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Dancing to an Irish Reel or not?

Tuesday, July 28th, 2015

 

 

Twenty five year old Hailey Crossan takes a trip to Ireland during a sabbatical from her job in the LA record business. While there, she’s offered a job too good to turn down, so she stays.
Although Hailey works in Galway, she lives in the countryside of Connemara, a rural area famous for its Irish traditional music.  When Hailey meets local musician, Liam Hennessey, a confusing relationship begins, which Hailey thinks is the result of differing cultures, for Liam is married to the music, and so unbalanced at the prospect of love, he won’t come closer nor completely go away.
And so begins the dance of attraction that Hailey struggles to decipher. Thankfully, a handful of vibrant local friends come to her aid, and Hailey learns to love a land and its people, both with more charm than she ever imagined.
 
Claire Fullerton is an award winning essayist, a magazine contributor, a former newspaper columnist, and a four time contributor to the “Chicken Soup for the Soul” book series. She hails from Memphis, Tn. and now lives in Malibu California. “Dancing to an Irish Reel” is her second novel.



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Claire Fullerton’s top 10. I love:

  • . Ireland
  • the American South
  • Ballet
  • German shepherds
  • long walks in a forest
  • A view of a dramatic sea
  • Castles
  • The author, Pat Conroy
  • The satisfaction that comes from writing something at my best, then sharing it.
  •  Music

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Serena’s third book in the Isian Series has been Published

Saturday, July 25th, 2015
Serena, what gave you the nerve to attempt your first novel?
I have loved writing for as long as I can remember.  I have always had a desire to publish a book, but never thought it was a real possibility.  After my mom, Linda Weaver Clarke, became a published author, she inspired me to get my book published.
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That is so good. Please describe your writing process.
My process is not very organized!  I usually sketch up an outline, but I don’t always know where my story will lead me until I get there.  I usually begin with a single idea or a scene and then have to decide how I got there and what is going to happen next.
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I think most of us do. Where you do your best work?
My favorite place to work is when I am out in nature.  Nature is (more…)

Official Book Tour: Calling You Home: Remember Me

Friday, July 24th, 2015

Jason finds out about his secret child and emotions explode out of him. His relationship couldn’t be more fragile with May, than it is now.

He’s about to learn, it’s not just May’s family who knew about little Dolly.

Is there no one who didn’t know?

Find your copy here:

UK http://www.amazon.co.uk/Remember-Me-Calling-You-Home-ebook/dp/B00QKVUUNU/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1436036253&sr=8-3&keywords=kristal+mckerrington

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Kristal McKerrington has  been a published professional author since 2010. She is  currently signed at Gilbert Literacy Agency and with several publishers.  Kristal has worked with ReemVision  and even appeared on TMZ a few times. She is the nationwide author with Marie’s World.  Kristal lives in Scotland, believers in a free Scotland.  She loves Viking myths and history. Kristal is a  huge reader in her spare time. She is the co-creator of the genre wrestling romance with Joe E Legend. Kristal wrote a comedy novel which comes out in 2015 with Firefly & Wisp Publishing. Kristal is good friends with Mohombi who has supported her novel Marie’s World going nationwide in the UK and has been released nationwide in the US. She has received  support from Sony Music and other big promoters, celebrities.

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Excerpt –

Closing the door, Jason slipped the chain lock across. The thought of slamming his fist into the wooden door was very prominent. No matter how many hours past his anger and pain never seemed to ease. The beer he had seemed to just be like water, there was no kick in his gut or even hope in his chest. These were his usual responses to beer.

Turning his back towards the door he slid to the floor emotionally drained. He took the emotional beating time and time again. He believed he deserved it for pushing May towards College; away from him forever. Jason hated himself, his life and how it all turned out. He remembered the good Father saying. ‘No good deed goes unpunished’.

Pushing his hands through his hair, he tried to find some sort of strength left in him. The cold breeze coming in from the open Kitchen window by passed him and he allowed his sobs to not over take him. He listened to his best friend’s truck pulling away. This wasn’t Drew’s fault. He just wished for guidance on how to handle this. Right now if Drew was here then they would only end up fighting.

How did this child remain a secret from him?

Sitting on the floor he knew they all kept it from him. Arnold, May’s father knew all along and allowed seven years to pass without so much as a hint. His thoughts on family and the connection they all shared shattered. Jason could almost see the trust he once had for them rain down in glittering shards.

He wondered if May ever thought about him for a second. What this might do to him or their daughter?

Did she ever love him or was she looking to join the teen girl trend of having a kid before marriage; before commitment. So many questions tormented him and his lip quivered; his teeth tried to hold it still.

“Why May?” He half-heartedly shouted out. He muffled his shout with his hands and felt his soul reach out to Abby, to God. Jason didn’t have a clue on how Abby would have handled this, yet he could hear her advice surrounding him. Almost like she was still with him.

Jason hated how good she was at this. Abby would have had a cry and forgiven him; like she had done a hundred times before he broke her heart. She would tell him to stand by his child. Her mothering instincts got into every fibre of his being.

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Why is Zeld crossing swords with the Pirate Prince?

Wednesday, July 22nd, 2015
Dan, how long have you been writing? 
    My first published work was my bachelor’s dissertation in 1986  My first novel came out in 2010.
Tell us where you were born and where you live now. 
    I was born In Salt Lake City, raised in Magna, and currently live in Blanding, Utah,
How do you know the idea is good enough to write a book about it?
    I had several solid ideas all put into one.  It’s written in the Anglo-American style.  Which means it reads like the American versions of Harry Potter; being a combination of British and American English.  The book is set in England in the 1200’s and is about a school for the the nobility and royalty of the time.  The book is fantasy having dragons, unicorns and other monsters.  The book is also a coming of age story, meaning the main character is a Luke Skywalker, Harry Potter, Frodo, Ender Wiggins type person named Zeldain de Saxon or Zeld.
Who has made the greatest difference for you as a writer?
    J. K Rowling
What is the name of your books?  (more…)

The Rain Song. The first book of the five part Zeppelin series

Sunday, July 19th, 2015

Where are you from? I was born in Tulsa, Oklahoma, but currently am living in a small town called Coweta which is about 30 miles away from where I started.

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If you could travel to any time in history, when would you visit? There are so many places and times that have interested me. However, if I had to pick only one time and place… the time of Atlantis. Since there’s only one true description, but so many stories about it, I’d like to see it for myself.

If you could have dinner with any of your characters, which ones would be? Micah. But that would mean I’d have dinner with David as well, since you can’t have one without the other.

What food would you serve? Micah seems to love chocolate chip pancakes the best, so I’d make sure he had those. David and I would probably chow down on a couple bacon cheeseburgers with French fries though. (more…)

Out of the Dark and Into the Pit?

Thursday, July 16th, 2015
Holli Anderson, tell us where you were born and where do you live now.
I was born in Salt Lake City, Utah and I now live in Grantsville, Utah–the same place I’ve lived (mostly) since I was 10 years old.
What makes you passionate about writing?
It’s a great way to escape the reality of life. It’s such a great feeling to create something entirely from my own mind. When my characters start to head down a storyline I never intended–that’s exciting stuff! I have so many ideas for new books and new storylines for my current series–I wish I had more time to write.
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How long did it take you to write the first draft of your manuscript?
It took me about 8 months to write the first draft of Five Out of the Dark.
Who or what inspired you to write this book?
The idea for Five started with (more…)

What is True Death?

Sunday, July 12th, 2015

I began writing in high school after my family moved to Chicago from Michigan, leaving behind the first girl I fell for. I lost touch with her and knew she enjoyed reading books, so I decided that I would write a book and get her attention. At the time I wasn’t big into reading, in fact I had only finished one book series in my life to that point, but once I started writing I realized how much fun it was to create whole new worlds and watch the story play itself out on the pages. That girl and I have parted ways but I still thank her for allowing me to find my passion in life.

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What makes me passionate about writing is being a creator to a world that never existed before I thought of them. To watch the story play out from my head to the paper and ink, its a feeling that is hard to describe. With True Despair, the third book in the True Death series I have written, I watched a scene play out differently on the pages them it did in my head, it was amazing. Seeing my story take on (more…)

Missionary Possible… Your mission, should you choose to accept it…

Wednesday, July 8th, 2015

Missionary Possible (Preparations tip from new testament heroes)  the new book by Eric Rigby is out.

SYNOPSIS:

Your mission, should you choose to accept it, starts with you and the scriptures. Learn how ordinary people became extraordinary and how their stories can build your testimony and prepare you for serving the Lord. Funny and full of practical ideas you can use, this book is perfect for teens and young adults as it leads them through the scriptures and solidifies their testimonies and preparedness.

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AUTHOR BIO:

ERIC RIGBY finished his first book in the second grade. It was called The Holey Street and centered on the attempts of each student in his class as they tried to cross a street pockmarked with supernatural sinkholes (none survived). He has made great strides in storytelling since then. He and his wife are the proud parents of two sons and currently live in Utah. You can learn more about his upcoming creative projects at at www.ericrigby.com.

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To get the book:

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Does POLLY have THE ONE AND ONLY WORLD?

Monday, July 6th, 2015

Don Bredes, what makes you passionate about writing?

A love of reading has made me passionate about writing–about telling a good story and telling it well, so that readers may be entertained, moved, and inspired. I’ve been writing and publishing my fiction for about 40 years.

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Congratulations, Don. Do you have a writing routine?

I write at my desk on an iMac every day for about five hours each day.

 

I’m jealous. What is the title of your book?

My latest novel is an edgy young adult fantasy, (more…)

Curiosity Kill more than just the cat

Friday, July 3rd, 2015

Jason King is visiting today. Welcome.

Jason when did you first know you wanted to be an author?

When I was 8. For some 3rd grade “what do you want to be when you grow up” assignment we were to draw what we wanted to be. So I drew myself sitting at a desk in a locked room with kids banging on the door. Ha ha. It may have been more prophecy than daydreaming.

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LOL. What makes you passionate about writing? 

It’s in my blood. I just have to do it. I can’t not do it. It’s weird.

I know what you mean. What was the pathway like for you to get your first book published?

A lot like dating. Rejection after rejection, until I got someone to say “yes.” Ha ha.

Were you ever discouraged along the way? If so, how did you deal with it?

Definitely had those times where I’d ask myself “what am I doing?” or “am I just wasting my time?” Especially after receiving rejection letters. But I just tried to improve my writing and kept after it.

What books have most influenced your life?

The Book of Mormon for nonfiction, and as for novels; Brandon Sanderson’s Mistborn, Robert Jordan’s Wheel of Time series, and Terry Goodkind’s Wizards First Rule.

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