Author Interview with Teri Lee

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Today’s post is an interview with an author of a YA Paranormal, “Troubled Spirits”, Teri Lee.

Author Interview

Q: Please tell us about yourself.

Writing is my passion. When I’m writing, I get a little lost in the story. And I like that. Sometimes I get in so deep, that my characters get a little out of control and does things I didn’t plan. But in the end, it all works out.

I’m also an ER nurse and I love that too. Even if I were able to write full time, I think I’ll always take the time to ‘play’ in the ER. I guess it’s a bit of an adrenaline rush to have someone roll through the door and you look at them and think that they’re not going to make it and a couple hours later, that same person is awake and talking to you. Of course it doesn’t always happen that way, but it’s pretty amazing when it does. I’ve been married for many years and have three grown children and twin granddaughters .

Q: Tell us about your book.

Troubled Spirits is a young adult paranormal novel about teenaged Annie Waters. After the death of her father, she and her mother are forced to move to Maine. Despite her disbelief in the supernatural she is drawn deep into the world of the paranormal. Too deep. Terrorized by an angry spirit, her only hope of survival is to unravel the fifty-year-old mystery surrounding two boys–one missing and one dead.

Q: What inspired you to write Troubled Spirits?

Troubled Spirits was inspired by some ghost hunting friends. I’ll admit that in the beginning, I was a bit like Annie–doubtful. Even though I only went on one ghostly excursion (which was by the way enlightening) the story had taken hold in my head. Once I started it, my fingers could barely keep up.

Q: How much time per week do you spend writing/editing your work?

Someplace between 12 and 40 hours. It really depends on how many days I have to work in the ER and whether or not my family is home when I get home. The perfect day is a day like today. It’s just me and the dogs and no one will be home until 9 or 10 tonight. So I’ve got about ten hours of uninterrupted time. So I ‘ll just open my laptop and let the story flow.

Q: If you could meet three authors, which authors would you choose?

Michael Crichton (I realize it’s impossible) but I love the way he builds a story around scientific possibilities – the what if. Tess Gerritsen – Her character development in the Rizzoli and Isles series was amazing. (I’ve never watched the TV version). Stephen King – I’m simply amazed at all that’s come out of his mind. It’s just astounding!

Q: What are you working on at the moment?

I spend most of my time on Whispering Spirits, the sequel to Troubled Spirits. I also spend a lot of time working on the marketing portion for Troubled Spirits. I’m doing school visits, lining up book signings and keeping my website updated. I’m also working on another YA novel.

About The Book

troubledspiritscoverTitle: Troubled Spirits

Author: Teri Lee

Genre: YA Paranormal

Ghosts aren’t real.

That’s what Annie Waters believed before she snuck into the abandoned Caldwell School. Before the dark presence followed her home. Before she realized, her only hope was to believe.

 

Author Bio

authorteriGrowing up in Maine, Teri Lee spent most of her time reading and exploring in the woods. And that hasn’t changed. When she’s not writing, you’ll still find her lost in a book or out hiking. And if she’s not there, try the ER. But don’t worry, she’s the nurse, not the patient. Teri has three grown children and still resides in Maine with her husband.

 

Links

www.teri-lee-author.com

@TeriLee_author

https://www.facebook.com/author.TeriLee

Purchase: http://www.blackrosewriting.com/childrens-booksya/troubled-spirits

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Release Party In Deep

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We’re happy to celebrate the release day party for contemporary romance “In Deep” today. You can get your copy of the book on Amazon.

We’re also hosting a giveaway for a $50 Amazon gift card to celebrate the release. Scroll down to the end of this post to participate!

About The Book

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Author: Kella McKinnon

Genre: Contemporary Romance

“I never thought it would go this far… that a man with such terrible secrets would steal my heart and make me want him so much, when his life of danger and lies should have made me want nothing more than to turn and run. I understood him, you see. I knew that beneath all of that money and power, and yes… violence, was a man in desperate need of love. So desperate that he took from me something I wasn’t ready to give: my future.”

Brielle Dalton thought the few months in Vegas she needed to finish her dissertation would also be a chance to have some fun before ‘real life’ took over. But she never counted on meeting Cristos Vicario, the irresistible but troubled owner of the Adagio casino. The attraction was instant and all-consuming, but in the beginning neither knew that their lives had crossed before, and the result had been nothing short of tragedy. By the time Brielle discovers who Cristos really is, and what he has done in a reckless attempt to keep her, it’s too late. She’s already in too deep.

Author Bio

Hello everyone! Let me introduce myself. Though I used to work in Boston in the biotech industry, I’m now loving life on a small farm in New England where my husband and I are raising our three children. Between taking care of chickens and goats and shuttling the kids to dance class and piano lessons, I find the time to pursue my own interest: writing. I relish creating stories and bringing my characters to life on the written page, and each book is a labor of love.

I’m passionate about the romance genre because of the emotional journey a well-written novel can take the reader on, and my goal with each of my books is to do the same for my readers. I would love to hear from you at kellamckinnon.com, or kellamckinnon@yahoo.com.

Links

Website

Amazon

Facebook

Giveaway

There’s a giveaway for a $50 Amazon gift card to celebrate the release day party.

Go here to participate in the giveaway.

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Author Interview with February Grace

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I’m interviewing February Grace, author of fantasy romance “One Wish”. Thanks for visiting, February, and welcome to my blog! I’m Always happy to host fellow romance authors.

Q: Please tell us about yourself.

A: I’m a poet, writer, and artist. I live in Michigan with my husband and our youngest child—I mean my 10 year old cat – and the cat runs the house…

Q: Tell us about your books

A: One Wish: The Of Stardust Collection is actually two books in one set. The first book is called OF STARDUST, and tells the tale of a young woman finding out that she is meant to become, of all things, a Fairy Godmother! At first she has a difficult time accepting her fate, but she is paired up with a very kind and patient mentor who makes the transition from ‘normal’ human life to ‘secret second life’ much easier, and much more complicated, at the same time.

IN STARLIGHT, the second book in the set, is the sequel and so pairing the two books together seemed like a very cool thing for my publisher to do.

Q: What inspired you to write One Wish?

A: I was inspired to write OF STARDUST largely in part because of growing up on Disney fairy tales…I wanted to do something in fantasy romance and I was bouncing ideas around in my head and as I was half asleep I began to wonder…how do Fairy Godmothers get certified? How come no one ever talks about Fairy Godfathers? What would happen if you modernized the lore and made it unique by including Fairy Godfathers as a major part of the story? From there, it just wrote itself.

I was inspired to write IN STARLIGHT, the sequel, for two reasons: firstly, because I wanted to know how their story would end; and secondly because so many readers asked me for “More about Gus and Till.” So I was happy to provide it.

Q: How much time per week do you spend writing/editing your work?

A: This is a difficult question for me to answer because I am in poor health, and my health dictates when and if I can write at all. I don’t write every day, or even every week. Sometimes, due to medications I must take, I develop writer’s block that can last for months (the longest stretch so far was more than a year without writing anything significant). I am told this is a common thing for artists and writers who must take medications to help manage Bipolar Disorder: that they can interfere with the parts of your brain that control creative activities while they are helping other parts of your brain. Sometimes, something shifts and I will get inspired all at once and write a great amount in a short period of time. That is how all my first drafts are done: usually in days or weeks, not months or years.

I also have limited use of impaired eyesight, so I have to limit how much time I spend reading/looking at a screen every day which can make editing a challenge as well. It’s been a real struggle to continue writing at many points, but I’m glad that if nothing else, I will always be able to say that I have three published novels to my name; two of which are in this ebook collection.

 

Q: If you could meet three authors, which authors would you choose?

A: Douglas Adams. Charlotte Bronte. Alfred, Lord Tennyson.

Q: What are you working on at the moment?

 A: It’s a secret…but it is in the fantasy realm. It’s just a rough first draft right now, but I hope to revise it in November and beyond that…if it’s meant to be a book, then somehow, it will be a book one day. I’m determined not to rush the process, I want it to be the absolute best it can be.

About the Books

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Author: February Grace

Genre: Fantasy Romance

Two books, one unforgettable romance!

Till Nesbitt had no idea what she was getting into when she learned the truth about her future from her Great Aunt Tilda: that she was destined to become a Fairy Godmother, because the skills were written into her DNA.

Faced with a whole new world of rules to navigate and a heart full of confusion, will Till be able to live for her work, or will her partnership with sweet, handsome Gus Duncan lead to her downfall?

Author Bio

5820076February Grace is a writer, artist and poet who lives somewhere that is much colder than she would like most of the time.

She sings on key, plays by ear, and is more than mildly obsessed with music, clocks, colors, and meteor showers.

Her poetry, prose, and/or flash fiction have appeared in The Rusty Nail Literary Magazine, Vine Leaves Literary Journal, and Rose and Thorn Journal. Her work can also be found in the following anthologies: Poetry Pact Volume One, Anything Prose…And Poetry, Too! and Orange Karen, Tribute To A Warrior.

GODSPEED, her debut novel, is a labor of love she refers to as “Literary romance with steampunk embellishments.”

Her second novel, OF STARDUST, is a modern, romantic fantasy tale. IN STARLIGHT is its sequel.

Links

Website: http://februarywriter.blogspot.com

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/5820076.February_Grace

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/FebruaryGrace

Twitter: @februarygrace

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Author Interview The Best of Jonathan’s Corner

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I’m interviewing author CJS Hayward today, the author of creative non-fiction / religion / spirituality “The Best of Jonathan’s Corner”.

Author Interview

Q: Please tell us about yourself.

​ I have a fairly broad education: advanced semester certificate in French from the Sorbonne, first master’s in applied math from UIUC, second master’s in theology from Cambridge. And for all that, I do poorly at some very simple human basics like a forgiving spirit and taking one day at a time. I would like to be off to something high and exalted, but right now taking care of the basics takes all my attention.​

That’s right now; in general, across the years, I am very impressed by the parable at the end of Matthew 25:

When the Son of man shall come in his glory, and all the holy angels with him, then shall he sit upon the throne of his glory: And before him shall be gathered all nations: and he shall separate them one from another, as a shepherd divideth his sheep from the goats: And he shall set the sheep on his right hand, but the goats on the left.

Then shall the King say unto them on his right hand, “Come, ye blessed of my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world: For I was an hungred, and ye gave me meat: I was thirsty, and ye gave me drink: I was a stranger, and ye took me in: Naked, and ye clothed me: I was sick, and ye visited me: I was in prison, and ye came unto me.” Then shall the righteous answer him, saying, “Lord, when saw we thee an hungred, and fed thee? or thirsty, and gave thee drink? When saw we thee a stranger, and took thee in? or naked, and clothed thee? Or when saw we thee sick, or in prison, and came unto thee?”

And the King shall answer and say unto them, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me.

Then shall he say also unto them on the left hand, “Depart from me, ye cursed, into everlasting fire, prepared for the devil and his angels: For I was an hungred, and ye gave me no meat: I was thirsty, and ye gave me no drink: I was a stranger, and ye took me not in: naked, and ye clothed me not: sick, and in prison, and ye visited me not.” Then shall they also answer him, saying, “Lord, when saw we thee an hungred, or athirst, or a stranger, or naked, or sick, or in prison, and did not minister unto thee?” Then shall he answer them, saying, “Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye did it not to one of the least of these, ye did it not to me.”

And these shall go away into everlasting punishment: but the righteous into life eternal.

I believe that each person I meet, come judgment, is a proxy for, in the end, how I treat the Lord. Every beggar I meet I treat as I treat Christ; every person I am angry with, bearing a grudge, is also a proxy for the Lord.
Now, this does not always dictate being somber to others. I remember one time when I was visiting with some friends who were parents of young children, and a little boy, let us call him Andy, was told to play catch with his littler brother Charles: “Play catch with Charles,” to which he answered a horrible answer, “I don’t want to play catch with Charles.” This interchange went back and forth several times, and then I said, “I want to play catch with Charles!”, picked him up, said, “Ok, Charles, what I’m going to do is I’m going to count to three, and when I get to three, I’ll throw you to your Daddy!” I swung him through the air three times, counting to three, and then with feather gentleness set him in his father’s arms. The joke was floating around in the adults’ banter after that, and apparently my version of “playing catch with Charles” was quite a hit with adults and children alike.
Q: Tell us about your book.

​ My book is a collection across twenty years of my favorite works of theology. If there is anything of lasting value that I have produced–and I say if–there is a good chance it’s included here.

It’s worth taking the time to flip through and explore. Not that you have to read all of it, but I think most readers would find something of value for at least some of the creations gathered together.

Q: What inspired you to write The Best of Jonathan’s Corner?

​ Individual works went through a rough process of inspiration, catching fire from some spark and then being fanned into a flame. The spark might be an irritation, or might be a realization of something in greater depth than I had understood it before. But in either case something crystallizes, and I try to bring it into a full-fledged work.

In another interview I had talked about the first of my “inspired” works, Religion Within the Bounds of Amusement, and the most recent, “Social Antibodies” Needed: A Request of Orthodox Clergy.

Here, I would particularly mention The Arena, and to a lesser extent Apprentice gods. Both of them were written with a profound sense that life in this world is not self-contained: it is an apprenticeship to eternal realities. And going with some awareness of this dimension is better than being completely oblivious.

 Q: How much time per week do you spend writing/editing your work?

​ At the moment, nothing. Overall, a couple of hours a week; I know all the advice speaks for a regular discipline of writing but I have found my discipline only in responding to at least a seed of inspiration, not something I can command of my own.​

Q: If you could meet three authors, which authors would you choose?

​C.S. Lewis would be one. I owe him a great deal, even as I depart from him in A Pilgrimage from Narnia, and he probably formed me as an author more than anything else.

St. John Chrysostom is probably, of the authors I am presently reading in the Ante-Nicene Fathers and Nicene and Post-Nicene Fathers collections,​ the one I would most seek to emulate.

Lastly, I would like to meet Plato. Platonism, including neo-Platonism, is some of the best philosophy ever written, and while I would hear suggestions that the Bhagavad-Gita, or possibly the Tao Te Ching, are worth considering alongside Plato, the great figures of modernism and post-modernism simply do not stack up to the neo-Platonism that was at once the air breathed by Church Fathers and the main shadow they were wrestling with. I’ve heard people say that the Church Fathers used the best philosophical resources of their day, meaning neo-Platonism, and we should follow their lead by using the best philosophical resources of our day, meaning some form of continental philosophy. But I honestly consider the best philosophical resources available to us to still be neo-Platonism, and I note that those enthusiastic to embrace “the best philosophical resources of our day” never seem to give continental philosophy the same caution and even rebellion with which Church Fathers received neo-Platonism. There is a difference between the best philosophical resources of an age and those which are most in vogue.

OK, enough crankiness. Or almost enough. I’ve been at times very deeply influenced by the Tao Te Ching and understand why other Orthodox writers would write Christ the Eternal Tao. And I could easily see St. Maximus Confessor discussing ascetical struggles with the guru who wrote my (commentary on) the Bhagavad-Gita. But the moderns and postmodern seminal works do not stack up!

Some of the pieces in The Best of Jonathan’s Corner are Socratic dialogue modeled after the genre of Plato’s dialogues. These include The Damned BackswingSingularity, and Plato: The Allegory of the… Flickering Screen?, which very lightly adapts Plato’s “Allegory of the Cave” to discuss an imitation of an imitation in technologically mediated experience.

Q: What are you working on at the moment?

​ At the moment, I’m not writing much besides things connected with my blog tour; I’m trying to work my way into a regular job. Again, I’d really like to be on something more exalted, but right now I’m working on regular employment.​

But I invite you to read The Best of Jonathan’s Corner!

About The Book

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Author: CJS Hayward

Genre: Creative non-fiction / many genres / religion and spirituality / Eastern Orthodox

The Best of Jonathan’s Corner, newly expanded ​ after getting five star reviews​, is a collection of varied works of Eastern Orthodox mystical theology. It spans many topics and many different genres of writing, but it keeps coming back to the biggest questions of all. It is inexhaustible: the works are independent, and you can read a few, many, or all of them to suit your taste. Fans of CS Lewis and GK Chesterton will love it.

Author Bio

wardrobe_full Christos Jonathan Seth Hayward wears many hats as a person: author, philosopher, theologian, artist, poet, wayfarer, philologist, inventor, web guru, teacher.

Some have asked, “If a much lesser C.S. Lewis were Orthodox, what would he be like?” And the answer may well be, “C.J.S. Hayward.”

Called “Jack of all trades and master of many” by one boss, he also wears many hats professionally: open source / IT generalist, front end developer, JavaScript programmer, back end web developer, Pythonista, PHP and Perl user, Django developer, end to end web developer, Unix/Linux/Mac wizard, LAMP guru, SQL generalist, Unix shell (both using existing shells and implementing a new shell), system administrator, researcher, technical writer, usability advocate, UI developer, UX/IA enthusiast, and more.

Hayward has lived in the U.S., Malaysia, England, and France, and holds master’s degrees bridging math and computers (UIUC), and philosophy and theology (Cambridge).

Links

http://tinyurl.com/best-of-jonathans-corner

http://CJSH.name

http://amazon.com/author/cjshayward

http://JonathansCorner.com

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Author Interview for Defender of the Flame Tour

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I’m interviewing Sylvia Engdahl today, author of science-fiction novel “Defender of the Flame”. Thank you for answering my questions, and welcome to my blog, Sylvia.

Author Interview

Q: Please tell us about yourself.

I lead a very quiet life. I’m 80 (past the age of thinking it should be a secret!) and since I’m unable to move around much I’m always at my computer. When I’m not writing or working as a freelance editor of anthologies, I am online somewhere or trying to organize the vast accumulation of stuff on my hard disks — books, photos, music, and many years of collected material.  I’m glad I didn’t live before the era of scanners and ebooks with enlargeable fonts!  I’ve converted all my own past books to ebooks, not only to make the out-of-print ones permanently available, but because print is now too hard on my eyes.

Q: Tell us about your book.

Defender of the Flame is about the distant future at a time when humankind is beginning to develop so-called “paranormal” powers such as ESP. It’s focused on the main character, starship pilot Terry Radnor, and what happens to him when he commits himself to defending the colony world where he has found love and happiness.  It’s not typical science fiction as it’s not an action/adventure story and doesn’t contain anything weird — like my other novels, its emphasis is on the feelings of the characters.

Q: What inspired you to write Defender of the Flame?

I had finished a two-part series, Stewards of the Flame and Promise of the Flame, and had not planned to continue it, but I got to thinking of what might happen on the world of the story 200 years later, and so a new two-part series just grew.  At first I expected there would be just one more book, making the original series a trilogy.  But it’s quite different in some respects and some readers like it better, and I’ve since written a sequel, so now I’m describing it as the beginning of a second series. It doesn’t depend on having read the first one.  (However, the first book of the first series, Stewards of the Flame, is permafree at all ebook retailers.)

Q: How much time per week do you spend writing/editing your work?

There’s no way to say “per week” — when I’m finishing a novel and have no other deadlines I’m likely to spend 10 hours a day, as I can’t put on mind on anything else.  Earlier in a novel, and/or when I do have other deadlines, I usually spend 2 or 3 hours per night.

Q: If you could meet three authors, which authors would you choose?

J.R.R. Tolkien, Nevil Shute, and maybe Robert Heinlein — I didn’t care for his later novels but his early work, especially his YA novels, inspired me to write realistic space fiction.

Q: What are you working on at the moment?

I’ve just finished proofreading Herald of the Flame, the sequel to Defender of the Flame,  which will be released October 15 and is now available for pre-order. Now I’m about to start laying out the pages for the print edition — I do all the desktop publishing work myself, including the cover.

Defender of the Flame

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Author: Sylvia Engdahl

Genre: Science Fiction

Defender of the Flame is about the first steps toward the next phase of human evolution — the development of so-called “paranormal” powers such as ESP. Starship pilot Terry Radnor’s life is transformed by the discovery that he possesses these powers, and that others are working to spread them throughout the worlds of humankind. But they face danger. Most people don’t want to know that such powers exist; they have a deep innate fear having to admit that their conception of reality is false. And some of those people will go to any lengths to suppress their emergence. Some will even resort to terrorism.

Terry vows to defend the world that is spearheading the spread of new human capabilties, a world where for the first time in his life he has found happiness. He has no idea of how far that aim will take him from everything else he cares about — his promising career as a Fleet officer, his wife and soulmate, his unborn child. Torn away against his will, he is forced into exile from all that has previously mattered to him, seeing no chance to fulfill the commitment he has made. Yet a mysterious and extraordinary destiny has been predicted for Terry, and fate leads him to an even stranger one than anybody could have imagined.

This is the first book in the Rising Flame series, to be followed soon by Herald of the Flame. It does not depend on having read the Hidden Flame series, which precedes it, since although set in the same world it is a separate story, complete in itself, that takes place 200 years later.

Author Bio

SE 2007 400x500 hiSylvia Engdahl is the author of ten science fiction novels. She is best known for her six Young Adult novels, which are also enjoyed by adults; Enchantress from the Stars was a Newbery Honor book, winner of the 1990 Phoenix Award of the Children’s Literature Association, and a finalist for the 2002 Book Sense Book of the Year in the Rediscovery category. The others, including the Children of the Star trilogy, are for older readers, and her most recent novels — Stewards of the Flame, Promise of the Flame, Defender of the Flame, and the forthcoming Herald of the Flame — are for adults. She has also recently published an updated and expanded edition of her nonfiction book The Planet-Girded Suns: The History of Human Thought About Extrasolar Worlds. She is a strong space advocate and has maintained a widely-read space section of her website for many years. From her home in Eugene, Oregon she works as a freelance editor of nonfiction anthologies for high schools.

Links

Author Website:   http://www.sylviaengdahl.com

Buy Link on Amazon:   http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00CGCWBUW

Buy Link on Barnes and Noble:   http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/defender-of-the-flame-sylvia-engdahl/1115186186?ean=2940044490710

Buy Link on iTunes:   https://itunes.apple.com/au/book/defender-of-the-flame/id641895936?mt=11

Buy Link on Kobo:   http://store.kobobooks.com/en-US/ebook/defender-of-the-flame

Buy Link on Smashwords:   https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/308169

Buy LInk on Google Play:   https://play.google.com/store/books/details?id=569ykHM12N8C

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Author Interview with Irene Woodbury

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I’m interviewing Irene Woodbury today, the author of women’s fiction “A Dead End in Vegas”. Enjoy the interview!

Author Interview

Q: Please tell us about yourself.

I have always wanted to be a writer. I was very observant as a child. It was natural for me to just watch and listen to everyone. I knew from an early age—probably five or six–that I would be a writer. It’s wonderful to immerse yourself in your characters and storyline and forget about real life. But eventually you have to go back! I live in Denver, Colorado, which is a beautiful city at the foot of the Rockies, and I’m married to a wonderful man who lets me spend as much time as I want working on my novels.   I think he wishes I were a better cook, but the kitchen is not where I shine. I need to get more involved in cooking—I think it’s a great art and skill.

Q: Tell us about your book.

A Dead End in Vegas is a dramatic novel about a married woman in Denver and a married man in Chicago who connect on Facebook and have an Internet affair. After six months, they decide to meet for a week in Las Vegas. She gets there; he doesn’t. He sends a friend to take her to dinner. She has an affair with the friend, and ends up dying—of natural causes—while in bed with him. This tragedy causes much pain and turmoil in the lives of the family and friends she leaves behind. The book follows their lives for the next seven years. But it’s also a look at the dark side of Facebook and the anonymous Internet culture with its hidden dangers that we’re so unprepared for. t’s a dramatic book, but it also has a lighter side.

Q: What inspired you to write A Dead End in Vegas?

I wanted to explore the emotions of people who meet on the Internet—and think they know each other–but really don’t.   I also wanted to take a look at long-term marriage and it’s complexities and problems, and what happens when people who have always known a safe, normal existence suddenly find themselves coping with a shocking tragedy.

Q: How much time per week do you spend writing/editing your work?

I probably spend 30 to 35 hours a week. I would say, on average, five hours a day, seven days a week. It’s a very intense schedule, but your mind is always focused on your work, so you’re not really comfortable doing anything else.

Q: If you could meet three authors, which authors would you choose?

Henry James, Edith Wharton, and Gustave Flaubert. I admire their lavish descriptions and complex, in-depth characters. I would love to know how they did it, and how they felt about it.

Q: What are you working on at the moment?

I’m marketing the new novel, which is enjoyable because I get to meet lots of nice, interesting people. I have ideas for other novels—and maybe a sequel to A DEAD END IN VEGAS–but nothing firm at the moment.

About The Book

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Author: Irene Woodbury

Genre: Women’s Fiction

When the nude body of Dave Sloan’s wife, Tricia, is found dead at the Bellagio in Vegas, he’s stunned.  Why was she even there when she told him she was going to a conference in Phoenix?  Tricia Sloan’s mysterious death shatters, and later transforms, the lives of those closest to her.

 

Author Bio

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAIrene Woodbury’s second novel, A DEAD END IN VEGAS, is a dark, probing look at marriage, infidelity, revenge, and grief.  Immersing herself in drama and dysfunction for months on end was a challenge for this upbeat author, whose first book, the humor novel A SLOT MACHINE ATE MY MIDLIFE CRISIS, was published by SynergEbooks in 2011.  At first glance, the two novels seem quite different, but both deal with midlife confusion and chaos, and the complexities and unpredictable nature of the human heart.  And both, of course, are partially set in Las Vegas, a city Irene got to know well during her years as a travel writer.  Between 2000 and 2005, her stories appeared in major newspapers in the U.S., Canada, and Europe. Irene, who graduated from the University of Houston in 1993, lives in Denver with her husband, Richard, a retired correspondent for Time Magazine who edited both of her novels.  The couple miss traveling, but, after two novels, Irene insists there’s no greater journey than the one into your own heart and mind.

 

Links

www.irenewoodbury.com

Publisher: www.synergebooks.com

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Author Interview with Tanille

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Time for an interview! I’m interviewing Tanille today, author of YA thriller/romance “Cameo”. Enjoy the interview, everyone!

Q: Please tell us about yourself.

I like to do yoga. Lately I’ve been into nature walks for inspiration. I did one today and came home revved up for Broken part 2 – so crazy. I go back and forth between making music for my soundtracks and writing my drafts.


Q: Tell us about your book.

Cameo is like a fast paced teen thriller that I hope almost reads like a movie. There is a romance spin on it. The crazy thing is Nia has so much to learn yet she kind of thinks she knows it all. She starts to realize all the relationships in her life have something to teach her.


Q: What inspired you to write Cameo?

It was a spin off of a screenplay I wrote years ago. I love mysteries and thrillers. To this day when I am working at home I usually have a mystery playing on the television in the background. I like to check in and see how the story unfolds. I also like to added tension it brings to the page.


Q: How much time per week do you spend writing/editing your work?

About 4 days a week. I have to manage that with writing and recording music. It is getting easier.


Q: If you could meet three authors, which authors would you choose?

Meg Cabot, J.K. Rowling, Stephen King


Q: What are you working on at the moment?

Broken Part 2

About Cameo

cameo_cover_1500Title: Cameo

Author: Tanille Edwards

Genre: YA thriller / romance

New Pop R & B Song “Baby Comeback to Me” by Tanille are included. Email us Music@Tanille.com for your songs. Cameo by Tanille is your next sinful beach read. Be 17 again! This page turning who done it is packed with mystery, drama, and steam. Nia is a high school beauty who discovers she’s being stalked by someone in a secret underground society. Everyone is suspect. The pressure is mounting and problems are stacking up. Who is behind all of this? Which one of her friends is connected with this secret society? And why?

Author Bio

Tanille is the co-author and creator of the children’s green book series “Jordan & Justine’s Weekend Adventures.” She is also the author of the new media young adult novels with music “Cameo by Tanille,” and “Broken by Tanille.”

Th­e Undercover Starlet Journal is a title Tanille created to inspire young women and has extended Undercover Starlet into brand extensions that appear throughout her novels.

Tanille has been writing music and books since age 16. She earned an MBA at 21 and graduated magna cum laude.

Readers of her latest young adult romance novel “Broken by Tanille” get free music downloads of her new Pop R&B hits “All of Me,” “Feel It,” “Baby Comeback to Me,” “It’s Not Okay,” and “What’s a Girl to Do” all written, performed and co-produced by Tanille.

Links

http://www.tanille.com/

http://www.firefliesentertainment.com/

Amazon.com: Cameo eBook: Tanille Edwards: Kindle Store

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