?

If you like suspense that runs a very thin line between reality and dark fantasy, this series is for you. Though the series is set in a modern setting, its origins run back to the time of fey and forbidden fairytale.

Sounds like a great idea. What genre would you classify it into?

Occult/Suspense

How did you come up with the idea for the series? (more…)

Mary Ann Bernal Historical/romance Author’s Interview

Tuesday, October 1st, 2013

Mary Ann, welcome to my blog. Tell us where you were born and where do you live now.

Since my dad was active military, I was born on the Patuxent River Naval Air Station, which is located in St. Mary’s County, Maryland, on the Chesapeake Bay near the mouth of the Patuxent River.  After my father’s honorable discharge, we returned to Yonkers, New York, where I resided until relocating to Omaha, Nebraska, several years ago.

Military family? an honor to know you and my thanks to your family and your Dad.

How long did it take you to write the first draft of your manuscript?

My manuscript took about six months to write.

Who or What inspired you to write this book?

Concordia is character from The Briton and the Dane trilogy who demanded her own story.  Of course, I had to comply with her request, and she comes of age in her story.

Very nice…What is the title of your book?

The Briton and the Dane: Concordia

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Could you give us a back cover blurb? (more…)