All Blog Posts Tagged 'author' (52)

I Want A New Drug

Some people say you should write what you know. It makes sense, doesn’t it? After all, you can deliver a more compelling story if you’re familiar with the subject.

My editor told me from day one to expand out of my comfort zone and do just the opposite.

When I wrote Unlikely Venture, I had a storyline in my head. Okay, that's not exactly true. I had about a HUNDRED stories in my head before landing on the ONE, and even then I flip-flopped around until I landed on the…

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Added by Kristen Luciani on October 29, 2014 at 8:32pm — No Comments

How To Make The Lust Last

Kevin Hale, partner of Y Combinator and founder of Wufoo, recently gave a fab presentation at Stanford as part of the "How To Start a Startup" course. I LOVE these sessions. It's so great to gain perspective from those who've been successful putting their lessons into…

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Added by Kristen Luciani on October 24, 2014 at 9:11am — No Comments

Rejection Never Felt So Satisfying

Like all authors seeking validation by gaining acceptance to an exclusive publishing house, I submitted "Unlikely Venture" in hopes of scoring a lucrative contract and promises of making the bestseller lists. Fortunately, like a Band-Aid being yanked from a wound, three out of the three I submitted to rejected it right away, for a variety of reasons that were kind of evasive and basically not very constructive. Part of this was my error, as I submitted to the wrong imprints with the…

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Added by Kristen Luciani on September 20, 2014 at 5:22pm — No Comments

Please Brand Me Now!!!

Branding.

Argh.  Sooo challenging...and so permanent.  It needs to be just right.

Identifying your "brand" is kind of like going to college, where the goal is trying to figure out what you want to do with the rest of your life.  But at eighteen, who really knows THAT?

You have to pick a major but what are the odds that in a few years you'll even be interested in pursuing a career in the field?  Your scope of interests expands, you identify and refine your skill sets, you…

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Added by Kristen Luciani on September 17, 2014 at 10:28pm — No Comments

Firs chapter reveal: The Saint of Santa Fe, by Silvio Sirias

Title: The Saint of Santa Fe

Genre: fiction

Author: Silvio Sirias

Websitehttp://www.silviosirias.com

Publisher: Anaphora Literary Press

Find out more on …

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Added by Mayra Calvani on June 13, 2014 at 3:19pm — No Comments

Author Highlight: Cat Michaels

Author Highlight: Cat Michaels

Writing for children can be a lot of fun. Creating the perfect story to truly get them engaged and interacting with the story is a gift. Please help me welcome author Cat Michaels who shares her story with us and offering her wonderful book as a giveaway.…



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Added by Kristi Bernard on May 1, 2014 at 10:35pm — No Comments

An Interview with Declan McLeod of Declan the Kid Detective

I caught up with Declan McLeod, the protagonist of the new book series Declan the Kid Detective, at Starbucks to talk about the first book of the series.

MD: “Hi Declan. Thank you for taking some time out of your very busy schedule to meet with me. You must be so excited about your new mystery series Declan the Kid…

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Added by Maggy Downey on October 26, 2013 at 11:00pm — No Comments

Interview with Children’s Author Starr Burgess

Starr Burgess worked as an elementary teacher and school counselor for a total of seven years. She has a Master’s Degree in Professional Counseling from Texas State University. Starr is busy working on her second children’s book: Counselor Dynamite Befuddles the Bullyville Crew. She currently resides with her husband, Clyde, and their daughter in Pflugerville, TX.

Tell us a little about your main character, Counselor Dynamite, and what makes her…

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Added by Mayra Calvani on March 3, 2013 at 3:26pm — No Comments

Author profile: John Paul Jaramillo, author of The House of Order Stories

A native of Southern Colorado, John Paul Jaramillo now lives, writes and teaches in Springfield, Illinois. He has an MFA in creative writing from Oregon State University, and presently holds the position of Associate Professor of…

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Added by Mayra Calvani on December 2, 2012 at 11:30am — No Comments

Interview with author, Melissa Kline

I am pleased to showcase  a local author from my current hometown of Colorado.  I met Melissa at a local author meet and greet.  I read her first novel, My Beginning, which I reviewed here.

 Her book won The…

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Added by Nicole Weaver on October 20, 2012 at 5:56pm — No Comments

Children's Author Nicole Weaver Talks About her Latest Picture Book

Nicole Weaver is an award-winning children's author.  Her love for languages and other cultures resulted in her writing three trilingual children's pictures books, Marie and Her Friend the Sea Turtle, My Sister Is My Best Friend and currently under contract My Brother Is My Best Friend.  Nicole Weaver is…
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Added by Mayra Calvani on September 26, 2012 at 11:47am — No Comments

Sunstruck by Mayra Calvani

Are you looking for a great read before summer comes to a screeching halt?  If you are like me and you like reading great fiction based on true events, I suggest you read Sunstruck by  award winning author, Mayra Calvani.    I read and reviewed Sunstruck .  You can read my review…

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Added by Nicole Weaver on September 2, 2012 at 4:45pm — No Comments

Maries Nine Lives Book Giveaway!

Book Giveaway and Author Highlight at Kristi's Book…

Added by Kristi Bernard on December 6, 2011 at 9:22pm — No Comments

Today's Interview with author Stacy Juba!

http://oddjobsmomma.blogspot.com/2011/08/interview-with-stacy-juba.html

 

Enjoy this wonderfully informative interview with author Stacy Juba!

Added by Wendie Rodgers on August 1, 2011 at 7:06am — No Comments

Author Branding

I've been reading Kristen Lamb's book Are You There Blog? It's Me, Writer and thinking a lot about blogging, branding, and author promotion. (I discovered Kristen via Laura Pauling, whose mere…
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Added by Susan Kaye Quinn on July 27, 2011 at 5:00pm — No Comments

Letting it all hang out

Not literally of course, that wouldn't be pretty at my age.  I'm referring to writing honestly and not holding things back.

 

In my professional life I am known as a very well-respected expert in the field of cat behavior. I have written 7 books on the subject and have worked full-time in this field for 25 years. I am IAABC certified and AABP certified and enjoyed having a career where I feel confident. That's when something happened to my common sense and reasoning and…

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Added by Pam Johnson-Bennett on July 21, 2011 at 11:25am — No Comments

Interview with African American author Jacquitta McMamus

I love reading and reviewing children’s picture books. I think it is so important to expose all children to reading at an early age. After having read so many books, one thing that stands out is the lack of books with children of color. This is what propelled me to self-publish my first children’s book: Marie and Her Friend the Sea Turtle. This topic got me interested in interviewing authors of color. My desire is to help promote them and the contribution they are making to the…

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Added by Nicole Weaver on July 16, 2011 at 8:00pm — No Comments

20+ Editors and Agents Waiting for Your Pitch at the Liberty States Fiction Writers Conference

2011 Create Something Magical Conference

March 19, 2011

Renaissance Woodbridge Hotel, Iselin, New Jersey

featuring Keynote Speaker Mary Janice Davidson

New York Times and USA Today best-selling and prolific writer who is published primarily in paranormal romance but also fantasy and non-fiction.



Plus an exciting line-up of speakers and workshops to help hone and polish your writing:



Cathy Maxwell:  Voice–Your Writing… Continue

Added by Caridad Pineiro on February 8, 2011 at 8:13am — No Comments

Free Read from Paranormal Suspense Romance STRONGER THAN SIN - the Awakenings Excerpt

This Wicked Wednesday I'm offering up an excerpt from STRONGER THAN SIN that I've titled "Awakenings" because as Jesse and Liliana are thrust together, understanding awakens desire, especially in Jesse. He's been alone for so long that Liliana's caring and compassion are almost overwhelming.



If you cannot see the excerpt below, you… Continue

Added by Caridad Pineiro on January 26, 2011 at 12:30pm — No Comments

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