Author Interviews

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    Interview with Laurie Wood and Giveaway

    Today’s guest is, Laurie Wood,  the author of the freshly released book, Northern Protector. You can find my review here. So excited to have you here as my guest today, Laurie. Before we get to your new release, tell us a bit more about yourself: Q: Tell us one little known thing about you. A: Thanks so much for having me here today, Melony! I have two little known things about me… one, I was a municipal police officer back in the 1980s so I thoroughly enjoyed writing this tribute book with a police officer hero, and two, both of my adult children have Down Syndrome. My debut book, Northern…

  • Author interview with J Dallas Brooks
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    Author Interview with J. Dallas Brooks

    Sometimes you meet someone with such an amazing imagination that your jaw drops in awe. This would be my reaction when I met J. Dallas Brooks via ZOOM during a writer’s meeting. I’m delighted to introduce him and his work to all you Sci-Fi and Middle-Grade fans out there who love a bit of Sci-Fi with 80’s flare. He writes for the general market. Sci-Fi fans, assemble! Without delay, here’s Dallas:   Q: Where is your Martian Mist set? It’s an adult book, right? And why did you pick your specific genre to write in? Tell me what you love about it. Dallas: Martian Mist is set in a dystopian…

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    Author Interview with Joiya Morrison-Efemini

    I’m delighted to welcome Joiya Morrison-Efemini today to talk about her latest release, Petrified Flowers and this book could not be more relevant to today’s social climate.   Q: Where is your book, Petrified Flowers, set? And why did you pick your specific genre to write in? Joiya: Petrified Flowers is set in a major Metropolitan City, probably New York. The exact location is never named specifically. It is written in verse. I started writing in verse after an editor who was interested in my work urged me to change a children’s book I had written into a short story in verse. I was reluctant, thinking I knew best what…

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    Patti Stockdale Talks About Three Little Things and Giveaway

    Today I’d like to introduce you to a fellow debut author, Patti Stockdale. Her debut, Three Little Things, comes out Feb 2020. Scroll all the way to the bottom to enter the GIVEAWAY! She is giving away a signed paperback copy of her book. Thank you Patti!   Welcome, Patti!   Q: Where is your book Three Little Things set? And why did you pick your genre to write in? Patti: Three Little Things is set in Iowa, Arkansas, Philadelphia, and France during WW I. I picked historical fiction for two reasons: it’s the genre I love to read, and I had a great idea for a WW I book.…

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    Colleen Hall talks about A Wounded Heart

    Today I welcome Colleen Hall to my blog where we talk about her latest book, A Wounded Heart. Welcome, Colleen! Q: What was the hardest scene to write in the book? Colleen: The hardest scene for me to write was the fight scene between Shane and his Cheyenne half brother, Wild Wind. I felt a little out of my element when I wrote this scene since I’m not an expert on men’s fights, especially fights in the Plains Indian culture. I wanted this scene to be tense, realistic, and captivating, yet I didn’t want to bore my women readers. Louis L’Amour’s Westerns were a great inspiration and help to me,…

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    Melinda Dozier Talks Christmas Ranch

    Continuing the Christmas Novella series of author interviews, today I have Melinda Dozier as a guest. She’s telling us more about her novella, The Christmas Ranch. Q: Here is your novella, The Christmas Ranch set? Melinda: A few years ago I visited my sister’s house in a small rural town in Louisiana. Two miles from her house is a Christmas tree farm that hosts a Fall Festival on Thanksgiving weekend. People drive from near and far to cut down their own Christmas trees. I knew this had to be a setting for a future story. Years later, when I saw the Anaiah Press Christmas novella call for submissions, I knew…

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    Laurie Wood talks Northern Hearts

    Continuing with my Christmas Novella series of interviews, today I welcome fellow Canadian, Laurie Wood. Today is also BOOK RELEASE DAY! Congrats Laurie. Welcome, Laurie! Melony, thank you so much for having me on your blog today! Q: Where is your novella, NORTHERN HEARTS, set? And what made you want to have your story play out at Christmas time? Laurie: This is my first Christmas novella, and it came about because my editor contacted me and asked me to write one, set during the Christmas that I skipped over during my first novel NORTHERN DECEPTION. In that book, the main story ends at the end of November, and then I…

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    Delaina Netherland Smiley Talks One More Santa

    Today I welcome Delaina to my blog to talk about her Christmas Novella: One More Santa Q: Where is your novella, One More Santa set? Delaina: One More Santa is set just west of Austin, Texas. Christmas is my favorite time of the year and I enjoy all of the traditions – old and new – and time spent with my family. I wanted to bring some of our own traditions (like the Santa collection) into a story and still present a tale I didn’t think anyone had heard before. Q: What is your favorite part about Christmas and does it show up in the novella? Delaina: My favorite part…

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    Christina Sinisi talks Christmas Confusion

    Today I welcome Christina Sinisi to my blog to talk about her novella, Christmas Confusion. Such a cute cover! Q: Where is your novella, Christmas Confusion set?  What made you want to have your story play out at Christmas time? Christina: Christmas Confusion is set in a made-up town, Summer Creek, which is a suburb of Charleston, South Carolina. This story was inspired by the publisher’s call for Christmas novellas–don’t get me wrong, Christmas is my favorite holiday, but the challenge was in writing something based on a call. Q: What is your favorite part about Christmas and does it show up in the novella? Christina: My favorite part about…

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    Carol Underhill talks about Angelica’s Christmas Wish

    Today I have Carol Underhill as my guest. She’s chatting about her Christmas novella. Welcome, Carol. Q: Where is your novella set? Carol: Angelica’s Christmas Wish is set in Chicago. Q: What is your favorite part about Christmas and does it show up in the novella? Carol: We took our children to a candlelight Christmas Eve service one year. It was a very peaceful, meaningful service as we passed our light from one candle to the next. I incorporated this service into the story. Q: Tell me about your main characters. Carol: Serena lost her husband and daughter in a tragic car accident. She has come to Chicago to start…