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

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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!

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
Google+: https://plus.google.com/1164845554481…
Goodreads Author Page: http://www.goodreads.com/vampirarchy
Facebook Author Page: https://www.facebook.com/MargoBondCol…
Facebook Novel Page: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Waking…
Tumblr: http://vampirarchybooks.tumblr.com/
Pinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/mbondcollins/

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

Author Spotlight: Constance Williams, Author of Fantasy, Fiction & Young Adult

The Paranormal, Fantasy, Dystopia and Romance Writers and Reviewers Group Featured Author 7th August 2013

About the Author
Constance wrote her first book at the age of five. Written in crayon and bound together with string, it was most certainly not a best seller! It was, though, the start of a lifelong love of the written word.

These days, Constance spends some of her time at her perfectly normal day job on the English coast and the rest of her time exploring the mountains of her mind. The view is quite excellent in both places.

She has found that writing is a constant battle between herself and her cat as to who gets use of the keyboard. Apparently it makes a very comfortable bed.

Where to Find Constance.
Goodreads
Twitter
Website

 

The Books (co-authored with Lillian Bishop).
The Dreamwalker (The Witch Lake Chronicles #1)The Dreamwalker - Constance Williams
Everyone loves a good mystery – and Sam Gardener is certainly one of those. Abruptly pulled from school years before, nobody has seen or heard from him since – until now. Returning to high school for his senior year, he is not the same friendly boy his classmates remember, and the rumors are flying. None, however, come close to the truth. The bearer of a strange and frightening supernatural ability, Sam strives to regain control of his life.

Along with some unlikely new friends with secrets of their own, Sam learns that his own mystery is only the tip of the iceberg in the quaint town of Witch Lake. With their help, he must learn the strength of his own gift, and lose the fear that comes with it. With their help, he can stand against the gathering darkness. Together, they can face the truth of Witch Lake, but alone? They will be lost beneath the surface, drowning in depths none could foresee.

Where to Buy.
eBook
Amazon UK
Amazon US
Amazon CA

Other Works:
A Work In Progress; The Protectors  (The Witch Lake Chronicles #2)
Sam Gardener had returned to high school with one goal in mind – graduate and get on with his life. Unfortunately, ‘life’ had other ideas. Now his idea of the world seems to be changing every day – including the very definitions of life and death itself.
Nothing will ever be the same.
Sam’s not sure he even wants it to be.

*UPDATE*
The first chapter of The Protectors is now available. The second book in The Witch Lake Chronicles, The Protectors continues the journey of Sam Gardener and his friends. It is highly recommended that you read the first book The Dreamwalker. Otherwise, nothing is going to make sense!

Author Spotlight

Author Spotlight: Constance Williams, Author of Fantasy, Fiction & Young Adult

The Paranormal, Fantasy, Dystopia and Romance Writers and Reviewers Group Featured Author 7th August 2013

About the Author
Constance wrote her first book at the age of five. Written in crayon and bound together with string, it was most certainly not a best seller! It was, though, the start of a lifelong love of the written word.

These days, Constance spends some of her time at her perfectly normal day job on the English coast and the rest of her time exploring the mountains of her mind. The view is quite excellent in both places.

She has found that writing is a constant battle between herself and her cat as to who gets use of the keyboard. Apparently it makes a very comfortable bed.

Where to Find Constance.
Goodreads
Twitter
Website

The Books (co-authored with Lillian Bishop).
The Dreamwalker (The Witch Lake Chronicles #1)The Dreamwalker - Constance Williams
Everyone loves a good mystery – and Sam Gardener is certainly one of those. Abruptly pulled from school years before, nobody has seen or heard from him since – until now. Returning to high school for his senior year, he is not the same friendly boy his classmates remember, and the rumors are flying. None, however, come close to the truth. The bearer of a strange and frightening supernatural ability, Sam strives to regain control of his life.

Along with some unlikely new friends with secrets of their own, Sam learns that his own mystery is only the tip of the iceberg in the quaint town of Witch Lake. With their help, he must learn the strength of his own gift, and lose the fear that comes with it. With their help, he can stand against the gathering darkness. Together, they can face the truth of Witch Lake, but alone? They will be lost beneath the surface, drowning in depths none could foresee.

Where to Buy.
eBook
Amazon UK
Amazon US
Amazon CA

Other Works:
A Work In Progress; The Protectors  (The Witch Lake Chronicles #2)
Sam Gardener had returned to high school with one goal in mind – graduate and get on with his life. Unfortunately, ‘life’ had other ideas. Now his idea of the world seems to be changing every day – including the very definitions of life and death itself.
Nothing will ever be the same.
Sam’s not sure he even wants it to be.

*UPDATE*
The first chapter of The Protectors is now available. The second book in The Witch Lake Chronicles, The Protectors continues the journey of Sam Gardener and his friends. It is highly recommended that you read the first book The Dreamwalker. Otherwise, nothing is going to make sense!