Posts Tagged ‘Britain’

One teen, one cranky old man and the open road

Thursday, May 4th, 2017
Just
Shut Up and Drive
by
Chynna Laird
Genre:
Coming of Age, Contemporary
 
One
teen, one cranky old man and the open road. What could go wrong?
Eighteen-year
old Wil Carter can think of more than a fistful of things he’d
rather do than go on a road trip with his ninety-five year old
grandfather. But when Gramps Wilf barks an order, you listen or get
an earful of grief.
Wil
lost his parents in a horrible car accident when he was five. Gramps
has been the only parent he has ever known. Now that he’s ready to
go off to college, the old man says he has things Wil needs to learn
to be the man he’s supposed to be. But the trip turns out to be
more than he bargains for.
Along
their week-long road trip across the Canadian Prairies, Wil not only
learns tidbits about his own life, but realizes the grandfather he
thought he knew has mysteries of his own. With each stop they make, a
new layer of emotional truth is revealed…for each of them.
Will
Gramps teach Wil what he needs to know before the journey ends? And
is Wil strong enough to hear it?

 

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CHYNNA
LAIRD – is a psychology/criminology major, freelance writer and
author living in Edmonton, Alberta with her husband, Ryan, three
daughters [Jaimie (fourteen), Jordhan (twelve), and Sophie (eight)]
and baby boy, Xander (ten). Her passion is helping children and
families living with Sensory Processing Disorder, mental and
emotional disorders and other special needs.
You’ll
find her work in many online and in-print parenting, inspirational,
Christian and writing publications in Canada, United States,
Australia, and Britain. In addition, she’s authored an
award-winning children’s book (I’m Not Weird, I Have SPD), two
memoirs (the multi award-winning, Not Just Spirited: A Mom’s
Sensational Journey With SPD and White Elephants), a Young Adult
novella (Blackbird Flies), an adult Suspense/Thriller (Out Of Sync),
a Young Adult Suspense/Paranormal (Dark Water) and a contemporary New
Adult novel (Just Shut Up and Drive,). She is presently working on a
sequel to Not Just Spirited as well as the next book in the Dark
Water series. Stayed tuned as Chynna has several Works-In-Progress on
the go.

 

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Dark September tells us about the horror of war

Friday, April 17th, 2015

Brendan O’Brien author of Dark September

Q1 – Brendan where were you born and where do you live now?

I was born and grew up in Tralee, Co Kerry, on the west coast of Ireland. I now live in Newport, South Wales, with my wife Jennifer and daughters Shelly and Sarah

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Q2 – I bet is beautiful there. What makes you passionate about writing?

When I won my first writing competition I was so excited I ran all the way home. I was about eight years old. The Fun Fair was coming to Tralee – our little town on the West coast of Ireland – and apart from Duffy’s Circus which came in September, this was the highlight of our year. Our English teacher asked us to write an essay about it, and I won the only prize – a book of ten tickets for the fair. There were eight kids in our family so everyone got a ride on something. So writing was in my blood from a very young age. I’ve always loved essays and English literature. I love it when a character pops into my mind and I can manipulate it, make it come to life and embark on an exciting adventure.

 

Q3 – How exiting. How long did it take you to write the first draft of your manuscript? (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…)