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The grand prize for the 2-day event is a KINDLE FIRE!

Wednesday, March 14th, 2018
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The Still Life of Hannah Morgan

Tuesday, September 6th, 2016
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Hannah Morgan’s life is at a standstill. Her dreams of becoming an artist vanished with the sudden death of her grandmother and mentor. To appease her distant and disapproving mother, Hannah gets a respectable job at a high-end day spa.
 Instead of painting masterpieces, Hannah spends her days painting nails and giving facials to wealthy women. Her dreams for the future have become a hideous nightmare. And it just keeps getting worse. She catches her boyfriend cheating, loses her job, and has to watch from the sidelines as her best friend, Jasmine Blue, goes after her own dreams of owning her own salon.
 Then she meets Aaron, a working artist, and finds in him a kindred spirit. And, to her surprise, she finds the courage to follow her dreams. When circumstances beyond her control threaten to destroy both her relationship with Aaron and her dreams of a bright future, Hannah fears her mother was right-that some dreams aren’t meant to come true.

 

 

 

 

“As a small child I dreamed of growing up to be a chestnut mare. I was terribly disappointed when I found out people couldn’t magically transform into animals but I got over it by immersing myself in the world of fairy tales and thus began my lifelong passion for reading and make-believe.”
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Lora Deeprose has a B.A. in Drama with a minor in History. She was born in the small town of Fort Saskatchewan, Alberta; the middle child of five girls.  In 2006, she and her eldest sister moved to a hobby farm in the remote Kootenay area of British Columbia and for five years had several country adventures which included raising chickens and goats, encounters with wildlife and wrangling the neighbour’s horses. Currently she lives in BC’s Eastern Fraser Valley.

 



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Top Ten List

  1. Animal: Fruit Bat
  2. Colour: Pink
  3. Flower: Pink Peony
  4. Food: Chocolate
  5. Drink: Champagne
  6. Place to live: in an enchanted cottage in the woods
  7. Season: Fall
  8. Place to hang out: Book Store
  9. Hobby: Gardening
  10. Weekend Activity: A nap on a sunny porch or hammock.

 

Character Casting

Hannah Morgan: Emma Watson

Jasmine Blue: Jennifer Lawrence

Aaron: Eddie Redmayne

Christian: Armie Hammer

 

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Wanderlust …

Wednesday, May 11th, 2016

 

 

Bernadette Marie has been an avid writer since the early age of 13, when she’d fill notebook after notebook with stories that she’d share with her friends. Her journey into novel writing started the summer before eighth grade when her father gave her an old typewriter. At all times of the day and night you would find her on the back porch penning her first work, which she would continue to write for the next 22 years.
In 2007 – after marriage, filling her chronic entrepreneurial needs, and having five children – Bernadette began to write seriously with the goal of being published. That year she wrote 12 books. In 2009 she was contracted for her first trilogy and the published author was born. In 2011 she (being the entrepreneur that she is) opened her own publishing house, 5 Prince Publishing, and has released contemporary titles and has begun the process of taking on other authors in other genres.
Bernadette spends most of her free time driving her kids to their many events. She is also an accomplished martial artist, working her way to her second degree black belt in Tang Soo Do. An avid reader she loves to meet readers who enjoy reading contemporary romances and she always promises Happily Ever After.
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Gia Gallow has traveled the world. Her wanderlust landed her in Georgia where she has created a life for herself away from the petty differences of relatives and domineering ex-lovers. Having settled in America, she has a successful business and dear friends—and the attention of both Dane and Russell Walker. Due to her own family’s dramas over dueling hearts, she might have to forget about her feelings for Dane to keep peace within the Walker family, but sometimes even running thousands of miles away can’t keep a heart from going after what the heart wants. And Gia’s heart wants Dane. 

 

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12 days of romance… Happy Valentine

Tuesday, February 9th, 2016

A coincidence is God’s way of staying anonymous.

Buying the 1920s farmhouse south of Phoenix, where the rumors of John Dillinger’s gang hid out in the 30s, is supposed to be Grace Evanheart’s way of escaping an old romance. When she finds an ancient diary with a map under the bedroom’s floorboard, the rumors solidify into fact. She doesn’t know who to trust with the news; Micah Stevens, the handsome deputy and the great grandson of the original landowners with whom she’s attracted, or Jerry, the young historian who seems too intent on learning about her new home?

 Micah seems convinced their paths cross exactly at the right time and in the right place for them to fall in love. Now he just has to convince Grace of the same thing before suspicions of his real motive have her running again.   
      

 

Debra lives in Southwest Arizona, and has been married to Mike for
36 years. She’s the mother of two awesome sons, who married their forever
loves, and she’s a grandmother to three beautiful grandchildren with one more on the way.
Debra wrote her first novella thirteen years ago just for grins. That brief taste into the world of an author started an undeniable writing obsession rivaling only her love of chocolate. She’s an award-winning fine artist, and loves traveling with her husband.”

Facts about the Author:

1.      Readers would be surprised to know
… 
that I went to 13 different schools growing up. I actually went to 5
different high schools. We moved a lot. This is probably why I’m such an
introvert. So if you see me at a conference or a book signing, say hi. You
don’t know how much that would mean to me.
2.      I have always wanted to … learn to tap dance.
We just saw Riverdance in Tucson. It was awesome!!!
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Top Ten List:
1) I have an intense fear of flying, bad enough I need medication to
even walk toward a plane.
2) I have an unreasonable fear of heights. I’m pretty sure this has an
impact on my fear of flying.
3) I’m terribly claustrophobic. That might have something to do with my
fear of flying—maybe.
4) I’m a multiple-award winning fine artist specializing in portraits. I
received a drawing kit for Christmas when I was seven or eight years old, with
a drawing pad, pencils, one of those silly gum erasers, and an awesome book
that had step-by-step examples. I drew a little boy wearing a sombrero, and my
mother used the side of a pencil and shaded it, making it pop off the paper. I
used this memory in one of my books.
5) This little known fact is one that my husband dislikes; I love
bags—handbags, tote bags, and messenger bags with sayings on them. I can’t pass
by a display of bags without Mike grabbing my elbow and hurrying me by them.
The top shelf in my closet is solely for bag and purse storage. I’m pathetic.
It could be worse, I suppose. I might have the same obsession for matching
shoes with each bag.
6) I’m married to a retired cop, who’s brother was a cop/latent
identification expert, and who’s dad was a cop for 34 years, and now we have a
son who’s in law enforcement. I’m never at a loss for experts when writing.
7) I was a volunteer with our local police department for several years.
I rode with willing officers, went on calls with them. On occasion, I even
helped in taking report information and traffic control. They didn’t let me
carry a gun, although I did design their shirt patch.
8) I write a little bit of myself into every story. In Changes of the
Heart, poor Grace deals with my clumsiness. Really! Once, I sprained my ankle
so badly, the doctor told me that it would’ve healed faster if I would’ve
broken it. My foot turned black from my toes up to my knee.  
9) Changes of the Heart was a top 3 finalist in the 2014 Marilyn Brown
Unpublished Novel Contest. Marilyn and 
her husband have set up an endowment at
Utah Valley University to honor superior works of fiction written by literary
artists.
10) I dislike coconut. I mean, really, sincerely, honestly dislike
coconut.
 
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Such a Clever Deception

Saturday, October 31st, 2015

 

 
Doing the right thing means turning his back on everything he knows.

 

Talon Haraway was born to be a leader. Strong, confident, and skilled, at seventeen he commands the Arcaian army without thought, expecting results and getting them. When a new set of recruits arrives in Valadir, the last thing Talon expects is to have one of them redefine what he always thought he wanted. Now with pressure from his Arcaian leader and surrogate father, Tyrus Blinnsdale, Talon must decide who he wants to be and where his loyalty lies before it’s too late.

 

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Cortney is a book nerd who studied literature at BYU-Idaho, a music nerd who plays clarinet in her local community orchestra, and a writing nerd who creates stories for young adults. She lives with her husband and three sons in a small Idaho farm town.
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Interview
Tell us where you were born and where do you live now.
I was born in Provo, Utah, and I now live in a dinky Idaho farm town where the chances of getting stuck in traffic due to tractors are highly probable.
How do you know the idea is good enough to write a book about it? 
When the idea won’t leave me alone! I scribble things down and when more comes from it, I stick with it to see where it goes.
Who has made the greatest difference for you as a writer?
I think the support of my family and critique partners and friends. I wouldn’t be where I am without any of them–I really owe them everything I’ve got! Especially Elizabeth Briggs, she’s amazing. She was my first critique partner and we’ve stuck together for at least five years now. She helps me so much, it’s ridiculous.
What is the name of your book?
Such a Clever Deception.
Tell us more about it. Perhaps a back cover blurb. 
It’s a prequel to my Stolen Tears series, about Talon Haraway, a born warrior who is faced with the decision between what is right and what he knows.
Do you have a favorite character, why? 
I really love Talon himself. He’s complicated; he is strong and conflicted, he’s being torn between one set of people and the people he calls his family and has to decide what really  matters the most to him. It’s a choice we all have to make at some point in our lives as well, I think. Not necessarily deciding between family or others per se, but deciding what we believe, what’s worth fighting for, where we stand on important issues.
What kind of impact do you expect your works to have in the reader’s lives?
Enjoyment, really. I want them to have an emotional reaction, an attachment to my characters, to cheer for them and call things out while they’re reading, to love my stories so much they can’t help gushing about them to others the way I do with books I love.
Do you have any advice for authors trying to break into the industry?
Decide what you really want out of it. Do you want an agent, or would you prefer to have control over your work and when it comes out? I’d say try both, try everything, see what works for you. Keep writing, keep reading–reading is inspiration for writing. Take classes, study study study, reach out to other writers, and try to peel yourself out of the critique process. Critique can be the hardest part of this (or getting bad reviews, lol!), so if you can separate yourself from the process and see what others are trying to say that will help your story, do it!
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