Archive for December, 2014

A paranormal story to end the year 2014

Wednesday, December 31st, 2014

Werewolf Academy; Lost by Cheree Alsop

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Back cover blurb:

When a human appears at the gates pleading for Alex’s help, he is more than ready to leave the Academy for a chance to cope with his guilt and heartache. Upon finding that Greyton is being decimated by gangs, Alex (more…)

Stuck in Chicago without food or cash

Saturday, December 27th, 2014

Snowed in. A traveler’s worst nightmare.

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Stuck in Chicago without food or cash, Anna’s immediate prospects look darker than the storm outside. When Jim sits down next to her with an offer to trade fries for electricity, things begin to improve.

By the time they get home, neither one realizes they’ve exchanged more than resources…they’ve traded hearts.

Can the New York Ad Executive and the small (more…)

How can you become Santa’s Emergency Replacement when you don’t want the job?

Friday, December 26th, 2014

Book Blurb:

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Marie never expected to wake up in North Pole City, let alone become Santa’s Emergency Replacement. It was a job she never wanted but couldn’t turn down, thanks to Clarence, Santa’s right hand man.
Now, Marie has to work with Clarence, who believes she is some kind of criminal who will cause the destruction of everything he holds dear. Trying to prove that he’s wrong, Marie keeps making mistakes that push them even further apart. It doesn’t help that she has a past she’d rather keep hidden. However, trying to keep her past where it should belong isn’t easy.

Just when (more…)

Angels From Their Realms of Story a Christmas Anthology

Tuesday, December 23rd, 2014

Angels From Their Realms of Story a Christmas Anthology compiled by Michael Young.

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*All the proceeds from sales of the anthology are donated to charity.

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Back cover blurb:

Christmas carols capture the spirit of Christmas like nothing else, and Carol of the Tales and Other Nightly Noels brings beloved carols to life like never before.
Throw your cares away with the tales from sweet silver bells. Follow the story of the one creature who was stirring on Christmas Eve and feel the redemption of a dying wife’s (more…)

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Sunday, December 21st, 2014

D. Lee Jortner, when did you first know you wanted to be an author?

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I have always had stories running through my head, but it wasn’t until a year ago, when I realized I had only months before I would be an empty nester, that I figured I may as well start writing before it was too late. So I just sat down one Saturday morning and cranked out twenty pages of a young adult mystery novel.

Awesome. What makes you passionate about writing?

From the day I started writing, I found that I was just happy. I can’t explain it more than that I just felt at home. I wake up wanting to write, and I go to sleep with characters, scenes, story ideas, and motivations in my head. I am never bored.

Amen to that. What was the pathway like for you to get your first book published?

My first novel Corpse in Kitchen (more…)

Artist Name: ALBEDO

Friday, December 19th, 2014

The Composer: Doug Clyde an Interview

Doug, when did you first know you wanted to be a Music Composer and how long have you been writing music?

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Back at the beginning of High School my plan was to major in Astronomy and minor in music, but slowly over time they switched places. I’ve loved astronomy since I was 6 years old, and I didn’t start playing a musical instrument until I was 9. I started making up songs on my parents Casio keyboard around the same age, but it was all for my own entertainment. I didn’t start seriously composing until 2002, and that’s when I starting to consider making it a career.

A child prodigy…very nice. What makes you passionate about writing music?
The passion is always there, I’m not sure what causes it. Possibly hearing the music of great composers and wanting to emulate them. Personally, I like to try many different things with my music.  (more…)

“A Faded Cottage” A Christmas love story

Friday, December 12th, 2014

A Fade Cottage by Diann Shaddox a Quaid Witherspoon’s journal of only two weeks

Diann, where are you from?

Nashville, AR

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  • If you could travel to any time in history, when would you visit?
  • I’d love to visit the late (more…)

We are talking about behavioral skills: fighting, bullying, listening, and obeying

Wednesday, December 10th, 2014

Paulette Harper is visiting today.

Paulette, give me a brief Bio of you, and a short synopsis or snippet of your last book published.

Paulette Harper is an award-winning and best-selling author, speaker and ordained Elder. She is the owner of Write Now Literary Virtual Book Tours and is passionate about helping authors succeed in publishing and marketing their books. Paulette has been writing and publishing books since 2008.  She writes both Christian Fiction, Non-Fiction and children’s books.  She resides in Northern, California.

Princess Nevaeh

Six year old Nevaeh wants to be something she already is. She will soon learn that her wish to be a princess takes a little bit more than just asking. Lessons on self-discovery are taught by her Mimi who makes her understand that being a princess takes work.

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Lessons taught in Princess Nevaeh: (more…)

Attention Book Reviewers … This One is for You

Monday, December 8th, 2014

Post by Tristi Pinkston in her blog: http://tristipinkston.blogspot.com/2014/11/attention-book-reviewers-this-ones-for.html

Today I’m going to address an issue that seems to be taking over the Internet and causing some real outward ripples. I’m talking about bad book reviews.

Now, I don’t mean reviews that say things like, “This book wasn’t for me” or “I didn’t enjoy it” or “I never felt connected to the characters.” Reviewers don’t have to like everything they read – if they did, what would be the point of having reviews? If every author everywhere got nothing but five stars all the time, the buyer wouldn’t have any basis to go from, and we might as well do away with reviews altogether.

I’m talking about the book reviews that slam and hurt and demean. I’ve seen reviewers say that authors should give up, that they never should have even put pen to paper (or fingers to keyboard, in today’s world), and any number of other hurtful things – including “This author is too stupid to live.”

Let’s pause for just a second and think (more…)

Six Days of Christmas is here to stay

Saturday, December 6th, 2014

Kaylee Baldwin is the author of Six Days of Christmas.

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

I was born in Logan, Utah, but I spent most of my life in Arizona. I currently live in southern Arizona with my husband and four children.

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What makes you passionate about writing?

I love creating! When I sit down to write, I am putting pieces of myself into every character and every story. The ability to write and create is a gift that I am very grateful for.

How long did it take you to write the first draft of your manuscript? (more…)

A New Christmas Anthology for cold weather

Thursday, December 4th, 2014

Liz Adair Whitney Award Winner, Ann Acton and Terry Deighton are visiting today.

Meet Terry Deighton

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Liz Adair:

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A Christmas Anthology? How did the idea came to be?
Tanya and I decided to do this on our way back from the Indieauthor Hub conference last June. There was lots of enthusiasm for the project, but Life intervened, and some of the novellas got put on hold. So, we ended up with three Christmas stories, this year.

Ann Acton:

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Liz, did you created the cover for this anthology?
This was my first effort at cover design and at covering all the indie bases myself. It was stressful, but I loved every step.

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Here’s the back cover blurb:

Christmas Gift – by Ann Acton: Christmas for Amanda Grover is usually a chaotic marathon in search of the perfect gifts. This year, she thinks she’s got it all under control—until she’s roped into doing service on Christmas Eve. What should be a simple night turns into a series of chaotic events and a gift she never expected.

Amy’s Star: A Spider Latham Christmas Story – by Liz Adair: A new star rises above the southern Utah town of Kanab and draws some surprising visitors on Christmas Eve.

At Whit’s End – by Terry Deighton: When Whitney Saunders and her husband buy their first home, it jump starts her desire to make everything, especially Christmas, perfect. She soon finds out it’s more work than she thought, and she begins to wonder what perfect really is.

Here is the link to amazon:

 http://amzn.to/1y8TDxm

 

Children Christmas stories and more

Monday, December 1st, 2014
  • Cheryl Johnson author and artist is visiting my blog.

    Cheryl, how long have you been writing?

    I’ve been creating stories and drawing since I was about ten years old so most of my life. I’m 59 now, and next month I’ll be 60! Still can hardly believe that! I was born in Portland, Maine but grew up in Gorham, Maine. My mom was a third grade school teacher. I wrote my very first books that I published last fall when she was alive,and she used them in her class room. I redid the illustrations digitally but Mom would recognize the pictures.

     How nice. Do you know the idea is good enough to write a book about it? 
    As for knowing if my idea is good enough for a book, not quite sure how to answer that.I get lots of ideas every day that I know I can turn into really great stories. I’m a little overwhelmed (more…)