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Author Interview: T. M. Souders

Bio: T.M. Souders was born in Johnstown, PA and grew up in the suburbs outside of Pittsburgh. She graduated in 2004, from Youngstown State University, with a degree in Psychology and minor in Women's Studies. She is the author of Women's Fiction novel, Waiting on Hope, as well as Young Adult novel, Freedom Road, due to be released later this year. She currently lives in rural Ohio with her husband and children. Website:  tmsouder.com/ Blogs:  tmsouders.com/blog/ thecheapkindledaily.wordpress.com/ Facebook:  www.facebook.com/pages/TM-Souders-Author Twitter: …

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Author Interview: John W. Mefford

Bio: A veteran of the corporate wars, former journalist, and true studier of human and social behavior, John W. Mefford has been writing his debut novel since he first entered the work force twenty-five years ago, although he never put words on paper until late 2009. Considered a visionary leader in his fifteen-year IT career, he quit his job and started writing, pouring out his thoughts with no net. When he’s not writing, he chases three kids around, slaves away…

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Author Interview: Shelli Johnson

Bio: Shelli Johnson has been writing for as long as she can remember. After receiving an undergraduate degree in journalism, she worked as a sports journalist at a major metropolitan newspaper (winning several awards for her reporting) then as a freelance editor for many years before finally following her passion and pursuing her MFA in fiction writing. Her award-winning novel, Small as a Mustard Seed, is available now as an ebook. WEBSITE:  www.shellijohnson.com BLOG:  www.shellijohnson.com/blog FACEBOOK:  Shelli Johnson TWITTER:  Shelli_Johnson…

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KDP Select Redux

There seems to have been a flurry of internet activity during the past week regarding Amazon’s KDP Select program. Several notable events took place, and these may have stimulated the resurgence in debate. One, the December earnings-per-book number was published; and, two, happily, Amazon has increased their monetary contribution to the program.On my blog, I posted some thoughts and questions about KDP Select, and I asked for help with understanding the pluses and minuses of this new Amazon program. I…

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Kreativ Blogger Award

Melissa Foster is a touchstone for the indie publishing community. Her novels top the chartsMegan's Way is currently being adapted into a movieHer Women’s Literary Café (@WomensLitCafe and #WLC) site is a respected and ever-growing launch pad for new writers and recently published authors, and is rapidly growing off-shoots into specialty areas The list of awards she has won, and the articles, mentions, and guest posts she has created or been featured in, is miles long.She is a primary architect,…

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Turning Thirty

I’d really like to turn thirty…again. Only, this time, not in a way celebrated with a cake sitting beneath the blazing halo of far too many candles; or with a surprise party that someone (in my case, the host) accidentally reveals in advance; and certainly not with that depressing (albeit fleeting) realization the morning after that the words “twenty-something” no longer apply.  In my do-over, I hope to turn thirty in the “you’re only as old as the photo you…

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JeanElaine Reviews ‘The Birthday’

About This Review:Last night, I jumped up from my desk chair and hopped around the room, my motion fueled by breathless excitement. Why all the outdated dance moves and gasps for air? A reader, JeanElaine (@jean_elaine), had posted the very first review of 'The Birthday' on Amazon! She used words that included "kodak moments" and "picture perfect" to describe her impression of the short story, and, in so doing, framed my own experience with 'The Birthday' in a whole new…

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Author Interview: Carrie Green

Bio: Carrie Green "a powerful new voice in horror and suspense" will have her first novel, 'Walk a Lonely Street,' published by McMullin Press in 2012. Set in Chicago, a jazz nightclub owner is found dead in the parking lot with a bullet to the brain. Police have written it off as a suicide, but his wife and best buddy think that it's a murder and they embark on their own investigation. Carrie is excited to build her audience, in…

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The Cool Factor

Everyone wants to be cool.You can deny it, but I won’t believe you.What I would believe is that your idea of cool and my idea of cool quite possibly differ in some, or many, ways. Why? That oh-so-aggravating little word, stereotypes. A word that sums up specifically what kind of cool we want to be: jock, nerd, preppie, goth, loner… You get the drift. Why am I thinking about this? Am I experiencing terrible flashbacks of my high schools days?  No.…

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Author Interview: Claudia LeFeve

BIO: Claudia Lefeve was born and raised in the Gulf Coast border town of Brownsville, Texas; a curious place where folks see curanderas in lieu of shrinks, tortillas are served at every meal, and even gringos speak Spanish. PARALLEL, the first book in The Travelers series, is her debut YA speculative novel. She currently resides in Northern Virginia with her husband and two pugs. Website and blog:  www.claudialefeve.com Twitter ID:  @claudialefeve Goodreads:  Claudia LeFeve Q: Welcome, Claudia! Thanks for being…

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