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Interview with Cheryl C. Malandrinos, Author of ‘Macaroni and Cheese for Thanksgving’

  Cheryl C. Malandrinos is a freelance writer and editor. She is the author of Little Shepherd and A Christmas Kindness. A blogger and book reviewer, she lives in Massachusetts with her husband and two daughters. She also has a son who is married. WEBSITE | BLOG | TWITTER | FACEBOOK | GOODREADS Inside the Book Title: MACARONI AND CHEESE FOR THANKSGIVING Author: Cheryl C. Malandrinos Publisher: Guardian Angel Publishing Pages: 16 Genre: Children’s Picture Book Ten-year-old Macy is waiting for her grandparents to arrive on Thanksgiving. When the front door swings open, Grandma and Grandpa are covered with hugs and
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  • August 8, 2012
  • Featured, Ten Things
  • Comments Off on Ten things about Lyle Prouse: what you think you see may not be what you get

Ten things about Lyle Prouse: what you think you see may not be what you get

Lyle Prouse, author of Final Approach: Northwest Airline Flight 650 Tragedy and Triumph., is my guest today! Welcome Lyle! Ten things about Lyle Prouse: what you think you see may not be what you get   By Lyle Prouse     1.  I’m a Vietnam veteran (11 ½ years), former Marine fighter pilot 2.  I’m of mixed Caucasian/Comanche descent 3.  I was active in the Native American powwow world as a fancy dancer    when I was young and growing up in Kansas.  I have returned to my Native roots and am dancing once again. 4.  I once co-owned a Judo
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Top 10 Things You Should Do If You Plan To Write A Novel

Kfir Luzzatto, author of The Evelyn Project, is my guest today! Welcome Kfir! Top 10 Things You Should Do If You Plan To Write A Novel By Kfir Luzzatto 1. Figure out why you want to write it. If it’s just that everybody else is doing it and you have some free time on your hands, get a dog instead. 2. Think up a central subject and work on a rough plot. Nothing too elaborate, just something to start working with. 3. Get acquainted with your main characters;don’t you even think of writing a line before you do. Spend time
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  • August 7, 2012
  • Author Interviews, Featured
  • Comments Off on Interview with YA steampunk author SM Blooding + WIN SET OF TAROT DOLLS & AUTOGRAPHED COPY OF ‘THE HANDS OF TAROT’

Interview with YA steampunk author SM Blooding + WIN SET OF TAROT DOLLS & AUTOGRAPHED COPY OF ‘THE HANDS OF TAROT’

SM Blooding lives in Colorado with her pet rock, Rockie, and Ms. Jack, who’s a real bird. She’s still learning to play the piano and guitar, which is going marginally better, and for those of you looking for an Arabic update, she has successfully learned one word, “Yalla, people yalla!” She’s dated vampires, werewolves, sorcerers, weapons smugglers and US Government assassins. Yes. She has stories. Her latest book is the YA steampunk, The Hands of Tarot. Visit SM Blooding on the web at  www.smblooding.com. Stop by SM Blooding’s blog at http://www.smblooding.com/blog/. Follow SM Blooding on Twitter:  https://twitter.com/#!/SMBlooding “Like” SM Blooding
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Interview with Jill Muehrcke + ‘Waking Up Happy’ Giveaway!

Oh don’t we would all love to wake up happy?  That’s the title of the book that my guest today has written AND is giving away!  It brings me great pleasure to welcome Jill Muehrcke and if you’d like to win a copy of her book, fill out the Rafflecopter form below.  Good luck! Juliana (Jill) Muehrcke is the award-winning author of many books and articles. Founder and editor of the international magazine Nonprofit World (snpo.org), she has studied at the University of Colorado and the University of Michigan and has a BA degree, specializing in English and psychology, from
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  • April 10, 2012
  • Author Vids, Featured
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AuthorVid: Medical Thriller Author Rudy Mazzocchi Talks to Literarily Speaking

We have a treat for you today. Today is our eighth edition of AuthorVids! So what is an Author Vid? An AuthorVid is where we send questions to an author or and they answer them in a video or they choose to chat about their book instead. Today’s guest author is Rudy Mazzocchi, author of the medical thriller, Equity of Evil. Please check out his website and book information following the video. And don’t forget to follow Rudy on his virtual book tour here! And now I’m happy to bring you Rudy Mazzocchi, author of Equity of Evil! ABOUT RUDY
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Interview with ‘Plant Teacher’ Caroline Alethia + GIVEAWAY!

We have another wonderful guest with us today!  Caroline Alethia is here and she’s giving away a copy of her fabulous book, Plant Teacher!  Fill out the Rafflecopter thingee below to win! Caroline is a freelance writer whose work has appeared in newspapers, magazines, on radio and in web outlets. Her words have reached audiences on six continents. She lived in Bolivia and was a witness to many of the events described in Plant Teacher. You can visit her website at www.plantteacherthebook.net. Website | Twitter | Facebook | Amazon | Amazon Kindle Store | Official Tour Page   ABOUT PLANT
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The Story Behind Cemetery Club by JG Faherty

The inspiration for Cemetery Club came from that most unlikeliest of places: my own backyard. Well, not quite the backyard, but pretty close. A couple of miles from my house is an abandoned sanitarium, a place where from the 1930s until the 1990s families would drop off mentally handicapped children and adults, the ones who were so seriously debilitated that home health care wasn’t an option, either for monetary or medical reasons. As a child, you’d walk or drive by and see the more self-sufficient residents sitting or strolling through the grounds. Back then, we didn’t know of all the
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The Story Behind ‘Dark is the Sky’ by Jessica Chambers

The Story Behind the Book is Literarily Speaking’s newest feature. Here we find out either the inspiration behind authors’ books or how they got published. Today’s guest is Jessica Chambers, author of the literary novel, Dark Is The Sky. Many of my stories start with an idea, a question that cries out to be answered. What would happen if…? How would this affect…? Who would stand to lose most from…? Dark is the Sky, however, began with a single character, that of the wild, outrageously sexy Scott Cameron. From the moment he popped into my head, I knew several things
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  • April 5, 2012
  • Featured, Guest Bloggers
  • Comments Off on Humor Fiction Author Kenny Scudero: ‘It’s All About Luck in this Dog Eat Dog Publishing World’

Humor Fiction Author Kenny Scudero: ‘It’s All About Luck in this Dog Eat Dog Publishing World’

As anyone will tell you, I’m a big fan of self-publishing and self-published authors who take the bull by the horns and prove they have the chutzpa to publish a book themselves.  That’s why it brings me great pleasure to bring you a wonderful guest post on the subject of self-publishing from Kenny Scudero, author of the humor fiction novel, Comfortably Awkward. It’s All About Luck in this Dog Eat Dog Publishing World By Kenny Scudero So you wrote a 75,000 word manuscript and you are ready to get it to a publisher. You have faith in your story and
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Interview with ‘The Milestone Tapes’ Ashley Mackler-Paternostro + Kindle Gift Basket Giveaway!

Have I got a treat for you.   Ashley Mackler-Paternostro is touring with us April and May and not only are we introduced to a fantastic new literary fiction novel and a talented an oh-so-gifted author, but she is giving away a beautiful gift basket including a Kindle!  Woot!  The information is below on how to sign up for this and the drawing will end on one minute after midnight on May 26.  Get your votes in soon! Ashley Mackler-Paternostro was born in Naperville, Illinois, where she still lives with her husband Mark and their three dogs. A hairstylist by trade,
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  • April 4, 2012
  • Author Vids, Featured
  • Comments Off on AuthorVid: Humorous Fiction Author Kenny Scudero Talks to Literarily Speaking

AuthorVid: Humorous Fiction Author Kenny Scudero Talks to Literarily Speaking

We have a treat for you today. Today is our seventh edition of AuthorVids! So what is an Author Vid? An AuthorVid is where we send questions to an author or and they answer them in a video or they choose to chat about their book instead. Today’s guest author is Kenny Scudero, author of the wonderful humorous fiction novel, Comfortably Awkward. Please check out his website and book information following the video. And don’t forget to follow Kenny on his virtual book tour April 2 – 20. You can visit his official tour page here! And now I’m happy
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