Category Author Interviews

AUTHOR INTERVIEW: Milton C. Toby

Noor is the best Thoroughbred no one remembers.He was owned by Charles S. Howard, who is most famous as Seabiscuit’s owner, but in 1950, Noor was as good as any horse, anywhere.He defeated Citation four times in California that year, set three world records in the process, and would have been Horse of the Year if the voting had taken place after the Hollywood Gold Cup rather than before the race.
Noor died after a mediocre career at stud, and he was buried in an unmarked grave on a Northern California farm.No one gave the horse another thought until a few years ago, when commercial development threatened the farm.
An avid race fan named Charlotte Farmer wanted Noor’s memory preserved, and she spearheaded a campaign to locate the horse’s grave, exhume the remains, and ship them to Kentucky for reburial.Noor now lies at Old Friends, a Thoroughbred retirement farm a few miles from my house. Noor: A Champion Thoroughbred’s Unlikely Journey from California to Kentucky is Noor’s story, and Charlotte’s.
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Author Interview with Sherry Foley

Author Interview with Sherry Foley

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?

Sherry Foley: Writing is my day job. I’ve worked at a bank, a morgue and a college.

Have you always wanted to be a writer?

Sherry Foley: Yes, because then hearing voices sounds legit.

What compels you to be a writer?

Sherry Foley: I love making up stories, writing with the reader in mind and entertaining.

Tell us a little bit about your book:

Sherry Foley: SWITCHED IN DEATH is a psychological thriller where you get two killers for the price of one. You’ll have to read the book to figure that statement out.

Are you currently working on any writing proje...
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Author Interview: Bob O’Connor

I am a long-time researcher of Civil War history. I have written for most of the jobs in my life and probably have had 3,500 articles published in my career.

I do a great deal of research on each book, following historical events as they happened and then filling in the spaces to create believable historical fiction.

My general audience is folks who have an interest in the Civil War but don’t necessarily want to read
about troop movements or the minutia of the battle strategy. I write about the ordinary soldier in the field and try to convey what they were feeling and show how they were basically bored, tired and hungry, but willing to sacrifice for what they believed was a noble cause.

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Author Interview & Short Review: Quincy Moves to the Desert, by Camille Matthews

You have to see this book to believe how absolutely gorgeous it is. I received a free copy of it in order to provide a review, which is forthcoming, but if I’d known how gorgeous the drawings and paintings inside were, I would have picked it up myself. The illustrations are in full color and are stunning. Every page is colorful and gorgeous.
This book is a hard cover, and it looks and feels expensive and rich, and it will make a fantastic gift to any reader who loves horses–regardless of age–but for children who love bright pictures and drawings all the way to children old enough to read themselves, this book is simply a beautiful choice.
Now, let’s focus on the author:

Author’s Mini Bio: Camille Matthews

Probably the most important thing for anyone to know about me is how much I l...
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Author Interview with Melinda Todd

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?

Melinda Todd:  Yes, my ‘real’ job is being a wife and mother. My husband and I have four children and my family always comes first, even when a character is trying to chat in my head. Sometimes I jot some quick notes because I can’t sit down and type out a scene that’s playing in my head. Then I pray that I remember it when I can get back to writing.

Have you always wanted to be a writer?

Melinda Todd:  Deep down, I have always wanted it. I wrote a lot of poetry in high school to get through some tough times and sort through those feelings. I won several contests with a few of them...

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Author Interview: Jennifer Walker, Author of Bubba Goes National & Bubba to the Rescue


Author Interview with Jennifer Walker

Tell us about your book/s.

Jennifer Walker: Bubba to the Rescue is the second in my Green Meadow Series, and although it is a continuation of the story from Bubba Goes National, it is a stand-alone story and they can be read out of order.

What starts out as a leisurely trail ride turns into a terrifying afternoon when Alex and Leslie see a plume of smoke rising in the trees. After saving the neighbor’s horses from a horrible fate, the two teens must run through the burning woods and get back to Green Meadow before it’s too late. On the way, they encounter a strange horse wandering through the woods by itself, and it follows them home...

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Author Interview with Rev. Dr. Deborah Simpson

Author Short Bio: Rev. Dr. Deborah Simpson

As a clear channeler and automatic writer, Rev. Dr. Deborah Simpson is the author of several inspirational and spiritual books including her bestselling metaphysical book, The Constellation of Omens, incorporating world predictions and signs of the end times. An ordained minister and spiritualist, Dr. Simpson has made appearances on various radio shows such as Paranormal Palace Radio, The Mortal Vampire, The Mix Talk and PairaNormal providing live, on-air psychic readings. As host of D’s Roundtable Radio Show she has given her callers psychic advice on the air and discussed paranormal phenomena.

Dr. Simpson has been described as the poet of our generation...

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Author Interview with Rhetta Akamatsu

Short Author Bio for Rhetta Akamatsu

I am an online journalist and author with a wide range of interests. My books cover the paranormal, a lesser-known part of Irish history, and blues music, and I also have smaller books about children’s crafts and Christmas traditions! Online I write about Atlanta blues music, Atlanta steampunk, and Atlanta Historic Places and I write about business and technology news for Gather.com. I live in Metro Atlanta in Marietta, GA, the subject of my book, Haunted Marietta, with my husband and my cat, near my grown children and 4, soon to be five, grandchildren.

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It’s rare today to find an author who does nothing but write for a living...
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Author Interview with Donald Jacques

Donald Jacques was born in 1957, as an air force brat. He has lived in ten states over the years enjoying 8 kids, 6 grand kids. Don spent fifteen years as a computer programmer, worked as a teacher, a pro dance instructor, security guard, and commercial handyman. The HandyMan is his third book.

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?

Donald Jacques: I currently work as a commercial handyman. I repair, or perform preventive maintenance on plumbing fixtures, lighting, and wall repairs. In the past, I spent 15 years as a computer programmer, 10 years instruction in classrooms and corporate training, even did a few years as a ballroom dance instructor.

What compelled you to write your first book?

Donald Jacques: I was ...

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Author Interview: Michael Meyer

Author’s Short Bio:

I am Michael Meyer, a recently retired college writing professor. I literally taught at universities all over the world, Thailand, Saudi Arabia, and the US Virgin Islands. I retired last December from a California community college. I live in Southern California wine country with my wife Kitty and our two other cats.

Author Interview with Michael Meyer:

Tell us a little bit about your book/s. What are their titles; which is your favorite if you have more than one, and briefly let us know what they are about. Pay particular attention to your most recent book and/or your first book:

Michael Meyer:   THE FAMOUS UNION is a rollicking romp through the halls of academia, where the powers-that-be make theater-of-the-absurd decisions that bring chaotic conditions to a once-pro...

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