Monthly Archives March 2008

Author Interview: Victor J Banis

Author Bio Victor J Banis:

I’ve been writing professionally for nearly half a century, with more than 150 published books to my credit, many of them critically praised (“the master’s touch in storytelling,” Publishers Weekly). Native of Ohio, longtime Californian and now live and write full time in West Virginia’s beautiful Blue Ridge. Most recent works: Longhorns (Carroll and Graf); Lola Dances (MLR Press); Slow Dance (CarnalDesiresPublishing). I write in all kinds of genres, both gay and straight, humor, mystery, horror, erotica, even a recent cookbook.

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It’s rare today to find an author who does nothing but write for a living. Do you have a ‘real’ job other than writing, and if so, what is it? What are some other jobs you’ve had in your life?

Victor Banis: I...

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Author Interview: Rhonda Allen

Author Bio: Rhonda Allen

I’m a twenty-nine year old mother of four, student, and cosmetologist. I’m mainly a home body spending time with the kids, writing, or idling time with some kind of strategic game on the Playstation. I’m am avid reader. I love learning about the economies in other countries, religions, history, and am fascinated by mental health. I consider myself an open-minded person, learning to learn how to do old things a new, faster, and interesting way. I am an optimist. I enjoying helping others and involve myself with people, groups, and organizations that are like-minded. I enjoy meeting individuals who, as with me, don’t allow titles and labels defining them, but show character by way of their actions...

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Author Interview: Lily Ratliff

Author Bio Lily L Ratliff

Author Lily L. Ratliff is a teacher by profession who has a passion for writing. She has taught elementary and middle school English and reading for ten years. Lily has served in many ministry capacities, from singing in her local church choir to teaching Sunday school and reading enrichment for the youth in her community.

She has a master’s degree in reading education and an education specialist degree in educational leadership. Lily currently resides in Lithonia, Georgia with her daughter, Asia Denise.

Author Interview:

It’s rare today to find an author who does nothing but write for a living. Do you have a ‘real’ job other than writing, and if so, what is it? What are some other jobs you’ve had in your life?

Lily L. Ratliff: I am a teacher by profession...

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Author Interview: Shalya “Shay” Crape

Author Bio Shalya Crape:

I was born and raised in Toledo, Ohio and I am the youngest of five kids. I currently reside in Milwaukee, Wisconsin along with my fiancé, my twin boys, and my daughter.

I have always dreamed of being a writer since I was a kid. My mother could always be found reading a book and that is what started my love for reading. As I got older the books I would read inspired me to try and write. My first story I had ever written was a short story on Sherlock Holmes for an English assignment I had my junior year in high school. My teacher said I was one of the best writers in the class and she really enjoyed reading it.

From there I took that as motivation to one day pursue my dream...

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Author Interview: Patty G Henderson

Author Bio Patty G Henderson:

I got hooked on Edgar Allan Poe in junior high school, then proceeded to devour anything on H.P. Lovecraft, Robert E. Howard and darker comic books like Batman. I even submitted an idea for a comic book to DC Comics back in the late 60s, complete with a crude drawing of my hero. It was a supernatural type super hero, what else! LOL.

I’ve always written in the horror/dark fiction field and honestly don’t think I am capable of being able to write anything else. However, since as writers, we are urged to stretch our creative minds, perhaps one day I shall have to try a romance that doesn’t include a gruesome murder or restless spirit or vampire! LOL.

I started writing short stories in the late 60s and that remains an art form I love and still practice in a...

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Author Interview: Gwynita Leggington

Author Interview Bio:

Gwynita Leggington has written poetry, essays and short stories since the age of ten. Over the yeas, she has grown to love and admire her craft. She truly enjoys sharing her work with others. Gwynita is a published author, business owner (Infinity Literary Services), columnist, freelance writer and poet. She writes for two online magazines, “From a Writer’s POV” and The Houston Ministry of Culture.” In addition, she is a writer for and and her work also appears on,, and

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Author Interview: Marcus Lyndale

Author Marcus Lyndale Bio:

Born in Barnet, England, I now live in Scotland, a place that has always been dear to my heart.

I have been writing seriously for the past ten years or so but had been contemplating it for much longer. I now have five books published, 3 horror – the Light and the Dark, Eternal Knowledge and When The Sun Goes Down – and 2 crime stories – Diggers and Infection of the Mind.

When I write, I develop my characters before I even put pen to paper (metaphorically speaking in this day and age) and so, when I do write, I can tell the story from their point of view. By writing in this way, I let the characters lead the story where they may – I have no idea as to what the ending may be and am often surprised myself when I get there.

In my real life, I am a photographer, con...
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Author Interview: Alex Beecroft

Alex Beecroft, author of ‘Captain’s Surrender’, BIO:

Born in Northern Ireland during the Troubles, Alex moved early on to Cheshire, where she grew up in the wild countryside of the Peak District. Lots of lonely rambles among heath and forest made it natural for her to start making up stories. At the age of eleven she started writing them down, and hasn’t stopped yet.

Moving to London she worked for the Lord Chancellor’s Department – helping to run Britain’s legal system. But, on having two children, she became a full time housewife and mother. She now lives near the beautiful university town of Cambridge, where her now school-age children leave her time each day to fill with more writing.


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