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Character Interview with Jedda from Before the Luck Runs Out

We have Jedda here with us today from Before the Luck Runs Out, a new release as of yesterday! So, tell me Jedda, how old are you?

I’m not sure. Maybe fifteen.

Do you have a family?

I’m an orphan, so I don’t really know what family means.

Oh, I see. Well, do you have any parent like figures?

The grocer by the market square, kind of looks after me a bit. I’d like to find out who I am, but no one in this city looks like me.

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Fun Update!

It has been a while since I’ve given an update on my progress, so I thought I’d pop in. I’ve been very busy over this lovely December. I’ve taken finals, passed classes with flying colors, edited, written, sketched out ideas for some fun design projects, reconfigured the art and web design branches of my website, and lost my sanity. Oh, wait, I lost my sanity sometime last summer when me leprechaun up and took off with it. If you happen to see the little bugger, let me know as at least a bit of sanity back would be nice. 😉

So, you want to hear exactly what’s going on in the book department, do ya? Well, here it is:

  • It appears that Zelia the Phoenix of Hope: Free of Asenten (Book 1) will go off to its last round of beta readers mid-January.
  • Zelia the Phoenix of Hope: To and From Dragon Island (Book 2) is finally seeing the light of day and has been sent off for a second set of eyes with a lovely beta reader (I teased him that he’s my test dummy, even gave him a virtual helmet).
  • Then we have Book 3 of the series (final name is yet to come). Book 3 is in the stew pot getting cooked up a bit.
  • I also have another story that was supposed to be a short story, but it up and turned into the beginning of yet another magic series on me! Yeah, please refer back to me leprechaun…

Hm, that makes four books running around in various stages of development, some interviews to schedule for the blog, a bunch of design ideas patiently waiting for my next fall semester (or not so patiently as I keep coming up with more), and a whole semester of drawing, design, and 3D art classes on my plate! Oh yeah, and I have some random art pieces I made that I need to sell to make room for more. Guess I should get back to work!

Catch ya on the flip side, whatever realm that may be in.

Interview with Ayn from The Shiva XIV Series

Usually, I wouldn’t stack two posts on the same day, but I figure it’s the holidays, so why not! So, we now have Ayn from The Shiva XIV Series, which you can find my review of the first book, uh, somewhere around here.

This is going to be a bit different than our usual interviews. You see, Zelia (one of my characters) has met Ayn and wants to learn more, so she’s going to take over this interview.

Before we get going, I would like to apologize for Loki’s behavior at your character crossover party a while back. It’s a good thing Felix knows better than to bet against a god and I don’t like fighting. I’m not thinking there would be much left of your palace if the two phoenix of the party would have ‘trained’ there. 

Oh, it’s no problem, Zelia. I admit, I was terribly worried at first that such an immense party would be the end of existence, let alone my palace. But it turned out really wonderful, and having a God like Loki there only made things more fun!

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Interview with Author Jeffrey G. Roberts

The author of The Healer and Cherries in Winter, Jeffrey G. Robers, is here with us today. Tell us about yourself and what inspired you to start writing. 

I was born in New York City, and graduated with degrees in writing and history, from Northern Arizona University, in Flagstaff, AZ. I began writing because I wished to create worlds that did not yet exist – but might; characters that were not in existence – but could be; and wondrous situations that never happened – but someday could. A writer is like a god: creating, destroying, altering, then creating again. I’ve often wondered, in my overactive imagination, if, when I go to sleep at night, my characters would keep looking at their watches- frozen in time- waiting for the morning- when their creator could breathe life into them once again – to move, to love–to be!

That leaves the mind to wonder just how much life have we breathed into our characters. So, how did you go about getting published?

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Emach from the New Release – Reclamation

Today we have a special guest from Reclamation, which is set to release tomorrow. Welcome Emach, let’s start off with how old you are. 

Depends on which lifetime. I have three in the book. The first goes from infancy through my 30s, I think. Hard to say since I don’t know when I was born. The second is adulthood, maybe 20s. Again, I don’t know when I was born. The third would be my late 30s. I know when I was born, but am not telling.

Do you have any family? If so, what’s your family like?

Again depends on which lifetime. My first family, if you could call them that…. My adoptive “father” was abusive to both me and my adoptive mother. My second lifetime I didn’t acquire a family until I married. My third lifetime, I was born into a loving family who supported my ambitions to become a real estate developer.

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Kendro from The Secret King – Letháo

Today we have a character from The Secret King – Letháo, a book or audiobook, with us! I must admit, I’m ever so slightly excited to have such a loving King among us. Okay, enough gushing, how old are you Kendro?

In your human years around 45. You can see my pic here –

A very fine picture indeed, Kendro. So, tell us about your family. 

All my people are my family. They’re connected to me in every way, I hear them, and feel them. There are many good people, and some not so good. I try and encourage good from everyone.

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Author Interview with Steve Braker

Hey, Steve Braker! What do you do?

I write action adventure books, and work for the oil and gas industry in East Africa.

Adventure books, elaborate, what are the titles of your works? Happen to have a blurb for one of them handy?

African Slaver , African Treasure. These are the first two books in the series, William Brody African Ocean Adventure.

Rest, relaxation, and cool beers on the horizon…

Former Special Forces Major William Brody is finally due for some R and R. Just trying to clear the brutal shadows of the past from his mind, Brody’s next mission is clear: Spearfishing and Scuba Diving in warm clear tropical waters, with some cold beers on the beach. Living the dream…

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Interview with Author Shakyra Dunn

Author Shakyra Dunn, tell us about yourself and what inspired you to start writing. 

Hi there! I’m a writer by day (and honestly by blood), stocker by night. As a writer, I made this my dream because I have always wanted to inspire someone else to follow their dreams. As a child, my original goal was medicine, but writing was a talent I had always possessed. As a teenager, I looked back at my old works from around age seven and decided to try again. Plain to say, my mother wasn’t happy when I decided that I wanted to be a writer. But after convincing her, I took the plunge into this messy and amazing field. Through that strive and goal, I feel that no matter what stands before you, you shouldn’t abandon your dreams at any cost. It makes it all worthwhile.

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Review of Mistletoe Confession

The first short story in this collection by E.J Bennett, Mistletoe Confession, is a cozy little romance drowning in hidden feelings that stemmed from childhood and leaves your imagination to run wild. I must say, I believe E.J Bennett writes third person better than first person, which is what she uses in the next story and still pulls off quite well.

The Unexpected Guest another cute little romance, but this time with a snowstorm on the horizon and in first person. Sorry, I can’t say more as I don’t give spoilers. 🙂

The Perfect Gift, an unlikely turn of events leads to… nope not going to say. You’ll just have to read for yourself.

The Christmas Angel is my personal favorite. What more could someone ask for than a proper nanny, accusations, a sweet little girl, and cookies for the holidays? What’s that you say? Accusations? Yeah, I’ll just have to read and find out for yourself.

Christmas Camp a boy scout camping trip turned rescue from poison ivy pans out to be the camping trip of a lifetime for one scoutmaster. Yet another excellent short story.

I will say that some of the stories jump to their end and would lend themselves better to being a longer story, but they are still excellent short stories. There are also instances of swapping between present and past tense, but it’s not to the point of detracting from the story. Okay, my nitpicking is done.

Overall, this is a nice collection of short romance stories to put you in the holiday mood.

Interview with Author Michelle Murrary

Hello, Michelle Murrary, it’s a pleasure to have you here, tell us about yourself and what inspired you to start writing. 

I started writing in high school. I am a working mother of two fine young men. I love the outdoors, going for walks, and of course reading.

How did you go about getting published?

Currently, I am self-publishing.

Same here! So, what is your writing process? Do you have a time, day or place you like to write?

I write usually after dinner on the couch. I write everything long hand first. 

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