Looks like things are a little closer to normal here on the homefront, so I can revert back to the regularly scheduled Friday Featured Author posts. Thanks to J. C. Edwards for taking the time to appear on the blog, and to take the plunge on Friday the 13th, no less! And away we go....
I love hearing about what authors who are in the process of writing think about their craft. No matter what stage of the game we're in, I think anybody who has made the crazy choice to write a book can relate to the ups and downs and the ins and outs of it all. Christine Delmater is experiencing that emotional roller-coaster, too, so I really enjoyed her responses below. I need to take a moment to thank her for her patience. I had a family emergency arise after Thanksgiving, and sending questions to my December Featured authors totally slipped my mind. Christine was due to be featured on December 6th, and was a real champ, answering the questions in an unfairly short amount of time, and agreeing to be a mid-week post. I appreciate you not thunking me in the head for my bungled scheduling, Christine! Now, on to the interview:
Friday calls yet again, and I hope you all had a fantastic Thanksgiving. In between all the leftovers meal-planning and Black Friday shopping adventures, make sure you take the time to relax, enjoy the long holiday weekend, and read about fellow Turquoise Morning Press author Judy Alter. Welcome Judy, and take 'er away!
It's very rare to find a fellow writer out there who is supportive just for the sake of being supportive, but fellow Pennsylvanian Sharon Saracino is that kind of gal. I have a bit of a girl crush on her. So it gives me a happy to be able to return the favor in a small way by taking part in her cover reveal today, for her forthcoming book, Life After Death, the sequel to her debut novel, Death Benefits! Keep your eye out for release in January 2014. Read on for deets, and how to score a little author swag to mark the occasion....
Friday, Friday, Friday. The days fly by, and the holidays are almost upon us. Hope you have your turkey already, because the Butterball Apocalypse has begun. Instead of stressing out about the shortage of obese birds, have a seat, take a deep cleansing breath, and get familiar with this week's featured author. Welcome, Jordanna East, to the blog!
Good grief, time is flying. These Fridays keep sneaking up on me and pouncing when I least expect it. This week, let's welcome author R. Kyle Hannah to the blog and find out more about his intriguing stories. Before diving in, though, I just want to extend an official 'thank you', Kyle, for your military service. It's much appreciated!
Another Friday has sneaked its way in, and so here we go with another Friday Featured Author. A big welcome to author Kimberley Troutte!
Who are you and why are you here?
I’m Kimberley Troutte. I write paranormal and romantic suspense for Samhain Publishing.
Give us some details about the work you're here to share with us.
Catch Me in Castile is a romantic suspense with a ghost and an historical twist.
Many people ask me how I came up with a murder mystery slash ghost story set in Spain. Sometimes stories come to me when I least expect them. When my husband and I were newly married we vacationed in Spain. I was swept away by the romance and the beauty of the place. I was awestruck by the castles. Easily, I could imagine living there five hundred years ago when Queen Isabella sent a young Columbus in search of new lands—the land of my birth. It boggled my mind.
I'm very happy to introduce this week's Friday Featured Author, the awesomely awesome Sharon Saracino! She's sweet, she's talented, she's gracious, she's adorable, I covet her hair, and if someone ever asked me to share a list of the people I was most happy to have met through this writing journey of mine, Sharon would be tops. So kick back and enjoy this little trip into the world of Ms. Saracino.
It's Friday! Yay! That means it's Friday Feature time, and we wrap up my first month of grilling authors with the lovely Phyl Campbell, who I hope forgives me for accidentally falling asleep before doing my usual late night posting last evening (I blame complicated work shifts and the Red Sox). So, let's get rolling and get to know Miz Campbell!
Our visiting author this week on the Friday Feature, Arlene Hittle, is a fitting guest, considering I'm sitting on my couch, sweating bullets for the Sox this post-season. Arlene's new release has a taste of America's pastime in it, and I can't wait to get a copy. Now, let's throw out the first pitch and welcome Arlene to the blog!