Author Interview: T.L. Bishop

Today I am happy to introduce author T.L. Bishop.

IMAG0522_1Tell us about your book(s). Is there one in particular you are promoting right now? What is it about?

Thank you, Coreena!  My book To Sleep was published March 1, 2016 with Gray Sky Publishing Company. It is the first novella in a seven book series. It is a young adult romantic fantasy set in Ireland/Alabama. It is an honest coming of age story full of magic and romance.

Are you a pantser or an outliner? Or a bit of both?

Oh, I’m a total pantser! … But then my mother’s perfectionism comes out in me and I have to go back and pick it apart!

What’s the best part of being a writer?

The best part of being an author? I came across a saying one day, I wish I could remember who said it, but it said: “Writing is as close to magic as I’ll ever get.” That’s so true. You can literally create something out of nothing! That’s magic!

What is your favourite scene in your book?

My favourite scene in my book is when A.J. arrives in Ireland and says she finds her peace there, in the very soil even. I picture her standing on a green hillside with her wild hair whipping around her pale skin, with a look of total peace on her face. Read more

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Author Interview: Marco Marek

Today I am happy to welcome Marco Marek to my blog.

marcoTell us about your book(s). Is there one in particular you are promoting right now? What is it about?

Hyperearth is my first book, it is the one I promoting most, I have another book, a short story with title Angels are with me, and from the title you can imagine it talks about Angels and something happened to me with mix of fantasy. Hyperearth is about two teenagers who have discover a portal in the castle near their city. This portal called Khenon is connected through another dimension, let’s say parallel to our earth, so for this is called Hyperearth. Once there the girls have found another world full to discover and they make friendship with locals inhabitants who are fighting and evil sorcerer, Will they solve the quest and make it out in time? Or will they remain in Hyperearth forever?

What genre(s) do you write in? Who is your audience?

My genre is Fantasy, my audience is young adult/children but I think also adults can appreciate my books. Read more

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Book Review: Rebel of the Sands

Rebel of the Sands (Rebel of the Sands #1)

She’s more gunpowder than girl—and the fate of the desert lies in her hands.

Mortals rule the desert nation of Miraji, but mystical beasts still roam the wild and barren wastes, and rumor has it that somewhere, djinni still practice their magic. But there’s nothing mystical or magical about Dustwalk, the dead-end town that Amani can’t wait to escape from.

Destined to wind up “wed or dead,” Amani’s counting on her sharpshooting skills to get her out of Dustwalk. When she meets Jin, a mysterious and devastatingly handsome foreigner, in a shooting contest, she figures he’s the perfect escape route. But in all her years spent dreaming of leaving home, she never imagined she’d gallop away on a mythical horse, fleeing the murderous Sultan’s army, with a fugitive who’s wanted for treason. And she’d never have predicted she’d fall in love with him…or that he’d help her unlock the powerful truth of who she really is.

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Author Interview: Matt Posner

Today I am happy to introduce author Matt Posner on my blog.

mattWhat genre(s) do you write in? Tell us about your books.

I write in a lot of genres, essentially whichever ones I feel I have something to say in. I started out with YA urban fantasy because I wanted to write about magicians and apprentices. I’ve told the story of how that came about a lot of times, most recently in the foreword to the second edition of the book I’m promoting, so I’ll leave it for there. I’ve also written some nonfiction, including an advice book for teens and a manual for other fiction writers, and I have some fiction upcoming in other genres, a professional wrestling novel which is being left alone for editorial distance before I get it ready for publication, and other fictional content under a pseudonym because my name wouldn’t look right to prospective buyers (but I write that stuff pretty well).

I understand from a marketing perspective that it might be good to stay in one genre, but marketing is far from my strength. It can’t be, since I’m part-time, focusing full-time on my teaching work and just longing to write whenever I’m not doing it. I just want to write good content and put it out there, and the idea of a writer being a genre specialist for any reason other than personal motivation and choice seems too narrow to me. If I want to write something, I’ll write it. Someone on LinkedIn sent me a form email offering to turn my novels into screenplays, just trying to stir up business, which I entirely respect, but I was irked all the same, and I wrote back to her something to this effect: “Thanks for the offer, but since I’m a writer, I tend to assume I can do MY OWN WRITING. If you want to collaborate on a project, I’m up for that, so get in touch any time.” Needless to say, we weren’t connected on LinkedIn after that. Read more

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