Thank you for joining me today for this interview, Ms. Shiel. Would you briefly introduce yourself to the readers here?
I research and write about everything strange, from Bigfoot and UFOs to alternative history. My latest nonfiction book, The Evolution Conspiracy, Vol. 1, marks the initial release in a planned three-book series. I have been interviewed for big-city newspapers, national magazines, drive-time talk radio shows, and TV news. I also have a master’s degree in library science and formerly served as president of the Upper Peninsula Publishers & Authors Association... Read More
Michael self published and financed his book releasing it locally in 2004. For two years he went around talking to libraries, youth groups, his old high school and book clubs about his book, gangs, drugs, believing in yourself, the writing process etc. He even appeared in several local newspapers and on the local radio. “I enjoyed my talks with these kids and meeting new people because it allowed me to do my part in giving back to the community by helping and inspiring kids. I wrote Purged by Darkness as a vehicle to do just that and if my book is able to steer even just one youth away from... Read More
Douglas W. Jacobson is an engineer, business owner and WW2 history enthusiast who has spent considerable time in Europe researching the courage of common people caught up in the most catastrophic event of the twentieth century. Doug’s first book, NIGHT OF FLAMES: A novel of World War Two was published in 2007. He has also published numerous articles on WW2 resistance organizations and is completing work on a second historical novel focusing on one of the most notorious war crimes in history. You can visit Douglas on the web at www.douglaswjacobson.blogspot.com.
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Scott Gale is an author and instructor at University of California Irvine. His passion is helping families communicate and re-connect in spite of today’s hectic lifestyle and increased demands. Scott’s new book, “Your Family Constitution: A Modern Approach to Family Values and Household Structure,” inspires readers to increase togetherness and progressively improve by leveraging clarity, consistency and commitment.
For more information on his book or to learn how to create your customized Family Constitution visit: http://www.yourfamilyconstitution.com/or e-mail:sqale (at) yourfamilyconstitution.com... Read More
Ever wonder if self-publishing is the route we need to take when thinking about publishing our book? Joining us today is self-published author James Diehl who went through a mainstream publisher for his first book and then turned around and self-published his second. His second book, World War II Heroes of Southern Delaware, will be available for purchase on Veteran’s Day, Nov. 11 ’09.
Thank you for this interview, James. You self-published your latest book, World War II Heroes of Southern Delaware. Would you please tell us why you chose the self-publishing route?... Read More
What was your inspiration for writing THE SARI SHOP WIDOW? Why was it important for you to tell this story?
Little India in Edison, New Jersey is a quaint and interesting enclave of Indian sari and clothing shops, restaurants, jewelry and music stores, and food bazaars. The neighborhood is a slice of India transplanted into the heart of suburban U.S. My family and I go there often to shop and have a good meal. I always thought it would be make a great setting for a novel.
It is important for me to tell this story because it offers a rare glimpse into the immigrant... Read More
The small town of Heart Lake is beginning to lose its friendly, small town feeling, so Sarah Goodwin, who owns the town bakery, Jamie Moore, owner of The Chocolate Bar, and Emma Swanson of Emma’s Quilt Corner decide it’s time to find a way to help people feel more connected. Their solution: random acts of kindness. And not just from them. The women sponsor a town meeting, encouraging the few people who turn out to start a movement. Soon people all over town are extending kindness to each other in heartwarming small ways. Most important, though, they learn that the only way to get a better life,... Read More
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Shaun you're probably nearer the mark than most. "mmm...right right" spoken with contemplative "yawn" inflection when you join a writers' group or dare blurt out in front of established writers (any writers) you tend to scribble, usually sending all...
Very interesting train of thoughts, but I found myself asking, what about those that write under a ghost name...is it to keep their privacy, or perhaps lack of ego...I actually can see both sides, especially when you are talking about writing fiction....