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November 20, 2011

Time for another installment of The Ex-Files.

First, though, big news! The Fairy Tale Bride is FREE on Kindle and Nook. The price is raised at Smashwords and iTunes, but Amazon and B&N are still free, so check it out if you like historical romance. I'm happy to say that Miranda and Simon's story is in the Top 100 Kindle Free books. Very exciting!

In further Once Upon a Wedding series news, I'm delighted to announce that Kensington has reverted the rights to the last two books in the series...

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Published on November 20, 2011 14:02 • 5 views

November 18, 2011

Please welcome author KJ Steele to the blog.

Could you please tell us a little about your book?

No Story to Tell is a story about Victoria Lackey, a once promising dancer who now finds herself trapped in a passionless marriage, and arid existence. Upon meeting Elliot, a sensual artist who has recently moved into the remote, gritty town of Hinckly, life begins to get a bit complicated for Victoria. Elliot recognizes the dancer's spirit in Victoria, and encourages her to open a dance studio...

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Published on November 18, 2011 11:00 • 4 views

November 17, 2011

Please welcome author Gregory Earls to the blog today. He's going to talk about how using real life experience is a great way to find inspiration. And, on the flip side, how hard it is to convince some readers that you haven't experienced everything your character has!

My novel, Empire Of Light, is of the Urban Fiction genre in which it has a huge fantasy streak. Of course, I used my actual life experiences as a jumping off point- my time spent at The American Film Institute, for example. And ...

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Published on November 17, 2011 11:00 • 4 views

November 16, 2011

Please welcome author Crystal Connor to the blog. We need to congratulate her, as her novel was a finalist in the 20011 International Book Awards. Congrats, Crystal!

I grew up telling spooky little campfire style stories at slumber parties. We'd make a tent in the bedroom, and the only source of light would be from a flashlight that was about to die. I'd tell my tale of doom and then while everyone was jumping at the tree branch scraping against the window and I'd be sound asleep!


I served my ...

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Published on November 16, 2011 14:25 • 4 views

November 11, 2011

Please welcome David Rocklin to the blog today. The author of The Luminist , he found his inspiration in the poignant photography of one woman who captured images of people long gone.

What inspired you to write your first book?Do you have a specific writing style?

I was inspired by a visit to the Getty Museum in Los Angeles. There was an installation of early photography that I found fascinating and poignant (their faces seemed to be so contemporary, and yet they'd all been gone for a hundred...

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Published on November 11, 2011 12:34 • 4 views

November 10, 2011

Please welcome author James Mace to the blog today. He's going to answer questions about how ancient Rome inspired his newest book. If you're a fellow history lover — or a fellow soldier — you will enjoy!

What inspired you to write your first book?

I drew my inspiration from a variety of sources. Foremost, I have wanted to tell the story of the campaigns of Germanicus Caesar since I was about twelve. My parents got me interested in Roman history around this time, and I was absorbing as much...

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Published on November 10, 2011 11:46 • 8 views

November 6, 2011

As promised, you get two chapters of The Ex-Files this week, to make up for my falling behind in the last few weeks. Also, for those of you who've hung in with me, as a reward — The Fairy Tale Bride is now FREE for a limited time on B&N, Apple, Sony, etc. (but not Amazon, as of yet). You can easily find the link to the publisher you prefer if you visit my page on Backlist Ebooks.

You may wonder why I would offer a book for free when I'm doing wedding promotion to help pay for my daughter's...

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Published on November 06, 2011 16:04 • 21 views

November 4, 2011

Please welcome author Robert Nelson to the blog today. Robert answers questions about his gritty urban tale Real Eyez Realize Real Liez.

Could you please tell us a little about your book?

Real Eyez Realize Real Liez is a gritty Urban Novel which epitomizes the World behind the World and illustrates the battle we as Americans fight against drugs, crime, and corruption on a day to day basis. As much as the storyline educates about the Urban Sub-Culture; it also goes through great lengths to...

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Published on November 04, 2011 11:49 • 24 views

November 3, 2011

Please welcome author Robyn Wheeler to the blog. Robyn shares her story about depression and anger — most importantly, her way of reducing her own anger and anxiety to create a happy life for herself.

In October 2010, after being diagnosed with a mood disorder I had never heard of, I decided to pen my story in hopes of helping and educating others about Dysthymic Disorder.

After much research, I wrote about my deep depression, how it affected my life and everyone around me as well as the...

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Published on November 03, 2011 11:12 • 13 views

November 1, 2011

Please welcome award-winning author/illustrator NeonSeon to the blog today. Writing for children is not easy, but NeonSeon finds Shouty really connects with young readers.

I pulled my first all-nighter in third grade for a paper on Zimbabwe, which I typed on a brown and tan typewriter in our guest bedroom. I got an A.

This was the beginning of a long string of all-nighters that lasted well into graduate school. I learned I could play while everyone else studied and still get the same grade or b...

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Published on November 01, 2011 12:13 • 22 views