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Interview with author, G.B. Miller

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I'd like to welcome author, G.B. Miller to my blog today.

Bio

While working as a Payroll Clerk in state government back 2006 (and with a little encouragement from friends and co-workers), G. . decided to take up writing so as to make better use of his free time. Becoming fully immersed with his nascent second career, some six years later, he can proudly say that he is a published somebody, with two short stories, a self-pubbed chapbook and his commercial debut, Line 21.

G.B. lives in Newington CT with his wife Joanne, his two children and his pet cat Holly. Currently he divides his time between working for the state, and creating written mayhem in the cyber world and the real world.


Tell us something about yourself and how you became a writer:
I am 47 years old and a worker bee for the state of Connecticut, and unlike most writers who probably knew what they wanted to do, I didn’t start writing until about six years ago. Prior to that, most of my creative energy was done verba…

The Next Big Thing Blog Hop

Welcome to the Next Big Thing Blog Hop where we will be hopping our way to various blogs to find out what fellow authors are working on.  At this stop, I will be answering 10 questions on my work in progress. Thank you Joss Landry for tagging me to participate. Well, here it goes, here are my 10 questions along with the answer. I hope you enjoy.




What is the working title of your book? The working title of my work in progress is Undercover Hero. I intend to change this title as it’s a whole lot too cliché.

Where did the idea come from for the book? Undercover Hero isn’t my usual genre. I wanted to try something new. The idea came from simply sitting my butt down and brainstorming until I came up with something workable. It’s ever evolving as I write.

What genre does your book fall under? The genre is a romantic intrigue.
Which actors would you choose to play your characters in a movie rendition? I’ve never thought to that but I see Aiden Rourke as Gerard Butler and Lily Valier as Kate Beckinsa…

INVISIBLE is 99 cents

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For a short time, Invisible will be available for 99 centsLola’s not pretty. Lola’s not popular. Lola wishes she could disappear …
and then one day she does just that...

For seventeen-year-old Lola Savullo, life is a struggle. Born to funky parents who are more in than
she could ever be, Lola’s dream of becoming a writer makes her an outsider even
in her own home. Bullied and despised, Lola still has the support of her best
pal Charlie and Grandma Rose.


Not only is she freakishly tall,  Lola’s a big girl and when forced to wear a bathing suit at her summer job as a  camp counselor, Lola’s only escape from deep embarrassment seems to be to
literally vanish. Soon after, she discovers the roots of her new  “ability”.


Slowly, with Charlie’s help, Lola learns to control the new super power. The possibilities are endless. Yet power can be abused, too…


Then, when tragedy strikes, Lola must summon her inner  strength, both at home and at school. She has to stand up for herself, d…

Daddy Drool: BlogPOOst on chess, pot of gold, and Bon Jovi

My colleague and friend, Boris Roginsky has started a blog documenting he and his wife's experiences in becoming first time parents. For a funny, sweet and insightful read, check it out -
Daddy Drool: BlogPOOst on chess, pot of gold, and Bon Jovi

One Lovely Blog Award

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Thank you, Vanessa Grillone, for the award. As part of the rules for accepting this award, I am to list seven things about myself and then pass the award onto other bloggers.

1. I have a brown belt in Shotokan karate.
2. I am addicted completely and thoroughly to Tim Horton's iced cappuccinos.
3. I collect fine wines but don't drink wine.
4. I hate to write, but love having written.
5. I love Boston Terriers.
6. Stephen King is my hero.
7. My daughters are my best friends.

I'm supposed to nominate a whole bunch of blogs to pass the award onto but I can only come up with a few.

1. Joy Campbell http://www.joylcampbell.com/
2. The Grateful Undead http://thegratefulundead.blogspot.ca/
3. Turning the Pages http://angelafristoe.wordpress.com/
4. Books, Books, Books http://ulleseit.wordpress.com/
5. Gotta have YA http://gottahaveya.blogspot.ca/

Check out Vanessa's wonderful blog at http://mypenmyvoice.com/author/mypenmyvoice/

Around the World Kindle Fire Blog Hop

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The Summer Olympics are here and as a way to celebrate, authors Courtney Vail and J.L. Campbell are hosting the Around the World Blog Hop. There are many wonderful authors, books and places to discover as well as lots o’ prizes!
There are only 16 blogs, so have fun hopping around and entering the contests on each one.
As part of the hop, I’m hosting an interview with Leslie DuBois, author of The Queen Bee of Bridgeton.

What title are you highlighting in this blog hop?

The Queen Bee of Bridgeton


Synopsis:

When fifteen-year-old Sonya Garrison is accepted into the prestigious Bridgeton Academy, she soon discovers that rich girls are just as dangerous as the thugs in her home of Venton Heights. Maybe more so. After catching the eye of the star, white basketball player and unwittingly becoming the most popular girl in school, she earns the hatred of the three most ruthless and vindictive girls at Bridgeton. Can she defeat the reigning high school royalty? Or will they succeed in ruining her …

Interview with author, Michael Thal

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Welcome to author, Michael Thal


Tell us something about yourself and how you became a writer. I had an interest in writing since college. I was a History major and had many papers to write. I enjoyed the challenge of finding information and putting it together into a cogent document that was fun to read. After college and grad school I became a teacher. I taught middle school for 28 years. During my summer vacations I wrote articles and short stories. I even started a novel.
One morning, after teaching for 21 years, I awoke to a profound silence. Hearing aides helped, but hearing has since been a chore. Six years later, my “good ear” went deaf after the virus attacked again. I tried to teach for another year, but the job became a nightmare trying to comprehend what children and teachers were saying to me. After the doctor signed my disability papers, I decided to write full time. Tell us about your novel and where readers can purchase a copy. Since my retirement from teaching, I wrote…

Introducing the cover by for Ciao, by Bethany Lopez

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I'm happy to introduce the cover for Bethany Lopez's latest novel, Ciao
Synopsis:
Melissa has had a fantastic summer, hanging out with her friends and making new ones. Life as she knows it will change when they all come together to begin their sophomore year at Dearborn High. Connections will be made and friendships will be tested. Will Melissa’s family and friends be able to help her through the challenges she will face in the upcoming months.
Bio:
Bethany Lopez was born in Detroit, Michigan, and grew up in Michigan and San Antonio, Texas. She went to High School at Dearborn High, in Dearborn, Michigan, which is where she has set her Young Adult novels. She is married and has a blended family with five children. She is currently serving in the United States Air Force as a Recruiter in Los Angeles, California. She has always loved to read and write and has seen her dream realized by independently publishing her contemporary Young Adult series, Stories about Melissa. Ta…

Welcome, author Erika Lindsen

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I'd like to welcome Erika Lindsen to my site today. Take it away, Erika... So when it came time to find an excellent topic to blog about, Jeanne told me to write about “whatever blows your skirt up.” Which got me thinking…as a female paranormal romance writer, what does blow my skirt up?
First the paranormal. It seems to be a hot genre at the moment. Of course vampires (which I’ve written about: see Tyran’s Thirst) are on top. I think it has to do with the sucking of blood, the exchange of body fluids and the act being so intimate itself. All of that alone equates to one thing: sex. And as the saying goes, sex sells. Let’s hope since my second book is about vampires lol. A close second would be shifters. Now, I love a good shifter novel, but I’ve never quite understood the sexiness of them. If someone, anyone, has an idea, holler at me! Angels are also big, which I think has to do with them being so innocent. We like taking the innocence, equating to virginity, from our…

Interview with author, Sherry Foley

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It's my pleasure to welcome author, Sherry Foley to my blog today.

About Sherry Foley:

Sherry Foley has always had a wild imagination which she has used to craft inspired pieces of fiction that often border on the disturbing. While her creative mind races forward, she keeps her feet planted in Missouri with her husband and three teenage children.

In a nutshell, what is Switched in Death about?
A serial killer who kills two women and then he switches their heads for a very unique reason.It’s a look into the mind of killer, but the answers will hit home for many.

How long did it take you to write Switched in Death?
Four months
Can you tell us why we're going to love your hero(s)?

My male hero is a combination of all the things I’ve sat and listen to my friends say they wanted in a man.My heroine is strong in her own right and isn’t afraid to take on a serial killer.
Tell us a little about your road to publication. Was it a long one?
I’ve been writing eight years.Last year I decided …

Interview with author, Natalie Hancock

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It's my pleasure to welcome author, Natalie Hancock to my blog today


Tell us something about yourself and how you became a writer.

I’m Natalie Hancock, I was born in Plymouth Devon and moved to Lincoln at a young age. I have been to University of Lincoln, Riseholme College, studying a course on Animal Care, which I did for two years. I now live in the middle of nowhere with my partner, Reece, and our little zoo, which includes my hamster named Crunch, a chinchilla called Hektor and three guinea pigs, Fluff, Smudge and Squig. We both love animals and hope to have an army of guinea pigs, hamsters and chinchilla’s. Along with a goat.

I started writing when I had this weird, but awesome dream, and because I didn’t want to forget it (which happened a lot) I wrote it down, and I guess I never stopped writing.
The first series I ever wrote was about witches. I tried to get those published but had trouble with con men. So gave up.
It remains to be seen what will happen with those books. They …

Interview with author and actor, Stephen Jared

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As an actor Stephen Jared has appeared in feature films and television series, as well as commercials for both radio and television. His writings, including articles and interviews, have appeared in various publications. In 2010, he self-published an adventure novel titled Jack and the Jungle Lion to much critical praise, including an honorable mention in the 2011 Hollywood Book Festival. He is currently at work on a sequel. Together, they will be the first two stories of an extended series. Various neighborhoods in and around Los Angeles have been called home for more than twenty years. Prior to that, Stephen was a kid in Cincinnati where he excelled at watching a lot of good movies. The Indiana Jones series pointed him in the direction of Hollywood's classic era. Today, his literary works are largely inspired by old-Hollywood and the action-oriented pulps.
Stephen is thrilled to have Solstice Publishing release Ten-A-Week Steale. The idea for the novel came out of a desir…