AUTHORS ON THE SPOTLIGHT

Thursday – June -05/2014, Author Deborah Brooks Langford

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My name is Deborah Brooks Langford, I am a Poet and an Author of sixteen books On Lulu.com and on Amazon kindle You can find me on Facebook Deborah Brooks Langford.

I was born in North Carolina, I am a military brat. We lived in Germany and Spain and Turkey. My father’s side of the family comes from Cherokee North Carolina and my mother’s families are English. I dedicated everything I do in the memory of my wonderful sweet mother and to Jesus Christ My Lord and Savior. I have 17 book published 4 cook books, Cooking the World Over Poets’ recipes from the heart Christmas Delights Valentine Kisses.

I decided to write my cookbooks for several reasons. First, I love to cook. Second, I have a lot of poet and author friends that like to cook I love poetry and cooking So we all got together and put them together and I came up with four different cookbooks from all over the world.. and most of the poets gave me poems with the recipes.. These books were so much fun to do.. Unfortunately on Lulu.com I can not publish with colored pictures or the books would cost 49.00 a book.

4 children’s books “Madison and Zusie the Zebra”, Aaron’s Monkey World Ms. M&M and The Princess Franchesca, Jessica’s Dog Word, Deborah’s Children Collection. The children’s books I have written are so much fun.. they are my grandchildren I have written about. They helped me with the titles and the story line. I have 6 poetry books, My Heart I Give Silenced Hearts Break of a New Dawn One Day Soon The trilogy, 2 novels – Brooke, Brooke and Nick.

Book Buy Links

http://www.lulu.com/spotlight/DeborahBrooksLangford

You can reach her at {Social media links}

http://debbiejospoetrycorner.blogspot.com

http://deborahbrooks.wordpress.com/about-author-deborah-brooks-langford/

http://www.deborahjobrooks.com/about-deborah/

Please check out her latest conversation with me in the INTERVIEW section 🙂

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Friday Spotlight – June – 06/2014, Author Lorraine Carey

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Lorraine Carey is a veteran Children’s Reading Specialist, Teacher and Author. She has lived and taught in Ohio, Arizona, New Mexico, California and Grand Cayman. She had a short memoir published in 2010 called Losing Ground. She has written two novels for teens to young adults which feature a male hero. Both of them are fantasy and revolve around true historical events.

Mysteries of the Red Coyote Inn takes place in Arizona which holds a special place in her heart. She is getting ready to publish the sequel which will be called, The Adventures of Dean Banks – Out of the Ashes.

Her love for the island and its exciting mystical lore has inspired her to write Jonathan’s Locket, having been fascinated with the stories that have come out of the Wreck of the Ten Sails.

Currently, she is working on another historical fiction/fantasy, called The Last Vestal Virgin. This is another young adult novel about a teen who discovers she may just be one of the last vestals from ancient Rome and has returned to this lifetime to tend to unfinished business.

Lorraine Carey currently resides on Grand Cayman Island with her husband and dog, Matty. Her passion is reading, writing book reviews and writing Fantasy novels for teens to young adults. When she is not writing, you can find her at the beach or out boating around the island with her husband on their boat, The Angelica.

Book Buy Links:

http://amzn.to/1mMYjBb Mysteries of the Red Coyote Inn book 1

http://amzn.to/1hxtziI Out of the Ashes- book 2

http://amzn.to/1o3FRab Jonathan’s Locket

http://amzn.to/1x7AEAM Losing Ground/ memoir

You can reach me at {Social Media Links}

www.lorrainecarey.com

https://www.facebook.com/StorySpirit4U?ref=hl

https://twitter.com/StorySpirit4U

http://www.amazon.com/Lorraine-Carey/e/B00ELQBUHQ/ref=ntt_athr_dp_pel_pop_1

http://www.linkedin.com/profile/view?id=198835185&trk=nav_responsive_tab_profile

https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/4965585.Lorraine_Carey

http://adele-angelic-lights.blogspot.com

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Saturday Spotlight – June – 07/2014, Author James Gordon

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James Gordon has written one book of children’s Poetry.

Hi, My Name is Bobo.  As G.P.A. (Greatest Poet Alive), he is the author of four books of Poetry (The Confessional Heart of a Man, The Book of 24 Orgasms, The Mind of a Poetic Unsub, Revenge of the Orgasm, and Revenge of the Orgasm(Soaking Wet Edition)), contributed to several anthologies, and has released three cds (The G.P.A. Experience, GPAPOCALYPSE Forever, and Soaking Wet) G.P.A. proudly claims Chicago as his home and be found at his website iblowyourmind.net, Facebook at G.P.A.(Greatest Poet Alive), and Twitter(@gr8estpoetalive).

Book Buy Links

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00J7QJPJ0/ref=docs-os-doi_0.

http://www.amazon.com/Revenge-Orgasm-Soaking-Wet-Lust-ebook/dp/B00I8YC05I/ref=sr_1_2?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1401894062&sr=1-2&keywords=revenge+of+the+orgasm

You can reach me at {Social Media Links}

https://www.facebook.com/pages/GPA-Greatest-Poet-Alive-Livingston/171281820040?fref=nf

https://www.facebook.com/HimynameisBobo

http://www.reverbnation.com/gpagreatestpoetalive?profile_view_source=profile_box

Website: www.iblowyourmind.net

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Monday – June -09/2014, Author Stephen Helmes

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Stephen Helmes : What the Hell Happened to Me

I never thought of myself as a writer. I never thought I would enjoy it the way that I do today. Like that little boy, Mikey, in the old cereal commercials, I tried it, and as soon as the flavor hit me, I started gobbling it down.

HOUSE OF FLIES  

When I was in the third grade, our teacher, Miss Phillips, asked the class what they wanted to be when they grew up. I pondered on all the choices as the other kids spilled their colorful answers of doctors, nurses, firemen, truck drivers, and police officers. It was a question that I hadn’t taken to heart at that point of my life, so I had to come up with an answer quick, before the question’s fuse burned down to me.

The blond boy sitting in the row to my left, about three seats behind me answered, “I want to be a rock star.”

At that point, all the other ideas faded and went to Answer Heaven. I instantly saw myself standing under bright lights, hair over my shoulders, a guitar in my hands and screaming girls at my feet. If someone looked over at my desk at that moment, I bet I was grinning like a pumpkin.

When the fuse burned down to me I shouted, “I want to be a rock star too!”

There were no cheers, no woo-hoo’s and no one turned to asked me for an autograph. The kid behind me gave his answer, and the world continued to turn without a glitch or even a tingle from my fabulous discovery. That didn’t matter though. I knew from that moment what I wanted and the seed, as well as my hair, started to grow.

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I started playing guitar when I was ten and didn’t play my first live show with a rock band until I was twenty-one and old enough to get into the club.

The first show was terrible. My amp wasn’t grounded properly and every time I got within two inches of the mike, a blue spark would shoot out and connect with my upper lip. After the first song, my lips were numb, my face was tingling, and my vocals came out sounding like Buckwheat. Our rhythm guitarist was nervous and drank himself into a new comfort zone before we hit the stage, so he was missing notes and occasionally moving his guitar too close to the straight microphone stand, creating an out of tune slide effect. At the end of our set, the announcer walked onto stage and said to the stunned crowd, “Well, let’s give ’em a hand anyway.”

In 1993, I met drummer Connie Caldwell. Together, we created the band we are still proud to be a part of today, House of Flies. I could not begin to tell you how many shows we have played in the last two decades; hundreds easily, maybe a thousand, I don’t know. We have played shows where only two people showed and we have played theaters with hundreds of seats filled and the audience chanting. House of Flies have a cameo appearance in the horror film, Chainsaw Cheerleaders. we have played live for the show Star Search and won a recording deal and television appearance.

Even though our band is not known worldwide, and I never expect to hear our names mentioned in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, I consider our little rock group very successful.

                       THE BEGINNING OF WRITING

The band has been the center of my attention for the past twenty-one years, but in 2001 another piece of my personal puzzle entered into the equation. It was a cold winter’s night, a work night for me. My normal routine was to get up at five-thirty in the morning and start getting ready for the long day that awaited me. This particular morning I had no need for an alarm clock. I woke at 5:00 am in a cool bedroom, sweating and scared senseless, with my eyes darting around the dark room.

In the dream, I had been walking through a city park on an extremely cold night. I’m not sure what time it was, but the big city was completely deserted, no one around except me.

I saw a big fountain in the center of the park. On any normal day, perhaps a warm, sunny spring afternoon, this fountain would be beautiful, water flowing from its overfilled, giant-cup-formed top to its wide round pool at the bottom, where people might sit around its concrete base and look at the water, or even toss a penny for a wish. But this night, there were no spring flowers and no sunshine, only the dim glow of yellow street lamps shining down on the frozen water of the fountain. But there was something else, something unusual that drew me in for a closer look.

Draped over the side of the pool, I saw a bright red jacket that someone apparently had left by accident. I walked over for a closer look and that’s when I saw something else. Under the clear, thick ice, there was the body of a black man, wearing what I could barely make out to be a football jersey with large white numbers. He was buried under the ice! Then I saw another body next to his, an old woman, then another, and another. This fountain’s pool was filled with bodies, twenty, thirty, or more, like frozen fish in a bucket! That’s when I felt its presence. I can’t tell you what it was. I looked around and saw nothing but the surrounding trees and the lonely yellowish glow of the sidewalk under the street lamps. But there was something very real and very evil. I could feel it approaching, getting closer and closer.

I started running. From what, I still didn’t know, but it was right behind me. I could feel it gaining on me. I could feel the hot breath breathing down my back as I ran fast as I could to the distant, crowded lobby of a nearby hotel.
The dream brought me up in the sweat soaked sheets like a clown popping up at the end of Pop Goes the Weasel.

That nightmare put me on track to where I am today. I wrote the dream down while it was still fresh in my mind and gradually added to it. Today that nightmare is the first story in my book, Nightly Visits, and it’s called Glasswalker.

Being a horror fan from a very young age, I found myself enjoying this new found hobby as much as I enjoyed playing music but in a totally different way.

I had other nightmares, and odd dreams, and made it a habit of writing them all down when I woke so they wouldn’t be forgotten.

I didn’t know what would happen to these stories. I hadn’t planned to publish them because I didn’t think I was good enough for that.

I knew that I loved Stephen King movies, but I had never been the reading type.

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 MY BIGGEST WRITING INFLUENCE

One afternoon while I was skimming through a bookstore, I found a book by Stephen King, that I had never heard of. The book was called The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon. Out of curiosity, I bought the book and read it. I fell in love with this book. Reading this book made me want to write more and more.

I loved the way King worded the story as well. One reason I didn’t consider myself a good writer was because I had read stories that, if a person had just an average vocabulary like mine, they found it hard to understand. King worded his book well, but one didn’t have to have college reading skills to enjoy it.

I began reading DesperationBag of BonesThe ShiningThe Rage, and so many more of his books. I was hooked.

So here I am today. I’m proud to say that my first book, Nightly Visits, is published and available online around the world, and my second book is under construction right now.

My first magazine review, from InD”Tale Magazine gave Nightly Visits a four-star rating and compared my writing to Stephen King. I wonder why.

Book Buy Links

Interview “The News In Books” :

http://www.thenewsinbooks.com/stephen-helmes-on-being-a-milkman-a-musician-and-a-writer/

Nightly Visits Review “The News In Books”

http://www.thenewsinbooks.com/nightly-visits-a-review-2/

Where to find Nightly Visits

Amazon :

http://www.amazon.com/Nightly-Visits-Stephen-Helmes/dp/1493165526/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1396559626&sr=8-1&keywords=nightly+visits

Books-A-Million :

http://www.booksamillion.com/p/Nightly-Visits/Stephen-Helmes/9781493165520?id=5928325950499

Barnes & Noble :

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/nightly-visits-stephen-helmes/1118626907?ean=9781493165520

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Wednesday – June -11/2014, Author Kerstin Centervall

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Kerstin Centervall

I am living and working in Sweden, where I also was born. I was only a child when I started singing dancing and acting. Five years old I started with ballet, singing in the children choir in my home parish and was only 6 years old when I was doing my first performance. My great musical interest has always followed me. After High school, I took lessons at the Musical Academy and dramatic education which led to a start at the Theatre. Later I followed up my studies with a teacher’s degree  in English and Swedish which urged my great interest also for language and for painting in words which now has led to 3 poetry books and also my Awards during 2013 by Destiny To Write Publications as the Author of the Year, the Best Newcomer and also the Most Inspirational poet of the Year. And not to forget my music and singing will always be my constant companions in life.

 Book Buy Links

http://www.lulu.com/shop/search.ep?type=Print+Products&keyWords=The+Northern+Star&x=11&y=6&sitesearch=lulu.com&q=

 http://www.lulu.com/shop/kerstin-centervall/music-in-verses/paperback/product-21034343.html

 You can reach me at {Social Media Platform}

http://www.prince2000ful.com/

http://facebook.com/kcentervall

Please check out her  interesting conversation with me in the INTERVIEW section in a day 🙂

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Friday – June -12/2014, Author Ronnie Strong

Ronnie Strong
Ronnie Strong

I am a 55-year-old man living in Reservoir, Australia.  I met my wife seventeen years ago. We have two children together and one of my other two older children lives with us too.

I came to writing erotica relatively late in life. For the moment, I still work in a government job doing policy and research work. I have a Masters and PhD related to my work. I have also studied professional writing and editing.

Book Buy Links

Kate Gets Marks

http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00C0AUEU4

https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/kate-gets-marks/id627414823?mt=11

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/kate-gets-marks-ronnie-f-strong/1114973099

The Laundromat

http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B008K4C3C6

http://www.amazon.com/The-Laundromat-Inc-ebook/dp/B008K4C3C6/

https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/the-laundromat/id515651897?mt=11

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-laundromat-ronnie-f-strong/1109801730?ean=9781491084724

 You can reach me at {Social Media Platform}

 Ronnie Strong

www.facebook.com/rfstrong?ref=tn_tnmn

http://www.facebook.com/KateGetsMarks

www.facebook.com/thelaundromatinc

@RonnieFStrong

http://www.amazon.com/Ronnie-F-Strong/e/B009HP71D8

http://ronniestrong.com/

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Sunday – June -15/2014, Author Christina M. Castro

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I have been writing poetry since the fifth grade ever since I got my first guitar and learned how to play it so naturally. In the eighth grade, I was given an assignment to write a children’s story to present to the first grade of the private all girl’s school that I attended in Towson MD. I became hooked onto writing with the lifetime goal to be published. I continued to write poetry all through my years of high school. College and when I attended nursing school.

In the year 2000, I started praying about getting published and recorded for my original songs. In 2008, I graduated from Harvest Time Bible College in Randallstown MD with a Bachelor’s Degree in Theology with a certification as a Missionary. To become a published Christian writer is my new goal in writing.

In 2010, I joined Hubpages and Facebook where I have met other wonderful writers. One of the most wonderful writers I have met is Deborah Brooks Langford. She introduced me to Barry Mowles, from Cardiff, Wales UK and he made it possible to publish through Destiny To Write Publications my first two books of poetry called, Hopes, Dreams & Spiritual Fulfillment and Words From A Missionary’s Heart. These books are for purchase through Lulu.com. Currently I am in the process of writing my third poetry book, called Confronting Deception and my first novel, called Living Through The Metamorphosis. Later this year, I will be publishing my first Children’s Adventure Book.

I am a licensed practical nurse doing Private Duty full-time, and a mother of two, my daughter is 26, in her last year of Art College studying Interior Design, and my son is 23, who is in Community College doing his prerequisites for Pharmacy School. Being divorced has not been a misfortunate experience. It gives me incentive to be creative and to spend more time with my parents in their retirement years. But nothing could be possible without Jesus Christ as my Savior and the Power in all my possibilities. To the Lord God Almighty, I am totally thankful.

You can reach me at {Social Media Platform}

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Author-and-Poet-Christina-M-Castro-Fan-Club/272046499586698?fref=nf

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Tuesday – June -17/2014, Author Marisa Oldham

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California born Marisa Oldham, now resides in Arizona where she practices her love of writing and photography in both a leisurely and professional fashion. When asked what genre her books should be categorized as Marisa answers, “New Adult and Contemporary Romance.”

The Falling of Love, Marisa’s debut novel begins the story of Grace Hathaway, a seventeen-year-old typical teenager who meets and falls in love with Ian Taylor, a rebel, misfit, outsider that is new to her small town.

Marisa has several other novels in the works, The Falling of Grace (Book Two in the Falling series), The Falling of Hope (Book Three in the Falling series), a spin-off to the Falling series which will feature Michelle Hathaway as the main character, and You Have Such a Pretty Face a contemporary romance that will explore the self-esteem issues of the main female character, societie’s views on overweight people, and how this makes overweight people feel, with a romantic, witty, and heartwarming story.

Marisa loves to hear from her fans and personally reads all the reviews. If you have enjoyed one of her novels, please leave a review.

 Book Buy Links:

http://www.amazon.com/Marisa-Oldham/e/B00JFQFPZ0/ref=ntt_athr_dp_pel_1

You can reach her at {Social Media Platform}

https://www.facebook.com/thefallingseriesofnovels

https://www.facebook.com/marisaoldhamphotography

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Wednesday – June 18th- 2014, Author Sam Reese

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Sam Reese is an author living in Kingston, TN with his wife, dogs, and cat. He has been told his writing incorporates the terror of H.P. Lovecraft, the imagination of Neil Gaiman, the characterization of Stephen King, and the snarkiness of David Sedaris. Immolation is his first novel, though he is currently working on three more, as well as numerous short stories.

Book Buy Link

http://www.amazon.com/Immolation-Sam-Reese-ebook/dp/B00KTOTVB6

You can reach him at {Social Media Platform}

Social media and the like can be found on my website, which is live but under construction here:  www.supernaturalsam.com

 Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/pages/Sam-Reese-Author-and-Adventurer/140116649427941?ref=hl

Blog – http://samueladamreese.wordpress.com/

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Thursday – June -19/2014, Author Uvi Poznansky

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Uvi Poznansky

Uvi Poznansky is a California-based author, poet and artist.

She earned her B. A. in Architecture and Town Planning from the Technion in Haifa, Israel. During her studies and in the years immediately following her graduation, she practiced with an innovative Architectural firm, taking a major part in the large-scale project, ‘Home for the Soldier’; a controversial design that sparked fierce public debate.

At the age of 25 Uvi moved to Troy, N.Y. with her husband and two children. Before long, she received a Fellowship grant and a Teaching Assistantship from the Architecture department at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, where she guided teams in a variety of design projects; and where she earned her M.A. in Architecture. Then, taking a sharp turn in her education, she earned her M.S. degree in Computer Science from the University of Michigan.

During the years she spent in advancing her career–first as an architect, and later as a software engineer, software team leader, software manager and a software consultant (with an emphasis on user interface for medical instruments devices)–she wrote and painted constantly, and exhibited in Israel and California. In addition, she taught art appreciation classes. Her versatile body of work can be seen online at uviart.com. It includes bronze and ceramic sculptures, oil and watercolor paintings, charcoal, pen and pencil drawings, and mixed media.

Uvi published two children books, Jess and Wiggle and Now I Am Paper. For each one of these books, she created an animation video (see Author Videos at the bottom of this page.)

She won great acclaim for her novel, Apart From Love, and for her poetry book, Home. Her collection of dark tales, Twisted, and her Historical Fiction books, A Favorite Son and Rise to Power will soon be followed by a new novel, A Peek at Bathsheba.

Book Buy Links

RISE TO POWER:
TWISTED:

 HOME:

 A FAVORITE SON:

 APART FROM LOVE:

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Saturday – June – 21/2014, Author H. Bennett Hubbard
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I grew up in Macon, Georgia, USA. I did my undergraduate work at Georgia Tech, I worked for about 8 years and went to graduate school at MIT. At some point, I became disenchanted with engineering and decided to start writing.
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Monday – June – 23/2014, Ann Marie Zagorianos
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Ann Marie

My name is Ann Marie Zagorianos. I was born in Alexandria, Egypt and grew up in the Sudan. I come from Rhodes in Hellas, where I live.

I teach English. I love children and I know they love me, too. If only we, adults could listen to what they have to say, I am sure life would have been a lot better. I fight hard to retain the child in me.

I love all people regardless of nationality, color, political views or religion. United we can change the world to the better. Life is short, why should we waste it on pointless conflicts?

Writing poems, stories, articles , reading books, listening to music, editing and producing videos or taking photos and making photo creations, excite my interest and add color to my life.

I have published three poetry books in Greek. My poems have been translated in French ( by Author – Poet Gaston Henry Aufrere ) , in Italian ( by Constantino Nikas ) , in German ( by Beucker ) , in Portuguese ( by Virginia Rodas ) and are included in various anthologies all over the world. I have also participated in photography exhibitions with my photos and photocreations. I am a dreamer rather than a realist

YOU CAN REACH ME ON:

https://www.facebook.com/Annie0854

http://annie0854.wordpress.com/

http://allpoetry.com/Ann_Marie_Zag

https://www.youtube.com/user/Annie0854

https://vimeo.com/annie0854

 

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Thursday – June 26/2014, Author & Ventriloquist Jonathan Geffner
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Jonathan Geffner is one of the world’s most highly skilled ventriloquists. He was Tina Fey’s ventriloquist consultant for his 2013 movie, Admission. Together with his diverse cast of whimsical puppet partners, Jonathan has entertained and entranced thousands of audiences of all ages throughout the USA, Hong Kong, Macau, China and Japan. He has written, produced and starred in (along with his puppets) a dozen educational videos that have been seen in schools and other venues throughout the English speaking world. He has also written and starred in the short film, Oxford Park, which introduced the detective Van Trillo and his wooden partner, Sam Suede. Oxford Park screened at film festivals throughout the USA as well as in Denmark, Japan and Swaziland.
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Tuesday – July – 01/2014,  Author Martin Kloess
Martin Kloess
Martin Kloess
A son of San Francisco since my first school days. My plans were to become a music teacher. I earned my BA degree at San Francisco State College. Somehow I found myself working for an oil company. They sent me to the San Francisco Academy of Arts to learn graphic arts for the printing field. This all lead to a job with almost limitless creative potential. In addition I was encouraged to engage in charity work. In 1991 I joined the Freemasons. I became very active in their ritual, education and most of all charity endeavors. My forte was public schools, our youth and Toys for Tots. In addition, I coached youth soccer for 13 years. Noted for my work with young adults, I hold several youth protection certificates. Now retired, I turn my attentions to poetry.
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You can reach me at {Social Media Platform }
Twitter
Facebook

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https://plus.google.com/u/0/108974650351928209730/posts

Allvoices

http://www.allvoices.com/users/mhatter99

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Thursday – July- 03/2014, Author Shirley McLain
Shirley McLain
Shirley McLain
Shirley McLain is a retired RN, wife, mother, and grandmother of six, currently living in Sapulpa,Oklahoma where she’s enjoying her retirement to the fullest. She was born in California but lived her growing years in Oklahoma. She done extensive travel within the United States and learned to appreciate each state for its own beauty. Her dream trip is to see Spain and Italy at a slow pace.
Shirley has published a young adult mystery called “The Tower”, a book of short stories called, “Shirley’s Short’s and Flashes and a Christian poetry book called, “Verses For My King.” She has now published her historical fiction, “Dobyns Chronicles.” She is now working on another young adult mystery. Shirley’s love of travel, adventure and writing has created a novel that will hold your attention, and leave you wanting more.
Book Buy Links & Social media Platform
Website  www.shirley-mclain.com
Blog  –  shirley-mclain.net
The address to my Facebook Store  Shirley McLain’s Books | Store
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Saturday – July – 12/2014, Author Gregg Bell
Gregg Bell
Gregg Bell

When I was ten a drunken guy almost drowned me in a swimming pool. It was in Miami Beach at the Chateau motel. The guy was a pool hand and he was wrestling (playfully, for the most part)with us kids. Then he said, “I’m going to show you a good hold” and he got me in a headlock and took me under. It was a good hold all right. He held me there and held me there and held me there. I struggled but this was a powerful man. There was nothing to do. I would either die or I wouldn’t.

That experience gave me an appreciation for life’s tenuousness. If you think about it, we’re only alive as far as our next breath will take us.

So I write novels and stories about characters like you and me with their heads underwater. (Figuratively speaking of course.) Characters under so much duress their brains are about to burst. They’re at the end of it all. No way out of this one. But I also write with a sense of humor. (You have to have a sense of humor, right?)

I was born in 1956 in Chicago. A lifelong Illinois guy. Married once. Divorced. No kids. No pets. Passionate about things: people, classical music, golf. And I always seem to be on the side of the underdog.

You can reach him at {Social media Platform}

website: http://www.greggbell.net/

blog: http://greggbell1.blogspot.com/

twitter: https://twitter.com/GreggBell1

facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Gregg-Bell/212349142247022

Please check out his interesting conversation with me in the Author Interview Category  tomorrow 🙂
Hope you enjoy getting to know him like me.

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Wednesday – July – 23/2014, Author Leah Price

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A lifelong lover of fantasy, Leah Price has spent years dreaming of other worlds and distant places. After traveling and studying abroad, she decided to write the story she always wanted to read. The Faire Pendant is a series of books dedicated to the child who lives in a world of imagination and wonder, who dreams of magic, and who longs for adventure.

You can e-mail her at leahpriceauthor at gmail.com or follow her using one of the following links:

http://www.facebook.com/leahpriceauthor

http://www.twitter.com/leahpriceauthor

http://www.google.com/leahpriceauthor

https://www.goodreads.com/user/show/31959226-leah-price

http://www.smashwords.com/profile/view/LeahPriceAuthor

Please check out her interesting conversation with me in the Author Interview Category  tomorrow 🙂
Hope you enjoy getting to know her like me.
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Tuesday – August – 19/2014, Author Stan Yocum
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StanYocum uses years of corporate business experience and his storytelling background from his theatre experience for inspiration in his writing. He also raises and trains assistance dogs for Canine Companions for Independence®.Yocum is married with two daughters and resides in PalosVerdes, California.

You can read a longer biography at: http://stanyocum.com/about-me/about/

BOOK BUY LINKS:

Stan’s website:

http://stanyocum.com/

Barnes & Noble:

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/unrelenting-nightmare-stan-yocum/1117938636?ean=9781491716816

Amazon:

http://www.amazon.com/Unrelenting-Nightmare-Stan-Yocum/dp/1491716797

iUniverse:

http://bookstore.iuniverse.com/Products/SKU-000622312/Unrelenting-Nightmare.aspx

You can reach him at {Social media Platform}

Facebook :

https://www.facebook.com/AuthorStanYocum
Twitter :

https://twitter.com/StanYocum

Please check out his interesting conversation with me in the Author Interview Category  this week 🙂

Hope you enjoy getting to know him like me.

 

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Thursday – August – 21/2014, Author C.S Burrough

 

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C S Burrough began life in the UK. After studying Performing Arts full time he worked on West End Theatre productions and toured shows internationally for 16 years, settling in Australia in the early 1980’s. He has written and published since 1989 in anthologies and newspapers, having produced two full length works and numerous novellas and short stories, and is also a prolific reviewer of books.

 

BOOK BUY LINKS:

 

Latest book listing:

http://www.amazon.com/Forever-Be-Damned-C-S-Burrough-ebook/dp/B00MGBYCPU/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1407319101&sr=1-1

 

Amazon Author page:

https://www.amazon.com/author/csburrough

 

AustLit previous works listing page:

http://www.austlit.edu.au/austlit/page/A18776?mainTabTemplate=agentWorksBy

 

You can reach him at {Social-media Platform}

 

Facebook fan page:

https://www.facebook.com/csburrough

 

Twitter:

https://twitter.com/csburrough

 

Goodreads Author page:

https://www.goodreads.com/csburrough

 

Please check out his interesting conversation with me in the Author Interview Category  tomorrow 🙂

Hope you enjoy getting to know him like me.

 

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Monday – August 25, 2014 – Author Kristy Black

 

I grew up in Southern California and graduated from West Lake High School (“Go Warriors!”). Then I moved north to San Jose where I attended college at San Jose State University (“Go Spartans!”). After graduating, which seemed to take forever… I moved to the Big Island of Hawaii for a year. While living in Hawaii I worked a little and played a lot. It was here that I fell in love with the breathtaking island as well as the beautiful Hawaiian culture, which proved to be the inspiration for the main character, Sofia Hanalei, and the island setting at the beginning of my story, MAGISTAN. While in Hawaii, I experienced a condition called, “Island Fever,” which made me feel I needed to get back to the mainland – quick.

I moved to another place I love, the Santa Cruz mountains. While living in these mountains among the Redwood trees, I wrote MAGISTAN. It was this strange Redwood forest that inspired me to create the setting for the Blue Bark forest in my story. Feeling life was passing me by living a secluded mountain life, my husband and I recently moved back to LA. Although, I miss both Santa Cruz and Hawaii, living in LA is a lot fun! My dream is to continue writing the MAGISTAN series and someday move back to the Hawaiian Islands, my favorite place in the whole wide world!

Book Links:

http://www.wattpad.com/36695478-magistan

You can reach her at {Social-media platform}

https://www.facebook.com/ethan.black.75?fref=ts

Please check out her interesting conversation with me in the Author Interview Category  tomorrow 🙂

Hope you enjoy getting to know her like me.

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Friday – 05/11/2014, Author Susan Joyner-Stumpf

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My name is Susan Joyner-Stumpf. I have been writing since the age of eight. It started off as an escape mechanism for me, as I was suffering from Childhood abuse. After a while, and after winning every Creative Writing Contest I entered at such an early age, I began to have a passion for writing and thus have never stopped.

I am considered a Dark Poet. Though I also write both Fiction and Non-Fiction Short Stories, Novellas (shorter than novels, longer than short stories) and songs, I am most focused as a Poet. My poems are an immediate rush of expression, an inner need to connect and to begin myself, and end the constant longing. It is a funnel through which all things eventually flow outwards, the essence that is me thrown to the masses. I write because I am this thing that must create, or so shall I be destroyed. I blow into this world my latest gesture, a kiss of meter and rhyme and metaphor, expecting nothing in return. Perhaps an echo, a sigh. What would be nice is someone to turn around and say, I needed every bit of that. My life would thus be complete.

Again, I have been writing since the age of eight, over 40 years. It’s been a life-long journey of pleasure and pain into that great Unknown. But it’s enough. I’m one with it. I can only hope I’ve helped you find oneness too in this world of bits and pieces.

Book Buy Links:

Some of my books are available on Amazon.com, here, http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=Susan%20Joyner-Stumpf

Some of my books on Lulu.com http://www.lulu.com/shop/search.ep?type=Print+Products&keyWords=Susan+Joyner-Stumpf&sitesearch=lulu.com&q=&x=18&y=13

You can reach me at {Social Media Platform}

https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/1456245.Susan_Joyner_Stumpf

https://plus.google.com/u/0/114330760803931668212/posts?cfem=1

https://twitter.com/sonnetwolf

https://susanjoynerstumpf.wordpress.com/wp-admin/edit.php

Please check out her interesting conversation with me in the Author Interview Category  tomorrow 🙂

Hope you enjoy getting to know her like me.

 

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Thursday – September – 18/2014, Author R.M. Ridley

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R. M. Ridley lives in rural Ontario on a small homestead, raising a menagerie of animals, including a flock of sheep and a swarm of foul. He has been writing stories, both long and short, for three decades, the themes of which range from the gruesome to the fantastical. As an individual who suffers from severe bipolar disorder, R. M. Ridley is a strong believer in being open about mental health issues because myths should be kept to stories.

Book Buy Links:
You can reach him at { Social-Media Platform}
twitter:  @RavenMRidley

Please check out his interesting conversation with me in the Author Interview Category  tomorrow 🙂

Hope you enjoy getting to know him like me.

 

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Thursday – Oct 9th, 2014 – Author Jennifer Beilis

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I have my Associate’s degree in Social Sciences from Brookdale Community College in Lincroft, New Jersey, my Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Rowan University in Glassboro, New Jersey and my Master’s degree in Education and Deafness Rehabilitation, SCPI (SIGN Language Proficiency Interview, from New York University in New York.

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“She has weathered more storms than most people have that I have ever known.  Yet, she still perseveres and conquers her fears, never letting an ounce of weakness tell her that she cannot do something… Because she knows that she can.  Most of the struggles that I have seen, suffering along side with her frequently as she has fallen down only to pick herself up.  “Hear” I am!! Is like poetry to the poet as medicine is to the patient.  Every reader will relate to something somewhere in the book.  Each time it is read, it will even relate to the same person differently as they progress through various challenges in their life.  I wish Jen many years of continued success in her relationships, employment, overcoming obstacles with her health and wellness, financial security, and in her continuation to showing others that there is always hope.”

P.S. College graduate in New Jersey

You may contact me through Facebook on hereiam_jennifer or on AOL: hereiam_jennifer@aol.com.

Please check out her interesting conversation with me in the Author Interview Category  tomorrow 🙂

Hope you enjoy getting to know her like me.

 

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Wednesday – October -15/2014, Author Stephanie Stacker

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S.L. Stacker was born in southwestern Virginia.  After high school, she enlisted in the U.S. Navy as a sonartechnician.  She discovered her love for writing after starting a fiction blog in 2009.  To date, she has published two books in the Macyn McIntyre Series, Macyn’s Letter and Macyn’s Awakening.  The third book, Macyn’s Decision, is currently in progress and is slated to be released in November 2014.  S.L. Stacker currently resides in Florida with her husband and children.

Book Buy Links & Social-Media Links:

http://www.slstacker.com

https://www.facebook.com/SLStacker

https://twitter.com/SLStacker

Instagram username is S.L. Stacker

https://www.smashwords.com/profile/view/slstacker

http://www.amazon.com/S.L.-Stacker/e/B00G2TQF5W/ref=sr_ntt_srch_lnk_1?qid=1412775241&sr=8-1

Please check out her interesting conversation with me in the Author Interview Category  tomorrow 🙂

Hope you enjoy getting to know her like me.

 

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Friday – October 17/2014 – Author Michael La Ronn

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Michael La Ronn writes fearless fantasy. His novels feature unlikely protagonists such as teddy bears and vegetables, and his writings are filled with quirky and imaginative humor. His signature works are Decision Select Novels, which are best described as Choose Your Own Adventure- esque novels for grown-ups. He blogs and podcasts about his writing life on his website www .michaellaronn.com.

Book links:

Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00MZOLOQS/

B&N: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/eaten-michael-la-ronn/1120255956?ean=2940150681019

Itunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/eaten-complete-first-season/id915225805?mt=11

Kobo: http://store.kobobooks.com/en-US/ebook/eaten-the-complete-first-season

Smashwords: http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/471902

 

Social Media Links:

 

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/michaellaronn

Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/michaellaronn

Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/user/show/3270424-michael-la-ronn

Amazon Author Central: http://www.amazon.com/-/e/B00HTAR4BW

 

Please check out his interesting conversation with me in the Author Interview Category  tomorrow 🙂

Hope you enjoy getting to know him like me.

 

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Wednesday – 19th Nov/2014 – Author Leonce Gaiter

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Raised in New Orleans, Washington D.C., Germany, Missouri, Maryland and elsewhere, Leonce Gaiter is the quintessential army brat—rootless, restive, and disagreeable. He began writing in grade school and continued the habit through his graduation from Harvard College.

His nonfiction writing has appeared in the New York Times, New York Times Magazine, Los Angeles Times, The Washington Times, LA Weekly, NY Newsday, The Washington Post, Huffington Post, Salon, and in national syndication. His noir thriller; Bourbon Street was published by Carroll & Graf in 2005. His 2011 historical novel, I Dreamt I Was in Heaven was also recently published. He currently lives in Northern California.

Don’t miss his amazing conversation with me tomorrow in the Author Interview Category 🙂

 

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Monday – 24/Nov, 2014 – Author Dr.Suzana E. Flores

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Dr. Suzana E. Flores is a licensed clinical psychologist with over ten years of experience. A social-media expert and commentator, she is sought after as a speaker and author on national and international newscasts, podcasts, radio shows, and talk shows. She is a regular blog contributor and is frequently featured on The Ron Kelly Show. Dr. Flores holds a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from Argosy University and a Master in Counseling Psychology from Loyola University Chicago. Before working in private practice, she served as Lead Clinician at Carolinas Healthcare System, the Director of Counseling at the Illinois Institute of Art, and as Adjunct Professor at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology.”

Here is the Facehooked synopsis:

The number of Facebook users worldwide exceeded one billion in August of 2012. With the increase in Facebook users, psychologists have seen an alarming increase in the number of Facebook-related complaints from their clients. Dr. Suzana Flores, clinical psychologist, has interviewed Facebook users of all ages for three years exploring the positive and negative features of Facebook and evaluating the effect it has on our lives.

Facehooked explores the eight problems most-commonly found on Facebook, including controversial topics such as self-esteem, privacy, peer pressure, emotional manipulation, and stalking. Once these problems have been identified, readers are not only provided with the practical tools and activities to help identify and avoid unhealthy behaviors, but also suggestions for healthier interactions on Facebook in the future.”

Social-Media & Book Buy Links:

Dr. Suzana Flores’ website: http://drsuzanaflores.com/

Dr. Suzana Flores’ twitter: https://twitter.com/DrSuzanaFlores

Dr. Suzana Flores’ facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Dr-Suzana-Flores/151766501581253

Dr. Suzana Flores’ google plus page: https://plus.google.com/107568521327889199414/posts

Facehooked book trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=izSidi49Uhs

Facehooked on Reputation Books: http://reputationbooksonline.com/2014/10/05/facehooked/

 

Buy Facehooked (hardcover or ebook) on amazon: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0991363558/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=0991363558&linkCode=as2&tag=lisaabel-20&linkId=KX7FIEZPRWH2SOY5

Buy Facehooked (ebook) on The Untreed Reads Store: http://store.untreedreads.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=6_806&products_id=1427

Dr. Suzana Flores’ interview on Now Chicago: http://www.wciu.com/videos/chi/now-chicago-facehooked

Check out her interesting conversation with me tomorrow in the Author Interview Category 🙂

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Monday – 22nd Dec/2014 – Musician Mihran Kalaydjian

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“Mihran Kalaydjian “Mino” known as “Fast Finger” is a special breed, and I mean that in the most complimentary sense of the phrase. He has it all – the whole package of artistic gifts – and in abundance. But, what strikes about his playing is the sheer beauty – the concept, the intelligence, the control over every sound, the vision, the phenomenal listening to it all – all the attributes that comprise great artistry of the sort that touches our souls.”

Social-Media Links:

http://www.mihrankalaydjianpiano.com/

https://www.facebook.com/MihranKalaydjianPianoMelodies

https://plus.google.com/+MihrankalaydjianpianoMelody/posts

https://twitter.com/MihranPiano

Don’t forget to check his wonderful conversation with me in the “Authors Interview” category in a day or two 🙂

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