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  • July 7, 2011
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The First Page: The Luckless Prince by Rie Sheridan Rose

The First Page is one of Literarily Speaking’s newest features. Here we get a glimpse into an author’s work and what better place to begin than the first page? Authors share their first pages and answer a few questions about why they started their books off the way they did. Today we welcome Rie Sheridan Rose, author of the epic quest fantasy, The Luckless Prince (Zumaya Otherworlds). …………………………………………………….   The Luckless Prince by Rie Sheridan Rose THE FIRST PAGE “If you look here, Your Highness…” High Chancellor Marcell Tolkot pointed one thin finger at the large vellum map spread on
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The First Page: Julius Katz and Archie by Dave Zeltserman

The First Page is one of Literarily Speaking’s newest features. Here we get a glimpse into an author’s work and what better place to begin than the first page? Authors share their first pages and answer a few questions about why they started their books off the way they did. Today we welcome Dave Zeltserman, author of the thriller, Julius Katz and Archie (Top Suspense). ……………………………………………………. Julius Katz and Archie by Dave Zeltserman THE FIRST PAGE “What do I want from you? Simple. Find out who’s planning to kill me.” These words were spoken by one Kenneth J. Kingston as
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The First Page: Startup from the Ground Up by Cynthia Kocialski

The First Page is one of Literarily Speaking’s newest features. Here we get a glimpse into an author’s work and what better place to begin than the first page? Authors share their first pages and answer a few questions about why they started their books off the way they did. Today we welcome Cynthia Kocialski, author of the business book, Startup from the Ground Up: Practical Insights for Entrepreneurs (CreateSpace). ……………………………………………………. Startup from the  Ground Up: Practical Insights for Entrepreneurs by Cynthia Kocialski THE FIRST PAGE It is the dream of many people—to be an entrepreneur, to start the next
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  • November 23, 2010
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The First Page: Forbidden the Stars by Valmore Daniels

The First Page is one of Literarily Speaking’s newest features. Here we get a glimpse into an author’s work and what better place to begin than the first page? Authors share their first pages and answer a few questions about why they started their books off the way they did. Today we welcome Valmore Daniels, author of the science fiction novel, Forbidden the Stars (Mummer Media). ……………………………………………………. Forbidden the Stars by Valmore Daniels THE FIRST PAGE My ancestors tell us that on a calm, still night, if we listen hard enough, we can hear the planets move. They call it
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  • November 15, 2010
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The First Page: Finding God: To Believe or Not to Believe by Nicholas Oliva

The First Page is one of Literarily Speaking’s newest features. Here we get a glimpse into an author’s work and what better place to begin than the first page? Authors share their first pages and answer a few questions about why they started their books off the way they did. Today we welcome Nicholas Oliva, author of the nonfiction spiritual book, Finding God: To Believe or Not to Believe (Old Line Publishing). ……………………………………………………. Finding God: To Believe or Not to Believe by Nicholas Oliva The First Page I waited a long time to begin writing this book.  The incidents contained
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  • November 12, 2010
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The First Page: ‘Ethan’s Chase’ by Bronwyn Storm

The First Page is one of Literarily Speaking’s newest features. Here we get a glimpse into an author’s work and what better place to begin than the first page? Authors share their first pages and answer a few questions about why they started their books off the way they did. Today we welcome Bronwyn Storm, author of the romance novel, Ethan’s Chase (The Wild Rose Press). ……………………………………………………. Ethan’s Chase by Bronwyn Storm THE FIRST PAGE The cloying smell of almond syrup skittered along the tendrils of mist rising from Chase’s cup of steamed milk. She snorted in disgust. Either the
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  • November 2, 2010
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The First Page: ‘The Staff of Rahgorra’ by Mark Oetjens

The First Page is one of Literarily Speaking’s newest features. Here we get a glimpse into an author’s work and what better place to begin than the first page? Authors share their first pages and answer a few questions about why they started their books off the way they did. Today we welcome Mark Oetjens, author of the science f iction novel, The Staff of Rahgorra (Conquer Publishing). ……………………………………………………. The Staff of Rahgorra Mark Oetjens The First Page Thrull looked out the observation lounge viewport. He searched the stars for the small shuttlecraft making its ascent from the green planet
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  • November 1, 2010
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The First Page: ‘The Remains’ by Vincent Zandri

The First Page is one of Literarily Speaking’s newest features. Here we get a glimpse into an author’s work and what better place to begin than the first page? Authors share their first pages and answer a few questions about why they started their books off the way they did. Today we welcome Vincent Zandri, author of thethriller novel, The Remains (Stone House Ink). ……………………………………………………. The Remains Vincent Zandri The First Page THE GUARD SERGEANT STANDS at the base of a four-tiered iron cell block, the angelic orange-red rays of the early morning sun shining down upon on him through
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The First Page: ‘As the Sycamore Grows’ by Jennie Helderman

The First Page is one of Literarily Speaking’s newest features. Here we get a glimpse into an author’s work and what better place to begin than the first page? Authors share their first pages and answer a few questions about why they started their books off the way they did. Today we welcome Jennie Helderman, author of the nonfiction narrative,  As the Sycamore Grows (Summers Bridgewater Press). ……………………………………………………. As the Sycamore Grows Jennie Helderman The First Page A noise. Ginger awoke, listened. The hum of a motor, the scrunch of tires creeping along the road outside the cabin. She reached
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The First Page: Wig Begone by Robert Seymour

The First Page is one of Literarily Speaking’s newest features. Here we get a glimpse into an author’s work and what better place to begin than the first page? Authors share their first pages and answer a few questions about why they started their books off the way they did. Today we welcome Robert Seymour, author of the humorous fiction novel, Wig Begone (Matador/Troubadour). ……………………………………………………. Wig Begone The First Page The Lord Chief Justice’s good eye gave me a stony stare through the one clear lens of his spectacles as I re-entered the room. I searched desperately round for a
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  • October 19, 2010
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The First Page: Blue Bells of Scotland by Laura Vosika

The First Page is one of Literarily Speaking’s newest features. Here we get a glimpse into an author’s work and what better place to begin than the first page? Authors share their first pages and answer a few questions about why they started their books off the way they did. Today we welcome Laura Vosika, author of the historical fiction novel, Blue Bells of Scotland (Gabriel’s Horn Publishing). ……………………………………………………. Blue Bells of Scotland by Laura Vosika The First Page “Shawn means self and Kleiner means centered!” His girlfriend, an English major, flung it at him as an insult. Shawn plucked
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The First Page: Beyond Justice by Joshua Graham

The First Page is one of Literarily Speaking’s newest features. Here we get a glimpse into an author’s work and what better place to begin than the first page? Authors share their first pages and answer a few questions about why they started their books off the way they did. Today we welcome Joshua Graham, author of the suspense thriller novel, Beyond Justice (Dawn Treader Press). ……………………………………………………. Beyond Justice by Joshua Graham The First Page The question most people ask when they first meet me is: How does an attorney from a reputable law firm in La Jolla end up
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  • October 4, 2010
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The First Page: The Black Chronicles: Cry of the Fallen by Joel M. Andre

The First Page is one of Literarily Speaking’s newest features. Here we get a glimpse into an author’s work and what better place to begin than the first page? Authors share their first pages and answer a few questions about why they started their books off the way they did. Today we welcome Joel M. Andre, author of the horror novel, The Black Chronicles: Cry of the Fallen. ……………………………………………………. The Black Chronicle: Cry of the Fallen by Joel M. Andre The First Page Ashen smoke covered the, once radiant, blue skies of the Verde Valley. Controlled burns were in full
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  • September 21, 2010
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The First Page: Terminal Care by Christopher Stookey

  Terminal Care by Christopher Stookey Page One The death wasn’t the unusual thing.  The unusual thing was we tried to stop it.  That first dying heart came on a Thursday night, a little after midnight on May 5th.  I remember the date because it was Cinco de Mayo, Mexican Independence Day.  There’d been celebrations all day long in San Francisco, including in The Presidio where I was working that night. I was one of two physicians on duty in the ER at Deaconess Hospital, doing the overnight, the 6P to 6A shift.  The early part of the shift had
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  • September 10, 2010
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The First Page: A Despicable Profession by John Knoerle

The First Page is one of Literarily Speaking’s newest features. Here we get a glimpse into an author’s work and what better place to begin than the first page? Authors share their first pages and answer a few questions about why they started their books off the way they did. Today we welcome John Knoerle, author of the spy thriller, A Despicable Profession: Book Two of the American Spy Trilogy. ……………………………………………………. A Despicable Profession: Book Two of the American Spy Trilogy by John Knoerle The First Page I’m back on my well-polished barstool at The Harbor Inn. It’s July, 1946.
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The First Page: The Ice Cream Theory by Steff Deschenes

The First Page is one of Literarily Speaking’s newest features. Here we get a glimpse into an author’s work and what better place to begin than the first page? Authors share their first pages and answer a few questions about why they started their books off the way they did. Today we welcome Steff Deschenes, author of the self-help book, The Ice Cream Theory. ……………………………………………………. The Ice Cream Theory by Steff Deschenes The First Page “I like ice cream. That actually might be the biggest understatement in the his­tory of the world. I’m infatuated with ice cream. But for purposes
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The First Page: Cross Check My Heart by Kerri Nelson

The First Page is one of Literarily Speaking’s newest features. Here we get a glimpse into an author’s work and what better place to begin than the first page? Authors share their first pages and answer a few questions about why they started their books off the way they did. Today we welcome Kerri Nelson, author of the romantic suspense novel, Cross Check My Heart. ……………………………………………………. Cross Check My Heart by Kerri Nelson The First Page London, Kentucky As head-on collisions go, this one had been minor. The car had come to rest against the base of a large tree,
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  • August 6, 2010
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The First Page: Mask of the Betrayer by Sharon Donovan

The First Page is one of Literarily Speaking’s newest features. Here we get a glimpse into an author’s work and what better place to begin than the first page?  Authors share their first pages and answer a few questions about why they started their books off the way they did. Today we welcome Sharon Ann Donovan, author of the suspense thriller, Mask of the Betrayer. ……………………………………………………. Mask of the Betrayer by Sharon Donovan Page One Deep in the underbrush of the Red Rock Mountains, the hunter crept through the rugged terrain, a landscape of sharp twists and turns, toward the
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  • August 6, 2010
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The First Page: ‘Crossed Out’ by Kim Baccellia

The First Page is one of Literarily Speaking’s newest features. Here we get a glimpse into an author’s work and what better place to begin than the first page?  Authors share their first pages and answer a few questions about why they started their books off the way they did.  Today, Kim Baccellia will be sharing her first page from the paranormal young adult novel, Crossed Out.       Crossed Out by Kim Baccellia The First Page I couldn’t deal with Mom and her holier-than-thou attitude about decorating crosses. If she had any clue why I needed to do
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