Special Guest Author of Paranormal – S L Wallace

Wallace writes wonderful stories for any audience who enjoys Paranormal novels.  With fresh premises and exciting plots you’ll get hooked on this author.  It’s a good thing she has several to chose from.  I know you’ll enjoy her books!

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Heart of Humanity 

Eleven year-old, diabetic Noah is bright and optimistic. But when he and his family move to Tkaron, he becomes the target of the baddest bully at school. He must hold strongly to his ideals if he is to thrive in Heart of Humanity, the third book in the Reliance on Citizens trilogy. $2.99 everywhere ebooks are sold.

Author Bio:

S.L. Wallace is an upper elementary Montessori teacher and life long writer who is a descendant of the famous William Wallace. Like him, she believes in freedom and independence. Unlike him, she fights her battles with the pen. S.L. has a quirky family and prefers quirky friends. If you see her out and about, she is likely looking for some fun.

Retrospection

What if there is more to reality than you ever imagined?

When Claire wakes up in the hospital, she discovers a stranger in her room who only she can see and hear. Learning Jhidhai’s secrets will take her on a journey through both time and space. But Claire has secrets of her own—secrets that will lead her toward a destination she would never have imagined.

Set in Chicago 2001, as well as numerous historic time periods, the paranormal meets the historical in a seamless blend of action, wonder and excitement.

Purchase:

 Amazon US: http://www.amazon.com/Retrospection-ebook/dp/B00EE9CDLC/

Amazon UK: https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00EE9CDLC

Amazon CA: https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B00EE9CDLC

Smashwords: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/345152

Barnes and Noble: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/retrospection-s-l-wallace/1116394719

Kobo: http://store.kobobooks.com/en-US/ebook/retrospection

Price of a Bounty

 In a world divided by class warfare, the Maddock siblings must decide who to trust and where their loyalties lie.

Keira Maddock lives in a dark future in which the Elite have everything, and everyone else suffers. She is a survivor. Out of necessity, she has become a skilled seductress, thief and bounty hunter – a Freelancer. When a typical job goes awry, it changes everything. Alliances are formed, long kept secrets are revealed and lives are forever changed.

In book one of the Reliance on Citizens trilogy, S.L. Wallace introduces a world divided in which not everyone is who he seems to be. In a seamless blend of action, sci-fi, romance and political suspense, we are encouraged to consider the bonds that makes us human.

 Price of a Bounty LitFlix:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uowu1xzASqk

Purchase:

 Amazon US: http://www.amazon.com/Price-Bounty-Reliance-Citizens-ebook/dp/B005H93BBE/

Amazon UK: https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B005H93BBE

Amazon CA: https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B005H93BBE

Smashwords: http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/99910

Create Space: https://www.createspace.com/3678440

Barnes and Noble: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/price-of-a-bounty-s-l-wallace/1105958246

Kobo: http://store.kobobooks.com/en-us/books/Price-of-a-Bounty/7akcXbcAokWslBSsRkWqAA

Sony Reader: https://ebookstore.sony.com/ebook/s-l-wallace/price-of-a-bounty/_/R-400000000000000547304

Canvas Skies

 The class divide must be closed, and Keira, Guy and Aimee are determined to make that happen.

 Greed. Power. Class division. Resistance.

The Terenian government has worked hard to divide the haves from the have-nots. Guy Bensen, Elite bachelor of the year, wants a better life for everyone. Thief/hired killer, Keira Maddock, hungers for equality. Together, they might be able to change society.

Meanwhile, due to tragic events caused by the Divide, Keira’s younger sister, April, has left her baby in the realm across the sea. Now she returns to Terene. With the arrival of two very different men, her life becomes complicated. In order to be safe, April must hide her identity. In order to live, she must open her heart.

In book two of the Reliance on Citizens trilogy, S.L. Wallace delves deeper into political intrigue as we examine the bonds that make us human, blending the genres of action, sci-fi, romance and political suspense.

Canvas Skies Litflix:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VkokS795nGs

Purchase:

 Amazon US: http://www.amazon.com/Canvas-Skies-Reliance-Citizens-ebook/dp/B007JUR5FC/

Amazon UK: https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B007JUR5FC

Amazon CA: https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B007JUR5FC

Smashwords: http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/286579

Create Space: https://www.createspace.com/3847671

Barnes and Noble: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/canvas-skies-s-l-wallace/1114675836

Kobo: http://store.kobobooks.com/en-us/books/Canvas-Skies-Reliance-Citizens-Makes/qxS6_DWYCE2uvIVcEcfbYg

Sony Reader: https://ebookstore.sony.com/ebook/s-l-wallace/canvas-skies-reliance-on-citizens-makes-us-great/_/R-400000000000000966452

Heart of Humanity

 What will it take for a broken society to be repaired? ‘Eleven year-old, Noah, is about to find out.

 The laws of Terene may have changed, but that doesn’t mean the hearts and minds of its people have.

Life in the peaceful and technologically advanced realm of Mediterra is all eleven year-old diabetic Noah can remember and all his sister, Nadine, has ever known. With a new President of Mediterra, however, the family is forced to leave. Scott Maddock has decided to move his family back to his homeland of Terene where life has supposedly changed for the better. Being dropped into the heart of a prejudiced society and becoming the target of the baddest bully at school, Noah isn’t so sure.

How far will they go to stand up for what is right?

In book three of the Reliance on Citizens trilogy, S.L. Wallace takes a look at equality, bullying and prejudice, while seamlessly blending the genres of action, sci-fi and political suspense.

Heart of Humanity Litflix:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_4hNaOgmSfg

Purchase:

Amazon US: http://www.amazon.com/Heart-Humanity-Reliance-Citizens-ebook/dp/B00B4DAIYA/

Amazon UK: https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00B4DAIYA

Amazon CA: https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B00B4DAIYA

Smashwords: http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/286593

Create Space: https://www.createspace.com/4140507

Barnes and Noble: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/heart-of-humanity-s-l-wallace/1114675840

Kobo: http://store.kobobooks.com/en-us/books/Heart-Humanity-Reliance-Citizens-Makes/YHyMHq6c1kSFUjfYbXHK8g

Sony Reader: https://ebookstore.sony.com/ebook/s-l-wallace/heart-of-humanity-reliance-on-citizens-makes-us-great/_/R-400000000000000966456

Guest author G. Mitchell Baker! Awesome person and excellent writer.

“Jon Emerson, no longer the arrogant professional, no longer sovereign over meaningless relationships, experiences meaningful connections with his children, others.”

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Jon Emerson, no longer the arrogant legal professional and no longer the sovereign over meaningless relationships, finds himself on the streets of Seattle, eventually experiencing meaningful relationships with the likes of Bug Dog, Chilly, Lutza, Speedy G, Abra, and Dana. They all, in their own way remind, and sometimes teach Jon to remain involved in his Childrens’ lives, and to honor their need for their father, to remain involved.

Take up with Jon on his journey, and learn whether he listens more, and perhaps learns enough to sustain any commitment for re-connecting with his children. Follow Jon to discover whether there emerges from him a sense of faith perhaps necessary for Jon to be the best father possible, under all circumstances, regardless of any challenge. Or, will Jon be left to consider more of what it will take to be, and remain a man involved. Find Jon, as he finds for himself what it takes to be involved in meaningful relationships.

Website http://www.gmitchellbakerauthor.com/the-involvement-of-emerson.html

Twitter @G_MitchellBaker https://twitter.com/G_MitchellBaker

Face Book: https://www.facebook.com/TheInvolvementOfEmerson

LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/profile/guided?goback=%2Enpe_*1_*1_*1_*1_*1_*1%2Enpe_*1_en*4US_*1_*1_*1_*1%2Enpf_156135157_*1_*1_*1_*1&trk=prof-0-sb-guided_edit-button

New novel from Mitch Baker

New novel from Mitch Baker

                 The Involvement of Emerson:

Amazon U.S. (Kindle): http://www.amazon.com/The-Involvement-of-Emerson-ebook/dp/B00C0CQDKM/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital- text&ie=UTF8&qid=1376587180&sr=1-1&keywords=the+involvement+of+emerson

Amazon U.S. (Paperback): http://www.amazon.com/The-Involvement-Emerson-Mitchell-Baker/dp/1482632551/ref=sr_1_cc_1?s=aps&ie=UTF8&qid=1376587180&sr=1-1-catcorr&keywords=the+involvement+of+emerson

Amazon U.K. (Kindle): http://www.amazon.co.uk/The-Involvement-of-Emerson-ebook/dp/B00C0CQDKM/ref=sr_1_2?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1376587364&sr=1-2&keywords=The+Involvement+of+Emerson

 

Lethal Believers:

Amazon U.S.: http://www.amazon.com/Lethal-Believers-The-Innocents-ebook/dp/B00BXRUU4K/ref=sr_1_1_bnp_0_main?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1363972312&sr=1-1&keywords=’G.+Mitchell+Baker’

Amazon U.K.: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Lethal-Believers-The-Innocents-ebook/dp/B00BXRUU4K/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1376586898&sr=1-1&keywords=lethal+believers+the+innocents

             Amazon U.S.: http://www.amazon.com/Lethal-Believers-DVM-ebook/dp/B00DTJ9NT8/ref=pd_sim_b_6

Amazon U.K.: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Lethal-Believers-DVM-ebook/dp/B00DTJ9NT8/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1376586981&sr=1-1&keywords=lethal+believers+DVM

 

 

Welcome Wendy and Charles Siefken

Please welcome mother-son team Wendy and Charles Siefken. I know you’ll love them as much as I do.

You’ve been contacted by the Association of Libraries from the Alien Planet of Zaolia. They want to know the five most important novels in all of Earth’s history. Which five novels do you give them?

There are too many books that are equally important to narrow it down to just five books of Earth’s history. It depends on whose version of history you want or feel is most truthful.
Who is your favorite author, and how did they inspire you to write?

For Charlie, its Christopher Paolini because he also was a kid in high school when he wrote Eragon and for me it has to be either Rick Riordan or Louis Lamoure.

When you write do you take notes, organize your characters and plot, or you write freely as you go?

We pretty much write freely as we go. We do at times write some things down if we have an idea at work or when we are out and about we jot ideas down so we don’t lose them.

Where does your inspiration come from?

Our ideas come from everywhere, games, movies, books, shows or just plain life.

Do you write about your personal life experiences in your stories?

No, it’s pretty much all make believe.

What is your favorite scene in your story?

Our favorite scene is the ending and how it leaves you hanging and wanting more!

Are the characters in your story based on people you know?

Some of the characters are based on people we know but for the most part they are all make believe.

Please share your author bio and links so readers can connect with you and your books.

Bio Charles Siefken (1992-present) is a recent graduate of high school. This is his first book of many to be published. He currently resides in rural central Iowa where he enjoys reading sci/fi books and playing video games among other things. He currently works at a local auto mechanics shop and will be attending college this fall to get a degree as well. Christopher Paolini was his inspiration to become a writer.

Wendy Siefken (1966-Present)Currently working full time from home on writing stories and now a virtual assistant to those in need of an extra pair of hands online. Wendy lives on a farm with her family and enjoys reading, gardening and other activities with her family and friends. This is our first publication with many more to follow. This all started as a school project for her youngest son and business partner, Charles Siefken, which has grown into a desire to be published.
The book is a journey into the fantasy realm of what if’s. Zombies took over the world? What if werewolves were real? What if dragons were really not from earth but from another planet? I hope you enjoy this YA book. This book is ideal for a young reader who you may not want reading a book with a lot of blood and gore. This book doesn’t have that. It has a story without all the graphics of a battle.

Our Blog sites are:
http://siefken-publication.bravesites.com/

http://siefkenpublications.blogspot.com/

http://siefkenpublications.wordpress.com/category/uncategorized/
https://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/Siefken-Publications/24158464923496

Mitch Baker – special guest author

New novel from Mitch Baker

New novel from Mitch Baker

Please welcome Mitch Baker to today’s blog. I had the opportunity to ask him some challenging questions. I was blown away by the answers. I know you will be too.

If you had two years left to live from this moment, what would you change about your life starting tomorrow?

I would continue to act on my general goal, which I have learned to appreciate late in life, but will continue to pray for and pursue… I would hope to improve on this goal and to otherwise abide by the guidance in one of my favorite Quotes, followed by a well-known Bible Verse. I have written on prior occasion, “Ancient Roman philosopher and statesman Cicero has left behind many quotable quotes. He said, “A thankful heart is not only the greatest virtue, but the parent of all other virtues.” This wise quotation reminds us of the importance of being grateful. A simple “thank you” has the power to make people feel appreciated. There is hardly a better occasion to express your appreciation … despite those who would preserve their corruption by assailing those with soft hearts and sound soul… The Lord is my strength and shield. I trust him with all my heart. He helps me, and my heart is filled with joy. I burst out in songs of thanksgiving… Psalm 28:2 I would commit to trying harder to live my last two years according to these sentiments and admonition and with the hope, and Faith that I would always do more to heal and less to harm with respect each and every friendship and relationship so that they may be stronger (and not weaker) by the exact date of my death…

Q: Are the characters in your story based on people you know?

Because I take many ‘experiences’ and bring them together to create original and interesting stories, there is no writing directly from some personal life experience… I have never done it and I think that is because I would feel comfortable with doing as much…

Q: Is there any part in writing you don’t like?

Not being able to do it enough… It’s something I never want to get tired of doing, but alas … fatigue can set in and …

Q: Do you have any online sites where people can read more about your books?

Why not visit with me at the “Anything But a Tired Barn” … Check out the Book Introductions, Book Reviews, Interviews with Authors and Friends and even Artwork hanging on the barn walls… Welcome …

http://www.gmitchellbakerauthor.com/index.html

Q: Do you have any books in the works?

I am just finishing ‘Lethal Believers: Parisian Procession’, the third novel in the Lethal Believers Series with Master Koda Select Publishing

I have finished and submitted “The Consistency of Emerson’ which has been submitted/acquired by Master Koda Select Publishing

Q: When you read, what is your favorite genre?

It usually is the genre I’m writing in at the time whether it be paranormal, contemporary fiction, young adult or science fiction the variety leaves me a lot of opportunity to appreciate a lot of interest.

G. Mitchell Baker enjoys living out west, from the southwest United States to western Canada. Having practiced law for more than twenty years, Baker enjoys researching and writing projects that draw him into the many genres, to include contemporary fiction, science fiction, and paranormal works of fiction. Also a writer of feature length screenplays, G. Mitchell Baker enjoys adapting his novels to screenplay and, adapting his screenplays to novels.

Baker has been fortunate to compete at the highest levels in sports to include baseball and karate. This spirit leads to his also striving to compete at the highest levels to entertain his readership. Moreover, it is in this spirit Baker invites you to visit and re-visit his ‘Anything But a Tired Barn’, and, to become familiar with his current and ongoing projects. Please take the time to learn more about G. Mitchell Baker, his projects, and any reasonable offer for original and interesting conversation … as much will not be refused.

VISIT THESE AUTHOR WEBSITES AND FACEBOOK FAN PAGES FOR NOVELS BY G. MITCHELL BAKER AND BOOK RELEASE AND PROJECT DEVELOPMENT INFORMATION ALSO BY G. MITCHELL BAKER –

WEBSITE

G. MITCHELL BAKER, AUTHOR

http://gmitchellbakerauthor.com

LINKEDIN

http://ca.linkedin.com/pub/g-mitchell-baker/44/357/bb1

TWITTER

https://twitter.com/G_MitchellBaker

FACEBOOK

https://www.facebook.com/pages/G-Mitchell-Baker-Author/244572638951700

MASTER KODA SELECT PUBLISHING

http://masterkodaselectpublishing.com/

LETHAL BELIEVERS: DVM
(Paranormal Mystery) (Master Koda 2013)

http://www.gmitchellbakerauthor.com/lethal-believers-dvm.html

https://www.facebook.com/LETHALBELIEVERSNOVELS

LETHAL BELIEVERS: THE INNOCENTS
(Paranormal Mystery) (Master Koda 2013)

Amazon Kindle: http://www.amazon.com/Lethal-Believers-The-Innocents-ebook/dp/B00BXRUU4K/ref=sr_1_1_bnp_0_main?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1363972312&sr=1-1&keywords=’G.+Mitchell+Baker’

http://www.gmitchellbakerauthor.com/lethal-believers-the-innocents.html

https://www.facebook.com/LETHALBELIEVERSNOVELS

“THE INVOLVEMENT OF EMERSON”
(Contemporary Fiction) (Brent House Books 2013)

Amazon Kindle: http://www.amazon.com/The-Involvement-of-Emerson-ebook/dp/B00C0CQDKM/ref=pd_sim_b_5

Amazon paperback: http://www.amazon.com/Involvement-Emerson-Mr-Mitchell-Baker/dp/1482632551/ref=sr_1_3?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1372536188&sr=1-3&keywords=the+involvement+of+emerson

http://www.gmitchellbakerauthor.com/the-involvement-of-emerson.html

https://www.facebook.com/TheInvolvementOfEmerson

Special Guest Author Greta Burroughs!

I loved visiting with Greta.  She’s heartwarming and real, great qualities for a friend and a writer.  Please welcome Greta Burroughs.  I know you’ll enjoy her as much as I did.

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How long have you been writing?

I am a full-time writer mainly because I cannot work outside my home. I started writing in 2005 after being diagnosed with ITP and have loved that choice ever since. I just wish I could make some money out of it!

 

What do you write? Specific genres, ages groups, etc.

I have one non-fiction memoir written for others who have ITP and to spread the word about this blood disorder. I mainly write children’s books for ages 5-8 and MG/YA fantasy for ages 9-99.

 

Do you prefer Ebook, paperback, or hardcover?

For convenience sake, I like ebooks but nothing will ever replace the feel of having a real book in my hands.

 

What are you currently working on?

I have started on three manuscripts this year but have not gotten very far with any of them. One of them is a story centered around our 18-year-old dog who passed away last January. Then I have another in the Wee People series and the third is another Patchy and Calico children’s book.

 

What makes your writing unique?

I guess the most unique thing about my writing is the dialogue. I let the characters dictate to me so the conversations seem more natural and what a teenager (Wee People) or a not-so-smart dog (Patchy and Calico) would say.

 

Do you have a set writing schedule or do you write when the fancy hits you?

No, no rituals, schedules or anything like that. I’m usually doing other things while writing so I have to get up and down several times and occasionally lose my train of thought but it always comes back when I get back to business. I try to wake up before everyone else but that doesn’t always work. When a story is talking to me, I try to stay with it as much as I can but life interferes and I work when and as long as I can each day.  

 

 

When you aren’t writing, what would we find you doing?

When I’m not writing, I’m usually busy with other tasks in and around the house and yard, running errands, going to the doctor or on Facebook.

 

Is music part of your writing process? If so, what do you listen to?

I don’t listen to music very often but I prefer classical or easy listening with no lyrics.

 

Why would someone like your book(s)?

Hopefully, folks would like my books because they are fun. The Patchy and Calico stories entertain kids while teaching them valuable lessons. They are funny and even adults get a kick out of the antics of the two main characters. In the Wee People series, there is no sex, violence, profanity – just a fast-paced adventure and some loveable characters.

 

Links

 

(US Amazon)  http://www.amazon.com/dp/B004JKMT0Q

 

(UK Amazon) http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B004JKMT0Q

 

 (B&N) http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/gerald-and-the-wee-people-greta-burroughs/1100075754?ean=2940015749366&itm=1&usri=greta+burroughs

 

 (Smashwords)  http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/39307

 

 

 

 

Author’s Bio

 

Greta Burroughs loves to read. No matter where she is, there is always a book close at hand. Her love of reading began at an early age and blossomed over time to include many different genres, her favorite now being fantasy.

As a preschool and elementary school teacher, Greta tried to instill the joy of reading in the children she worked with. Books were an important part of her classroom and story time was the highlight of the day.

It has been a while since Greta was in a classroom but she had lots of experience in reading to children of various ages and remembers what they enjoyed listening to. She tries to incorporate that knowledge into her work as an author and believes it makes her a better writer of children’s and young adult books.

She now resides in SC with her husband, Robert and three dogs. Greta has six books published at the present time; three children’s books in the Patchwork Dog and Calico Cat series, two MG/YA fantasy entitled Gerald and the Wee People and House on Bo-Kay Lane, and a nonfiction account of her experiences with an autoimmune blood disorder called ITP – Heartaches and Miracles.

For more information on Greta’s books visit http://booksbygretaburroughs.weebly.com/

 

Brenda Perlin author of Homewrecker

Brenda’s spirit is incredible.  I had the opportunity to ask her a quick question and she just blew me away with her answer.  I know you’ll love her as much as I do.  Please welcome my special guest for today, author Brenda Perlin.  Be sure and click on the links at the end of the blog to find out more about her and how to purchase her incredible story.

 

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Have you ever had a moment, even if it was a split second when someone noticed you for the unique person you are or complimented you on a job well done? Do you remember what that feels like in your heart?

The happiest moment in my experience as a writer thus far has been the acceptance letter I received from my present publisher, Master Koda Select. Several months back I sent my manuscript titled Home Wrecker into this publishing company with the hopes they might consider representing me. Before this happened I was starting to have self-doubt but I was not going to give up hope because I wanted them to represent me with all my heart. As the weeks passed, my optimism started to leave my body. My six sense told me we were a good fit and continued to wish for this to become a reality. Yet, as the days passed, my confidence started to dissipate. Even if tried not to stress, those negative inner voices were stored in my subconscious.

The day I received this letter I had almost given up on this dream becoming a reality. Even though this company has not been in existence for long, I had a feeling about them. Call this a hunch but I knew we could work well together. I got to know Kim Mutch Emerson from Facebook and I loved her ongoing encouragement and support she showed authors. She was always available to help at a moments notice.

Besides the gratitude I have for Kim and the Master Koda family, Arlene R O’Neil  must know how much I appreciate her. We met a while back after I read her moving book called Broken Spokes. Her story inspired me so much that I decided to contact her. Right away I sensed an instant connection. In a way, our sad stories bonded us. At least, that is how I felt.Months later when I got out of a bad contract with my first publisher, Arlene suggested I send my manuscript to Kim at Master Koda. Before then, I never even considered doing that. I was not prepared for any new rejection. Instead of being negative, I decided to give it a try and follow through with Arlene’s suggestion.

It is my belief that fate stepped in and made this union a reality. All it took was for the stars to be in perfect alignment. The camaraderie that we have is already so satisfying. Being a part of the Master Koda family makes me extremely proud. I’d jump up and down on rooftops, if I could. Instead, I am just going to share my story of gratitude. 

Author bio

I live in Orange County, California. I have spent most of my working life in the physical fitness arena. I love the gratification that comes with helping people achieve their fitness goals and I love the fulfillment that comes with having a healthy body.

 

I moved from the Los Angeles area where I was raised to Orange County in the Spring of 2005. During that time I was a housewife with a couple of dogs. Now I am not. Instead I am writing my adventures for all to read.

 

Amazon author page:

http://www.amazon.com/Brenda-Perlin/e/B0088M542Q/ref=sr_tc_2_0?qid=1363974786&sr=1-2-ent

 

Goodreads:

http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/6468331.Brenda_Perlin

 

Find Her on Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/brenda.perlin

https://www.facebook.com/HomeWreckertheBook

https://www.facebook.com/HomeWreckerTheBrooklynandBoChronicles

 

Please welcome Natalie Star author of The Keeper

I recently had the privilege to visit with Natalie Star (isn’t she beautiful?)

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I had such a wonderful time with her.  You’ll love her instantly I know I did.  She’s charming and fun which is a great combination.  Enjoy!

At what age were you the happiest? What triggered such joy?

Hmmm, early twenties after I got married and hubby and I moved to Italy. We had some awesome times over there! And so much travel!

But then it wouldn’t be fair to say that I’m not as happy now as I was then. My family makes me so happy. We have great times together and we’ve instilled the travel bug into our children.

What is the number one lie you tell yourself? How is that working out?

That I’m going to lose weight! Ha! That’s not working out so great. I mean I did lose ten pounds and kept it off for a few months now. A friend is taking a stand in her heath and is learning to eat/cook healthier so I’m going to take her lead and learn as she does.

What is the one thing, good or bad, you wish you could have said to a former boyfriend/girlfriend? Why didn’t you? Don’t worry he/she probably won’t read this.
I really cannot answer this one! I have been with my husband since I was fifteen! We’ve been married a couple of decades now.

What is the worst advice you have ever given someone?

Not to worry about something, when they clearly should have.

What is one of the most unusual things you have done in your life? 

Hiked to the crater of an active volcano in Sicily.

Who is your favorite author, and how did they inspire you to write?

I have many, but the first ones I fell in love with are: Richelle Mead, Rachel Caine, and Cassandra Clare. These women rock and know how to tell a story.

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This book is on sale for just .99. Be sure and get it now.

Here are the links to connect with her.

Book Trailer on You Tube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M8x0K05MHWA
http://www.authornataliestar.com
http://authornataliestar.blogspot.com
https://twitter.com/#!/iamjustnatalie
https://plus.google.com/u/0/116484157865842677580/posts
http://www.shelfari.com/nataliestar
http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/5424878.Natalie_Star
Purchase sites: http://authornataliestar.blogspot.com/2012/01/keeper-where-can-you-find-it.html
http://www.amazon.com/The-Keeper-ebook/dp/B006TKEX30

DeEtte Anderton’s greatest writing moments

MK Greatest Moment as a Writer

Blog – What has been your greatest moment as a writer?

Have you ever had a moment, even if it was a split second when someone noticed you for the unique person you are or complemented you on a job well done? Do you remember what that feels like in your heart?

First of all, I must say that my family, for the most part, are quiet, private people. We love each other dearly, and appreciate the successes of each other. We just don’t usually do it publicly.

When The Christmas Visitors was first published, my kids were happy for me, some more than others. A few weeks later Victory came out. None had read the dedication page for Victory in which each of them was mentioned. I hadn’t told them about that. A few days after Victory‘s publication, my older son, Jesse, posted on our family group site about my books. He posted the Amazon page showing The Christmas Visitors at #41 in its category. I rarely reply on the family site since my ex-husband and his wife are also in that group. I was surprised when Jess shared that my books were doing well. He was so excited and happy for me. He is the one who actually got me to try NaNo back in 2007, which was when Victory was written. The biggest surprise was a positive reply from my ex-husband. I didn’t care so much that he replied, but I felt great that my accomplishment was so important to my son that he would post that. Having my family excited for me, and sharing my books, means so much to me.

Special guest Michale Hess – author

Please welcome my guest Michale Hess

 

Where are you from?

I am from a small community, Columbus, Kansas, I have considered Treece, Kansas as my hometown, but now I can’t go there. Too many sink holes from the silver mines. Now I live in Ozark, Alabama, my hubby retired from the Army and we settled here. I live on a quiet street, but do have a four-lane highway behind the house.

 

A little about yourself:

I am the only daughter with a boy’s name, Michale. I do have three younger brothers, I use to call them, Mary, Lulu and Beth because I thought it will be fair if they have a girl’s name, they really do not have girls name.

 I am the oldest, so I have more chores than the boys but during summer time, they have to mowed the yard (five acres). So that was fair.
My hobbies are cross stitching, writing (of course), playing online games, meeting new people.
I went to college for two years, but my health issues cause me to drop out. My major was Accounting. I did really good in college, my grade average was 3.55, I was impressed with my accomplishments in college.

I am married to a wonderful man (31 years) and we have two children and five grandchildren.

We have our ups and downs, we make through the rough times and learn more about ourselves. We use to have a cute saying:
Not kid a kid till the kid can kid you. I know stupid but it was funny at the time.

 

Tell us your latest news?

I am working on a screen script. It is something I hope to finish and filmed. It is a little a bit about me.

 

When and why did you begin writing?  

I was in fifth grade, my teacher Mrs. Townsend thought I had an unusual flair of telling stories, she had encouraged me to write them down. My mom kept the stories, till the house fire, which destroys everything that was in the house.
It was three years ago, that I really started to write again, after I found out I had colon cancer. I knew then I have to write, it was my grandfather, Walter Trimble wishes that I write. He told me that I have stories inside me that needs to get out. I feel he is sending me the stories for they come to me in my dreams. My first novel: The Powers Twins in the Four Element Race is the first novel I have completed. Now, I am rewriting it. This is going to be either a seven or eight book series. The last book will be called Live or Die.

 When had you first considered yourself a writer?

After the first paragraph of the Powers Twins novel through the last paragraph. When I finish the last paragraph:

 

Mary clapped her hands above her head. A red gold glow surrounded her; she metamorphosed into the phoenix. Mary looked around and glanced over to Arabella who also had transformed into a phoenix. Mary spread her wings and flew out the window. Mary flew around the castle, stretching her wings. She landed on the roof and looked around the area. Villagers are getting ready for bed. Lights were going off seems like one at a time. Mary flew towards the ocean; two owls flew along with her. She flew around the village and the castle. The sun was peeking at the horizon. Mary and the owls decided to go back to the castle and watched the sunrise.

Before she changed back, she wished her parents were there with her and Chadwick. This year had been eventful for Mary. Mary flew one more time around the school before she changed back.

She sings the Phoenix song of happiness. Arabella heard the song, she knew. Mary was free, finally free!

This was when I considered myself a writer. I got chills when I wrote the last sentence.

What inspired you to write your first book?

 My dream. Let me explain. I keep having these dreams about these twins, their parents vanished on the night they were born, and a seven hundred year old snake is after them.  They grew up separated by their uncles (father’s brothers) and their aunts (their mother’s sisters). The twin’s names are: Mary Arabella Molly Jane and Chadwick Allen James Sedgrick Powers. Mary is more powerful than Chadwick but Chadwick is quick doing potions. But together, they have powers that neither of them expected. Along the way, they met at school for the first time.  Mary’s friends are Rose Thunderleaf and Becky Podder  and Chadwick friends are Henry Clearwind and Bradley Winters.

 Do you have a specific writing style?  

 I don’t know if I have a certain writing style. I just write.

 How did you come up with the title? 

 The title and characters come to me.

 Is there a message in your novel that you want readers to grasp?

 Love can overcome anything. Having fun in life is worth living.

 How much of the book is realistic?

 It is a fantasy story, there is not realistic in it. But love of each other is in there. How teamwork can get things done.

 Are experiences based on someone you know, or events in your own life, or are they a figment of your imagination? (i.e. – is your hero/heroin you? – is your ‘bad guy’ you or someone you know?)

This is purely imagination. The bad guy is all the bullies in my life. Mary and Chadwick are strong and I wanted to be that strong.

 What books have influenced your life the most?

 I love to read Young Adults. When I was younger, we didn’t have the books that are out there now, like Harry Potter, Twilight saga, Hunger Games sagas, to mention some.

 If you had to choose, which writer would you consider a mentor?

 J.K. Rowlings.

 What book(s) are you reading now?

 Right now, I am reading a book called Lexi’s Run by Ellison James.

 Are there any new authors that have grasped your interest?  

 Not right now.

 What are your current projects?

 The Power Twins series,  Fred and Bud series (children’s book) I working on Going Against Time. ( My screen script)

 Name one entity that you feel supported you outside of family members.

 I go to a writers’ meeting in Dothan, Alabama. They are good at tearing your story and help you bring it back as a better story. I love it! I love them for doing it. They told me that I must have a tough skin because Going Against Time, they tore it, matter of fact, they ripped it apart. I learn and applied what I have learned in my story.  It made the story stronger instead of weaker. It is now fast paced and I can now lure you into it. I am writing it as a book form then I am going to write it as a script.

 If you could pick any celebrity to star in the movie version of your book, who would it be?

 I would like Emma Watson to play Arabella Jane Williams Powers. Arabella is the founder of Cambridge School of the Gifted Wizards and Witches. There is a big picture of Arabella, and she talks to Mary.

 If you had to do it all over again, would you change anything in your latest book?

 I am currently working on Fred and Bud meets Mr. Snappy Snappers the Snapping Turtle. And the Powers Twins in the Four Element Race, I am rewriting some of the chapters, some saying it is to much like Harry Potter.

 Can you share a little of your current work with us?

 

Chita popped into Mary’s room, she walked over to her daughter, who was asleep. Chita glanced at Mary. She placed her hand on Mary’s cheek.

“My sweet daughter, Mary, I might not get to see you grow up to be a fine young lady. I want to give you something. I want to give you some of my powers. Mary, you must be strong and brave. My sweet Mary. Momma loves you and so does your daddy.” Chita whispered,  as a tear slid down her cheek and on to Mary. Chita smiled at her daughter. She gently lifted up Mary’s small hands and kissed each one.  Chita vanished out of the room.

A soft yellow glow filled the room. Radiance glow surrounded Mary’s body, as a star pattern materialized in her right hand and a sun image appeared in her left hand. Mary slept through it, she didn’t stir. Then the glow disappeared.

“My precious son, Chadwick, I might not get to see you grow up to be a fine young man. I want to give you something. I want to give you some of my powers. Chadwick, you must be strong and brave. My sweet Chadwick. Momma loves you and so does your daddy.” Chita whispered,  as a tear slid down her cheek and onto Chadwick. Chita smiled at her son. She gently lifted up Chadwick’s small hands and kissed each one.  Chita vanished out of the room.

A soft yellow glow filled the room. Radiance glow surrounded Chadwick’s body, as a star pattern materialized in his right hand. Chadwick slept through it, he didn’t stir. Then the glow disappeared.

This is in the first chapter that has two different parts.

 

Is there anything you find particularly challenging in your writing?

 Finding a quiet time to write.

 What is your particular writing quirk?  

 People using there for their. Or our for are. It makes me so upset. A lot of writers are doing it, I don’t know if they notice it or not. I tried not to misuse the words.

Do you have to travel much concerning your book(s)?

 No, since they are fictional, I use the memories of my home town.

 I did go down the Dragon’s Tail trail. It was awesome and I am going to use that in one of my Powers Twins stories. Chadwick would turn against his sister in the Dragon’s Tail. He will be under the influence of Robert Lee Craft aka Pybus, the seven hundred old, that can turn himself into a snake.

Who designed the cover(s)?

JL Stratton, a very good friend and a fellow writer. He charges me nothing for my novel: Heart to Heart. I am editing right now. I can’t wait to get that out into the readers’ hands.

What was the hardest part of writing your book?

Keep on track. Not letting the character take charge. Believe me, they tried. I have more story ideas coming to me. Another story series came to me: Rossa Rainbowleaf (like, I said, they come to me and introduced themselves and tells me their stories. In my dreams) .

Did you learn anything from writing your book and what was it?

That I have the most patience when I write. And I am finding myself when I write.

Do you have any advice for other writers?

Keep writing. Don’t let the fear of writing keeps you from writing. I heard that from somewhere. I don’t know who said.

Do you have anything specific that you want to say to your readers?

I hope you enjoy reading the stories as much as I enjoy writing them. I hope I sweep you into a world that my characters live in.

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