Archive for November, 2013

Carol of the Tales Blog Tour

Saturday, November 30th, 2013

Michael, tell us where you were born and where do you live now.

I was born in Williams AFB, Arizona and I now live in Eagle Mountain, UT.

From Arizona…What makes you passionate about writing?

I love working on something that starts out at just a thought (more…)

Christy Monson author of Becoming Free, A Woman’s Guide to Internal Strength

Thursday, November 28th, 2013

Christy, is good to have you in my blog. Tell us Where were you born? 

I was born in Medford, Oregon, and now live in Ogden, Utah. My husband worked for the LDS Church in the Seminary and Institute program. We moved around the United States, living in Utah, Idaho, Michigan, California, Nevada, and finally back in Utah. We raised six children in the process.

After my children were in school, I went back to UNLV to become a Marriage and Family Therapist, setting up a practice in Las Vegas, Nevada. When I retired, it took me about a year to write Becoming Free.

Who inspired you to write this book? (more…)

Shaken, Emotional Abuse book highlight

Tuesday, November 26th, 2013
Backed by writers, readers and reviewers alike.
SHAKEN: A story of emotional abuse and depression IS FINALLY HERE! 
INSPIRED BY HER OWN EXPERIENCES and backed by writers, readers and reviewers alike, Kerry Connelly bravely takes us on a journey into the loneliness and despair of depression while in the midst of an emotionally abusive relationship.Having had anxieties since childhood, nothing was to prepare her for the violent convulsions and hours of un-controllable sobbing that had started to take over her life, as the stress and trauma of psychological abuse manifested itself in the form of major depressive disorder, severe panic disorder and anxiety with Ocd. (more…)

Interview of C.Michelle Jefferies author of EMERGENCE

Saturday, November 23rd, 2013

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Micheele, what makes you passionate about writing?

I love the way words sound when strung together to make a story. I love free form poetry, how a story is told with a certain cadence.
Do you have a writing routine?
I have a three year old who is really busy. I only get guaranteed writing time when he is at school twice a week for three hours each time. So i have six hours a week to write. Other than that there’s no guarantee I’ll get anything done. I used to have a few hours a day to write before the youngest was born. Now I spend very little time writing or doing anything writing related.
Many will relate to that. What is the title of your book?
Emergence
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Great cover. What genre does your book fall under?
Emergence is a futuristic suspense. But its also set in the future (more…)

The Cow That Mooed Boo A review

Tuesday, November 19th, 2013

The Cow That Mooed Boo by Catherine Leininger. Illustrations by MikeMotz.com a review for readers favorite.com

This is a really nice, colorful story for elementary school children and their families. I, as an adult, enjoyed the tale—the telling and the teaching. It does a great job teaching that differences are good and that we need to respect them. It also teaches that friendship is a great thing to have and to have a friend first you need to be a friend.

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Blue cow has a problem… she can’t say Moo. Every time she tries it comes out Boo. At first, the farmer couldn’t believe it and then he told her that Boo wasn’t allowed. She tries very hard to fix it and become like the rest of the cows but she cannot. Her cow friends try to help her practice the right way, but soon (more…)

Interview of Jennifer Graves, Josh Powell’s sister

Saturday, November 16th, 2013

Jennifer Graves, Josh Powell’s sister, said “the nightmare started long before Susan’s disappearance.”

Jennifer, how long have you been writing? 

This is the first book I’ve worked on.

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

I was born and raised in Spokane Washington and I currently reside, with my husband and five children, in West Jordan, UT.

Washington nice. What make you want to write this book?

I really started into the process in January 2012 though I had the impression that I should write the book in January 2010, about 3 weeks after my sister-in-law’s disappearance. At first I was afraid of the idea and had no idea what to really write about. Should it be about Susan’s disappearance? (more…)

A Fantasy Christmas a Holliday Anthology

Thursday, November 14th, 2013

What do Witches, Elves, and Greek Gods (Oh My) have in common? They are part of the romantic Christmas anthology, A Fantasy Christmas, written by Cindy C Bennett, Stephanie Fowers, and Sherry Gammon. This exciting collection of fantasy stories is available now.

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Book launch of Spy for a Spy

Tuesday, November 12th, 2013

To save her secrets and her country, CIA operative Talia Reynolds must sacrifice the man she loves–I, SPY is out now!

SPY FOR A SPY, book 2 in the series, coming 11-12-13!

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We’re celebrating the launch of Spy for a Spy, sequel to I, Spy! Read on for free & discounted reads, and enter to win some great prizes! You can also find Spy for a Spy at the special $3.99 launch discount on Amazon, Kobo, Barnes & Noble and JordanMcCollum.com!

About the Book

Canada is probably the last place you’d expect to find an American spy. And it was the last place CIA operative Talia Reynolds expected to run into fellow operative Brand Copley. AKA her new boss. AKA her ex-boyfriend.

Just the guy every woman wants to face in the middle of planning her wedding. Once again, Talia’s lying to the man she loves, but this time, to protect his heart.

After Brand takes over Talia’s latest case and steals her newest agent, he assigns her to spy on her old boss—who’s suddenly giving her every reason not to trust him. With only weeks until the big day, planning falls by the wayside as she goes into damage control mode. But when Talia discovers Brand’s real motives, fighting him is the only option, no matter what the personal and professional cost.

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A Light in Dark Places, The Susan Cox Powell Story

Sunday, November 10th, 2013

Emily, how long have you been writing? 

I’ve dreamed about writing since I was a child and used to sell my homemade picture books to my obliging relatives and neighbors. But I didn’t get serious about it as a craft until about six years ago. It became my lifeline during a bout of serious post-partum depression and I’ve been committed to it ever since.

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

I was born and raised in Utah – lived here all my life.

How do you know the idea is good enough to write a book about it? 

Sometimes an idea just won’t leave you alone. When it keeps me up at night and I find myself making constant little notes about it – then I know it’s something I’m going to pursue.

Who has made the greatest difference for you as a writer?

That’s a tough one. I think Shannon Hale has been my greatest inspiration. I think she is a classy lady who writes BEAUTIFULLY and is absolutely hilarious in person. Also, my two critique partners, Julie Bellon and Jordan McCollum are both amazing. They have helped me grow up as a writer.

What is the name of your book? 

A Light in Dark Places

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Tell us more about it. Perhaps a back cover blurb.

In December, 2009, Susan Cox Powell was reported missing (more…)

Shantal Hiatt Sessions and LDS author’s Interview

Friday, November 8th, 2013

What is your typical day like?

My youngest son is still in school, so we’re up early trying to get him out the door. I try to get my exercise in the morning, like a good girl, and then schedule what needs to be done for my family. I’m not a full-time writer—yet—although I’d like to be. After that, I feel like I can sit down and write. Although, some days, I get so wrapped up in my story, I barely acknowledge anyone around me, which I know they find extremely annoyingJ

Been there done that. 🙂 Do you write with music or not?

I love music, but I also love to sing, and I’ve found that I can’t sing and write at the same time. Somehow, that combination of multi-tasking doesn’t work well for me. Usually, I don’t write with music unless it helps me with a scene I’m working on. Epic battle scenes require some serious Lindsey Stirling playing in the background. Sometimes, music lyrics help me channel the romantic aspect in a book better.

I have found that too. What is the title of your book? (more…)

Frogs & Toads Blog Tour

Wednesday, November 6th, 2013

Stacy Lynn Carroll has always loved telling stories and here is her last tale:

Frogs & Toads

Belle and her cousins have conquered their fears. Now as they navigate their way through the dating world, they start to see a “happily ever after” on the horizon. But when an unexpected school assignment forces them to examine their past, the Princess sisters realize they have a lot of questions about the fathers they’ve never met. Secrets are revealed, long lost family members are discovered, and now the girls must decide who belongs in their future and who should be kept in the past. (more…)

Dorine White the author of The Emerald Ring

Monday, November 4th, 2013

Today we have Dorine White the author of The Emerald Ring visiting our blog.

Hello Dorine. What makes you passionate about writing?

I think it is more about the story than the writing. I love amazing plots full of magic and adventure. I sink myself into the stories and just let my imagination fly.

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

The Emerald Ring took me about 3 months for the first draft, but it took (more…)

Meet Stephanie Fowers YA, Fantasy, Romantic, Comedy, author

Friday, November 1st, 2013

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Stephanie, what is your typical day like?

Well…my day doesn’t always look the way that I wish it would look.

But the rundown is this: I bike to work, work at the computer while talking, joking, and brainstorming and otherwise annoying my fellow coworkers. Then I go home and put to use all the good things I plotted to do that day by writing it. Of course, I do get distracted by things at home like Facebook, household chores, and people; so on the whole I get most of my writing done on my free days from work: Fridays and Saturdays. That’s when I buckle myself down to my chair and force myself to direct my thoughts on writing.

There were a couple of beautiful months of my life where (more…)