Archive for April, 2014

Maria Hoagland author of Nourish & Strengthen & Family Size

Wednesday, April 30th, 2014

What is the title of your book? 

I have two books. The first is Nourish

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& Strengthen and the second is called Family Size.

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Describe your series? 

While they are not part of a series, both novels are a similar genre. Both are inspirational women’s fiction geared toward an (more…)

Joyce DiPastena author of Illuminations of the Heart

Monday, April 28th, 2014

Q. Welcome Joyce, what is your typical day like? 

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A. I try to accomplish all my mundane chores, like cleaning house, running errands, etc, by 3- 4 PM. My goal is to begin my daily writing routine between 3:30-4:30 PM and work through the evening and night, with breaks for dinner and stretching, until about 10:30 PM.

Q. Sound great. Do you write with music or not?

A. No, no music, no TV. I write best in total silence. (The better to hear all those voices in my head. J )

Q. Me too. Do you outline your manuscript first?

A. I’ve (more…)

Debra Jayne East author of Radiance: Love after Death

Saturday, April 26th, 2014
  • Debra, what is your typical day like?
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  • I usually wake up around 8 a.m. every morning here in good old North Carolina and do some stretches and I then let my dog Puppy, {yes, her name is Puppy, lol} out for a run. She’s a black lab that I have had for almost fourteen years. Then I watch the morning news, usually with a light breakfast and then I look at my list of things to do. I see which ones I can accomplish for that day and I go from there. The things on my list are usually research, working on different books or researching guest for my radio show called Sky Watchers. You can find it here: https://www.facebook.com/skywatchersradioshow
  • Do you write with music or not?
  • With music because it set’s the mood for emotion and depth to my characters. I like ambient relaxation music best.
  • Do you outline your manuscript first?
  • No, not really. I think of my style like putting a puzzle together. I may write the beginning and end and then fill in the spaces in-between. I jot down ideas as I go along. Crazy but it seems to work for me.
  • Debra what is the most difficult thing about being an author?
  • Keeping up with social media! Just when I master one thing like Pinterest, then another site pops up with something else to figure out. There are a lot of platforms out there to learn! I’m still trying to figure Twitter out.
  • I hear you. How do you know the idea is good enough to write a book about it?
  • If every night when you go to bed your idea keeps nagging at you and taking on a life of its own, the idea has been “born.” You just have to write it down because you won’t have any peace until you do.
  • LOL. What is the title of your book?
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  • The title of my book is Radiance: Love after Death.
  • Nice, what inspired you to write this book?
  • I was inspired to write it when I found a crooked heart-shaped stone in the grass one day after the break-up of my marriage. It reminded me that even though your heart is cracked or broken from a bad relationship, it’s still a heart and you can still love again. We all have and deserve a second chance.
  • Interesting. How do you come up with your character’s names?
  • Usually, the names just pop up in my head but if all else fails, I grab a phone book or baby names book. I tend to like unusual names rather than traditional ones.
  • Good for you. Tell us more about your book. 
  • Marena Jacobs was in her forties and divorced after twenty years of marriage and she never imagined she would find herself alone. She thought her marriage was forever, not taken out of her grasp by a cheating husband. She pushed herself into her work, getting exhausted so she wouldn’t have to think about the pain of it all. One Friday evening after working late, she was on her way home. It was raining in torrents and streaks of lightening lit up the sky as she slowly drove towards Eden, North Carolina. She saw what looked like a boy walking in the rain and she had every intention of stopping and calling someone to see if he needed a ride. That was before her car stalled out, and her life changed forever. All she could do was feel herself floating, looking down on what had happened as the young boy, {who seemed enormously strong for someone his age} lifted her out of her car to save her. She thought her life was over until a radiant figure of someone or something stood before her. You will believe that true love never dies.

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Sisters of Survival Healing & deliverance by Katrina Cook

Saturday, April 19th, 2014
  • Katrina, how has your family background affected your writing, if it has?

    My family background affected my writing in the way of breaking free to be me and breaking free to live.

    What gave me the nerve to write my first book?

    It was an inspiration through God when I was (more…)

Fourth of July Release Party – Today Monday, April 14th

Monday, April 14th, 2014

Fourth of July Release Party – Monday, April 14th
Win a great prize and get the book for $.99 today only.

 

When eight parade floats explode during the annual Fourth of July celebrations, Agent Chris Harmer must find who planted the bombs before the terrorists strike again.

His troubles aren’t isolated to terrorism. Chris falls in love (more…)

Celeste Trichel Goodwin author of A Boy Back From Heaven

Saturday, April 12th, 2014
Celeste, where are you from?
I am from Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Nice, that place sound French. If you could travel to any time in history, when would you visit?
I would travel to the 1950’s. Society was in a much slower pace than now and the modern culture was on the cusp of seeing great people begin to pioneer the things that make life what it is today.
Good thinking. If you could have dinner with any of your characters, which ones would be?

If I could have dinner with anyone from my book it would be my Grandma Massey. I miss (more…)

Ilyan Kei Lavanway his book is An Aviator At Heart.

Tuesday, April 8th, 2014
  • How long have you been writing?

    I have been writing since 2005

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

    I was born in Washington State. I currently live in Florida.

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

    If an idea remains in my mind and heart longer than a few days, I add it to my list of concepts to be developed into books. I have far more ideas in my personal queue than I have time to develop into completed books, so I work on the ones I feel are most urgent for me to express. I believe inspiration from God has some role in that.

    It really does. Who has made the greatest difference for you as a writer?

Eureka Butler a Christian author of non fiction an Interview

Sunday, April 6th, 2014

Eureka, what makes you passionate about writing?

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One failed marriage and one failed business and I am still standing on the promises of God. I am very passionate about my writing because of the challenges that I have overcame, from one failed marriage and one failed business. Now, I remarried my husband and I am an author. Therefore, I did not allow my past to stop me from rising again.

Good for you. Do you have a writing routine?

I normally write on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. Each day I type 10 pages. The weekends belong to my family. Mondays are used to recuperate from the weekend.

What is the title of your book? (more…)

Mikey Brook Blog tour for The Stone of Valhalla

Thursday, April 3rd, 2014

The Stone of Valhalla ‘s Blurb

13-year-old Aaron was chosen to save their world, but it might come at the cost of losing his own… Breaking into an old lady’s basement was supposed to reward Aaron with new friends. Instead he finds an enchanted amulet that transports him to another world—one at war with magic. Before he knows it, he is accused of witchcraft (more…)

Erica Rock Kiefer author of Borrowed Angel

Tuesday, April 1st, 2014

Erica Rock Kiefer is the author of Borrowed Angel. this book deal with the sensitive aspect of loosing a baby.  

Erica welcome. Tell us where you were born?

I was born in Whittier, California. Since my mom went into labor two week’s early, I became a Christmas Eve baby! I can’t claim California as home though, since my dad’s job as a foreign service office took me overseas right as I was about to start Kindergarten. I spent most of my childhood in Bangkok, Thailand before moving to Utah for college.

How exiting. What is the most difficult thing about being an author? (more…)