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From the sprawling plains of North Central Iowa comes an author of fantasy, urban and LGBT books that have captured the imagination of many readers. Author Layla Dorine is a lover of nature and a crafter of worlds where her stories spring to life. she describes her latest book, Serpent’s Kiss, and shares words of encouragement for new and upcoming writers.
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The next epic fantasy novel from the popular author of Star Wars and Dune universe novels, Kevin J. Anderson, will be his most creative endeavor to date. Not for the story itself, but for the way that it is presented to audiences which include fans of his work as well as aspiring writers who want to see the process of writing as it happens. Continue reading
Phenomena: The Secret History of the U.S. Government’s Investigations Into Extrasensory Perception And Psychokinesis by Annie Jacobson. Nonfiction, 527 pages published in 2017 by Little, Brown and Company.
Although the term “paranormal” can represent an incredibly diverse spectrum of unexplainable events, remarkable human sensory abilities or the like, I could sum it up to “one or a series of observations that cannot be explained using current Continue reading
Memoirs are more than one person’s testimony of their own lives; they give the reader another perspective about events and choices that the reader may have also experienced. Memoirs can be an alternate reflection of not only the author’s life, but the reader’s as well. Illinois native Lisa Orban does just this in her gripping and humorous series of memoirs. Her books, It’ll Feel Better When It Quits Hurting and Wine Comes In Six Packs, have received rave reviews from readers. Continue reading
Gods, demons and pagan deities… Dark fantasy author Tamara Lakomy explores magic and mysticism in an unconventional manner in her novel The Shadow Crucible. Lakomy discusses her book, motivations and advice for writers who are new to the art of storytelling.
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The Trump campaign promise of repealing and replacing the Affordable Health Care Act otherwise known as Obamacare looks like it has hit a major roadblock as republican plan failed to make it out of Washington alive yesterday. Continue reading
The tales of a school for children with superpowers, a soon-to-be hero with an already heroic and popular best friend and an unimaginably massive dragon are told by University of California student and author Vinicio Murillo in his book Roderick Roach.
When did you first know you would become an author?
I’ve been creating stories since I was very young, but I knew I wanted to be a writer when I was in middle school. I found that after reading several books that I wholeheartedly enjoyed, I found that I could MAKE my own book, over subjects that I enjoyed and that was all my own. It was completely mind-blowing, and since then, I’ve been on a constant journey to create my own, unique stories that allowed me to tell the kind of stories that I enjoyed.
As a beginning author, is there any advice that you would give new writers that would follow in your footsteps?
Do your research and know what you’re getting into before you start writing. It is always better to be informed of all the different ways to get your book out there, to become an author as well as mini-entrepreneur, and the best steps in book marketing. That way, you’ll be more likely to sell your book to a grand audience, instead of doing everything at once after your book/blog’s release day and coming up short.
Can you give us a synopsis of your book, Roderick Roach?
Roderick Roach is an exciting new indie middle grade book about an eleven-year-old boy named Rod who goes to a school for children with superpowers, hidden away from the public in a remote mountain range. His best friend is Ezra Stone, a popular and very talented boy who saves the school from a dark menace. Yet Rod gets the chance of a lifetime to be a hero like his friend and idol Ezra, when he must face a dangerous dragon who terrorizes the school. Does he have what it takes to take on a dragon as big as the mountains?
Do you have a favorite quote?
“Imagination is more important than knowledge.”
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John David Bethel, author of Blood Moon and Evil Town, not only brings psychological thrills and mystery to the pages of his novels, but political intrigue as well. Bethel has inside knowledge of the politics of Washington D.C. that brings a level of realism in his work. Formerly a communications strategist and speechwriter for Members of Congress and Cabinet officers, Bethel reflects on the relationship between communication, words and power. Continue reading