Author Spotlight 20th Jan 2015

Author Spotlight: J.R. Boles, writer of Fantasy, Fiction & Romance

The Paranormal, Fantasy, Dystopia and Romance Writers and Reviewers Group Featured Author of the Week

About the AuthorJR Boles
J. R. Boles is a fantasy and fiction writer currently hanging her hat with her husband in the Heartland, where they spend their free time chasing after their fearless daughter. She is a graduate of the University of Missouri-Kansas City and of the American University Washington College of Law. Continue reading

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Author Spotlight 29th Jan 2014

Author Spotlight: Mark E. Lein, writer of Fantasy

The Paranormal, Fantasy, Dystopia and Romance Writers and Reviewers Group Featured Author of the Week

About the Author
I am an avid reader. You might say an extremely passionate reader. FMark E Leinor as long as I can remember, I read. Whether it was historic America or Europe, Narnia, Middle Earth, or the Four Lands of Shannara, I spent hours of each day of my childhood in the worlds authors had created.
Charles Dickens, Mark Twain, Louisa May Alcott, James Fenimore Cooper, Robert Louis Stevenson, Laura Ingalls Wilder and Arthur Conan Doyle were as influential in my life as Louie L’Amour, C. S. Lewis, J. R. R. Tolkien, Terry Brooks, Timothy Zahn, Isaac Asimov and Dr. Seuss. Continue reading

Author Spotlight 10th December 2013

Author Spotlight: Elle Jacklee, writer of Children’s & Young Adult Fantasy

The Paranormal, Fantasy, Dystopia and Romance Writers and Reviewers Group Featured Author 10th December 2013

About the author
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My mantra is “Life is short.” I believe in making every moment count. Purple is my favorite color. I think black cats are good luck. My professional titles have included software programmer, inside sales rep, and bilingual customer service rep. But my favorite titles are mother, wife, and author.

I’m the author of the Tree of Mindala, a middle grade fantasy. It’s the first in my Wunderwood series.
My love of reading began with classics such as L. Frank Baum’s Oz books and C.S. Lewis’ Chronicles of Narnia. The endless hours of enjoyment that they, and countless others, gave me sparked my passion for writing. I hope that my stories will help instill in children a lifelong love of reading as well as the knowledge that imagination has no limits.

I am currently working on the second installment of the Wunderwood series. I live in Wisconsin with my husband and two young sons, none of whom are in a hurry to grow up. And that’s just fine with me!

Where to find Elle:
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The Book
The Tree of Mindala; Wunderwood Book One
Elle Jacklee, The Tree of MindalaMiranda Moon’s vivid imagination has gotten her into trouble more times than she can count. This time, she’s been suspended from school. So her straight-laced younger brother, Marcus, blames her when they’re relegated to their late grandparents’ old cabin over Halloween weekend. But when Miranda finds a curious trinket, they’re mysteriously whisked away to Wunderwood, where magic flows through the trees and everyone already knows their family name. A place even Miranda never imagined.

Just as they arrive, a sinister warlock, Thornton Crow, is freed from a long banishment. He resumes his deadly agenda to find The Tree of Mindala, the source of all the realm’s magic. As Miranda and Marcus discover branches of their own family tree that they hadn’t even known existed, they learn that Thornton has a score to settle with anyone in their bloodline. Especially them… Though justice has always had a way of being naturally restored in Wunderwood, Thornton’s latest evil deed just may be the tipping point.

When Miranda discovers her own role in Thornton’s release, she knows it’s up to her to stop him from stealing not just magic, but also hope. With travel companions that could as easily be foes as friends, and only the cryptic words of a prophecy to guide her, Miranda must decide if she can carry out the task that will either save Wunderwood… or doom it forever.

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Author Spotlight 10th December 2013

Author Spotlight: Elle Jacklee, writer of Children’s & Young Adult Fantasy

The Paranormal, Fantasy, Dystopia and Romance Writers and Reviewers Group Featured Author 10th December 2013

About the author
Elle Jacklee 1
My mantra is “Life is short.” I believe in making every moment count. Purple is my favorite color. I think black cats are good luck. My professional titles have included software programmer, inside sales rep, and bilingual customer service rep. But my favorite titles are mother, wife, and author.

I’m the author of the Tree of Mindala, a middle grade fantasy. It’s the first in my Wunderwood series.
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Author Spotlight 2nd October 2013

Author Spotlight: Margo Bond Collins, writer of Paranormal, Fantasy & Mystery

The Paranormal, Fantasy, Dystopia and Romance Writers and Reviewers Group Featured Author 2nd October 2013

About the Author

I’ve always wanted to write. For Margo Bond Collinsas long as I can remember, I have made up stories. When I’m driving (which I find immensely dull), I amuse myself by making up characters and figuring out ways to make their lives difficult. The first clear memory I have of writing a story is of writing what would now be considered fan fiction—it was a story set in the world of The Wizard of Oz, and I wrote it out on a yellow legal pad.

So I’ve pretty much always written. But about ten years ago, a friend suggested I join in National Novel Writing Month (nanowrimo.org). Until then, I had always written short stories. That year, I finished the first draft of what would eventually become Legally Undead. I’ve been addicted to novel writing ever since! Continue reading

Author Spotlight 2nd October 2013

Author Spotlight: Margo Bond Collins, writer of Paranormal, Fantasy & Mystery

The Paranormal, Fantasy, Dystopia and Romance Writers and Reviewers Group Featured Author 2nd October 2013

About the Author

I’ve always wanted to write. For Margo Bond Collinsas long as I can remember, I have made up stories. When I’m driving (which I find immensely dull), I amuse myself by making up characters and figuring out ways to make their lives difficult. The first clear memory I have of writing a story is of writing what would now be considered fan fiction—it was a story set in the world of The Wizard of Oz, and I wrote it out on a yellow legal pad.

So I’ve pretty much always written. But about ten years ago, a friend suggested I join in National Novel Writing Month (nanowrimo.org). Until then, I had always written short stories. That year, I finished the first draft of what would eventually become Legally Undead. I’ve been addicted to novel writing ever since!

Margo Bond Collins lives in Texas with her husband, their daughter, several spoiled cats, and a ridiculous turtle. She teaches college-level English courses online, though writing fiction is her first love. She enjoys reading urban fantasy and paranormal fiction of any genre and spends most of her free time daydreaming about vampires, ghosts, zombies, werewolves, and other monsters. Waking Up Dead is her first published novel. Her second novel, Legally Undead, is an urban fantasy, forthcoming in 2014 from World Weaver Press.


Where you can meet Margo
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Email: MargoBondCollins@gmail.com
Website: http://www.MargoBondCollins.com
Twitter: https://twitter.com/MargoBondCollin @MargoBondCollin
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Be sure to add Waking Up Dead to your Goodreads bookshelves: http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/18…

 

The Book
Waking Up Dead (Callie Taylor, #1)h
When Dallas resident Callie Taylor died young, she expected to go to Heaven, or maybe Hell. Instead, she met her fate early thanks to a creep with a knife and a mommy complex. Now she’s witnessed another murder, and she’s not about to let this one go. She’s determined to help solve it before an innocent man goes to prison. And to answer the biggest question of all: why the hell did she wake up in Alabama?

Due for release 8th October 2013.

 

 

 

Excerpt
When I died, I expected to go to heaven.
Okay. Maybe hell. It’s not like I was perfect or anything. But I was sort of hoping for heaven.
Instead, I went to Alabama.
Yeah. I know. It’s weird.
I died in Dallas, my hometown. I was killed, actually. Murdered. I’ll spare you the gruesome details. I don’t like to remember them myself. Some jerk with a knife–and probably a Bad-Mommy complex. Believe me, if I knew where he was, I’d go haunt his ass.
At any rate, by the time death came, I was ready for it–ready to stop hurting, ready to let go. I didn’t even fight it.
And then I woke up dead in Alabama. Talk about pissed off.
You know, even reincarnation would have been fine with me–I could have started over, clean slate and all that. Human, cow, bug. Whatever. But no. I ended up haunting someplace I’d never even been.
That’s not the way it’s supposed to work, right? Ghosts are supposed to be the tortured spirits of those who cannot let go of their earthly existence. If they could be convinced to follow the light, they’d leave behind said earthly existence and quit scaring the bejesus out of the poor folks who run across them. That’s what all those “ghost hunter” shows on television tell us.
Let me tell you something. The living don’t know jack about the dead.
Not this dead chick, anyway.

Author Spotlight – Judy Goodwin

Author Spotlight: Judy Goodwin, writer of Science Fiction & Fantasy

The Paranormal, Fantasy, Dystopia and Romance Writers and Reviewers Group Featured Author 25th September 2013

About the Author
Judy Goodwin has been writing her whole life, in between other family and career needs. Her short stories have been publishedJudy Goodwin 01 in magazines including Space and Time, Beyond Centauri, and Alienskin. She graduated from the University of Arizona with a BA in English-Creative Writing and recently earned her Masters in Education. She’s a tech writer by day and a volunteer by night. When not busy, she enjoys video games, travel, and horseback riding. She has a teenage daughter and loving partner, and is an Arizona-born native. Continue reading