Author Interview: Tessa Ashworth

How old were you when you knew you wanted to be a writer?

I’ve been writing for as long as I can remember. I think when I was about 18 or so, I thought about writing for a living but discarded the thought when my grandmother became chronically ill.

 

Who are your favorite authors? (Please limit your answer to five or ten.)

Jennifer Rardin, Karen Raines, Stephanie Meyer, Robert Jordan, David Eddings

 

What are your greatest sources of inspiration?

My books and short stories are based off of my life experiences, dreams and fantasies.

 

What genre(s) do you write?

Fiction/fantasy, New Adult

 

Do you have any current or future projects?

I actually have 3 projects that I am working on. There is Justice and Retribution which is book 2 in the Winter Series. One WIP is based off my experiences as a domestic abuse survivor while the other is purely a fantasy novel that I have been working on since I was 17 years old.

 

Do you have an author website?

Not yet but I am working on getting one together. Unlike most people, I am not to tech savvy lol

 

Where can people find your work?  (to purchase or just to read)

I periodically do giveaways on my author page, Tessa Ashworth. I am published to Amazon, Createspace, and Smashwords.

 

Do you have any pseudonyms?

Tessa Ashworth is my pen name due to the nature of some of my projects.

 

Do you have any other hobbies besides writing?

I love to read, crochet, using my exotic animals to educate others who do not know much about them.

 

Tell us something interesting about yourself.

I think the most interesting thing people find about me is the fact that I am the oldest of 6 kids.

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Author Interview: Marci Baun

How old were you when you knew you wanted to be a writer?

Well, I wrote my first story (covers eyes in horror) at around ten years old. It has long since been lost—thankfully. I imagined myself becoming a best selling author with it. (grin)

 

What are your greatest sources of inspiration?

Life. Seriously, I never know where my next inspiration is going to come from. Sometimes, I’ll read an article, and that will do it. Sometimes, I’ll have a conversation with someone that sparks the muse.

 

What genre(s) do you write?

Usually, I write romance something, although I have a novella that’s paranormal thriller with a hint of romance in it called Hieroglyphs with Egyptian gods. Mr. Hotness is a contemporary erotic romance that’s part of Decadent Publishing’s 1 Night Stand series. The Whispering House is a sci-fi/fantasy/paranormal romance. I also have a contemporary romance with some friendly ghosts titled Last Chance.

 

Do you have any current or future projects?

I’m currently working on a story that’s set in China during The Great Famine. (Early 1960s.) It’s about two snow leopard shifters running from Mao’s regime.

 

Do you have an author website?

I do. It’s Marci Baun.

 

Do you have any blogs?

I have a couple, but the one I keep up to date is

Marci Baun

 

Where can people find your work?  (to purchase or just to read)

Amazon, iTunes, Barnes & Noble, and Kobo. I’m linking to my pages on these sites to make it easier.

Marci Baun:

Amazon

iTunes

Barnes & Noble

Kobo

 

Kit Wylde:

Amazon

iTunes

Barnes & Noble

Kobo

 

If you could feature just one title, what would it be? 

The Whispering House. I love that book. Okay, I love all of my babies, but that one is special to me. It’s set in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada in the Central Valley of California where I grew up. I hope my love of the area comes through in my writing.

Here is the description:

 

After her mother’s death, Eleanor Radcliffe retires from her job in San Jose and escapes to a small place outside of Fresno to heal.

 

But her new home hides a secret. A secret that could claim her life. When strange, frightening things start to happen, she turns to her mysterious neighbor Michael Stevens and the handsome sheriff Rodney Tyler for help.

 

As the incidents grow more bizarre and violent, she is forced to flee. Her world is turned upside down. Long-suppressed supernatural powers resurface, and she struggles to deal with everything that is happening.

 

With her world spinning out of control, Eleanor will have to face her deepest fears and learn to use her powers if she’s going to survive…

 

The whispering house.

 

Do you have any pseudonyms?

My one, and only, pseudonym is Kit Wylde. Only two of my books (Hieroglyphs and Last Chance) are under that name. From now on, I will be writing under my own name…unless I change my mind. LOL

 

Do you have any other hobbies besides writing?

I swim, read, and occasionally sing.

 

Tell us something interesting about yourself.

Interesting… Hm… In my 20s, I sang in a group that opened for The Coasters and The Drifters.

 

Is there anything else you would like to share?

I just want to thank you for the interview. 🙂

 

The Whispering House

Author Interview: Brenda Drexler

*I first met Brenda when she started attending our writers’ group in Sellersburg, Indiana.  She also invited me to attend the Southern Indiana Writers’ Group as a guest, shortly after which I became a member!  Read all about Brenda’s wonderful accomplishments below:

 

How old were you when you knew you wanted to be a writer?

Tough question. I was always an avid reader, wrote some poems, loved English class and enjoyed writing reports. My first official thought was when, as a senior in high school, I won a writing contest about the personal and political life of Thomas Jefferson. We had a brief time to study his life after signing up. Then I, with others, sat in a room in the library and wrote non-stop for several hours. To my surprise – I had pretty much forgotten about the essay contest – I heard my name called and went on stage during awards day to collect a certificate and…drum roll please…a check.

I wrote many poems of angst as a teen and poems and stories as an adult. I just never imagined that I could do anything with them. Now I want to write all the time, but life gets in the way a bit.

 

Who are your favorite authors? (Please limit your answer to five or ten.)

Eudora Welty – I love her voice

Mark Twain – amazing

Shakespeare, of course

Leo Buscaglia

Henry D. Thoreau – I wrote a major paper based on Walden’s Pond in college.

Jodi Picoult…and many more

 

What are your greatest sources of inspiration?

Everything, really. Pictures, nature, an interesting word, or something sad inspire poems.

Real life with a twist or a twisted real life situation – the twist is usually what makes the story inspiring.

Historical figures and chaotic eras that make me want to read more. Just yesterday, a print about two people, hanging in a college gallery, has inspired a future book. No one and no thing is safe from becoming part of a story.

 

What genre(s) do you write?

I don’t want to be stuck in a particular genre. I love humor, and cultures that elicit both humor and tragedy. But, I am currently working on an historical novel. And, I want to experiment without feeling held back in a slot.

 

Do you have any current or future projects?

I am currently working on my first historical novel and have another in mind. My goal, someday, is to write a non-fiction on mental health/healthy living. I have starts on many stories, so the possibilities are endless if I can type fast enough.

 

Do you have an author website?

I guess I need to put up an official author website, but I hate technology, so that’s a bump in the road.

I have a blog, Brendawriting-Brenda’s Boggy Blog where I write about anything that inspires me from crab poop to a favorite teacher, and I have an Author Page at Amazon where you can find out more about me and my books. Please check it out.

 

Where can people find your work?  (to purchase or just to read)

My work can be found on Amazon. See my author page there.

Also, I’m at many book fairs and author events around Southern Indiana and Louisville area selling books to all takers.

 

If you could feature just one title, what would it be?

Gracie and Marge: Kicking the Bucket Together. My first novel.

I love these characters and the messes they get into. You’ll find lots of humor, but also a statement about older people who still have a lot of life to live and inspiration to share with others.

I’m also proud of my collection of short stories, Life in Its Own Frame of Reference, based on some truth, a lot of fiction and just some dark stuff floating around in the deep recesses of my mind.

 

Do you have any pseudonyms?

I am who I am…whoops, I might have one pseudonym…nuff said about that.

 

Do you have any other hobbies besides writing?

There is so much to enjoy in life. I think everyone should have one or more things they enjoy, aside from work or their main passion (writing). I love to dance, play pickle ball, make wine, work with glass, easy hiking, walking, biking (the kind with pedals), reading, karaoke, zip lining, time with friends and family and more.

 

Tell us something interesting about yourself.

I am not technologically inclined, but I do my best. I love to laugh at good humor, not usually associated with anything techie. I am a grandmother, mother and wife. I enjoy all those parts that have added to who I was before. I feel blessed every day in spite of some occasional stormy clouds.

 

Is there anything else you would like to share?

Hmm. I retired as a psychotherapist but continue to teach in the field at a local community college.

I enjoy traveling and anything that as to do with the beach.

And, my words of advice for anyone interested in starting or improving their writing is to join a good writing group. Other writers will encourage you and help you grow as a writer.

 

Thanks. This has been fun.

Brenda Drexler

Author Interview: Harriet Goldberg

*I first met Harriet in 2015 when I attended the Second Annual Author Fair at the Jeffersonville Public Library in Jeffersonville, Indiana.  When I told her that I am a local author, she was kind enough to include me at the third and fourth author fairs.  We’ve also brainstormed for other program ideas.

 

How old were you when you knew you wanted to be a writer?

I began writing poetry in junior (now middle school) high school.

 

Who are your favorite authors? (Please limit your answer to five or ten.)

Some of my favorite authors are: Chris Bohjalian, Jodi Picoult, Sue Miller, Margaret Atwood, Debbie Macomber, Wally Lamb, Tess Gerritsen, Linda Castillo, Anne Tyler, and Syrie James.

 

What are your greatest sources of inspiration?

Cats (especially mine) are my inspiration.

 

What genre(s) do you write?

Poetry is what I like to create, but hope to try my hand at writing fiction one day.

 

Do you have any other hobbies besides writing?

Besides poetry, I like to knit, make jewelry (beaded necklaces), and reading, of course.

 

Tell us something interesting about yourself.

I have traveled (with my husband) to 5 of the 7 continents:  Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe, and North America, of course.

Is there anything else you would like to share?

I have a BA in English and an MLS in Library Science from Indiana University and I’m a reference librarian in a local public library (my dream job).

 

Musician/Songwriter Interview: Steve Hackett

*I first contacted Steve in March of 2016, when I inquired about sending him a copy of my Genesis-inspired poetry book, Twilight Alehouse.  It was only a little over a year later when I sent him another e-mail and asked him if he would do an interview for my Genesis blog.  To my amazement, and great delight, Steve said that he would do the interview!  Please read the following post to see the wonderful, insightful, and interesting replies to my questions…

Steve is one of my favorite musicians.  Though he is most known for playing guitar for Genesis, he has also produced many solo albums which are a credit to his name.  The interview is also posted on my blog, https://genesisinsideandout.wordpress.com/2017/04/13/interview-with-steve-hackett/.

 

How old were you when you knew you wanted to be a musician?

I wanted to be a musician from the age of two when I learned to play the harmonica.

 

Who are some of your favorite artists and greatest musical influences?

Bach, Tchaikovsky, Beatles, Buffy Sainte Marie are all favourites who influenced me. Music from around the world is a great influence too.

 

How do you feel about your wide fan base?

I’m proud of my fan base and their appreciation of my involvement with many different styles. It’s great to meet fans everywhere.

 

What inspires your lyrics?

Inspiration comes from personal experience, social injustice and diverse musical cultures from different countries and travels with my wife Jo, who is also a writer.

 

Which do you write first, music or lyrics?

Either music or lyrics can come first. Sometimes it’s a subject that I’m moved by, such as the plight of refugees who are being increasingly marginalised and other times it’s a piece of music that comes into my head.

 

Do you have any future projects in mind after you finish your current tours?

There are always future ideas brewing… and I plan to start recording the next album within the next few months.

 

Tell me something interesting about yourself.

I prefer not to follow the crowd. I believe in being open to all things and to be flexible as water. I love to receive inspiration from instruments other than my own and to read books by people from many places. I believe in following instinct…

 

Is there anything else you would like to share?

I hope for world peace in these troubled times.

 

Author Interview: T. Lee Harris

*I first had the priviledge of meeting T. when I started attending meetings with The Southern Indiana Writers’ Group.  It wasn’t much longer until she, and the others, were kind enough to vote me in as a member!  T. is also ⅓ owner of Per Bastet Publications. Please read more about her below:

 

How old were you when you knew you wanted to be a writer?

Probably around seven. My second grade teacher caught me writing and illustrating poems about animals. Instead of whacking me as per her usual wont (Early 60s. That’s how it went then), she stapled the pages into a rudimentary booklet and put it on the class reading table. My classmates actually READ it. They told me it was cool and that they LIKED it. I was doomed.

 

Who are your favorite authors? (Please limit your answer to five or ten.)

It’s a hodgepodge. Mark Twain, John Steinbeck, Terry Pratchett, Len Deighton, John LeCarre and Ian Rankin for a few.

 

What are your greatest sources of inspiration?

Depends on what I’m writing. I’ve been known to springboard off of ancient artifacts, news articles, an overheard comment and even a group of coins found on a sidewalk.

 

What genre(s) do you write?

I write mostly mystery and thriller, but have been known to wander off into science fiction and fantasy when left unsupervised.

 

Do you have any current or future projects?

Always. At the moment, I have a novella underway featuring Byron Peale of the Miller & Peale series. This story — called San Francisco at Night — is a tale from Byron’s past. Considering Peale is a vampire who was born in the mid-18th century, he has a lot of past to draw from. The story is set in the 1880s. In it, Peale teams up with lawman and weirdness magnet, Floyd Kaetin to take on a Shanghaiing ring.

 

After Byron and Floyd are squared away, I’m jumping farther into the past — back to the time of Ramesses II. Lies in the Place of Truth is the sequel to last year’s release, The Eloquent Scribe and revisits the young scribe, Sitehuti, and his companion, former temple cat, Nefer-Djenou-Bastet. Huti finally gets to go home, but nothing is ever that simple since Neffi adopted him.

 

Next on my to-do list, I bounce back into the present to write the sequel to this year’s Josh Katzen novel. It’s untitled as yet, but I’m having a blast researching Cold War espionage and KGB sleeper agents.

 

Do you have an author website?

I have a website and a blog, but I’m terrible at keeping up with either.

 

Where can people find your work? (to purchase or just to read)

My work can be found several places, most notably on Amazon and on the Untreed Reads store.

Author Interview: Lisa Colodny

How old were you when you knew you wanted to be a writer?

I don’t ever really remember actually deciding I wanted to write. I’ve always loved to write whether it was summarizing the daily events of The Young and the Restless or writing short stories about growing up with my cousins. When I was a sophomore in high school, I made an active decision to actually pen a fictional story. It wasn’t very good but I did enjoy writing it. Years later when I wrote Town Time Forgot, I used several “scenes” from that story of so long ago.

 

Who are your favorite authors?

I read Rebecca by Daphne DuMaurier when I was much younger and it blew my mind to find out how much the new husband of the main character actually hated and despised his deceased first wife.  I enjoy Janice Holt Giles method of telling a story and how authentic her characters are. All of her books are on my list. Years ago during my divorce, I could swear Elizabeth Berg was bugging my house because so much of what was going on with her character, I was able to relate to. Currently I enjoy all things Jodi Piccoult. Another favorite is Wendall Barry. I love all kinds of books, historical, fictional, Xfiles, and paranormal phenomenon.

 

What are your greatest sources of inspiration?

Depends on what genre I’m working in. I’ve penned dozens of short stories, most of which were inspired by my cousins as we grew up. I store away interesting tidbits of current events or things I read on social media and use them in stories of my own.

 

What genre do you write?

Of the two books that are currently available, one is a children’s book and the other is adult fiction.

 

Do you have any current of future projects?

My second children’s book, Jericho Alley, will be available this Summer and another adult fiction, Yellow River Pledge, is currently in final edits. I’m about half way through the third adult fiction, Sanctuary Road, and very early stages of a middle school project tentatively titled, The Place Where Magic Lives.

 

Do you have an author website?

Yes: Lisa Colodny

Blog: Blog

Website

Facebook

Twitter

Amazon

 

Do you have any blogs?

Once my revisions are completed on my website, I think I’ll have that functionality.

 

Where can people find your work?

Xulon Press for the children’s story and Strategic Book Publishing for the Town Time Forgot. Both are available at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, as well as Books-A-Million.

 

If you could feature just one title, what would it be?

Town Time Forgot is centered around a male NY city police detective and a female US Marshall who are thrown together to transport a somewhat notorious criminal from NYC to Washington state. In route, they are intercepted and the prisoner taken by force. Injured and left for dead, aid is rendered by a farmer and his wife. When things settle, they’ve been transported back in time to 1869 Nebraska. It’s long story with three distinct sections settling into life in 1869, returning to present time, and then escaping the killer who was followed them home. I was very pleased with the 4/4 stars it received from onlinebookclub.org.

 

Do you have any pseudonyms?

No

 

Do you have any hobbies besides writing?

I love watching the landscaping and renovating shows. I think I’d have enjoyed the opportunity to work in that field.

 

Tell us something interesting about yourself?

I have a Doctorate in Pharmacy and an MBA. I work in a within the pharmacy of a community hospital. When I’m not at work, I’m working with my daughter’s Girl Scout troop, or the Youth groups at church.

 

Anything else to share?

I’ve started a list of people I’m going to “snub” when I’m famous. And I’m an Xfiles expert!

Author Interview: Eva Caye

How old were you when you knew you wanted to be a writer?

About thirteen.  When the fourth or fifth teacher tells you your writing is fantastic, you start to feel pretty confident in yourself.  I took up teaching, instead, and only seriously pursued writing when I had a health crisis in my forties, primarily as therapy.  Then I began burning to see whether other people would like my work…!

 

Who are your favorite authors? (Please limit your answer to five or ten.)

Lois McMaster Bujold, Anne McCaffrey, Robert A. Heinlein, Arthur C. Clarke, and (unfortunately) Orson Scott Card and Marion Zimmer Bradley.  The latter have become known for unsavory personal habits, like homophobia and child abuse.

 

What are your greatest sources of inspiration?

All the young ladies, from adolescent to my age, who’ve had a hard time figuring out what they want to do in life.  I try to give them character role models who find meaning in their work, or who recognize they can change careers at the drop of a hat, etcetera.  Basically, that any experience they have can be useful in their future.

 

What genre(s) do you write?

Science fiction romance, sometimes stronger on the sci fi than the romance, and vice versa!  Because your future matters as much as who you’ll spend the rest of your life with.

Do you have any current or future projects?

How much time do you have?  I currently have *FIVE* works in progress, most related to my series but two of them rather unique.

 

Do you have an author website?

I used to, but until I make enough money to hire a personal assistant, I had to give it up.  Writing is what I do, not website design and management.

 

Do you have any blogs?

The Spiraling Mind, where I manage to put out a post about once a month.  It tends to be a long one, though, so I hope people find delight in it.

 

Where can people find your work?  (to purchase or just to read)

The usual purveyors of ebooks: Amazon, Smashwords, iTunes, Barnes & Noble, Kobo, Payhip and so forth.  For print books, try Amazon and CreateSpace.

 

If you could feature just one title, what would it be? 

I am about to cry.  They’re all my favorites.  If I were to vote for one for sheer pecuniary reasons, I would pick Dignity because most people get hooked into buying the rest of the books.

 

Do you have any other hobbies besides writing?

I love yoga, permaculture, tatting and crocheting, just about anything crafty except painting, and designing book covers and promotional materials on my computer.

 

Tell us something interesting about yourself.

I’m a philosopher at heart and a knowledge hound, but I adore studying ‘spiritual’ books.  I have about 800 physical books and (guessing here) about 5,000 ebooks on my computer.  I estimate I’ve read 780 of the physical books and over 3,000 of the ebooks.  If you don’t hear from me, I’m probably lost in A Course in Miracles or the latest spiritual development course that merges science with spirituality.

Author Interview: L.K. Kelley

How old were you when you knew you wanted to be a writer?

Too old! But the truth is, I have always written…just not as an author! I enjoyed it when in school, and always loved research. But my area was in music. I was a singer, and everyone expected me to become a music teacher. That didn’t happen, because I realized while everyone else expected, I didn’t want it! I married, and had my daughter. I wrote complaint letters for friends and family w/a 95% success. My daughter could write up a storm, so we encouraged her to write! She was my first editing “job”, and I still edit for her today! It wasn’t until I hit 59, that I became a full-fledged pro book editor. I still do it, but decided to try my hand at writing. And even my family & friends didn’t know I was writing my 1st book!

Who are your favorite authors? (Please limit your answer to five or ten.)

Karen Marie Moning
Quinn Loftis
Jules Verne
Edgar Allan Poe
Stan Lee
Rudyard Kipling
Anita Meyer

There are more, but you can see my love of reading & authors spans a wide variety of genres!

What are your greatest sources of inspiration?

My family, husband, daughter & her friends, and…shhhh…my co-workers! And I am also a study of human nature, so I get it from the people walking down the street! movies, places I have been, including Europe and the United states. In other words…I get it everywhere I look!

What genre(s) do you write?

Romance, Paranormal, Sci-fi, occult, fiction, fantasy. But each series is about different types. I’m pretty diverse. And my mind is way too active to stick to one genre!

Do you have any current or future projects?

Again…way too many! My current is the Anaerris Code, and will be released on Valentine’s Day, 2017! I have at least 8 other books in the future, and of course the 2nd book in the Anaerris Code series. And, I am also working on a sequel to the White Wolf Prophecy with the children of the White Wolf.

Do you have an author website?

I do.

White Wolf Prophecy

Do you have any blogs?

Oh, goodness, yes! Too many. I dont write on them as much as I like. But you can find all of them on my website. Just pick the blog, and read! Or, you can click on a link below.

Where can people find your work? (to purchase or just to read)

I have quite a few of them, Jen.

WEBSITE:

White Wolf Prophecy

EMAIL:

thewhitewolfprophecy@gmail.com

TWITTER – I spend a great deal of time here, and Twitter followers (at the moment 29.K followers) get exclusives that even my Facebook friends don’t get! That includes special prices, and I announce my books here, first!

Twitter

FACEBOOK FAN PAGE:

Facebook Fan Page

FACEBOOK AUTHOR PAGE – PLEASE DO A FRIEND REQUEST:

Facebook Bookmark

The White Wolf Prophecy Trilogy

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Google+

FAN PAGE

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BLOG 1

White Wolf Prophecy Mating

Blog 2

White Wolf Prophecy

Blog 3: Lola the Bookplug Pug

Lola the Book Plug Pug

WORDPRESS BLOG

White Wolf Prophecy

AMAZON:

AUTHOR PAGE: Paperback & Kindle

The White Wolf Prophecy

BARNES AND NOBLE: 2 booksignings in Glendale, Colorado in June 2014 & April 2015: My books and a three I have edited included:

Barnes & Noble

BAM:

Books-a-Million

GOODREADS:

Goodreads
PINTREST:

Pintrest

LINKEDIN: Please feel free to join my Network, Jen. Love to have you!

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BOOKBLOGGER INTERVIEWS:

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I am also registered at Allauthors & Authorgraph as well. On instragram! Instagram

If you could feature just one title, what would it be?

Oooo! Hard question. I guess my first book that received 5*, and is awardwinning. The entire series is 5* & is the White Wolf Prophecy ~ Mating ~ book 1

Do you have any pseudonyms?

Wellllll…maybe??? 🤔

Do you have any other hobbies besides writing?

Oh, Man! I have waaayyyy too many! I am also a Professional cake Decorator & do icing sculptures, pro Interior Decorator, researcher, Pro Book Editor, I collect the beautiful Beleek porcelain from Ireland, crosses, and Disney Pins in the Disney Pin Collecting. I have 3 prototype pins, & in each, there are only 4 in the world.

Tell us something interesting about yourself.

I never considered I was interesting. Well, let’s see. I am adopted. I have sung since before the age of 5. And in every school choir & ensemble from the 7th grade & my final to get an AA in music, & had to sing O Sole Mio to graduate. I also received a scholarship & the Bolinger Award which included a solid gold medal. . My first solo was in front of my church at 5 years old. After that, everyone expected that I would sing professionally or teach. I took dancing in ballet, tap, jazz, & toe, and can do ballroom as well. My daughter once told me my voice was between Doris Day & Barbara Streisand. Shrug. I still sing sometimes. I exercise, lift weights, and a huge fan of movie commentaries.

Is there anything else you would like to share?

I never buy reviews. I prefer real ones from people. Why? Well I just love to write. I’m not in it for the money or fame, cause unless you are on those major lists, you don’t make much & the other is illusion. The chances of the majority of us getting on those lists are pretty much a no way, since they stick to their regulars, unless they forced into it, because a book gets noticed. Then it irks them to have to put them on their lists. So I write for fun & to give my readers a chance to get out of their daily ruts & just so my readers have fun reading! 🤗

I also am married, 43 years to the most unusual, and best man! He is the original, Tim, the Toolman Taylor & the Flashlight King! Always trying to get more power, and light! Sounds like he is an electric company.

We have 1 daughter who graduated with honor from UCA in Conway, AR, and received a BS in Mass Media. She was also Magnum Cum Laude and in the top 5% of her class,. She was not only a #1 producer of morning shows in Little Rock, AR – KTHV, Channel 11, & at Denver, CO, KUSA, Channel 9, which was the flagship station of Gannett at one point. Currently, she is in PR in Denver, CO, and e owns her own, photo & videography company called Ellekelle Productions. As a side note, and relatively unknown, she is the face of the White Wolf. Yes, that is her on all 3 covers! Another side note is that the backgrounds on the 1st two covers were actually taken by me. The last cover is mine entirely. The location is at a magical place that could easily have come out of a fairy story! It is called Hanging Lake and is just a few miles west of Glenwood Springs, and requires a hike 1 1/2 miles to get there! Sounds easy, right? Well, it would be if it were not for the fact it is straight up, and SO well worth the time and effort to see!

I also have my PR agent, Lola, the Bookplug Pug, which most of my fans & followers love! She just added Going Rogue & Rae of Sunshine cats to her business! All three are my daughter’s pets, and were rescue animals of which I am a huge supporter of ALL rescue foundations!

Last, all my books have characters that are completely out of the stereotypes, and I had a lot of fun giving them full histories!

I want to thank you, again, Jen. I am honored that you thought of me!

Author Interview: Melissa Goetz McCaughan

How old were you when you knew you wanted to be a writer?

I’ve wanted to be a writer since childhood.

 

Who are your favorite authors? (Please limit your answer to five or ten.)

My favorite authors are Anne Rice, Elizabeth Gilbert and Anne Lamott

 

What are your greatest sources of inspiration?

Cemeteries

 

What genre(s) do you write?

Ghost Fiction, Historical Fiction, Metaphysical Fiction, Self-Help

 

Do you have any current or future projects?

The sequel to my first novel, Legacy, will be out later this year. The sequel is called Epiphany.

 

Do you have an author website?

My author website is Melissa McCaughan Media

 

Do you have any blogs?

My blog is called Carpe Diem. It can be found at WordPress

 

Where can people find your work?  (to purchase or just to read)

Amazon

 

If you could feature just one title, what would it be? 

Legacy

 

Do you have any other hobbies besides writing?

I love to kayak, collage and take long walks.

 

Tell us something interesting about yourself.

I’m currently teaching an Adventure e-course called There’s No Place Like Home: Finding Adventure in Your Own Backyard. Info can be found here: Adventures

 

Is there anything else you would like to share?

I will be a guest author at the Imaginarium Convention in Louisville, KY October 6-8.