Month: December 2011

TwitterQuest, December 30th

It’s that time again… The only thing more exciting than watching the number of Twitter followers rise is reading what they have to say. Below, I have listed some of my favorite tweets from people I follow.  Each day, I find it fascinating to read the ideas, advice, humor, and the just plain bizarre from the Twitterverse. Enjoy! Tweets2Motivate Motivational Tweets “I don’t dream at night, I dream all day; I dream for a living.” – Steven Spielberg #quotes DivorceZen Steve Harhai No truly interesting question has an answer. grapechick Sherry Gillam I am learning all the time.  The tombstone will be my diploma.  ~Eartha Kitt MelodyIsWriting Melody Dear parents on #Facebook : it’s awkward for us. #JustSaying DennyCoates Denny Coates ̶...

Author Interview: Deborah Batterman

The interview series with members of my Twitter community continues with author Deborah Batterman. Enjoy! Author Deborah Batterman Website: www.deborahbatterman.comTwitter: @DEBattermanFacebook: Fan PageBook Trailer: Shoes Hair Nails Q: What is your genre? Why did you choose it? DB: I write both fiction and essays. More than once over the years, I’ve come across the suggestion that we’re a storytelling species, and I really think it’s true. In a recent New York Times essay, The Art of Listening, the writer suggests that maybe instead of Homo sapiens we should be called Homo narrans, the storytelling person. A character in one of my stories says it outright — ‘Stories are what we live by’ —  a line I used as the title for my book trailer. All of whi...

Meet Ava Arden!

Author Stacy Eaton (My Blood Runs Blue, Blueblood For Life) interviewed Ava Arden, the lead character in AVA, the opening book in my Priya series. Here is more information about Stacy. In her first interview, Ava shares clues about the plot of her story and about the story of the Priyas. Ava also introduces several of the characters from the upcoming books in the Priya series. Read Stacy’s interview with Ava Arden.

Author Interview: Christine Cunningham

The interview series with authors in my Twitter community continues with Christine Cunningham. Happy reading! Blog: mungoisischristine.blogspot.com/Twitter: @E_B_ChristineCShelfari: www.shelfari.com/e_b_christinec     Goodreads: www.goodreads.com/author/show/5350558.Christine_CunninghamYoutube: www.youtube.com/user/stovens?feature=mheeFacebook: www.facebook.com/CCNovels   Q: What is your genre? Why did you choose it? CC: I dabble in two genres Inspirational and romantic fiction. Inspirational chose me when I wrote my first book Eternal Beginning. I choose romantic fiction when I wrote First Snow because I wanted to try my hand at writing a fiction novella series. Q: How many books have you published? Legacy published, self-published, or a combination? CC: I have two self-published books, E...

Industry Interview: Bes Zain

The interview series with members of my Twitter community continues with blogger Bes Zain. Enjoy! Websites: socialimprove.com, thereasoner.com, eyeography.com About: Bes Zain Twitter: @besz Facebook: Fan PageGoogle+: Bes Zain Q: Please tell us about the Besizm Network. What is it all about?  BZ: Besizm Network is a new upcoming network of sites that aims to give si tes like Social Improve and The Reasoner an umbrella to be under. The entire network is slated to be comprised of 4 sites at least before the end of January. Once the 3rd big site is up and running by the end of this year, the Besizm Network will start being the hub of all those sites with a real focused design, like a corporate website showcasing all its divisions. The Besizm Network, through its sites, focuses o...

Author Interview: Rosanne E. Lortz

The interview series with members of my Twitter community continues with author Rosanne E. Lortz. Enjoy!   Website: rosannelortz.blogspot.com Twitter: @RosanneLortz Facebook: Fan PageBook Trailer: ‘I Serve: A Novel of the Black Prince‘ Q: What is your genre? Why did you choose it? RL: I write historical fiction. Growing up, historical fiction was the genre I most loved to read, especially novels by older HF authors like Rafael Sabatini, Samuel Shellabarger, Edith Pargeter, and Rosemary Sutcliff. The picturesque settings, the adventure, the romance–those were all aspects that drew me in. In school, I always had a great interest in history, and although doing research papers can be like pulling teeth for some people, for me it was fun! Writing historical fiction is a g...

Marketing a Book: Sean Biederman, The Concept Farm

  Today we have a special interview with Sean Biederman, Account Supervisor at The Concept Farm. His company creates the book trailers for James Patterson. Sean is here today to share his experience, thoughts, and advice on making successful book trailers, and on creating and defining a Brand. Enjoy! Website: www.conceptfarm.com Blog: www.freshideas365.com Twitter: @TheConceptFarm Facebook: The Concept Farm Based in New York City, The Concept Farm, a hybrid advertising agency, production company, digital development studio and entertainment development group is fueled by creativity, hard work, innovation, common sense, and love. Established by advertising, marketing and branding industry veterans in 1999, The Concept Farm specializes in multi-platform brand content creation for leadin...

Author Interview: Emma Meade

The interview series with members of my Twitter community continues with author Emma Meade. Enjoy! Blog: emmameade.comTwitter: @emmameade83Facebook: Author PageBook Trailer: Night Sighs Q: What is your genre? Why did you choose it? EM: Paranormal.  I grew up devouring/reading Point Horror back in the 90s. As a young teenager I moved onto Stephen King’s The Stand and that was it for me. Super natural, paranormal and horror is what I focus on now. Q: How many books have you published? Legacy published, self-published, or a combination? EM: In November I self-published my first ebook called Night Sighs.  It’s an adult short story collection (approx 16,000 words) following the relationship and adventures of Tristan and Alex (I call them star-crossed lovers of the supernatural variety ). Q: Tel...

Author Interview: Patricia E. Paris

The interview series with authors in my Twitter community continues with Patricia E. Paris. Enjoy! Website: patriciaeparis.comTwitter: @PatriciaParis1Blog: patriciaeparis.com/wordpress/Facebook: Fan Page Q: What is your genre? Why did you choose it? PP: My genre is Romance. I write long Contemporary and Romantic Suspense. I am a romantic at heart and I love a happy ending. I’ve tried my hand at mystery and paranormal, but I always come back to romance, it’s what I do best. Q: How many books have you published? Legacy published, self-published, or a combination? PP: I have two self-published books, my debut novel, THIS TIME FOREVER, which is book one of my three book Cedar Cove series, and A MURDEROUS GAME, which is a romantic suspense. Q: Tell us more about LETTERS TO GABRIELLA...

Author Interview: LJ DeLeon

The interview series with authors in my Twitter community continues with LJ DeLeon. Happy reading! LJ’s Website: www.ljdeleon.comWarriors Website & Blog: www.warriorsforlight.comTwitter: @LJ_DeLeonFacebook: LJ DeLeon Fan page Q: What is your genre? Why did you choose it? LJ:  I combine three genres—action adventure, paranormal and urban fantasy romance. Given the blending of genres these days, I’m not sure what is paranormal versus urban fantasy anymore. Publishers rename genres to fit what’s selling or is hot now, so I’d say I write both with a heavy dose of action adventure. Q: How many books have you published? Legacy published, self-published, or a combination? LJ:  I’m a combination and write under three names. I write as LJ DeLeon under my real name (Linda Jo DeLeon—maiden name) ...

Author Interview: Jerri Hines

The interview series with authors in my Twitter community continues with Jerri Hines. Happy reading! Website:  www.jerrihines.com  Twitter: @jhines340 and @CarrieJHaynes Q: What is your genre? Why did you choose it? JH: Whispers of a Legend saga is an epic fantasy series under the new genre of New Adult. I love a good epic fantasy where you are taken to a different time and place. A place where you can let your imagination fly! Q: How many books have you published? Legacy published, self-published, or a combination? JH: Whispers of a Legend series has been published under my pen name, Carrie James Haynes. I have released two books in the series- Part One- Shadows of the Past and Part Two- The Path Now Turned. The third installment, Vision of Destiny, should be published late January, early...

Author Interview: Patty Wiseman

The interview series with authors in my Twitter community continues with Patty Wiseman. Happy reading! Website: www.pattywiseman.comTwitter: @PattyWG Q: What is your genre? Why did you choose it? PW: The genre is historical romantic fiction/suspense. I chose it because it is the genre I personally love to read, although this story has a special meaning for me. Q: How many books have you published? Legacy published, self-published, or a combination? PW: An Unlikely Arrangement is my debut novel and I am published with Desert Coyote Productions, an independent publisher. I do have several short stories published with the online magazine Angie’s Diary. Q: Tell us more about AN UNLIKELY ARRANGEMENT! How did this story idea come about? PW: It is based on the true story of my grandmother&#...

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