Gigi's Company discussion

77 views
Games > Author's Acquaintance

Comments (showing 1-50 of 90) (90 new)    post a comment »

message 1: by Gina (last edited Jan 31, 2010 12:11AM) (new)

Gina (GinRobi) | 3325 comments Mod
  D'ya ken your author?


A member in another group came up with this one, and I asked if I could borrow the idea, LOL! I thought it was great!

This game is all about getting to know the authors we read, and even some we've never read. By using author websites, questions can be asked and answers can be found. Please remember not to make it too difficult. The point would be to get to know the authors ~ obviously, if browing for an answer, you'll check out the author's website. What better way of learning about the authors we read?

So, here's the game: Someone is to answer the first question (posted below), then pose another question for the following members to answer. It can be about the same author, or choose another. Please remember to post a link to the author's site, either by using the link feed (found under (some html is ok) just above the comment box you type in), or copy and past the link from the URL when you're on the author's site.

First question:

How many series' does Jacquelyn Frank write and what are they called?

Find the answer here: http://www.jacquelynfrank.com/series....


Kathleen Burket (KathleenGiGiCompany) | 13397 comments Mod
Frank has three series:

The Gatherers
The Shadowdwellers
The Nightwalkers

In the video about Susan Sizemore's current bestseller, the heroine and hero are described as Zoe and Raven, a human and a _____________ vampire descendant. What kind of vampire descendant is Raven?

Find the answer here: http://www.susansizemore.com/


Gina (GinRobi) | 3325 comments Mod
That would be "Prime" vampire descendant. Looks good, too!

J.R. Ward's Black Dagger Brotherhood series. It's one of my all-time faves, on my top ten list. The author, J.R. Ward, does imitation interviews with the characters. Ward asks Wrath: And how’s living at the compound with the brothers?

The answer can be found during Wrath's interview: http://www.jrward.com/bdb/index-broth...


Kathleen Burket (KathleenGiGiCompany) | 13397 comments Mod
Good question.

J.R.: And how’s living at the compound with the brothers?

W: Straight up? The place is a madhouse. I don’t know how Beth handles it or why she hasn’t kicked them... us off her property. Butch and V can’t stop talking about the Red Sox and that frickin’ human keeps beating everyone at pool. Rhage eats us out of house and home- have you seen the way he can suck back food? J.... C....., he’s a bottomless pit. At least Phury’s cool... he’s easy to get along with. Although I’ll tell you, the boy tokes up a lot, so thank God that red smoke stuff’s just a relaxant and not hard core. Tohr, smart male that he is, has the good sense to get home to Wellsie every day.

Explore Julie Garwood's desk on her home page. Find the old style pocket watch. What is the name inscribed on the cover of the pocket watch? Then explore the books on the bookshelves and name one of the books that Garwood has written about this family.

Find the answer here: http://www.juliegarwood.com/



message 5: by Shannon (last edited Feb 02, 2010 03:16PM) (new)

Shannon (Savhage Temptrest) (SavhageTemptress) | 130 comments Good question, and I liked the website!

The name on the pocket watch is: Clayborne

One of the books about the Clayborne family is: For the Roses For the Roses (Rose, #1) by Julie Garwood

I'm a huge fan of Nalini Singh and her writing. On her website, she describes how she came to write her Psy/Changeling series and answers frequently asked questions. One question is:

Is the series open ended or do you have a certain number of books planned?

What number is the question on the list, and what is the answer?


The answer can be found her: http://www.nalinisingh.com/psy.html





message 6: by Kathleen (last edited Feb 04, 2010 06:44PM) (new)

Kathleen Burket (KathleenGiGiCompany) | 13397 comments Mod
It is the third question about Nalini Singh's Psy/Changeling series. Question and response follows:

3. Is the series open ended or do you have a certain number of books planned?

I don't have the number of books planned but I do have the story arc planned. I know where this series is going, what final "end" I'm heading toward.

Angela Knight's story Vampire's Ball in the anthology Hot for the Holidays (Includes  Breeds, #20; Mageverse, #9; Stormwalker, Prequel) by Lora Leigh Hot for the Holidays will start a new Mageverse story arc that will continue in which two new novels?

Find the answer here: http://www.angelasknights.com


Gina (GinRobi) | 3325 comments Mod
Kathleen, have you read the anthology? I adored Knight's story and can't wait to read the new Mageverse series! The answer to the question is:

My story, “Vampire’s Ball,” kicks off the new Mageverse story arc that will continue in Master of Fire and its sequel, Master of Smoke.

Jim Butcher is one of my all-time fave authors. His Dresden Files series, starring Harry Dresden, starting with the first book Storm Front (The Dresden Files, #1) by Jim Butcher, is listed as one of my top ten fave series'. I can't get enough of Harry! Now, a lot of people do not know this, but his wife is also a published author. What is her name and the name of her paranormal series?

Find the answer here: http://www.jim-butcher.com/
(Hint: Her first name appears in the menu bar at the top of his home page.)


Kathleen Burket (KathleenGiGiCompany) | 13397 comments Mod
Gina wrote: "Kathleen, have you read the anthology? I adored Knight's story and can't wait to read the new Mageverse series!..."

I read Vampire's Ball, but haven't had the chance to read the other stories in the anthology (so many stories, so little time). I purchased the book because of the story by Knight and, of course, the cover. ;)



message 9: by Kathleen (last edited Feb 06, 2010 05:03PM) (new)

Kathleen Burket (KathleenGiGiCompany) | 13397 comments Mod
Gina wrote: "Jim Butcher is one of my all-time fave authors...his wife is also a published author. What is her name and the name of her paranormal series?..."

His wife is Shannon K. Butcher, and her series is Sentinel Wars. The first book in that series,
Burning Alive Burning Alive (Sentinel Wars, #1) by Shannon K. Butcher, was one of our August '09 BotMs.

One of my favorite current series is the Demonica books by Larissa Ione. Book 4 in this series,Ecstasy Unveiled Ecstasy Unveiled (Demonica, #4) by Larissa Ione, was published, January 26. 2010. The hero and heroine are Lore and Idess. In the excerpt on Ione's web site, Lore calls Idess by another name as she lays on the floor of the Harrowgate. What is the nickname by which he refers to her?

Find the answer here: http://larissaione.com/blog/books/ecs...


Gina (GinRobi) | 3325 comments Mod
LOL, the answer is "Cookie". Ha, I haven't heard that one in a while!

Tara Janzen is one of my all-time fave authors. She combines terrific military action, sexy scenes and above all, my love for muscle cars! Her next novel, Loose Ends (Steele Street, #11), will be out in August 2010. In the excerpt, what are the words on the business card in Conroy Farrel's pocket?

Find the answer here: http://tarajanzen.com/looseends_excer...


message 11: by Kathleen (last edited Feb 09, 2010 08:41PM) (new)

Kathleen Burket (KathleenGiGiCompany) | 13397 comments Mod
Farrel's business card reads:

DYLAN HART, UPTOWN AUTOS, WE ONLY SELL THE BEST, 738 STEELE STREET, DENVER, COLORADO

I love the wildly funny Jane Jameson books by Molly Harper. Her blog is equally as funny. On her blog she has an article called This is why I watch CSI alone . . .. According to this article what profession is her husband and what does she say about watching certain television programs with him?

Find the answer here: http://www.singleundeadfemale.blogspo...


Gina (GinRobi) | 3325 comments Mod
LOL, great blog post!

Jane's husband is a cop. She says: "I forgot how much fun it's NOT to watch a crime procedural with a cop", and "Finally, I had to make him limit his comments to the transition scenes."

Jeaniene Frost is quickly becoming one of my fave authors. Her "Night Huntress" series is truly excellent. On her website, you can read the first 20% of her books ~ sort of like a taste of what you'd get. For Book #3, At Grave's End, what is Gena Showalter quoted as saying about the series?

Find the answer here: http://jeanienefrost.com/


Kathleen Burket (KathleenGiGiCompany) | 13397 comments Mod
Showalter's comment about the Night Huntress series:

“A can’t put down masterpiece that’s sexy-hot and a thrill-ride on every page. I’m officially addicted to the series. Marry me, Bones!”

– Gena Showalter, New York Times bestselling author

I love the books set in future spacefaring universe of Linnea Sinclair. Her books fall into the cross-genre area of science fiction romance. Sinclair has created a legend for the cross-genre niche. What are the cross-genre areas listed in her legend?

Find the answer here: http://www.linneasinclair.com/links.html


Gina (GinRobi) | 3325 comments Mod
As per her website, copied and pasted:

Legend:
(please note these terms have no clear dividing lines and the subgenres often overlap--what one reader calls futuristic romance another may insist is science fiction romance... )

sfr = science fiction romance
fut = futuristic romance
rsf = romantic science fiction
sfP = science fiction with some romantic subplot
fr = fantasy romance, non-vampire
fP = fantasy with some romantic subplot
sfrE = sf romance erotica
frE = fantasy romance erotica
tt = time travel sfr

Lisa Shearin quickly became on of my fave fantasy authors. Her characters seem so real, and the plots and sub-plots are woven beautifully to create a great story. Her next book, Bewitched & Betrayed, Bk #4, will be out in April. In the sample chapters, what has Raine seen enough of to last her a lifetime?

Find the answer here: http://www.lisashearin.com/chapters.c...


message 15: by Kathleen (last edited Feb 15, 2010 11:18AM) (new)

Kathleen Burket (KathleenGiGiCompany) | 13397 comments Mod
Raine Benares (in Book 4) is on a job as a seeker and in a bordello.

She states,"My name is Raine Benares, and I'm a seeker. Tonight I'd found what I was looking for, as well as things I never wanted to see. The men who frequented The Satyr's Grove were here because they had money, not muscle tone. These weren't your finer specimens of manhood. And believe me, I got to see enough manhoods and fleeing pasty white posteriors to last me a lifetime."


I love the humorous historicals of Minda Webber

The Remarkable Miss Frankenstein by Minda Webber The Remarkable Miss Frankenstein, The Reluctant Miss Van Helsing by Minda Webber The Reluctant Miss Van Helsing,The Reinvented Miss Bluebeard by Minda WebberThe Reinvented Miss Bluebeard, The Daughters Grimm by Minda WebberThe Daughters Grimm

and I'm not Webber's only fan. What does Harriet Klausner and the Raven want from Webber?


Find the answer here: http://www.mindawebber.net/My_Homepag...


Gina (GinRobi) | 3325 comments Mod
I believe this is what you're looking for...

"This wacky, satirical, paranormal romance will have readers howling in laughter at the antics of Clair's crew. The storyline is action-packed and
quite amusing, but also filled with literary references that augument the delightful plot. Subgenre fans and anyone who appreciates an off-beat,
well-written tale will misquote the Raven wanting ever-more novels like The Remarkable Miss Frankenstein." - Harriet Klausner (Freelance
Reviewer)


Erica Spindler is a great romantic suspense/thriller author, with two new books coming out shortly. On her website, there is an 'Erica's Quips and Quotes. While in a coffeeshot, Erica and a fellow novelist attracted attention with their lively discussion. Who's attention did they get and over what?

Find the answer here: http://www.ericaspindler.com/footnote...


message 17: by Kathleen (last edited Apr 13, 2010 04:24PM) (new)

Kathleen Burket (KathleenGiGiCompany) | 13397 comments Mod
From Erica Spindler's blog:

Over coffee, a fellow novelist and I were openly--and rather enthusiastically--discussing the best way to kill a character's husband. I looked up to discover we had captured the attention of several of the cafe's other patrons, two of them police officers. And judging by the officers' expressions, they had no idea the murder we were plotting would be carried out on paper only. I had some fast explaining to do.

Cynthia Eden self-describes herself as an author of paranormal suspense and hot romance novels (Wow, would I agree with the latter). Eden wrote Hotter After Midnight (Midnight, #1) by Cynthia EdenHotter After Midnight(Midnight Trilogy, Book 1) one of our April 2009 books of month. What four awards has Hotter After Midnight been nominated for/received?

Find the answer here: http://www.cynthiaeden.com/books/hott...


Gina (GinRobi) | 3325 comments Mod
Let's see... Hotter After Midnight was nominated for the 2008 Pearl (Paranormal Excellence Award in Romantic Literature), winner of the 2008 CAPA award, the 2008 Sensual Reviewer's Choice Award, and the 2009 Gayle Wilson Award of Excellence in the Paranormal Category. I'd say the book deserves all of them!

Kathy Reichs is one of my fave authors. As a forensic anthropologist, she uses her knowledge in her novels, and they are incredible. She divides a lot of her time between Charlotte, NC and Montreal, QC, Canada, much like her character, Dr. Temperance Brennan. She's also a producer of the TV show, Bones. Reichs is only one of how many forensic anthropologists ever certified by the American Board of Forensic Anthropology?

Find the answer here: http://kathyreichs.com/about-kathy/


message 19: by Kathleen (last edited Feb 18, 2010 03:49PM) (new)

Kathleen Burket (KathleenGiGiCompany) | 13397 comments Mod
Reichs is one of only eighty-two forensic anthropologists ever certified by the American Board of Forensic Anthropology.

Yasmine Galenorn is launching a new series set in the same universe as her Sisters of the Moon series. What genre is this series, name of the series, name of the first book, when will the first book be released?

Find the answers here: http://www.galenorn.com/IndigoCourt/i...


Gina (GinRobi) | 3325 comments Mod
The series is "Indigo Court", genre is Urban Fantasy, and the first book, Night Myst, is due out on June 29th, 2010.

Cindy Gerard is a terrific author who blends suspense, military action and love beautifully in each book. She writes two different series', Black Ops, Inc. and The Bodyguards. What are the titles of the latest book for each series? (Hint, you'll have to scan the "Books" page to find the answer.)

Find the answers here: http://www.cindygerard.com/books.html


message 21: by Kathleen (last edited Feb 28, 2010 05:53PM) (new)

Kathleen Burket (KathleenGiGiCompany) | 13397 comments Mod
Latest books in the referenced series by Cindy Gerard are as follows:

Feel the Heat (Black Ops, #4) by Cindy GerardFeel the Heat (Black Ops Inc., Book 4)

Into the Dark (Bodyguard, #6) by Cindy GerardInto the Dark (Bodyguards, Book 6)

Lynsay Sands is one of my favorite authors. Every book is a little better than its predessor, which is fantastic for her readers. A popular secondary character in several previous books is the hero in [image error] Bitten By Cupid, an anthology by Lynsay Sands, Pamela Palmer, and Jaime Rush. Who is this hero and who is his heroine?

Find the answer here: http://www.lynsaysands.net/books/anth...


Gina (GinRobi) | 3325 comments Mod
Would you believe I just got myself confused? Do you mean Tiny McGraw? I haven't read all of them yet, which is kinds dumb really, since I now have most of the series. Maybe I should get a jump on them, LOL!

I just finished Craig Larsen's first novel, Mania. A terrific novel, BTW! He's a very intersting person, one whom I've gotten to talking to. So, my question is on Craig, rather than his book.

Craig is a member of what?


Find the answer here: http://craiglarsen.net/content/author...


Kathleen Burket (KathleenGiGiCompany) | 13397 comments Mod
Gina wrote: "Do you mean Tiny McGraw? ..."

Yeppers, we are finally getting Tiny's story. I am reading it right now.


message 24: by Kathleen (last edited Mar 09, 2010 10:04AM) (new)

Kathleen Burket (KathleenGiGiCompany) | 13397 comments Mod
Craig Larsen is a member of the Mystery Writers of America and International Thriller Writers.

Jessica Andersen has extensively researched Mesoamerican myths and legends for her Final Prophecy series. How many books and how many links are listed in the reference portion of her site?

Find the answer here: http://www.jessicaandersen.com/refere...


Gina (GinRobi) | 3325 comments Mod
Let's see...

20 books
4 videos
84 links? Holy smokes! I'm hoping I didn't double count one, LOL!

I really enjoyed the first book, too! Can't wait to get the rest!

James Patterson is a really good author who knows how to envoke emotions from his readers/fans. How many series' does he write?

Find the answer here: http://www.jamespatterson.com/index.php
(Tip: You can count how many by putting your mouse cursor over the 'Books' tab on his menu bar.)


message 26: by Kathleen (last edited Mar 10, 2010 03:56PM) (new)

Kathleen Burket (KathleenGiGiCompany) | 13397 comments Mod
James Patterson has six series:

Alex Cross
Women's Murder Club
Michael Bennett
Maximum Ride
Daniel X
Witch & Wizard

Phaedra Weldon writes the imaginative Zoe Martinique urban fantasy series. She plans to introduce vamps into this series and has a short story on her web site called "Ghoul." In that story, a vamp named Jason shares his physical body with a demon. What is the name of the demon?

Find the answer here: http://phaedraweldon.com/?page_id=22 (Hint: Click the cover to read the short story.)


Gina (GinRobi) | 3325 comments Mod
The Demon's name is Mephistopheles.

Heather Webber's new series, Lucy Valentine, centers around a family's matchmaking business. Her father can see auras, therefore placing together the perfect couples. This is passed down to each generation. However, Lucy's was zapped away when she was a teenager. Now she can only find missing inanimate objects. In the first chapter of the first book, Truly, Madly, where does she find her father's bathing suit?

Find the answer here: http://www.heatherwebber.com/books/tr...
(Tip: either scroll down or click on Excerpt to read the first chapter.)


message 28: by Kathleen (last edited Mar 18, 2010 01:44PM) (new)

Kathleen Burket (KathleenGiGiCompany) | 13397 comments Mod
Where does Lucy Valentine find her father's bathing suit?

In the “third drawer on the right, smushed behind the stack of Playboy magazines.”

Christine Feehan's new book Water Bound (Sisters of the Heart, #1) by Christine Feehan Water Bound, to be released July 27, 2010, is the first book in a new series. What is the name of that series?

Find the answer here: http://www.christinefeehan.com/coming...


Gina (GinRobi) | 3325 comments Mod
The series is called "Sisters of the Heart". Looks promising too!

Annette Blair has a new series that started this January, called Works Like Magick, a paranormal romantic comedy. In the first book, Naked Dragon, Bastien is supposed to be a handyman, sent by McKenna's cousin to help her fix up her Victorian into a B&B. What does McKenna tell Bastien to take off his head?

Find the answer here: http://www.annetteblair.com/excerpt_n...


message 30: by Kathleen (last edited Mar 19, 2010 05:49PM) (new)

Kathleen Burket (KathleenGiGiCompany) | 13397 comments Mod
What does McKenna tell Bastien to take off his head?

She says, “Take my bra off your head. You look like a perv.”

Author Debbie Macomber writes warm, wonderful heartwarming stories. After an editor from Harlequin tore apart her manuscript and recommended that she throw the draft away, what did Macomber do with it? Also, what first with Publishers Weekly is associated with Macomber?

Find the answer here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Debbie_M...


Gina (GinRobi) | 3325 comments Mod
Debbie scraped together $10 and sent that same manuscript, Heartsong, to Silhouette books, a rival of Harlequin. Silhouette bought the book, which became the first romance novel to be reviewed by Publishers Weekly.

What I found really interesting, Kathleen, was learning that Debbie is dyslexic. That just proves that anyone who tries hard enough can persevere, no matter the odds. Incredible! An author to very much admire. And I hope that the editor from Harlequin is kicking herself in the butt!

I'm currently reading Devon Monk's first novel, Magic to the Bone, and I'm enjoying it. When I enjoy an author, I check out their website. What I found out about her is quite interesting. She spent a few years as a columnist for an outdoors magazine, the president of a local writer's group, and even tried her hand at coordinating a couple writer retreats. What other jobs did she have?

Find the answer here: http://www.devonmonk.com/aboutme.htm


message 32: by Kathleen (last edited Mar 26, 2010 09:26AM) (new)

Kathleen Burket (KathleenGiGiCompany) | 13397 comments Mod
(Just an FYI, my favorite Macomber book is Angels Everywhere (Avon's A Season of Angels, Touched by Angels series) by Debbie Macomber Angels Everywhere if you haven't already read it.)

What other jobs did Monk have?

"(Monk) has also held an assortment of other jobs, including working for a child psychologist, a criminal lawyer, and painting holiday art on store front windows." (Monk's Allie Beckstrom series looks good.)

C.E. Murphy wrote the Negotiator trilogy:

Heart Of Stone (The Negotiator Trilogy, Book 1) by C.E. Murphy Heart Of Stone House of Cards (The Negotiator Trilogy, Book 2) by C.E. Murphy House of Cards Hands Of Flame (The Negotiator Trilogy, Book 3) by C.E. Murphy Hands Of Flame

What novella was an experiment in direct-market story sales and sustainable income models for writers? What characters from the Negotiator series is it based upon? When can we hope to purchase this novella?


Find the answer here: http://cemurphy.net/


Gina (GinRobi) | 3325 comments Mod
(Kathleen, her Allie Beckstrom series is pretty good. I've just read the first two. A different take on magic: where it comes from and how it's used and the users. Interesting and I got myself addicted by the end of book #2, LOL!)

Answer: “Hot Time in the Old Town Tonight” was and is an experiment in direct-market story sales and sustainable income models for writers. The novella centered around Janx and Daisani, two of the most popular characters from her Negotiator Trilogy. Patrons who put in a $10 buy-in were able to get this as an exclusive last September and again this past February. This novella will not be available again until it finds a traditional publisher (as in "a book".)

I'd never heard of Tessa Dare until I went looking for a historical romance for my sister-in-law for Christmas. I went and bought the first two books of her "Toby and Isabel Trilogy", Goddess of the Hunt and Surrender of a Siren. She (my s-i-l) said both were great. My question: Who does Tessa converse with daily?

Find the answer here: http://tessadare.com/author/


message 34: by Kathleen (last edited Mar 29, 2010 08:57PM) (new)

Kathleen Burket (KathleenGiGiCompany) | 13397 comments Mod
Who does Tessa Dare converse with daily?

Tessa lived a rather nomadic childhood in the Midwest. As a girl, she discovered that no matter how many times she moved, two kinds of friends traveled with her: the friends in books, and the friends in her head. She still converses with both sets daily.

I just love the Lil Marchette (Dead End Dating) books by Kimberly Raye. All of her DED books are on my keeper shelf. What books are on her permanent keeper shelf?

Find the answer here: http://www.kimberlyraye.net/vampire/b...


Gina (GinRobi) | 3325 comments Mod
On her keeper shelf, Kimberly Raye has the entire Stephanie Plus series (Janet Evanovich), the complete Sookie Stackhouse series (Charlaine Harris), "Undead and Unemployed" (her all time favorite of Mary Janice's Undead books), "Heaven, Texas" by Susan Elizabeth Phillips, "Slow Heat in Heaven" by Sandra Brown and "Pure Temptation" by Vicki Lewis Thompson (just to name a few!). AND anything by J.R. Ward! (LOL, don't blame the woman on that last one! LOL!)

Brett Battles is the author of his Jonathan Quinn series. "Jonathan Quinn is a professional cleaner. His job? Nothing too violent, just disposing of bodies, doing a little cleanup if necessary." I loved the first book, picked up the second and still have to read it. The third is now out, too! Better get my butt in gear, LOL! On Battles's Bio, he answers a few questions. What advice does he give to aspiring novelists? (The four bolded words are enough.)

Find the answer here: http://www.brettbattles.com/bio.php


message 36: by Kathleen (last edited Apr 09, 2010 03:01PM) (new)

Kathleen Burket (KathleenGiGiCompany) | 13397 comments Mod
Brett Battles provides the following advice for aspiring novelists:

Read: Books are your classrooms.

Sandra Brown Sandra Brown was one of the first romance authors that I ever read and I still occasionally enjoy one of her books. What did Brown do before embarking on her writing career?

Find the answer here: http://www.sandrabrown.net/cms.php?pa...


Gina (GinRobi) | 3325 comments Mod
Ms. Brown worked as a model at the Dallas Apparel Mart, and in television, including weathercasting for WFAA-TV in Dallas, and feature reporting on the nationally syndicated program “PM Magazine.”

Growing up, I had been a fan of Danielle Steel and Harlequin, mainly because those were the books laying around my parents' and my aunt's houses, LOL! On my treck to finding to authors, I stumbled upon Bertrice Small Bertrice Small and her historical romance novels. She is the author of 49 novels. 38 are Historical Romance, 6 are Fantasy Romance, and 5 are Erotic Contemporary. She has also written 4 erotic novellas. What is Bertrice a member of?

Find the answer here: http://www.bertricesmall.net/biograph...


Kathleen Burket (KathleenGiGiCompany) | 13397 comments Mod
Bertrice Small is a member of The Authors Guild, Romance Writers of America, PAN, and PASIC. She is also a member of Dunes and Dreams, Long Island's East End chapter of RWA, and is its easternmost member on the North Fork of Eastern Long Island.

I love the Kate Daniels urban fantasy series by Ilona Andrews. How many people are Ilona Andrews?

Find the answer here: http://www.ilona-andrews.com/


Gina (GinRobi) | 3325 comments Mod
Ilona Andrews is actually two people; her husband and herself.

Tami Hoag is one of my fave mystery-thriller authors. Her characters bring the story to life, as well as the scenery. One of her novels, Night Sins, was actually made into a two-part mini-series in 1997.

What is an avid what?


Find the answer here: http://www.tamihoag.com/hoag-bio.htm


message 40: by Kathleen (last edited Apr 13, 2010 03:46PM) (new)

Kathleen Burket (KathleenGiGiCompany) | 13397 comments Mod
Gina wrote: "Ilona Andrews is actually two people; her husband and herself..."

(Darn, I should have asked you to post their real names . . . For the benefit of our readers, the real names of this fabulous writing duo are Ilona and Andrew Gordon. You can easily see how they came up with Ilona Andrews ;)


Kathleen Burket (KathleenGiGiCompany) | 13397 comments Mod
Tami Hoag is an avid competitive equestrian in the Olympic discipline of dressage.

Leslie Langtry writes the humorous Bombay Assassins series. Her bio is just as funnily written as her books. Some of the jokes in her bio are references to her books (the hero in her first book was a bodyguard from Australia), and other jokes stand on there own. List at least three humorous quotes from her bio.

Find the answer here: http://www.leslielangtry.com/leslie-l...


Gina (GinRobi) | 3325 comments Mod
LOL, there are many! I love her bio!

1) "...but she has never assassinated anyone, either professionally or for recreation. Okay, she knits, but she almost never garrotes anyone with the circular needles. "

2) "Instead, she lives with her husband, Tom, and two children, Margaret and Jack, in the Quad Cities - with no immediate plans to train either child as an assassin. "

3) "Sure, Tom is a professional bodyguard, but he is not from Australia - nor has he ever been there. Seriously, he can't even do the accent properly. "

David Baldacci. I'd read his book, Hour Game, years ago, not realizing it was Book #2 of his King & Maxwell series. A terrific book, I've picked up more of his, but am just getting to read them now. David contributes to, and is involved in, several philanthropic efforts. His greatest efforts are currently dedicated to his family's own foundation. What is the name of the foundation?

Find the answer here: http://davidbaldacci.com/about-david


message 43: by Kathleen (last edited Apr 18, 2010 03:38PM) (new)

Kathleen Burket (KathleenGiGiCompany) | 13397 comments Mod
David Baldacci's greatest philanthropic efforts are currently dedicated to his family's own Wish You Well Foundation which supports family literacy in the United States by fostering and promoting the development and expansion of new and existing literacy and educational programs.

Christine Feehan is one of the authors often credited with being responsible for launching modern paranormal romance with her Dark Carpathians series. She is also the recipient of a Career Achievement Award from Romantic Times magazine. What advice does she give to aspiring authors?

Find the answer here: http://www.christinefeehan.com/questi...


Gina (GinRobi) | 3325 comments Mod
Answer: YES, take advantage of a great online opportunity!!!! For all aspiring writers, Stella Cameron holds a fantastic online workshop FREE the 3rd Thursday of every month, 9:00PM EST at http://www.writerspace.com in the chat room. You can ask questions and receive help on everything from hunting for agents and editors to plotting and characterization!!! She is a wonderful author who gives everyone so much of her time. Don't miss out!

I'm actually thinking of hitting the site next month myself.

Christina Dodd is a terrific writer. I've read her paranormal series, and I'm behind in her romantic suspense series by a couple of books. I have yet to read her historicals. Will she be writing any more paranormals?

Find the answer here: http://www.christinadodd.com/faqs.htm...


message 45: by Kathleen (last edited Apr 20, 2010 04:59PM) (new)

Kathleen Burket (KathleenGiGiCompany) | 13397 comments Mod
Question: Will Christina Dodd be writing any more paranormals?

Answer: Now that Darkness Chosen, Dodd's first paranormal series, has reached its conclusion, she has started a spin-off series called the Chosen Ones.

Louisa Edwards is the author of the new Recipe for Love series. Prior to becoming a published author she worked for the Penguin Group and Berkley. Who were some of the "heavy hitters" of the publishing industry with whom she worked?

Find the answer here: http://www.louisaedwards.com/the_auth...



Gina (GinRobi) | 3325 comments Mod
Some of the heavy hitters Louisa worked with include Nora Roberts and Jayne Ann Krentz. (oh, the lucky girl!!!)

Harlan Coben is one of the best thriller writers out there. Many of his books have been critically acclaimed. Which book became the most decorated thriller of 2001 – nominated for an Edgar, an Anthony, a Macavity, a Nero, and a Barry; winner of the Audie Award for Best Audio Mystery/Suspense Book (read by Steven Weber); and a #1 hardcover book on the Book Sense 76 list?

Find the answer here: http://www.harlancoben.com/static/bio...


message 47: by Kathleen (last edited Apr 21, 2010 07:50PM) (new)

Kathleen Burket (KathleenGiGiCompany) | 13397 comments Mod
Coben's book is Tell No One.

Julia Quinn is one of the most highly regarded Regency romance writers. Her Bridgerton series is beloved by many. What are "Julia Quinn's Top Five Reasons Why It's Good to Be a Romance Writer?"

Find the answer here: http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/...


Gina (GinRobi) | 3325 comments Mod
1) You get to go to work in your sweatpants.
2) You get to be Queen of the World. (Or at least of your characters.)
3) There is no three. (See what I mean about being Queen of the World?)
4) At cocktail parties, you always have the most interesting job.
5) Happy endings, happy endings, happy endings!

Stieg Larsson's name has become quite popular of late. Myself, I'd never heard of him, until a few friends in other groups began talking about The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, the first novel of his Millennium Trilogy. I bought the book and plan to read it next month. Stieg was 50 years old when he died of a sudden heart attack. But he'd lived just about every day in constant fear. What happened to Stieg's grandfather, Severin Boström, during the Second World War and why?

Find the answer here: http://www.stieglarsson.com/Life-and-...


message 49: by Kathleen (last edited Apr 26, 2010 10:18AM) (new)

Kathleen Burket (KathleenGiGiCompany) | 13397 comments Mod
Stieg Larsson's grandfather, Severin Boström, became the male role model for the young Stieg. Severin was strongly anti-fascist and during the Second World War he was imprisoned in the work camp in Storsien for his anti-Nazi opinions.

Rebecca York is a pen name for Ruth Glick. As York, Ruth Glick's series include The Peregrine Connection series, 43 Light Street series, the Moon series, the Beyond series, etc. What are some of the other pseudonyms that Ruth Glick has used in her long writing career?

Find the answer here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rebecca_...


message 50: by Gina (last edited Apr 26, 2010 02:47PM) (new)

Gina (GinRobi) | 3325 comments Mod
Ruth Glick also wrote under the pen names: Amanda Lee, Samantha Chase. Alexis Hill, Alexis Hill Jordan and Tess Marlowe. Her first novel was under the pen name Alyssa Howard in collaboration with Eileen Buckholtz, Carolyn Males, and Louise Titchener.

Simon R. Green is a British sci-fi and fantasy author. Born 1955 in Bradford on Avon, Wiltshire,he holds a degree in Modern English and American Literature from the University of Leicester. I've read his novel, Something from the Nightside, the first novel in his "Nightside" series, reminded me very much of author Jim Butcher and his Dresden Files series. What book was he commissioned to write and how many copies has it sold so far?

Find the answer here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Simon_R....


« previous 1
back to top