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  • December 11, 2017
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A Bookish Conversation with C.S. Taylor

C.S. Taylor is a former Marine and avid fencer (saber for the most part, foil and epee are tolerable). He enjoys all things WWII, especially perfecting his dogfighting skills inside virtual cockpits, and will gladly accept any P-38 Lightnings anyone might wish to bestow upon him. He’s also been known to run a kayak through whitewater now and again, as well give people a run for their money in trap and skeet. His latest book is the historical fiction, Nadya’s War. WEBSITE & SOCIAL LINKS: WEBSITE | TWITTER | FACEBOOK Welcome to Literarily Speaking, C.S. Can we begin by telling
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  • December 11, 2017
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A Bookish Conversation with Gaelle Lehrer Kennedy

Gaelle Lehrer Kennedy worked as an actress and writer in film and television in the United States and Israel. Night in Jerusalem is her debut novel, which she has adapted to film. She lives in Ojai California with her husband and daughter. She writes, “I lived in Israel in the 1960s, a naive twenty-year-old, hoping to find myself and my place in the world. The possibility of war was remote to me. I imagined the tensions in the region would somehow be resolved peacefully. Then, the Six Day War erupted and I experienced it firsthand in Jerusalem. I have drawn Night in
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  • December 4, 2017
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Interview: Robert Parker: An Exciting New Voice

Robert Parker is a new exciting voice, a married father of two, who lives in a village close to Manchester, UK. He has both a law degree and a degree in film and media production, and has worked in numerous employment positions, ranging from solicitor’s agent (essentially a courtroom gun for hire), to a van driver, to a warehouse order picker, to a commercial video director. He currently writes full time, while also making time to encourage new young readers and authors through readings and workshops at local schools and bookstores. In his spare time he adores pretty much all sport, boxing regularly
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  • November 13, 2017
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The Book That Changed Everything by Robert Parker

The Book That Changed Everything By Robert Parker I grew up in Croft, a small village in the north west of the UK, a stone’s throw from Manchester. Only 3,000 people lived there, and it was a sleepy community bordered on all sides by farms. Once a year, they had a village carnival that the whole calendar seemed to revolve around, and the village sports field was covered in small tents of bricabrac sellers, tombola stands, coconut shies, donkey rides, candy floss machines and a beer tent. When I was 12, I had two pounds pocket money from my Mum
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  • November 6, 2017
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Interview with Jennifer Chase, author of ‘Dead Cold’

Jennifer Chase is a multi award-winning crime fiction author and consulting criminologist. Jennifer holds a bachelor degree in police forensics and a master’s degree in criminology & criminal justice. These academic pursuits developed out of her curiosity about the criminal mind as well as from her own experience with a violent sociopath, providing Jennifer with deep personal investment in every story she tells. In addition, she holds certifications in serial crime and criminal profiling.  She is an affiliate member of the International Association of Forensic Criminologists. Her latest book is the crime thriller, Dead Cold. WEBSITE & SOCIAL LINKS: WEBSITE | TWITTER |
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  • November 1, 2017
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First Chapter Reveal: Stairway to Paradise by Nadia Natali

Title: STAIRWAY TO PARADISE: GROWING UP GERSHWIN Author: Nadia Natali Publisher: RareBird Books Pages: 304 Genre: Memoir BOOK BLURB: Growing up as Frankie Gershwin’s daughter, the sister of George and Ira Gershwin, was quite a challenge. I didn’t have the perspective to realize that so much unhappiness in a family was out of the ordinary. But I knew something was off. My mother was often depressed and my father was tyrannical and scary, one never knew when he would blow up. I learned early on that I had to be the cheery one, the one to fix the problems. Both
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  • October 23, 2017
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First Chapter: Fix Your Diet, Fix Your Diabetes by Tony Hampton MD

Title: FIX YOUR DIET FIX YOUR DIABETES Author: Tony Hampton, MD Publisher: Windy City Publishers Pages: 168 Genre: Self-Help BOOK BLURB: Want to fix your diabetes? In this book, I share with my diabetic and borderline diabetic readers that they have the power to reverse or prevent diabetes simply by changing their diets. It starts with how you think. By removing old beliefs to new ones that better serve you, the path to recovery from diabetes can be that simple. Once I provide the rationale for changing old beliefs to more productive ones, I then share with you ways to
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  • October 17, 2017
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First Chapter Reveal: Night in Jerusalem by Gaelle Lehrer Kennedy @gaellelkennedy

Title: NIGHT IN JERUSALEM Author: Gaelle Lehrer Kennedy Publisher: PKZ Inc. Pages: 246 Genre: Historical Romance A bewitching love story that is also an extraordinary portrait of Jerusalem, its faith, spirituality, identity, and kaleidoscope of clashing beliefs, Night in Jerusalem is a novel of mystery, beauty, historical insight, and sexual passion. David Bennett is invited to Jerusalem in 1967 by his cousin who, to the alarm of his aristocratic British family, has embraced Judaism. He introduces David to his mentor, Reb Eli, a revered sage in the orthodox community. Despite his resistance to religious teaching, David becomes enthralled by the
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Author Q&A: Owen L. Sypher

Owen L. Sypher is a devoted servant of the Lord. At eleven years old, he started a spiritual journey to discover and understand God and his word. In 1979, he received the baptism of the Holy Ghost. Since then, he has had fellowships with the same group. Song of Solomon is his first book. You can visit his website at http://www.sypherbooks.com.   Before you started writing your book, what kind of research did you do to prepare yourself? Spent years reading and studying the Bible and trusting God, I than listen to people who have talked about the subject, discussed different
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  • September 15, 2017
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Author Spotlight & Interview: Gary & Susan Eby, authors of ‘Reflections: A Journey to God’

It is my pleasure to interview Gary & Susan Eby, authors of the new Spirituality/Self-Help/Healing/Poetry book, Reflections: A Journey to God. This book is about the author’s personal stories with Spirit and what they’ve learned along their journeys. They are sharing it with us because it might help us on own journey to God. They only ask that we read this book with an open mind and heart. The authors suggest us to pick one of these spiritual essays. Ponder it, meditate for a while, even read it out loud and to allow ourselves to feel the words and the
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  • September 8, 2017
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A Conversation with Bella Andre, author of The Sullivans series

Bella Andre is the New York Times, USA Today and Publishers Weekly bestselling author of “The Sullivans”, “The Maverick Billionaires”, “The Morrisons”, and the NYT bestselling “Four Weddings and a Fiasco” sweet romance series written as Lucy Kevin. Having sold more than 6 million books, Bella Andre’s novels have been #1 bestsellers around the world and have appeared on the New York Times and USA Today bestseller lists 32 times. She has been the #1 Ranked Author at Amazon (on a top 10 list that included Nora Roberts, JK Rowling, James Patterson and Steven King), and Publishers Weekly named Oak
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  • August 21, 2017
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Interview with ‘Bite Thy Neighbor’ Esmae Browder

Who else loves books about blood sucking neighbors? I have quite a few myself that would fit that mold for sure. I’m happy to be interviewing Esmae Browder about her new erotic paranormal romance, Bite Thy Neighbor! Esmae Browder is an ex-catholic school girl who loves romance and vodka tonics. When not reading a spicy novel, she enjoys creating them by combining elements of well-known tales and updating them for our modern world. She is the author of the Naughty Shakespeare series, as well as, the paranormal romance Bite Thy Neighbor—a sexy Dracula meets Wisteria Lane style novel. WEBSITE &
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  • August 12, 2017
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Do you prefer to read ebooks or paperbacks?


  • August 8, 2017
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Why Book Covers Are So Important l Lee Matthew Goldberg @leematthewg

WHY BOOK COVERS ARE SO IMPORTANT by Lee Matthew Goldberg The idea that you can’t judge a book by its cover is bull, since how else are you supposed to initially judge a book when wandering through the aisles in a store or clicking through Amazon online? The cover is the first and most important part of advertising before someone even cracks the spine. I’m in love with the cover for my novel The Mentor from Thomas Dunne Books/St. Martin’s Press. It was designed by Jimmy Iacobelli, who did an amazing job. St. Martin’s Press asked for my input prior,
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  • August 7, 2017
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Dr. Tony Hampton shares why he chose a healthcare career

Meet the Author   Dr. Tony Hampton has been treating patients with multiple chronic conditions for nearly two decades. In addition to his role as an Advocate Medical Group (AMG) family physician over the last nine years, Dr. Hampton currently holds multiple responsibilities within the Advocate Healthcare, including Medical Director of AMG Beverly, Vice-Chair of AMG’s Governing Council, Chair of Health Outcomes Committee and Co-Chair of Executive Diversity Council. Over the last two years, Dr. Hampton has worked closely with AOS, successfully piloting advancements in AMG’s operations management systems. He is a champion for change that results in greater work-life
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  • July 24, 2017
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A Bookish Conversation with EJ Apicello

Welcome to EJ’s real, crazy, emotional, probably too honest journey. She is an everyday girl in this everyday world trying to keep her head above water. Within the pages of this book you will learn about the things that have broken EJ down and the steps she is taking to build back up. You will see, that this story is written in a unique, general, conversational voice, which was her choice. She wants you to be able to picture yourself in her shoes, relate her trials and tribulations to yours and see that you too can find your happiness. Even if
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  • July 17, 2017
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A Bookish Conversation with ‘When the Sky Falls’ Joseph Bendoski @JBendoski #blogtour

Thriller. Espionage. Conspiracy. This book would make a great movie! I am thrilled to have as my guest today, Joe Bendoski, author of When the Sky Falls. Joe studied psychology in college and was fascinated by all the insights it provided into human behavior, only to realize most the information never reach people, and when it did, rarely was it in a form that allowed for practical application. He started writing non-fiction, but soon came to understand how few people read that genre and began the difficult transition into fiction writing. His non-fiction works include; the Chemistry of Attraction and
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  • July 6, 2017
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A Bookish Conversation with Miri Leshem-Pelly

Miri Leshem-Pelly is the author-illustrator of 14 children’s books. She’s also illustrated 14 books for other writers. When Miri isn’t writing she can be found speaking at schools, kindergartens and libraries. She is invited to do more than 200 presentations with her books per year. Miri is also a Regional Advisor for SCBWI (Society of Children’s book writers & illustrators). Miri is represented by Olswanger Literary Agency. Miri’s works have won awards and her illustrations have been shown on several exhibitions. Miri lives in Israel with her husband and two children, and loves reading books and going on nature hikes.
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  • June 26, 2017
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20 Questions with Diana Sims, author of Forever King: Surviving the Loss of My Unborn Child

Are you a morning writer or a night writer? I write best at night time after I have put the kids to sleep, and have peace and quiet to just release all my thoughts, emotions, and creativity. Do you outline or are you a pantster? I am a pantster. I love to write organically and format everything at a later time. Which comes first – plot or character? My novel was a Nonfiction / self-help book regarding actual events leading to the death of my son. So for this question neither. Noise or quiet when working on your manuscript? I
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  • June 23, 2017
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20 Q’s with Women’s Fiction Author Evy Journey

Today’s guest is Evy Journey, author of HELLO, ANGIESZKA. Here are 20 things you may or may not know about Evy! Are you a morning writer or a night writer? Both. I don’t have a set schedule. I may start as early as nine o’clock, stop before my lunch hour. I may write some more at about 11 PM and go on until 2 AM. Do you outline or are you a pantster? Neither. I don’t outline, but I do think through and imagine my characters in a scene before I write it. Sometimes, characters dictate what happens. Which comes
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