#MondayBlogs AuthorInterview: B. Roman (aka Barbara Roman), Author of “The Moon Singer Series” #ASMSG

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Thomas: Today I’m here with Barbara Roman, who writes under the pen name of “B. Roman.” Welcome to my blog Barbara.

Barbara: Thank you for inviting me Thomas. It’s a pleasure to be here.

TJB: Barbara, let’s jump right in to the interview. Please tell my readers something about yourself and your books.

Barbara: I have been in the creative arts since my teen years, began singing professionally as a jazz vocalist in Philadelphia, PA and perform with swing bands and pop music combos to this day. I am also a composer/lyricist. My music has always informed my writing subject matter and all my books have music blended into the plot in one way or another.

My first published book many years ago (aptly titled, “Music Power”) was all about the power of music to influence our lives physically, emotionally and spiritually. A while back, I self-published a children’s book, “Hubert in Heaven,” which also had original music. And I published a self-help book titled, “Lyrics of Life,” from which I developed a class for aspiring writers of poetry and lyrics. I have several children’s books pending publication, once I find exceptional illustrators. Currently, I have four books in the marketplace.

TJB: You have an amazing background Barb. I’ll come back and ask for you to go into detail about how you are combining your passion for music with writing. What is the name of your new book?

Barbara: My newest books are a trilogy of YA/Kids fantasy adventures titled, “The Moon Singer.” Book One: The Crystal Clipper and Book Two: The War Chamber, are now available in paperback and kindle versions on Amazon; Book Three: The Wind Rose is in design stage and will be released soon. Also currently available is a suspense fiction, “Whatever Became of Sin?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TJB: What is the book about?

Barbara: The hero of The Moon Singer Trilogy is a young deaf boy – David Nickerson – who develops extraordinary powers of “hearing” through his affinity for crystal power and music, and a yearning to resolve his anguish over the death of his mother.

A novice at spiritual quests, he experiments with his collection of crystals, most notably a powerful Singer crystal, and inadvertently conjures the supernatural clipper ship Moon Singer that transcends this world and transports him to other dimensions of time and space.

There, he encounters people whose lives intertwine with his through many lifetimes. Though his otherworldly experiences are his way of coping with his real-world crises, David’s disability (his deafness) becomes his greatest gift and allows him to explore the contrast between good and evil, and to save a life that means more to him than his own.

 TJB: Barb, tell the readers something about your other book, “Whatever Became of Sin?”

Barbara: “Whatever Became of Sin?” is a suspense fiction for adults and takes place in New Orleans, Louisiana. It involves racial hatred, sexual obsession and a heinous baby switching scheme.   There are murder, political conspiracies and tragedy to round things out!

TJB: Sounds like a fascinating book Barb. Never a dull moment between the covers of that book! And the cover artwork is gorgeous on all of your books, very attractive. What about your writing process. Do you have any unusual writing habits? 

Barbara: No unusual habits. I write wherever I can: in the coffee shop, at the dining table, in bed with papers strewn everywhere. I still work a full time job so I have to squeeze my writing in during “spare time,” when there is any.

My inspirations come in “flashes,” in visions mostly and I take notes based on what I see in my mind. The difficult task is to get onto paper the “grand” things that dance in my head.   I’m also very aware of my surroundings and leave myself open to receiving intuitive messages that serve as ideas for my stories, for research I need to do, and for envisioning the end goal for that particular book.

Although I enjoy writing conflict into my characters’ lives, you won’t find any blatant sex or violence; there are enough books out there with those elements and I’m no good at writing these scenes anyway. My books are also short as novels go; I try to write tight, colorfully, and as though I’m writing a movie – moving the story along swiftly but with substance.

TJB: Barb, I’m taking notes. Like you, I write whenever I can, and when ideas come to me, I try to write them done so I can return to them later. Tell me about the authors, or books that have influenced you as a writer.

Barbara: Gosh, there are so many factors there. I started reading at a very young age, loving Grimm’s Fairy Tales, anything magical and mystical. In time, I fell in love with the Great American Plays and read them all. I loved how the stories moved on the page/stage with little narrative, all character, dialog and emotion.

In books, I read everything from family sagas (“The Godfather,” “The Thornbirds” et al), metaphysical teachings and inspirational works like “Conversations With God,” “The Power of Myth,” “Life of Pi”, to John Grisham legal thrillers and Anne Perry mysteries.

TJB: Reading widely has been very important for your development as a writer. There is one school of thought that says narrow reading, deep and intensive, is just as valuable as reading widely. Barb, I’d like to know what other books are you working on now?

Barbara: I am working on a prequel to “The Moon Singer” trilogy, told from the point of view of David’s mother. She was his mentor, his inspiration, and gave him courage when he became deaf.   She taught him music, sign language and lip reading, and David was devastated when she died.

It wasn’t until a few years after I finished the trilogy that I realized there is a full book there, in telling the story of David’s mother, and how she came to believe her son would have a great gift to give the world.

TJB: Sounds like a really wonderful book Barb, emotional, the kind that makes people shed tears long before they turn the final page. Let’s turn now to marketing and promotion. What is your best method or website when it comes to promoting your books?

Barbara: Currently I am working with Creativia Publishing who is redesigning my books (which were previously self published) and handling the promotion to their global Amazon customers.   Of course, I do my share of Facebook posts, Twitter, and email notices. It’s tough being an Indie author, but I think I’ve found the right vehicle. I found you as a Facebook friend, and here we are blogging to the world! I am grateful.

TJB: It’s all about connecting, isn’t it Barb? The more genuine connections you make with other authors, the more mutually enriching it is for everyone. Barb, I’d like you to “look directly into the camera now,” and talk to those new authors who are thinking about writing and promoting their own books. What would you say to them?

Barbara: Yes, of course. Where’s my camera? (smiling)

TJB: The one to your right Barb. About 3 o’clock. (smiling back at my guest)

Barbara: My advice is to just do it. Write. Then write some more. Write, write, write. You must write a lot of really bad stuff to get to the good. I started out writing essays in school, penned some poetry then moved on to satirical articles for the college newspaper and local publications.

From there I wrote TV and radio commercials and programs, human interest feature articles, screenplays (just for the exercise) and then novels. For me, being eclectic was a matter of necessity; I had to go where the work was.

After a while I no longer wanted to write for others, just for myself. I’d also definitely tell aspiring writers to never give up. It could take years to break through and find your unique voice. I’m 73, a grandmother, and still finding new ways to express my creativity.

TJB: Barb, excuse me for a moment. Did I hear you correctly? Did you just say that you are a 73 year old grandmother?

Barbara: Yes, Thomas, you heard me correctly.

984289_ehwhebupTJB: Barb, you can call me Tom. Can I say this?Am I able to compliment my guests on their looks during an interview? I’ll risk it. Barb, you look amaaazing to be 73 years old. And please refresh my memory. I did hear you say that you are still singing, dancing, and writing books? Is that true or did I just invent that? 

Barb: Tom, you heard me correctly. I’m still singing and writing books. But I’m afraid you invented the dancing part. Singing is what I do. As I said before, I began singing professionally as a jazz vocalist in Philadelphia, PA. And yes, as I mentioned earlier, I still perform with swing bands and pop music combos to this day.

I am also a composer/lyricist. This all flows into my writing. I get inspiration for my writing from my music. All of my books have this unique blend of literature, the lyrical, and the musical.

TJB: Barb, I hope I’m still writing when I’m 73. I’ve never been able to sing, so writing would be enough to make me happy.

Barb: Hahaha. Just keep writing Tom. If you make it a habit, like I did, you will still be writing at 73.

TJB: Thanks for your kind words Barb. Could you tell my readers what is the best advice you have ever heard for authors?

Barbara: I guess that would have to be, write what you love, not just what you know (we don’t know everything but that doesn’t mean we can’t write about it).

Your writing has to be credible – even if it’s the wildest fantasy ever written, it must ring true for your readers. So you must prepare, know your material, do your research, and then create.

TJB: I’m taking notes Barb. I totally agree with you about credibility. The Greeks called it, “Ethos.” Be credible. Barb, what are you reading now?

Barbara: I’m reading some books by other authors to practice my reviewing skills and to help promote their work. A few of the books are, “The Mirror and the Sword” by E.J. Norris, “Just the Way You Are” by Allison Lewis, “Short Circuit” by Kenna McKinnon and “Keeper of the Unicorns” by Sahara Foley.

TJB: Barb, what’s next for you as a writer? I know you’re going to be creative and growing as an artist for a long time to come. How do you see yourself developing your talents and unique skills further?

Barbara: To someday soon be able to retire from work and just dream, write and be fulfilled! And hopefully sell more books!!!

TJB: Barb, our profession is eternal. Long after we are gone, people will still read your books. Writing and singing is as close to immortality as we humans can get. Barb, I’d like you to close your eyes for a moment. I want you to visualise yourself stranded on a desert island. You just found an old sea chest and there are some books inside. Reach inside and pull them out, one by one. Magically, those books will transform into the books that your heart desires. Tell me what books you just found please.

An image posted by the author.Barbara: This is amaaazing Tom. (smiling) Wow! The first book I pull out of the chest is, “Winter’s Tale” by Mark Helprin. It’s more than 700 pages and so dense in prose that it takes me days to get through a chapter.

So being on a deserted island I would have all the time in the world to read it and revel in its brilliant imagery.

The second book I pull out of the chest is, “Dreams From My Father” by (President) Barack Obama, which is masterfully written and very meaningful.

Oh my goodness! I can’t stop pulling books out of the chest Tom. And they are all political books! Now, these books have made me get my blood boiling! I am so inspired to survive the island experience, go back home, and become an activist again. (smiling)

TJB: (standing and applauding) Thank you for being on my blog today Barbara. It has been an honor and a pleasure to chat with you.

Barbara: Thank you Tom. The pleasure is all mine. (takes a bow, smiling)

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Author’s Email:  moonsinger2013@yahoo.com

Blog/Website: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/7358514.B_Roman/blog

http://www.creativia.org/the-power-of-music-and-magical-adventures-author-b-roman.html

Amazon Author Page: http://www.amazon.com/author/bromanbooks

Links to individual books:

Book One The Crystal Clipper

Book Two The War Chamber

Whatever Became of Sin? B Roman

Facebook:  www.facebook.com/Author.BRomanMoonSinger

Twitter: @BMoonsinger1

YouTube:  Whatever Became of Sin? and Is it Sane?

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#ASMSG AUTHOR INTERVIEW: Sharon Lopez, (and SHARON STONE) @findnewbooks

Oops, my bad. I meant to say, “Author Interview: Sharon Lopez”

984289_ehwhebupThomas: Sharon, please forgive me for slipping up on your introduction. You are Sharon Lopez. And thank you so much for being here today with me on my blog.  

Sharon: No problem Thomas (smiling). It’s an honor for me to be here. It’s not often that I get mixed up with Sharon Stone though. She’s a fabulous movie star and I’m an author.

Thomas: Yes, of course. I was thinking about how easily the name “Sharon Stone” rolled off my fingers, my tongue, and of course, from my brain. “Sharon Stone” is an alliteration, and for centuries storytellers have used devices like that to help their listeners and readers to remember their stories. We will talk more about your writing style a bit later, Sharon.

Sharon: Sure, I’m happy to talk about my writing style.

TJB: Let’s begin with you. Please share with my readers something about yourself and the books you have written.

sharonSharon Lopez: OK, Thomas. I like so many unique things that have become a part of my writing. I like the sky/ clouds/stars, mountains, lakes, oceans, sunsets, sun rises, Persona (video Game series), Cardfight Vanguard, Nancy Drew mystery game series.

What else can I say? I have wanted to go to London since I did a report on it in elementary school. My favorite author is Cassandra Clare.

TJB: Sharon, tell us also a bit about your books. How many have you written? Nowadays it is unusual to find an author who has written only one book.

Sharon Lopez: I currently have five books published: The World Inside Stephanie’s Head (book one in the Stephanie Series), The World Beyond Stephanie’s Head (book two in the Stephanie Series), Destiny’s Mark, Life Is Funny That Way, and Alright, Well I Love You.

Sharon Lopez: I recently started publishing through Pronoun for my EBooks. My books are available through CreateSpace, Amazon, Kobo, Google Play, Apple I-Store, And Barnes and Noble.

TJB: So your books can be found literally all over the place. Your book covers are very attractive, very eyecatching, attention grabbers. It seems like whereever they are selling books, you’ve got your books available. That’s a smart marketing strategy, especially for indie authors. In my case, all my books are on Amazon exclusively. I’ve got all my eggs in one basket…  Sharon, can you please tell the readers what the name of your new book is?

Sharon Lopez: Alright, Well I Love You.

Thomas: Sharon, I’m a happily married man. And besides, you just met me. 

Sharon: NO! Thomas, I don’t love you.

Thomas: Now I’m confused. You just said, and let me quote your words here, and highlight them: “Alright, Well I Love You.” That’s exactly what you said Sharon.

Sharon Lopez: Thomas, the book. My BOOK is called, “Alright, Well I Love You.”

Thomas: Hahaha! I feel like a motherless child, Sharon. Let’s not tell my wife about this, OK? What is this book about? It’s not the usual way one would expect to hear the words, “I Love You.” It sounds like somebody is saying something to make somebody happy, but the declaration of love doesn’t appear to be enthusiastic.

Sharon: The genre is fiction crime. It is about a mother (Jo) who must watch as her daughter (Annabel) is put through abuse by her boyfriend. Jo takes the reader through the beginning of it all, and then story continues through Jo’s eyes as events happen within Jo’s family.

TJB: So, it’s social commentary, a story with a message. Sounds like the kind of book teens and young adults and anybody who is in the business of working with young people should have a copy. Sharon, I would like to know about your writing now. Do you have any unusual writing habits you can share with my readers?

SL: Recently I went to a writing seminar hosted by a local author named Tom Bird. In it, Tom led us through a writing exercise using a sound CD that he developed to help writers find the “author within state”. I have used it while writing ever sense.

TJB: Sounds like a very useful approach to come into contact with your creative talents as an author. Besides Tom Bird, what other authors or books have influenced you?

SL: (smiling) Yes, Tom Bird influenced my writing with his finding the “author within state” sound CD, but there are others who have helped me also. Cassandra Clare and many Independent authors have influenced me.

Every book I read teaches me something new and helps me become a better author. I am grateful to all of the authors I have enjoyed books from.

TJB: I feel the same way as you do Sharon. Reading helps authors become better authors. It doesn’t matter whether you consciously set out to emulate another author or simply read for enjoyment. Sharon, what other books are you working on now?

SL: I am currently writing a Young Adult story about a group of friends that stumble into the world of cyber-crime.

TJB: As an indie author, promoting your books is a must if you are going to find an audience for your work. Can you tell me what is your best method or website when it comes to promoting your books?

SL: I have used a few. I have met the most helpful, caring, and all over just wonderful authors through a promotional site named BooksGoSocial. The site offers a wide variety of promotions that continues to grow all the time. I would have to say they are the best promotional service I have ever used.

Laurence O'BryanA best-selling author, Laurence O’Bryan, is the founder of Books Go Social. It’s absolutely incredible all the help that new and old authors can get there. I would recommend it even to someone like you Thomas.

Laurence is amazing the way he has given so freely of his time, knowledge and expertise to help authors. I just can’t say enough about the excellent help, guidance and support that Laurence and his team at Books Go Social make available for authors.

TJB: You have certainly convinced me Sharon. Let me pivot here. As an author, many people are going to say, “I know I have a book inside of me. I want to write, publish, and sell my book.” Sharon, what would you say to someone like that who comes to you for advice? 

Sharon: Never give up. At times you may get frustrated that things are not headed in the direction you think they should, or in the time you want them to, but just keep writing and promoting.

TJB: It’s amazing how many authors I’ve interviewed say the same thing Sharon. Never give up. No matter how difficult things may seem, hold on to your dream. Don’t listen to that little voice inside of your head that is whispering to you, “You can’t do this. It’s impossible. You’re never going to write your own book. And if you write it, nobody except your mother is going to read it.”

Sharon: That is so true Thomas. But if you don’t give up, in the end you will succeed. Have faith in yourself, and seek out an author support group like BooksGoSocial, or even your group, Indie Authors Social Media Support Group.

TJB: Thanks for metioning IASMSG Sharon. My group is invitation only, for authors and people who enjoy reading books The more that readers have access to the trials and tribulations of authors who are trying to get their work noticed, and read, the better for everyone. You’ve been very inspiring Sharon, especially for someone new to the business of writing and selling books. I want you to “look directly into the camera” and speak to the young writers. Talk about the writer’s craft, style, the art of stroytelling. What is the best advice you have ever heard for authors related to writing?

Sharon: Write from the heart. Readers want to feel something, to have an emotional experience. It is our job as an author to help them do that.

 TJB: That’s deep Sharon. I like that, and I totally agree with you. Now, let me ask you what you are reading now.

Sharon: Misdirection by Ruth Owan.

TJB: Tell me a little about the book please.

SL: The premise is, What happens when you fall in love with a stranger? The protagonist, Amber, is a talented interior designer with a passion for car rallying. Stranded in the Canary Islands she meets Alex, the handsome, successful architect. It is an extremely engrossing book, because we often fall in love with people who comes from an entirely diferent cultural and even national background than we do. And you have to get to know each other, the good, the bad, and the ugly.

TJB: That’s true Sharon. In my case, my wife is from Chile and I’m from the United States, so both of us went through a process of trying to bring two distinct cultures into harmony with one another. Sounds like a very interesting book for anyone interested in exploring “What happens when you fall in love with a stranger? Sharon, before we finish, I’d like to know what’s next for you as a writer. In what ways will you continue to evolve as an author?

SL: Continue to write until I run out of stories to tell. After I finish writing my current project, I have another story idea that I will work on. I read a lot. I have an “Honorable Mentions” page on my website where I suggest books that I feel deserve a shout out.  

TJB: Your “Shout Out” is excellent. It helps you to carry on the legacy of helping authors to realize their dreams. Let me change the pace now. I’d like you to close your eyes, go ahead and trust me, and imagine you are stranded on a desert island. By some act of magic, you get 3 wishes for 3 books to read. Reading is going to be your only form of entertainment. What books would you wish for?

SL: This is a hard question to answer. There are so many books that I have read that I would not want to be without. If I have to choose I would say:

Book 1. Tales from the Shadowhunter Academy collection of short stories (Due out in November 2016) by Cassandra Clare with Sarah Rees Brennan, Maureen Johnson, and Robin Wasserman.

Book 2. The Fault in Our Stars by John Green

Book 3. The Ghost of You by Kristen Darling

TJB: Thank you for doing this interview Sharon. It has been a pleasure. 

Sharon: (smiling) I had fun. Thanks for inviting me to your blog.

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Author’s Email: slcreativeworks@gmail.com

Blog/Website:   http://azteddie.wix.com/sharon-lopez

Amazon Author Page: http://www.amazon.com/Sharon-Lopez/e/B00HTK4KQO  

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/sharonlopez.authorpage

Twitter: @sharonL33940258

Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/sharonlopez0136/  

YouTube:   https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCMRyFH98hJF6q505UmbgrWQ    

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#ASMSG Author Interview: Lorraine Carey, #Author of “The Good Teacher”

 

Thomas: Welcome to my blog Lorraine.

Lorraine CareyLorraine: Thanks for the invitation Thomas. It’s a pleasure to be here.

TJB: Lorraine, let’s start out with you so my readers can get to know you a little better. Tell us about yourself and how many books you have written.

LC: Sure, Thomas. I’m a veteran children’s reading specialist, teacher and author. I’ve taught in many states where I learned to adapt to being the ‘New Kid On The Block’. For the last six years I have been residing in Grand Cayman with my husband. The island is a great place to find inspiration. I have fallen in love with the people here. If you have ever been to the Caymans, you can relate to this.

Thomas: I’m going to put Grand Cayman on my, “Places to Visit Before I Die List.”  The way you talk about Grand Cayman is the same way I talk about Chile. I came here for a visit 16 years ago, fell in love with everything about it, and I will live in Chile for the rest of my life. It’s a great place to live.

Lorraine: Exactly, Thomas. I know what you mean. Anyway, many people know me as a paranormal enthusiast. Since early childhood I have had a passion for anything paranormal, especially ghost stories. I used to tell them to my students. I remember their eyes getting as big as saucers and begging for more.

TJB: You must be a fascinating story teller.

LC: Would it be immodest for me to agree with you? I remember that there was a teacher at the school who even called me ‘Mrs Scary’. Well, let me mention my books. I’ve written seven books to date. Mysteries of the Red Coyote Inn was an Amazon Best Seller and Jonathan’s Locket is a Silver Award Winner and a finalist for the Wind Dancer Film Festival for 20014.

TJB: Lorraine, I know you have a new book that recently came out. What is the name of your new book?

LC: My latest release is, The Good Teacher, Book 1 of Women of the Willow Wood.

TJB: Now that’s a book that interests me. As a teacher, I am definitely going to be able to relate to it. Could you tell the readers what the book is about.

LC: The Good Teacher is an Occult Thriller. It is a tale of a highly empathic young woman and first-year teacher. She is a victim of child abuse and harbors a dark past. She uncovers a darker secret within the halls of the new school where she is teaching and is thrust into a secret underground world of a religious cult of New Mexico. This is a story of strong women with a message of survival and forgiveness.

TJB: Sounds like a captivating book. For me, I like the way it shows the teacher living a life independent of the profession. Often, the profession demands so much of your energies and attention that a personal life outside of your job comes at a heavy price. In this case, it seems the protagonist is getting caught up in something she isn’t able to control. Lorraine, I want to take this opening to ask about your writing habits. Do you have any unusual writing habits, any rituals, superstitions, or quirky things you do to get your creative energies flowing?

LC: Do you really want to know? Maybe not.

TJB: Hahaha! I walked right into that one, didn’t I? give me something to satisfy my curiosity please.

LC: Okay, I’ll tell you one of them, although it is probably not that unusual. I put on loud music and dance around the house between wrtitng sprints. It seems to give me the needed break I need and is a great stress releiver.

TJB: I can imagine that quite easily Lorraine. It jumbles things up for you, gets your circulation going and brings you a fresh perspective on what yu’re doing. I would say you are celebrating the past bit of writing and anticipating the writing to come. Let’s stick with books and authors. What authors, or books have influenced you?

LC: I began reading Flowers in the Attic by V.C. Andrews in high school and was hooked. I also love anything by Christine Feehan and Tima Maria Lacoba, who has written a Vampire Series.

TJB: Flowers in the Attic looks like a must read. The cover artwork is sensational. Fabulous. It draws you right in to the book just by looking at the cover. Lorraine, what other books are you working on now?

LC: Right now I am working on Book 2 of Women of the Willow Wood. A trip to New Mexico is also in the planning stages. This will be a ramped up novel where my protaganist evolves into a ‘Guardian’ and is given an assignment for a most dagerous mission.

TJB: Very interesting plotline. Sounds like a “Journey and Return” with the journey being the evolution of your protagonist. Will she be better or worse off for having experienced her journey? Sounds like an exciting piece of craftsmanship for you as a writer. Let’s talk about the business side of writing. As an indie author, no matter how great you write, you’ve still got to sell books. Can you share with me what your best method or website is when it comes to promoting your books?

LC: I have found it to be advertising on my own Facebook page. I can advertise, post updates, provide giveaways and post excerpts.

TJB: Yes, I do a lot of that too with my own Facebook page. It is quite a useful way to reach out to readers and make a meaningful relationship with your readers. Lorraine, for somebody who is considering becoming an author, what’s your advice to them? Is it worth the effort?

LC: Yes, it is. My advice would be to connect with other like-minded authors who can offer support and help with resources you will be needing. I was blessed to acquire great friendships where I’ve learned so many things that Iwould not have known without my support group.

TJB: There’s strength in numbers. That’s a great piece of advice, to stand on the shoulders of giants. So, let me ask you to be specific now. What is the BEST advice you have ever heard for authors?

LC: Connect with other authors. The more connected you are, the more you will be able to accomplish. Writing is not as lonely as its made out to be!

TJB: I agree with you Lorraine. What are you reading now?

LC: I am currently reading Blackthorne Forest by Claire Fogel. It is a Young Adult Fantasy novel.

TJB: So you obviously believe that authos should read widely, in and out of genre. Can you tell me what’s next for you as a writer?

LC: I’d like to tap into the world of Freelancing. I’ve done a few posts for Cayman Airways magazine and plan on making time to submit more of my short stories to other venues.

TJB: I’m impressed Lorraine. So a traveler would be sitting on a plane, bored, wondering when s/he is going to get there. He reaches into the back of the seat in front of him and pulls out a copy of Cayman airways magazine. He flips through it and then comes to a stop and reads an entertaining short story written by Lorraine Carey.

LC: That’s the idea Thomas (smiling).

TJB: If you were going to be stranded on a desert island and allowed to take 3 or 4 books with you, what books would you take?

LC: That’s easy. The Bible, All of Doreen Vitue Books, and The First Five People You Meet in Heaven by Mitch Albom.

TJB: Yes, the Bible is my first choice also. Nothing like a desert island to make you want to get closer to God. The serenity and tranquility of the island is what we lack in our daily lives. Lorraine, thank you for this interview. It’s been very enjoyable chatting with you.

LC: Me too, Thomas. Thank you for inviting me to be on your blog.

Author Bio:

Lorraine CareyLorraine Carey is a veteran children’s reading specialist, teacher and an International Award-Winning Author. She has taught in many states in the US and currently is providing reading services for students at a private school on Grand Cayman, where she lives with her husband. Five years ago she was a city gal, living in Orange County, California, where life was very different from the one she lives in now. Trading in her fashionable heels for flip-flops was quite a change, but led to a lifestyle that allowed for a writing career to begin.

Her love for paranormal stories and urban legends began at a young age, when staying up all night to watch spooky movies or reading a scary book started a lifelong passion.

Published novels include: Losing Ground, a short memoir, followed by Mysteries of the Red Coyote Inn, Out of the Ashes, Jonathan’s Locket and The Last Vestal Virgin. All of these novels are paranormal with a mix of historical fiction, woven with urban legends. Her most recent novel, Beloved Sacrifice, is a Supernatural Thriller for Young Adults to Adults.

As a bonus, Mysteries of the Red Coyote Inn and Jonathan’s Locket have free downloadable comprehension worksheets on her website for educators, or parents.

Her latest novel, A Rock Star Reader by Kindergarten, is an educational guide for parents of young children to help their child achieve many of the pre-reading concepts necessary to be a successful reader by the time they reach kindergarten.

When not writing you can find Lorraine reading, beach- hopping, snorkeling, or boating around the island with her husband on their boat, the Angelica.

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Author’s Email: storyspirit4u@gmail.com

Blog/Website: www.lorrainecarey.com

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#ASMSG Author Interview: Moinak Dutta (Poet, Author, Photographer)

MR MOINAK DUTTA

Today I’m interviewing Mr. Moinak Dutta. Welcome to my blog.

Thanks for having me Thomas.

Moinak, let’s begin with you. Could you please tell the readers about yourself and how many books you have written?

Sure Thomas.  I am a Teacher of English literature and language by profession. By passion, I’m an Author , scribbler, blogger, and photographer. I wrote two English fictions so far , namely “Pestilence” in 2009, and “Online @Offline” (2014). I’ve sent a third one to a literary agent. Blogging has been a passion of mine since 2009. My website is: www.theboatsong.blogspot.com and of course I use social media like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Flickr.

 What is the name of your new book?

As it is still a work in process, the title is provisional. Right now I’m calling it, “In search of La Radice”, but that could change by the time I’m finished.

What is the book about?

It’s a romance between a painter and a geoscientist. Also embedded into the basic plot, I explore concepts like the Origin of the Species, human struggles, societal prejudice, and of course, love.

 It sounds like a very deep book, the kind that leaves you in a reflective mood after you finish reading. Moinak, many writers have some unusual writing habits. The Chilean author, Isabel Allende, would always begin work on a new novel on the 8th of January. Let me quote from the Paris Review:

(Quote) “On January 8, 1981, Isabel Allende wrote a letter to her dying grandfather that later turned into her first novel, The House of the Spirits. Ever since, this has been the date on which Allende starts a new work. Having started, she writes from Monday through Saturday, from 9 A.M. to 7 P.M.” (end of quote) (Credit: The Paris Review, January 8th, 2013, by Sadie Stein

Do you have any unusual writing habits, customs, rituals, etc.?

None as such.

Hahaha. After that big buildup, your answer caught me off guard. 

Well Thomas, let me offer you this. In my case, I tend to go into what I call, “poetic flow” , almost spontaneously. I have a photographic way of viewing the world. So, I tend to find photographic quality in apparently usual common things.

 I see. We could say that you “see” ordinary things in extraordinary ways. That obviously influences the imagery you provide in your work. Let me change the topic here. I was wondering what authors, or books have influenced you?

There are so many I don’t know where to start. I’ve taken bits and pieces from a wide range of authors and their works. Rabindranath Tagore, Swami Vivekananda, Mahatma Gandhi, Satyajit Ray (his short stories and memoir and detective novellas written for children). Walt Whitman, William Wordsworth, John Keats, Robert Frost, Khaled Hosseini, Amitav Ghosh (The Glass Palace, The Hungry Tide).

Vikram Seth,(his poems and A suitable Boy), Arundhati Ray (God of small things), Arthur Rimbaud, William Cowper, John Donne, Robert Browning, W.B.Yeats, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, T.S.Eliot (essays and all poems), George Herbert , Andrew Marvell, Rupert Brooke, Siegfried Sassoon, Nirendranath Chakraborty, Allen Ginsberg, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Dinesh Das, Purnendu Patri, Sunila Ganguly.

Jibanananda Das, C.G.Rossetti, Dante Gabriel Rossetti, Milton (Paradise Lost), Alexander Pope, (The Rape of the Lock), Mother Teresa (Her Nobel Lecture), Biography of John Lennon, Abraham Lincoln (His address to The People of United States), Aristotle’s Poetics, and a few others.

That’s quite a distinguished group of authors and legendary works. What other books are you working on now?

Right now, none, I’m only doing long and short poems, and photography and paintings.

What is your best method or website when it comes to promoting your books?

My blog, Facebook, Twitter, Flickr, and the publisher’s Website.

Do you have any advice for new authors?

To go by passion of writing and by heart. Without thinking much about becoming famous or about getting huge publishing deals at the very beginning. Just write from your heart and everything else will take care of itself.

 What is the best advice you have ever heard for authors?

“Do write, no matter what comes.”

What are you reading now?

Collection of songs and poems of Rabindranath Tagore.

What’s next for you as a writer?

Just writing and traveling to Italy and Spain, if possible.

If you were going to be stranded on a desert island and allowed to take 3 or 4 books with you, what books would you bring?

Tagore’s Collected Works , ‘The Song Offerings.”

Moinak, before we finish the interview, could you give the readers a short sample of your work to enjoy please?

Sure Thomas, I just recently published a short poem on my blog. It’s called,

Once more, plead I“.

Once more, la amore,
At our garden,
As I find You,
Diva, angel of my eyes,
Once more, hereby
Plead I, come, la amore,
Once more, to my heart,
Where by thy awesome halo,
Have I dived deep, beyond what even
I once did seek, once more,
Love mine, stand Thou,
At that glass jar,
Where our Love has bloomed
In pinkish white rosy flowers,
Where I have left, eve,
For Thou, apple one,
Once more, come Mon dio,
Me You entwine,
By your limbs,
Your arms which leave,
Beauteous glossy aura,
Come, love mine,
Be with me, having to please
None, but only US,
Haven’t we in sufferings passed
All our days, and all our nights
Have not we, made illusive,
Come , maid mine,
Don’t be elusive,

For Thou, Canst you see,
La amore, set I,
That table,
Where my Self,
have I , left for eyes,
Thine,
Come, Rose,
Don’t be elusive,
Like a morn
Come to my
Dreams, to my sleep.

(*Note: upon a painting, loosely based, done by V.Volegov.The painting is received as A Gift from a friend of mine.)

Social Media Tools:

Author’s Emailmoinakdutta@yahoo.co.in, moinak.dutta@gmail.com

Blog/Website: www.theboatsong.blogspot.com

Amazon Author Page: all linked to my blog address

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#CR4U Looking For #BookReviewers: #FREE ARC Available #ASMSG

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Emily & David’s Quest: A Saga of the Ancient Family Trilogy (Paperback and Kindle) Coming Out May 15th, 2016
Reading Time: 1 hour

The story, written for readers of all ages, from 12 to 100, crosses genre borders: Trilogy, Historical Fiction, Mythology (Greek and Roman), Christian, Biblical, Christian Fiction, Legends & Folktales, TimeTravel, Paranormal, Dragons & Demons, Sorcery, Fairy Tale, LoveStory, Romance, Quest, Family Saga, Scifi, Shape Shifters

Blurb: Emily and David (A Saga of the Ancient Family Trilogy) is a page turner. It is the exciting finish to this ancient family saga which spans the centuries of recorded time. Its twists and turns will keep readers engaged and guessing until you turn the very last page. Emily and David must face their worst fears. They discover the past is unwilling to let them live out their lives peacefully, happy and content as the Last Story Tellers. Their stories are the only thing they have in their quest to save the world from Alicia, the Sorceress.

Alicia’s desire for power and immortality leads to the ultimate showdown of good vs evil. Emily and David will find themselves forced to make decisions that will affect all eternity. On their quest to save the world, they will be met with sisters and sorcery, magic and mysticism, dragon and demon, Angel and prophecy. Emily and David’s quest will rekindle your faith in the power of redemptive love. “Everyone deserves a second chance” is a theme that flows throughout the book.

Three Quotes from Book 2: Story Tellers: In Pursuit of Happiness
1. “There stood a man and a woman in a circle of love, squared by the son’s love, each standing triangular to the other, forming a final circle to enclose the whole.”

2. To your quest be true…

3. “…the fate of Earth, its only hope to survive, lay in the hands of a boy, David, the Son of Solomon…”

Paperback - Emily and Davids Quest

 

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#FREE Chapter 1 & 2: Emily and David’s Quest #MondayBlogs

Emily & David’s Quest is book 3 in Thomas Jerome Baker’s “Story Tellers trilogy”. For convenience, Book 1 and Book 2 were boxed up together under the title of Story Tellers: In Pursuit of Happiness. Each book in the trilogy can be read alone.

If you missed Book One, you are able to enjoy Book Two without feeling like you have missed out on some information that explains who a character is or why they are behaving in a certain way. With Book Three, Emily & David’s Quest, you are able to enjoy the book also as a standalone. A healthy willingness to start out on a journey with David and Emily is all that you will need.

We care about the outcome of their quest because the stakes are high. No less than the fate of the world is what our protagonists are fighting for. The antagonist, Alicia the Sorceress, is a very powerful foe. She has the beasts and demons of the Underworld on her side. All that David and Emily have on their side is David’s stories and Emily’s courage. As you can see, the battle is hugely uneven.

This final book will weave legend and folklore, religion and fantasy, fiction and reality, fairy tale, time travel and paranormal into its texture. The book uses characters and events that a Christian will have no trouble recognizing.

This will give readers a sense of familiarity with the story as you turn page after page. Most importantly, it provides a frame of reference from which to predict what might be on the next page. My plan is to delightfully deceive you throughout the course of the book.

From all the different genres that have gone into the writing of this genre busting book, you have a right to expect the unexpected. You must predict the unpredictable in order to anticipate what might be on the next page of the book.

Will children enjoy reading this book, or is it strictly for adults? Books one and two is the starting point for a child reader of 10 years. David, our hero, was but a boy sitting at the feet of his father in the early days of the trilogy.

We met Emily and her mother, Morgana, in Book two. In Book 3, David and Emily are now 18 years of age, and they have the task of saving the world.

So, teens from 14 up would be at ease reading the story beginning at Book 3, but younger than 14 I would not recommend. There is no previous engagement with our protagonists, and that makes it hard for a reader under 14 to identify with the characters who are most near their age, Emily and David.

Under 14?  It would be best to read the previous book, or there is the option to listen to the audiobook. The quality is fantastic. It was recorded by a professional voice actor, Mr. Richard Crankshaw. Mr. Crankshaw is a talented and gifted voice actor who has a long list of accomplishments in his distinguished career.

984289_ehwhebupAnyway, the twists and turns the story takes will keep readers guessing to the very surprising end. As you turn the final page, you discover the power of love.

Love is never easy, if you can trust my experience on this topic. If you will believe in the power of redemptive love, however, this book will be in good hands.

Why? It’s because redemptive love is all about second chances. Second chances are important to humans, because without second chances, the world we live in today would be quite different than it is today.

Why did I write this book?

Now that’s a very good question.

As the author, I wanted to write a story that brings together the stories we were told as children. We told our stories to our children, and they in turn will do the same.

With each new telling and retelling, the storyteller takes ownership of his or her lived experience. Some of this is what we call “faith”, our religious beliefs. Some of this is what we call “hope”, our audacity to imagine a world that is different than the one we live in now.

This is the source of our courage, the things we aspire to achieve at the risk of our lives. What would you do to save the world? What sacrifice would you make to save something that was very valuable, sacred even?

That is why I wrote this book, to explore what this could look like, and how it might express itself within the concept of self sacrifice. I hope you will enjoy the reading of Emily and David’s Quest. In some small measure, their quest will become your quest.

I ask you to #PreOrder your copy of this book. It is coming out on May 15th, 2016, and I hope you will take the time to write a review after you have read the book.

I do believe it will be a page turner, an unputdownable rapid read. I will appreciate your words of praise and your words of encouragement.

As an independent (Indie) author, your review is like gold to me. In the literal and the metaphorical sense, reviews help authors like me to become more visible and have our books more discoverable by readers.

Your comments about your reading experience will help me to ensure I continue to write books that you will want to read, to recommend, and to pass on to your chidren and grandchildren to read.

I thank you kindly in advance for your purchase and for your review.

 

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#MondayBlogs AuthorInterview: C. N. Lesley, #Author of The “Darkspires” Series #ASMSG

Hello Elizabeth. Do you mind if I call you Liz?

Sword of Shadows

Hello Thomas. Thanks for inviting me to do this inteview with you. Yes of course, Liz is fine with me. If you don’t mind, I’ll call you “Tom”.

That’s fine with me Liz. Let’s begin with your author name and your real name. Tell me a little more about that.

C N Lesley (Smiling) Sure, Tom. My author name is C.N. Lesley, which is a name I didn’t imagine I would need until I found someone quite well known was already published under my legal name of Elizabeth Hull. So that’s how I came to use a pen name.

Liz, please tell my readers a little about yourself and how many books you have written.

I live in central Alberta, Canada with my cats and my daughters and their families are nearby. I have four novels published to date and stories in three anthologies. Upcoming are another two novels and one story in an anthology. I also have two short stories out there.

What is the name of your new book?

The latest one to hit the shelves is Serpent of the Shangrove, which is book two in the Darkspires series.

What is the book about?

A shapeshifting fantasy about acceptance, courage and the strength to move forward in the face of adversity. It can stand alone, but it is the continuation of the story started in Darkspire Reaches.

That sounds like something that will resonate with readers quite well. Nowadays, it takes courage and strength just to face ur daily lives. I have some friends who say the evening news is a horror show. Liz, I’m interested to know more about your writing habits.

Do you have any unusual writing habits?

I usually have two works in progress going at the same time. Maybe that is weird? I find it helps if I can flit between one book and another if the ideas dry up. This is important for me as I found outlining does not work. The story must flow naturally as it comes on that particular day.

What authors, or books have influenced you?

J.R.R Tolkien, Frank Herbert, Michael Moorcock, John Masefield, John Wyndham, Agatha Christie, Jane Austin, Shakespeare and Chaucer.

What other books are you working on now?

Currently I am working on the final pass of Chalice of the Shadows, which is the third book in my futuristic, dystopian Arthurian series. I am also finishing a contemporary paranormal fantasy, which is something new for me, but has been fun to write. In the pipeline are a third Darkspires book, a science fiction epic and a fantasy epic. That last does include elves but not the sort who wear green pantyhose and hug trees. This story is a lot darker.

What is your best method or website when it comes to promoting your books?

I have my own website at https://cnlesley.com/ with some samples of my work as well as some free stories.   Aside from that, I am on Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, Google plus, BingBing, Wattpad and Pinterest.

Do you have any advice for new authors?

Lots of reading helps. Also develop a very think skin. Not everyone will like your stuff and some with swipe at it, even some that it is obvious have never read any of it. Take the high road and never feed the trolls with attention. The good reviews will just stand out even more.  

What is the best advice you have ever heard for authors?

Write something, anything each day even if you find it is garbage the next day.

What are you reading now?

Right now I have just started a book billed as a sci-fi technothriller. I am only two pages in, but it looks good. I have just finished a space fantasy sci fi I loved and I have two detective books in my line up, along with another fantasy and a dystopia.

What’s next for you as a writer?

Keep writing on my series and hopefully have time for my bright, new shiny ideas.

If you were going to be stranded on a desert island and allowed to take 3 or 4 books with you what books would you bring?

Mmm, Lord of the Rings by J.R.R Tolkien, Dune by Frank Herbert, Homer’s works, the Iliad and the Odyssey as one cannot really be read without the other and lastly the complete works of Chaucer.

Thank you for the interview Liz.

It’s been a pleasure Thomas. Thanks for inviting me.

Social Media Tools:

Blog/Website: https://cnlesley.com/

Amazon Author Page: http://www.amazon.com/-/e/B00HTV3GV8

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/C.N.Lesley/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/darkspires

Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/cnlesley/

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCQrgwj1oeu5EPvu5DW8_TRg

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Preview Chapter 1 & 2: Emily & David’s Quest: A Saga of the Ancient Family Trilogy #ASMSG #Bookclub #YA

Emily & David’s Quest: A Saga of the Ancient Family Trilogy

Coming Out May 15th, 2016!

PreOrder Your Copy Today!

Be First to Read and Review!

Story Tellers Trilogy: Emily and David’s Quest (A Saga of the Ancient Family Trilogy) is the exciting finish to this ancient family saga which spans the centuries of recorded time. Emily and David must face their worst fears. They discover the past is unwilling to let them live out their lives peacefully, happy and content as the Last Story Tellers. Their stories are the only thing they have in their quest to save the world from Alicia, the Sorceress.

Alicia’s desire for power and immortality leads to the ultimate showdown of good vs evil. Emily and David will find themselves forced to make decisions that will affect all eternity. On their quest to save the world, they will be met with sword and sorcery, magic and mysticism, dragon and demon, Angel and Armageddon. Emily and David’s quest will rekindle your faith in the power of redemptive love.

Three Quotes from Book 2:
1. “There stood a man and a woman in a circle of love, squared by the son’s love, each standing triangular to the other, forming a final circle to enclose the whole.”

2. To your quest be true…

3. “…the fate of Earth, its only hope to survive, lay in the hands of a boy, David, the Son of Solomon…”

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#AuthorInterview: O.N. Stefan, Author of “The Deadly Caress”

Tell us about yourself and how many books you have written.

O. N. Stefan

I live in Sydney and have written two thrillers and I am in the middle of writing a third. This is the second book in the Amanda Blake series. The first is titled The Deadly Caress.

I write directly on the computer as I’m a fast typist and my typing can keep up with my thoughts. I write anywhere, even with children running around me. The last few chapters of Sleep then my Princess were written in a seaside café where the staff kept bringing me cups of tea and more food.

What inspired you to write your thriller Sleep then my Princess?

The seed for my latest published thriller, Sleep then my Princess, was planted many years ago when I was a child. I overheard my parents conversing with friends about a neighbor who was babysitting children. I was shocked, as my parents about this neighbor and what she was doing.

Many years later, I saw a news report while holidaying in Scottsdale, Arizona about a woman who was babysitting children in a similar situation. This gave me the impetus to write that story. 

What is the name of your new thriller?

My new thriller will be titled Guns, Roses & Coffins or just Guns & Roses. I’m not sure which yet.

What is the book about?

The Deadly Caress

In the first book The Deadly Caress, she learns that the parents who raised her had adopted her. She tracks down her natural mother, living in Monterey, California, who is murdered shortly after.

Amanda discovers she is in line to inherit a large estate and a major shareholding in an American multi-national pharmaceutical company. But there is someone who doesn’t want that to happen and will stop at nothing until she is dead. Nothing is what it seems.

The second book in the Amanda Blake series is about Amanda’s quest to find her natural father. She returns from California to Australia where she was born and where her mother grew up.

At each new discovery, someone is murdered.

Some people tell the truth, others half-truths and for some, lying is a way of life. Amanda must unravel the clues to get to the heart of her truth and who her natural father is.

What she will discover is terrifying. She will have to choose between two opposing worlds and hope that she will be allowed to live.

Do you have any unusual writing habits?

I do like to stop for a margarita on ice when I need a break from my writing. When I’m getting stuck for ideas I go for long walks which helps me think.

What authors, or books have influenced you?

Currently, it’s Lee Child and Mark Dawson. But I also enjoy being entertained by Sue Grafton and Lynda La Plant.

What other books are you working on now?

I have a fantasy series with two books in draft form and a third waiting to be written. But before I can go back and polish the first ready for publication I need to finish my current thriller.

What is your best method or website when it comes to promoting your books?

I use a combination of paid and free promotions. I have found pre-orders and bloggers of immense help for promoting books.

Do you have any advice for new authors?

Work hard and don’t be worried about what people will think. Write what you enjoy reading. If you are writing to make lots of money, then you’d better find a different career path.

Don’t forget if you are an indie author or a mid-list traditionally published author you will need to market yourself as a brand. Keep your profile consistent and learn as much as you can about social media and use it to market your book.

What is the best advice you have ever heard for authors?

Keep your bum on your seat at the computer. You can’t write if you busy gardening or shopping.

What are you reading now?

I’ve just finished the latest Lee Child thriller.

What’s next for you as a writer?

Just to keep writing and honing my craft. I’d love to write a screen play but that will have to wait until I complete my current thriller.

If you were going to be stranded on a desert island and allowed to take 3 or 4 books with you what books would you bring?

I’d be still deciding ‘till Christmas as there are so many books and different genres that I enjoy.

***** 

Links to books:

The Deadly Caress:

Amazon and Createspace: www.getBook.at/B00I0DI0MY
 
https://www.scribd.com/book/272450551/The-Deadly-Caress
http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-deadly-caress-o-n-stefan/1122385083?ean=2940152321319
https://www.oysterbooks.com/book/G7ix8PYWcDDJ3WZn8xe7X9/the-deadly-caress
https://store.kobobooks.com/en-us/ebook/the-deadly-caress
http://www.inktera.com/store/title/9d861911-4019-4978-8f11-8463ac485d07
https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/id1022742557
https://www.24symbols.com/book/x/x/x?id=975077

Sleep then my Princess:

Amazon: www.getBook.at/B016G5T7AG
 
https://www.scribd.com/book/292490972/Sleep-then-my-Princess
https://www.oysterbooks.com/book/5tPsfxwiHAM2NVANsTMZbj/sleep-then-my-princess
http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/sleep-then-my-princess-o-n-stefan/1123107376;jsessionid=F81F209614A135E5D78B53792849D3CA.prodny_store01-va03?ean=2940152275902
https://store.kobobooks.com/en-us/ebook/sleep-then-my-princess
https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/id1065907376
http://www.inktera.com/store/title/d992dd06-ed53-458a-b0b1-ccb502cd3e11
https://www.24symbols.com/book/x/x/x?id=975092

Social Media Tools:

Website: http://onstefan.weebly.com/

Amazon Author Page: http://www.amazon.com/-/e/B00I68JS3S

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ON-Stefan-543137822419408/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/olgaolha

Pinterest: https://au.pinterest.com/olgaolha/

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/o-n-stefan-102bb2118

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ovFe4tuiRLU

Google+: https://plus.google.com/u/0/114613507415134140771/posts

Blogger: http://onstefan.blogspot.com.au/

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#BlogTalkRadio Who We Are: Indie Author Social Media Support Group 04/24 by Thomas Jerome Baker | Books Podcasts

The Indie Author Social Media Support Group aims to support indie authors to use social media effectively. Collaboration is seen as the key to success. This episode is the inaugural group Blog Talk Radio Show. It highlights how authors are coming together to pool their knowledge and efforts for the mutual benefit of all. It is hosted by Thomas Jerome Baker, the group founder. Thomas has been an indie author for 6 years and is the founder of the Baker Publishing Company.

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