Author Interview

The Fiona McVie Interview – 33 Questions

Name Ashley Barron AgeOld enough to know better, still young enough not to care. Where are you fromWashington, D.C. A little about yourself I’m a bit of a jack of all trades. I believe it is the result of having been born with an outgoing personality and an entrepreneur’s way of looking at life. I’ve worked on Capitol Hill, at a Fortune 100 company, and I’ve run my own businesses. When I travel, no matter how intriguing the destination, I prefer to spend my time talking with the locals, learning from them, rather than visiting every tourist site in the guide book. In a way, it is exciting to think that the varied layers of my life have fused together to form the backdrop, the inspiration, and the impetus for novel-writing. Fiona: Tell us your latest news?New plots, new characters, new genr...

The Fiona McVie Interview – 33 Questions

Name Ashley Barron AgeOld enough to know better, still young enough not to care. Where are you fromWashington, D.C. A little about yourself I’m a bit of a jack of all trades. I believe it is the result of having been born with an outgoing personality and an entrepreneur’s way of looking at life. I’ve worked on Capitol Hill, at a Fortune 100 company, and I’ve run my own businesses. When I travel, no matter how intriguing the destination, I prefer to spend my time talking with the locals, learning from them, rather than visiting every tourist site in the guide book. In a way, it is exciting to think that the varied layers of my life have fused together to form the backdrop, the inspiration, and the impetus for novel-writing. Fiona: Tell us your latest news?New plots, new characters, new genr...

Author Interview: Adrienne Thompson

Q: Thanks for being here today, Adrienne! Please tell readers about your path from writer to published author. I’ve technically been a writer since I was ten, when I attempted to write my first book (which was a rip-off of a Judy Blume book.) I wrote poetry for years and when I was a freshman in college, my English teacher tried to talk me into changing my major to English. Well, I changed it from Biology to Nursing to Education and back to Biology. I ended up graduating with a degree in Biology with plans to attend Medical School until I realized I didn’t want to be a doctor after all. I ended up becoming an RN out of necessity (I found myself divorced with 3 kids to raise) but I really didn’t want to be a nurse, either. It took me years to realize that my talent and passion had always be...

Author Interview: Allison Cosgrove

Welcome, Allison! Please tell us about yourself. I am a mom, wife, business owner, and author. Coffee is my best friend. I live a very organized life because there is just so much going on that if I don’t want to go insane I have to keep everything on schedule. You’ve just come out with a second edition of your first novel, Sacrifice of Innocence. What led to the decision to publish a new version? To put it bluntly it wasn’t living up to the standards I wanted it to. I was seriously disappointed in the work that the publishing company I was working with at the time of the first edition had done. So I rereleased with a fresh new look and a completely revised inside. Your lead character is a male. Did you set out to write in this voice, or did he simply appear on the page (or in your creativ...

The JeriWB Interview – 10 Questions

Click HERE to read the full interview on Jeri Walker-Bickett’s blog. It pleases me to no end to post today’s tête-à-tête with author Ashley Barron. Early on, I quickly gravitated toward her tweets for many reasons, eventually leading to my review of her book where I discuss her uncanny ability. I’m sure this interview will lead you to appreciate Ashley’s work ethic, forthright nature, and talent. Giveaway: Two copies (print or electronic) will be given away to randomly drawn people who leave a comment on this post. 1. Please provide a brief synopsis of your book. Politics and murder set the backdrop for a second chance at love in this debut novel by Ashley Barron. Ava blends the emotional impact of a love story with the pulse-pounding twists of a thriller. Ava Arden has spent three y...

The Edward Gordon Interview – 10 Questions

  Do you write daily with a fixed routine or only when the mood hits? Thanks for having me today, Edward! Daily, I write what my mood dictates. I have several projects in the works right now. They include the Priya novels, beginning with Ava, the short stories collection, a standalone novel, and blogging, of course. My Priya series, which debuted last week with Ava, is fully mapped out. There will be twenty-six novels in the series, all of which are fully outlined. That level of pre-planning took about a year. Going forward, I anticipate that investment of time and thought will enable me to publish three Priya novels each year. I should point out that I don’t force myself to follow the outline if it doesn’t feel natural once I’m “in” the story, and “living” the life of a particular Priya. ...

Author Interview: Carmen DeSousa

Bio: Carmen DeSousa is a Florida native and currently lives in South West Florida. Her first published novel, “She Belongs to Me” achieved bestseller status in “paid” romantic-suspense right next to Nicholas Sparks and J.D. Robb. Look for “Land of the Noonday Sun” spring of 2012, “Difficult Decisions” fall of 2012, and “Split Decisions” December 2012. Her novels are sensual but not erotic, gripping but not graphic, and filled with romance, mystery, and suspense. Author Website Twitter Amazon Facebook Goodreads Q: Welcome, Carmen! Thanks for being here today. What is your genre? Why did you choose it? Carmen DeSousa: Romantic-suspense and I guess the easiest explanation is because it is what I like to read. Q: How many books, short...

Author Interview: Carlyle Lasbuschagne

The interview series with authors in my Twitter community continues with Carlyle Labuschagne. Happy reading! Website: Carlylelabuschagne.comTwitter: @CarlyleL Q: What is your genre? Why did you choose it? CL: I have a mix of genres I touch on in this series. For the most part it is fiction. I have combined elements of sci-fi, YA paranormal romance, fantasy (magic) and dystopian. Q: How many books have you published? Legacy published, self-published, or a combination? CL:  Although I have been writing since the age of 12  –  I use to write only for myself, I’m all grown up now and have a compulsion to share and inspire. This is the very first piece of work I have ever published. My very first book I have ever written. Hope there will be plenty more to come.    Q: Do you sell cop...

Author Interview: Heidi Hall

The interview series with authors in my Twitter community continues with Heidi Hall. Happy reading!  Website: WriterGurl1.blogspot.comTwitter: @WriterGurl1 Q: What is your genre? Why did you choose it? HH: Overall, I would classify my genre as romance. But I like to bend the rules and mix it with humor, suspense, thriller, mystery, etc. I know – I’m a bit schizophrenic. Q: How many books have you published? Legacy published, self-published, or a combination? HH: I have published four books to date: 2 stand-alone novels, 1 novella, and the first novel in my new series – Assassins Anonymous. All are self-published. There was a time when I considered looking for an agent/publisher, but in the end decided I would see how far I could get on my own. I would certainly consider any offer tha...

Author Interview: Marla A. Madison

The interview series with authors in my Twitter community continues with Marla A. Madison. Happy reading! Website: marlamadison.blogspot.comTwitter: @MarlaAMadisonContact: mam887@gmail.com Q: What is your genre? Why did you choose it? MAM: Suspense is about the only genre I read these days. I find that kind of book to be an exciting get-away from everyday life. Favorite authors are Brian Freeman, Jonathan Kellerman, Tami Hoag, Jeffrey Deaver, Tess Gerritsen, to name a few. Q: How many books have you published? Legacy published, self-published, or a combination? MAM: I have self-published She’s Not There, a  novel of suspense. It is available now as an ebook and will soon be out as a print book also. I hope to have a second suspense novel ready to publish by 2012. I’m about 2/3 of the way t...

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