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An Interview with Mira Kolar-Brown

Posted by sibelhodge on Monday, February 18, 2013, In : Author Interviews 
A big welcome to thriller author Mira Kolar-Brown on my blog today as she talks about her latest mystery book! Take it away Mira...

Q. What is the working title of your book?

A. The current working title, For The Love Of Honey, is also The Final Title. But, for quite a while I called it The Governess. I still like that but it doesn’t reflect the content enough to serve the purpose.

Q. Where did the idea come from for the book?

A. For The Love Of Honey is the third book in the Simon Grant Myster...

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Meet Jennifer Chase

Posted by sibelhodge on Saturday, March 10, 2012, In : Author Interviews 
Author Jennifer Chase. 
Jennifer Chase holds a bachelor degree in police forensics and a master’s in criminology.  She’s a member of the International Association of Forensic Criminologists.  She is an award-winning author, freelance writer, and a criminologist.  She has authored four crime fiction, thriller novels and a non-fiction book screenwriting book.  Currently, she resides in California where she is at work on her next book.
Today, Jennifer Case discusses her book, 'Dark Mind'. 




What...

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Author's Coffee Time - grab a decaf with TL Haddix

Posted by sibelhodge on Monday, August 15, 2011, In : Author Interviews 



It's Author's Coffee Time on my blog today. Grab a decaf and meet TL Haddix...

About TL

T. L. Haddix is the author of the Leroy's Sins Series, stand-alone Romantic Suspense novels which are available in both print and e-book form at Amazon, Barnes and Noble and other fine online retailers.  She lives in northeastern Ohio with her husband and three cat-children, and is hard at work on the next installment of the Leroy's Sins series. You can contact her at www.tlhaddix.com, through www.facebook.c...

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Meet the fantastically funny Barbara Silkstone!

Posted by sibelhodge on Thursday, August 11, 2011, In : Author Interviews 

Barbara Silkstone 


I've got the fantastically funny Barbara Silkstone on my blog today! So grab a chai and find out why Kindle was love at first site for her, and why she's an expert on how men think! 

 

About Barbara

When you’re a freelance writer with a quirky sense of humor, being in the right place at the right time helps a lot. If I just stand still for five minutes… wham! Something funny and worth writing about will happen to me. I’ve accidentally sky dived, been elected president of the Japan America...

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J Carson Black on the Summer Book Club

Posted by sibelhodge on Wednesday, July 13, 2011, In : Author Interviews 

 


The Shop by J Carson Black is the next book to be featured on The Summer Book Club. Let's find out more about it...

How the Cult of Personality Inspired My Thriller THE SHOP 

When I decided to write a new thriller, I had several ideas on the table.  None of them made the final cut.  The idea for THE SHOP came out of the blue, thanks to a cable TV news show. 

Come to think of it, most of my ideas come out of left field.  When one of these ideas strikes, it’s like being hit by lightning.  I get...

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Indie Intros - an interview with Kristina Jackson, author of Feathers

Posted by sibelhodge on Thursday, July 7, 2011, In : Author Interviews 

Feathers 


It's my pleasure to welcome Kristina Jackson onto my blog today...

About Kristina

“One day you will write your own book, just let your heart guide you.”

Those were the immortalised words of my teacher in the 5th Year of Primary School; I was 8 at the time.  I’d just had a short story published in the school magazine, and won a prize of a book for my privilege. I knew I had wanted to write since I could write sentences.  28 years later I am realising that dream.

I am Kristina Jackson. I am ...

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Cheryl Shireman on The Summer Book Club

Posted by sibelhodge on Wednesday, July 6, 2011, In : Author Interviews 


Cheryl Shireman's Life is But a Dream is the next book to be featured on The Summer Book Club. So let's here a bit more from Cheryl...

BURNED MY BRA FOR THIS? ONE WOMAN’S FANTASY

I’m a Baby Boomer. Which means that I remember bell-bottoms, Happy Days, and having only three channels on the television. I played Donny Osmond albums on a record player. My parents watched Gunsmoke, and on Sunday nights we all watched The Wonderful World of Disney. In the living room. Together. On the only televi...

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Indie Intros...meet Valerie Maarten, author of Second Chances

Posted by sibelhodge on Monday, June 13, 2011, In : Author Interviews 

Second Chances 


It's my pleasure to welcome Valerie Maarten on my blog today. Not only is she a great author, she also does so much to help out fellow indies! You should check out her fab website Indie Authors Unite for more info.

About Valerie

Valerie Maarten has been writing ever since she discovered that letters made sounds and a combination of letters made words. It wasn't until recently that she decided to share her work. 

She can generally be found with pen and paper in hand, scribbling the next storylin...

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Indie Intros - an interview with Donna Fasano, author of Mountain Laurel

Posted by sibelhodge on Tuesday, May 3, 2011, In : Author Interviews 

Mountain Laurel


I'd like to welcome the very successful Donna Fasano onto my blog today...

About Donna

Donna Fasano is a best-selling, award-winning author whose books have sold 3.5 million copies worldwide. She also writes romance novels under her pen name, Donna Clayton.

Briefly describe your journey in writing your first book.
I came to writing through reading. Most writers know they want/need to write from a very young age. I became enraptured with reading. Books were an escape for me, and I loved being able...

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Indie Intros - an interview with Thea Atkinson, author of Anomaly

Posted by sibelhodge on Tuesday, April 26, 2011, In : Author Interviews 

Anomaly (a novel of resilience and self acceptance) 


I'd like to welcome Thea Atkinson on my blog today. Thea's been doing a huge blog streak this month so it's nice to see she's finally put some clothes on!.

About Thea

The first thing you should know about me is I'm a Canadian--and one from the Maritimes where the water means almost everything to the people who live here. It shows up in my fiction a lot.
I have a dog. I wish I had three or four. I love dogs.

Some of my earliest memories are my fondest: like when my older brother put snakes in my ...

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Indie Intros - an interview with Amanda Brice, author of Codename: Dancer

Posted by sibelhodge on Friday, April 22, 2011, In : Author Interviews 

Cover for 'Codename: Dancer'


I'd like to welcome Amanda Brice to my blog today. Amanda has just released her YA mystery novel Codename: Dancer. Exciting stuff!

About Amanda

As a little girl, Amanda Brice dreamed of being either a ballerina or the author of a mystery series featuring a cool crime-solving chick named Nancy Flew, but her father urged her to “do something practical,” so she went to law school and spent her days writing briefs and pleadings instead of fiction. 
But dance and writing have remained a part of h...

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Indie Intros - An interview with Kate Hamilton, author of Blood Line

Posted by sibelhodge on Thursday, April 21, 2011, In : Author Interviews 

Blood Line 


I'd like to welcome Kate Hamilton on my blog today...

About Kate

Kate Hamilton studied American Literature as part of her M.A. at Aberdeen University.

She grew up in London where she attended N.L.C.S.

She has lived in several different parts of the world, including Asia.

Her first published book is BLOOD LINE.

She lives in Edinburgh, Scotland.

Briefly describe your journey in writing your first book.

I made a quality decision to 'become' a writer - that is to deliberately use words in a commercial m...

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Indie Intros - an interview with Faith Mortimer, author of The Crossing

Posted by sibelhodge on Tuesday, April 12, 2011, In : Author Interviews 

 The Crossing


I'd like to welcome the talented Faith Mortimer onto my blog today...

About Faith 

Faith Mortimer was born in Manchester and educated in Malaya, Singapore and Hampshire. After training to become a nurse she switched careers and became involved in setting up and running various travel and sport related companies. On completion of Yachtsman examinations and a science degree she and her husband sailed their yacht across the Atlantic and enjoyed many years exploring the seas. They now divide their...

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Indie Intros - An interview with Betty Carlton, author of Mine Alone

Posted by sibelhodge on Tuesday, April 5, 2011, In : Author Interviews 

Mine Alone 


I'd like to welcome the lovely Betty Carlton on my blog today...

About Betty

Betty Carlton is from North Carolina USA. She lives with her husband of seventeen years. They live with a beagle of four years.

She is a grandmother who has only been writing less than a year. Who discovered on a writing site after she posted her great new book for the world to see, that you can't put commas just anywhere you want. It upsets people.

Briefly describe your journey in writing your first book.

As an unexpect...

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Indie Intros - an interview with Lia Fairchild, author of In Search of Lucy

Posted by sibelhodge on Thursday, March 31, 2011, In : Author Interviews 

In Search of Lucy 


I'd like to welcome debut author Lia Fairchild onto my blog today...

About Lia

I am a native Californian and avid reader. Writing is something I've wanted to do all my life, so the completion of my first novel is trulysatisfying. I hold a B.A. degree in Journalism (advertising). I also now have a Multiple Subject Teaching Credential and have been a substitute teacher for the past five years. My most enjoyable moments are spent with my family, traveling, spending time outdoors or simply being t...

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Indie Intros - an interview with David Lender, author of Trojan Horse

Posted by sibelhodge on Monday, March 28, 2011, In : Author Interviews 

Trojan Horse 


I'd like to welcome the very interesting David Lender onto my blog today...

About David

David Lender writes thrillers set in the financial sector based on his over 25-year career as a Wall Street investment banker.  He draws on an insider’s knowledge from his career in mergers and acquisitions with Merrill Lynch, Rothschild and Bank of America for the international settings, obsessively driven personalities and real-world financial intrigues of his novels.  His characters range from David Ba...

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Indie Intros - an interview with Daphne Coleridge, author of The Claresby Mystery

Posted by sibelhodge on Thursday, March 24, 2011, In : Author Interviews 

The Claresby Mystery 


I'd like to welcome Daphne Coleridge on my blog today. Not only is she a talented writer, but she's also a fab artist! 

About Daphne

I am both a writer and artist and paint the pictures for my own books as well as writing them. The Artist’s Model and Purple Lake are both English romances which also reflect the eccentric and exciting world of artists which I love. Three Mysteries and The Claresby Mystery are quirky mystery stories, each with their own twist in the tail, and set in an English ...

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Indie Intros - an interview with Kristina Jackson, author of Feathers

Posted by sibelhodge on Sunday, March 20, 2011, In : Author Interviews 

Feathers 

I'd like to welcome Kristina Jackson onto my blog today. Today Kristina is launching her debut short story collection, Feathers. Exciting stuff!

About Kristina

"One day you will write your own book, just let your heart guide you."

Those were the immortalised words of my teacher in the 5th Year of Primary School; I was 8 at the time. I'd just had a short story published in the school magazine, and won a prize of a book for my privilege. I knew I had wanted to write since I could write sentences....

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Indie Intros - an interview with Morgan Gallagher, author of Changeling

Posted by sibelhodge on Thursday, March 17, 2011, In : Author Interviews 

 

I’d like to welcome the inspiring horror author Morgan Gallagher onto my blog today…

About Morgan

Morgan Gallagher is in her late 40s, and should know better, about spending her writing life with vampires. However, she has no choice, as they refuse to go away and leave her alone.  She lives in the Scottish Borders, with her husband and their six year old son.  A full time carer for her husband who is severely disabled, Morgan also works as a volunteer for several charities and is passionat...

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Indie Intros - an interview with Larry Enright, author of Four Years From Home

Posted by sibelhodge on Tuesday, March 15, 2011, In : Author Interviews 

Four Years from Home 


I'd like to welcome the talented Larry Enright onto my blog today...

Briefly describe your journey in writing your first book.

All of my stories begin with ideas. I see or recall a situation and it strikes me as something interesting or potentially interesting. Oddly, many of these ideas come to me lying in bed in the very early hours of the morning, awaiting the alarm clock to remind me that another day is beginning. During those moments, my mind is totally free. If I can remember the idea af...

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Indie Intros - an interview with Deatri King-Bey, author of Picture Perfect

Posted by sibelhodge on Wednesday, March 9, 2011, In : Author Interviews 

Picture Perfect 

I'd like to welcome the talented and fun Deatri King-Bey to my blog today...

About Deatri

Hello Everyone, my name is Deatri King-Bey, and I am a read-a-holic. LOL. Just kidding—sort of. Seriously though, my love of reading and storytelling led me into becoming a developmental editor and author. I have edited titles by authors such as NYT Bestseller L.A. Banks to President Clinton’s Diarist, Janis Kearney, to aspiring authors. To date I have eight titles published and won the 2008 Emma Awar...

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Indie Intros - An interview with Tania Tirraoro, author of This Last Summer

Posted by sibelhodge on Monday, March 7, 2011, In : Author Interviews 

This Last Summer 

Today I'd like to welcome the lovely Tania Tirraoro to my blog...

Tania was born in Wales and raised in the North West of England but now resides in leafy Surrey with her husband and two sons. She spent a decade working as a broadcast journalist and newsreader which has been the inspiration for This Last Summer.

Tania has a blog, notasadvertised.blogspot.com and a website helping parents with special needs education, www.specialneedsjungle.co.uk. Both Tania's sons have Asperger Syndrome and so...

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Indie Intros - Junying Kirk, author of The Same Moon

Posted by sibelhodge on Saturday, March 5, 2011, In : Author Interviews 
The Same Moon 


Today I'd like to welcome the very interesting Junying Kirk on my blog.

About Junying

Junying Kirk came to Britain from China in 1988. She has lived almost as long in her adopted country as in the country of her birth. She was born in the 1960s and grew up in the turbulent times of the Cultural Revolution. She was one of the first to go to University after the death of Mao Zedong. A British Council scholarship led her to study English Language Teaching at Warwick University, followed by furthe...

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Indie Intros - An interview with Simon Dunn, author of Rotten Apple

Posted by sibelhodge on Thursday, March 3, 2011, In : Author Interviews 


Rotten Apple: Seven Deadly Stories From The City Of Sin 

Today I have the very talented Simon Dunn on my blog.  Simon is a scriptwriter and comedian in the UK. He has written for International Emmy Award-Winning comedy shows, and is currently developing drama ideas for British television.


Briefly describe your journey in writing your first book.

I had a month off between writing drama scripts for the TV people, and I hadn’t written any comedy for a while. So I sat down and wrote an entry for my blog. The premise was that it was a terrible bit of...


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Indie Intros - An interview with Alyson Holman, author of Linnet and the Prince

Posted by sibelhodge on Friday, February 25, 2011, In : Author Interviews 

Linnet and the Prince 


I'd like to welcome Alyson Holman to my blog today. She is twenty-five years old and has been writing since she was in the sixth grade. 

About Alyson

I have completed at least a dozen original novel-length works, and more than 42 works of fanfiction, some of which are wildly popular. I enjoy going on fantastic adventures, and sharing them with people--some of my best friends have been made through reading and writing. My reward is readership, and happy comments. I love making people smile, mak...

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Indie Intros - Brendan Carroll, author of The Red Cross of Gold ~ The Assassin Chronicles Books I-XXI

Posted by sibelhodge on Thursday, February 24, 2011, In : Author Interviews 

The Red Cross of Gold XXI:. The Dead Confess No Sins (Assassin Chronicles) 


A big welcome today to Brendan Carroll, author of The Red Cross of Gold ~ The Assassin Chronicles Books I-XXI.

Briefly describe your journey in writing your first book.

 

I wrote my first book as fan-fiction for the Original Star Trek Series.  I had no idea at the time (early thirties) of how the publishing world worked.  I was completely happily ignorant. I poured my heart into it, even learning a lot of Klingon words and making some Klingon translations for one of the Rolling Stones s...


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Indie Intros - Mel Comley, author of Final Justice

Posted by sibelhodge on Wednesday, February 23, 2011, In : Author Interviews 

Final Justice (A Lorne Simpkins thriller) (DI Lorne Simpkins thriller part of a trilogy) 


Today I'm introducting the lovely Mel Comley to my blog. Mel used to be a retail manager in Worcester but moved to France 9 years ago to renovate houses and fell into writing, thankfully.

Briefly describe your journey in writing your first book.  

 

 

 


We moved to France and couldn’t find any decent books in English to read. My Aunt brought us over a few Mills and Boons books and after reading them I thought I could do better. Then I discovered James Patterson and decided I loved the adrenalin...


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Indie Intros - Sean Sweeney, author of Model Agent

Posted by sibelhodge on Tuesday, February 22, 2011, In : Author Interviews 

 
Model Agent: A Thriller (Jaclyn Johnson, code name Snapshot series)


It's my pleasure to welcome Sean Sweeney to my blog today. He's an author from Fitchburg, Massachusetts, USA. He also writes under the name John Fitch V. He's written seven novels, a novella, several short stories, with plenty coming.

Sean's Bio

Under the JFV name, I’ve penned The Obloeron Trilogy, One Hero A Savior, Turning Back The Clock, A Galaxy At War, as well as Vuvuzombie, Sidetracked, Amber Twilight, Refugees (as part of David Dalglish’s A Land of Ash), and The Mastermind. As Sean,...
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