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Janet Kay Jensen Author Interview

I’m a full-time writer with one book of nonfiction and one novel under my belt. I live in northern Utah with my husband and our two dogs, and we have recently become grandparents.

Interview with Author Janet Kay Jensen

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?

Janet Jensen: My first career was in Speech-Language Pathology and I worked in public school and university settings for more than 20 years. It was rewarding and challenging but at a certain point I found myself, surprisingly, ready to make a change in occupation. Fortunately, my husband is employed full-time so I am able to be a full-time writer.

What compelled you to write your f...

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Author Interview: R. Leigh

Author Mini-Bio: R. Leigh

Author R. Leigh is a mystery to local neighbors, appearing enigmatic and ageless, and wearing an ever present red crystal pendant. Some have guessed this author’s secret other-worldly origin, speculating that the tales of Asharra might somehow be true. Outskirts Press does not confirm this and will not comment on rumors that the manuscript for this novel appeared in their offices out of nowhere.

Author Interview:

To start, why not tell us a little bit about your book/s?

R. Leigh: My first novel (now out of print) was a Science Fiction story, called 3 Passports to Paradise. It was brief (only 178 pages) and was a double murder mystery set against interstellar terraforming corporations and multiple genetically enhanced societies...

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Author Interview: Andrew Jalbert

Author Mini-Bio Andrew Jalbert

Although I was born, raised, and currently reside in Madison, Wisconsin, I’ve spent the last 15 years working on dive boats, jumping around the Caribbean and writing for scuba and travel magazines. If I’m not writing about tropical subjects, I’m usually photographing them, both above and below the water. If you’re interested in the tropics or just want to stop by and say hello, please feel free to visit me at:

Between trips to the warmer latitudes, I work as an archaeological consultant in the Great Lakes region. Exploration of any kind seems to be in my blood and I enjoy few things as much as traveling to a location I’ve never visited. I was recently married for the first time aboard a sailboat off of Key West...

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Author Interview: Bonnie Cuzzolino

Award winning author Bonnie Cuzzolino and her family live in New Jersey. Bonnie and her husband Ray are the parents to a beautiful daughter adopted from Hubei, China in November of 2001 at 12 months old. She and her husband are now waiting for a referral for their second daughter from China through Holt International Children’s Services. Bonnie has had a lifelong passion to write children’s books. This book is her first and is dedicated to her daughter, Jillian Mei.

Bonnie is a 48 year old stay at home mom who enjoys writing, reading, the arts, crafts and traveling.

Bonnie has been to China, England and various US states. She found both countries fascinating and plans more trips in the future. To see this beautiful world that God made is a privilege one should not take for granted.


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Author Interview: Tristi Pinkston

Author Mini-Bio Tristi Pinkston:

I’m a stay-at-home mom, homeschooler, media reviewer, Cub Scout volunteer, editor, and LDS historical fiction author. My house isn’t clean and we only have real meals about once a day, but there are some things that must be sacrificed in order to accommodate others, and my kids make themselves a pretty mean sandwich. As long as they all have clean underwear, I’m good with that.

I love to read, watch good movies, and take long naps. I’m a regular presenter at the LDStorymakers Writers Conference and have also presented for the League of Utah Writers and the American Night Writers Association. I do most of my writing late at night, which means I have peace and quiet, but not a lot of sleep. It’s a crazy life, but it’s mine and I love it.

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Author Interview: DH Brown

Author Mini-bio: D.H. Brown
Hello Michy. Good to talk to you.

Well, I live pretty deep in the Pacific Northwest Rainforest with all kinds of critters besides my wife who is a writer also. We have bear, deer, elk and cougar come through the yard on a fairly often, plus all the coons, squirrels, chipmunks, jays and assorted other vermin we feed on a regular basis. Got a few neighbors around, none with shouting distance and it’s 18 miles to the mail box.

I been fortunate to have lived a varied life that’s ranged from soldier to day labor, professional guide, homesteader, restaurateur to writer. I’ve been writing for years, starting way back during my Army years and before. Mostly nonprofit communications, even tried my hand at movies...

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Author Interview: Christie Silvers

Author Bio

Christie Silvers is a wife, mother, and writer. She resides in north Georgia with her husband and three daughters. She is the oldest of three children born to Ricky and Lynn Grant.

At a young age, Christie would devour any and all books that she could get her hands on. She loved reading anything that was adventurous and new. She was always the girl with a book in her hands.

At the age of seventeen, she married her high school sweetheart and they began their long journey together. At the age of nineteen, they were graced with the birth of their first daughter. Christie became a stay at home mom from that moment on.

Over the years, Christie thought that she would enjoy writing a book. She started many, but never found a subject that intrigued her enough to finish...

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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: 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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