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Author Interview: E. Van Lowe

Bio: E. Van Lowe is an author, television writer, screen-writer, playwright and producer who has worked on such TV shows as "The Cosby Show," "Even Stevens," and "Homeboys In Outer Space." He has been nominated for both an Emmy and an Academy Award. His first YA Paranormal novel, "Never Slow Dance With A Zombie," was a selection of The Scholastic Book Club, and a nominee for an American Library Association Award.  His Best Selling novels, “Boyfriend From Hell” and “Earth…

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And So It Begins

This morning, my new day dawned. Ava arrived on Amazon’s e-shelves sometime around 4:00 AM. In the coming weeks, the novel will find its way to other e-shelves, too.There were untold challenges presented, encountered, and traversed during this long journey to transform a simple idea, just one sentence on a page, into a novel about love, politics, relationships, and murder.I spent most of this month locked away in, perhaps, this author’s interpretation of seclusion. During that time, I lived in…

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The Challenge of Reviews

Writing my first novel has changed the way I read books. Now, as I’m reading, I think about you, Author; I’m thinking about you in ways that I never, ever did before while buried in the pages of a story. When I open a novel on my e-reader and it automatically takes me to the first page of the story, I find myself scrolling to the copyright, dedication, book cover, and anything else that may have been included before that…

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The Countdown To ‘Ava’ Begins

Here, in Washington, D.C., some stories are hastily told. Rushed through to fulfill an obligation, then left behind, forgotten, in the ruins of what once was or might have been.  Other stories are savored, brought to a boil time and again to extract the richness of each tasty detail, and shared with anyone who cares to partake.  That’s just life in a political town.But this story, this tangle of events and perspectives and outcomes, is more than even these women…

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The Countdown To ‘Ava’ Begins

Here, in Washington, D.C., some stories are hastily told. Rushed through to fulfill an obligation, then left behind, forgotten, in the ruins of what once was or might have been.  Other stories are savored, brought to a boil time and again to extract the richness of each tasty detail, and shared with anyone who cares to partake.  That’s just life in a political town.But this story, this tangle of events and perspectives and outcomes, is more than even these women…

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Guest Post On Michael Mulligan’s Blog

"I've been blogging now for ten months, and using Twitter for the last nine months. My very first step was to create a marketing plan. I didn't know much about social media back then, but I put what I knew on paper and shaped it into goals. Every week, I pulled out my plan and added my new knowledge.The goals evolved over time and the results of have been encouraging."  Read the full post on Michael's blog

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Klout & The ‘ABC’ Awards

Earlier this week, the wonderful Adrienne Thompson passed the ABC Award on to me. She is an author who writes about three of life’s most beautiful gifts: hope, forgiveness, and faith. I am honored by her recognition, and I appreciate the opportunity, for those of your who haven’t yet met her, to make the introduction. Author Adrienne Thompson Twitter: @A_H_ThompsonFacebook: Adrienne Thompson Websites: ilubmusik.blogspot.com/ and adriennethompsonwrites.webs.com/ Blog: adriennethompsonwrites.webs.com/apps/blog/ Bio: Married at sixteen, a mother twice by seventeen, and thrice a…

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A Mother’s Hope

History has much to say about motherhood. So does fiction.In the stories we read there are uncountable perspectives, ideas, situations, outcomes, failures, and successes influenced, created by, or attributed to mothers. From the literary classics to the latest novels, many plots center on a mother’s critical role in the foundation, development, and future prospects of her children and her community. An example of this is Amy Tan’s ‘The Joy Luck Club,’ a masterful literary work about the power, the sacrifices,…

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The Terra Harmony Interview – Seven Questions

Author Interview: Ashley Barronby Terra Harmony on 5/03/12Q: How long did it take you to build your current number of followers?  What techniques have you found to work the best?I’ve been blogging for ten months and tweeting for nine months. I have invested real time in building up my Twitter community. I believe the authors, writer, and readers on Twitter are among the most engaged book lovers I’ve ever encountered.At the very beginning, during my first week in this online…

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Reality Bites

…sometimes.I am in a writing frenzy right now. I am literally pulsing with words. My schedule is backwards—well, I’m up even later than usual—and my jumbled thoughts make no sense until I read them on the page. I took a mental break late tonight and used the time to catch up on some of the shows on my DVR. One of them was Fashion Star. When it comes to providing advice for harnessing the entrepreneurial spirit of a small business,…

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