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Author Interview: Katie St. Claire

Author PhotoAuthor Bio: Katie St. Claire

I live in the Northern U.S. with my husband and son. I’m an avid reader and researcher, particularly drawn to the inner lives of my characters. More than anything, I love developing complex personalities, and plots that twist and turn. Readers often say, “I didn’t see that one coming.” That’s my goal.

Some of my passions include gardening, photography, crafts, reading, and the Caribbean. Atypical by nature, I enjoys exploring topics that stray from the beaten path. Well known for my sense of humor, sensitivity, and deep philosophical sides, I’m an old soul who will forever remain a kid at heart.

The Van Buren series is urban fantasy with a science fiction flare, and appeals to young and old alike...

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Book Announcement: Not Too Cocksure, by Marc Freden

image005NOT TOO COCKSURE, by Marc Freden
Sunstone Press, Trade Paperback: $19.99 retail
IF YOU WANT TO KNOW WHAT GAY HOLLYWOOD DOES BEHIND CLOSED DOORS, READ THIS BOOK!

An unflinching, candid, and scandalous look at Hollywood: A world of secrets, sex and celebrity, where dreams can come true for those who have the ambition and willingness to leave their moral compass locked in the closet.

Mica Daly is an aggressive, ambitious on-camera entertainment reporter. Chad Martin is a strikingly handsome cater-waiter and ambitious, driven aspiring actor...

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Book Announcement: A Touch of the Underworld, by Dr. David Trucker

A story unique in American History is that of an 85-year-old working physician in Wisconsin who admits to having been part of the Underworld, a system that began as the Cleveland Syndicate and subsequently became the prototype of the Mafia in America.
A Touch of The Underworld by Dr. David Trucker, the pen name of Dr. David Florence, is an historical document pointing out the ingeniousness and violence, which led to many economic and cultural developments in America by the underworld and the role of his family and himself in the process.
Incorporating both the history and humor in a unique fashion makes this read a cliffhanger, along with Dr. Florence’s interactions with many celebrities from Hollywood and around the nation.

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Release: Imaginary Things, by Andrea Lochen

Imaginary Things (pub date 4/15) by award-winning author Andrea Lochen.

From Andrea Lochen, award-winning author of The Repeat Year, comes an enchanting tale about family, love, and the courage it takes to face your demons and start over again.Burned-out and completely broke, twenty-two-year-old single mother Anna Jennings moves to her grandparents’ rural Wisconsin home for the summer―her four-year-old, David, in tow. Returning to Salsburg reminds Anna of simpler times―fireflies, picnics, Neapolitan ice cream―long before she met her unstable ex and everything changed. But the sudden appearance of shadowy dinosaurs awakens Anna from this small-town spell, and forces her to believe she has either lost her mind or can somehow see her son’s active imagination. Frightened, Anna struggles to learn the rules of this bizarre phenomenon, but what she uncovers along the way is completely unexpected: revelations about what her son’s imaginary friends truly represent and hidden secrets about her own childhood.

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Release: CONDOS AND CONDOMS, by Eva M. Alexander

Short stories encourage celebrating differences and enjoying life

Life enthusiast records stories of people she’s met over the years

TORONTO – There will always be a reason why you meet people. Either you need them to change your life or you’re the one that will change theirs. Madeline Sheehan, author

In her new book “Condos and Condoms,” author Eva M. Alexander chronicles the people that have come in and out of her life through real-life short stories of family, friendship, humor, pain, happiness and love.

“These stories are real, and I wrote them so others can enjoy them right along with me,” Alexander said.

Alexander is a Condominium Real Estate Agent with a passion for writing short stories that celebrate life...

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Book Review: SEEKER, by Arwen Elys Dayton

SEEKER, by Arwen Elys Dayton

Quin, Shinobu and John—three very different young people with three very different destinies that are compelled to intertwine. All three train to be a Seeker, but each for a different reason. Quin seeks to bring about justice and set things right. Shinobu wants to please his father and be near Quin. John has ulterior motives and a promise he needs to keep to someone. The only problem is: None of them have any clue what’s in store for them, and becoming a Seeker isn’t what any of them believe it to be.

Fast-paced, quick action and never a really dull moment can be found in this book. While I wouldn’t necessarily call it a page-turner, you definitely won’t find many moments in which you’re compelled to skim or skip anything, because everything has a purpose and the action just never lets up.

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Guest Blogger: Author Daniel Dinges

Why I Wrote Get Out of the Way
by Daniel Dinges

Get Out of the Way has to do with the passage of time. At sixty-three, the idea of writing stories about the Vietnam era became more and more attractive to me.

My motivation to write also came from my personal experiences in public high school classrooms several years ago. It is amazing what educators have done to contort the history of the Vietnam War and Sixties culture, with much of its value and relevance relegated to a few dry paragraphs.

The students in these classrooms, however, showed intense interest in what actually went on in the “old days.” We had some great conversations, and giving them primary source insights was a delight. This work attempts to provide an accurate, and close up view of what it was like to be a young adult in the Sixties and early ‘70s.

Perhaps the most important and simplest reason I wrote my first historical novel was to entertain. This story informs, makes you laugh, and perhaps brings you to tears.

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Author Interview: Dr. J. R. Paine, D.Sc. & Dr. S. N. Gupta, Ph.D.

“Dear God, Let Me Lose Fat, Amen”

by Dr. J. R. Paine, D.Sc. & Dr. S. N. Gupta, Ph.D.

Excerpt:

Dear God, Let Me Lose Fat, Amen holds every dieter’s hand and walks them through their inner body, introduces them to their stomach, cells, tissue, heart and other vital organs. The E-School provides 24/7 personal trainer 24/7 pinups. All dieters and non-dieters can avail themselves of instant help when they get the urge to splurge.

The vast community of dieters should seek the advice and consent of their own personal physician for their special and specific health needs before they decide to diet or not to diet.

AUTHOR INTERVIEW:

It’s rare today to find an author who does nothing but write for a living...

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Interview with Author Shobhan Bantwal

Mini Bio for Shobhan Bantwal:

I was born and raised in India and came to the U.S. as a young arranged-marriage bride 34 years ago. I have embraced American culture and the U.S. has been my home all my adult life. Arranged marriage is an exotic and odd concept for most Americans, but in my culture it is the norm. Most marriages like mine are happy and satisfying. My late-in-life writing career has somehow made me appreciate my marriage and my family more than ever.

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?

Shobhan Bantwal: I wish I could afford to write full-time, but economically it is not an option at this time in my life...

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Promo: Billy Killdeere (2nd edition) by Lee Aaron Wilson

Billy Killdeere (2nd edition)
by Lee Aaron Wilson

Genre: Western Romantic Historical Fiction
Demographic: Adults
Release Date: 2/25/08
Publisher: Treble Heart Books

ISBN: 978-1-932695-670
Price: $13.50
Author URL: www.leebaldwinonline.com
Publisher URL: www.trebleheartbooks.com

# Pages: 267
Photographs: None
Index: No
Bibliography: No
Bindery: Perfect-bound Paperback

AUTHOR BIO: Lee Aaron Wilson


Lee Aaron Wilson comes from a long line of storytellers who went West as guides, scouts, lawmen and outlaws after the Civil War. After many years as a Criminal Psychologist, Lee settled down to write in Arizona. Billy Killdeere is his third book.

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