Meet J.E. Feldman

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  1. Tell us a little bit about yourself.

I’ve been writing since the age of three and while most little girls wanted to be princesses, I wanted to be an author even then. I grew up in a little town called Walhalla in South Carolina, and it was my whole world until I was moved to Florida at the tender age of eight. That’s around the time when I really started focusing on writing to channel my emotions. I was writing novels left and right during the summers at my grandma’s house, when I wasn’t out in the woods building forts with the neighborhood boys. The first novel I published (The Dragonscale) was written when I was fifteen but I waited until I had all my publishing ducks in a row before sharing it with the world in 2014. I have hundreds of stories that are already written that I plan to publish along with the new ones I keep accumulating along the way.

  1. When did you start writing?

Sometime in the year 1997. My first story was about my grandma’s three poodles befriending a blue whale and going on adventures together.

  1. What attracts you to fantasy?

The Medieval world is what originally attracted me to the Fantasy genre. I obsess over dragons, elves, dwarves, drow, kingdoms in turmoil, spell casters, and so much more. I dabble plenty in other genres but always come back to Fantasy.

  1. Who are your favorite authors?

This is always a hard question since there are so many. RA Salvatore, Margaret Weiss, Tracy Hickman, Mercedes Lackey, James Mallory, JRR Tolkien, Cornelia Funke, Eoin Colfer, Brian Jacques, Ed Greenwood, James Patterson, Stephen King, Philippa Gregory, Chris D’Lacey, Rick Riordan, PB Kerr, Richard A Knaak, George RR Martin, Dan Brown, Madeleine L’Engle, Anna Kashina, Christopher Paolini, Kristin Cashore, Elizabeth Haydon, Jonathan Stroud, JK Rowling, Laura Ingalls Wilder, Carolyn Keene, Nora Roberts, CS Lewis, Julie E Czerneda, Marion Zimmer Bradley, Julian May, Andre Norton, Kathleen Duey, Derek Benz, JS Lewis, Kate Brian…This list goes on for forever but that gives you a very good general idea.

  1. Tell us about your latest release?

My latest release is “Lothelannor: A Cassandra Avocet Story.” It’s the prequel to “Virthrandel,” which was published in 2014. I created the vampire Cassandra Avocet story for a writing workshop group I was part of because it was my first time meeting with them and I wanted to present something fresh. Thus, the legend was born. The series is a mixture of fantasy, science fiction, and romance. It’s a quick read but once all five stories are completed, they will be compiled into a single novel-sized collection.

  1. If you could hang out with a fictional character, who would you choose?

Out of all the characters in the world, I would have to choose my own character, Vampire Queen Valacotayda from the Arbedenion Trilogy. She is one of the most fleshed-out characters I have ever created and ultimately, she represents the dark side of me.

  1. Ninjas or pirates?

Definitely pirates. I have always had a childish fantasy to simply jump on an old sailing ship and sail away over the horizon. Picking up bounty along the way would definitely be a plus.

  1. What do you like to do to relax?

My normal things to do is to either listen to music and write or spend some time at the local park to decompress in nature. Both are extremely inspirational for the writing process.

J.E. also likes to hang out with her kitty family!

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  1. So what’s next? What are you currently working on?

I have several projects that I’m currently working on and plan to publish this year:

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Strangers From Enamyre: Book Three of the Arbedenion Trilogy

Ella: The Godmother Diaries #1

(So far unnamed) 2016 Fantasy Writers Anthology

Florenze: A Cassandra Avocet Story #3

Halillan: A Cassandra Avocet Story #4

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  1. How can readers connect with you?

Amazon Author Page: http://www.amazon.com/J.E.-Feldman/e/B00O0H8NPS/

Facebook Author Page: http://www.facebook.com/dragonqueen321/

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/8608818.J_E_Feldman/

Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/Dragon_Queen321/

Blog: https://dragonqueen3.wordpress.com/

 

Meet L.J. Higgins

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Tell us a little bit about yourself. First and foremost, I’m a mother to two gorgeous children that at times know how to drive me crazy, but I love them to death. Secondly, I am a wife to a very supportive husband, then I am a writer. As well as writing I love to paint and draw and of course read. I’m addicted to Green Tea and I’m easily distracted from my writing by my new little kitten Buster, because he’s just too darn cute.

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Here’s Buster – isn’t he adorable!

When did you start writing? I’ve been writing short novels and stories since I was twelve. I use to take my drafts to my teachers who would give me feedback. I feel sorry for them now because reading back over them they were pretty terrible, but they always encouraged me to keep at it.

What attracts you to writing YA? The age group it covers. I think it’s the period in most of our lives where we are trying to figure out who we are and what we want to do with our lives, chuck in a crazy twist or plotline and you have a makings of a great story.

Who are your favorite authors? I try to read books from as many different authors as I can to hear their different styles and help my own writing. But my favourite series would have to be Harry Potter by J K Rowling. I’m in awe of how she managed to weave the storylines through each book.

Tell us about your latest release? Fall of the Dreamer is the second book in the Dreamer Trilogy. After the events of book one (Dawn of the Dreamer) Amelia and her friends are settling back into their lives when the threat they thought they had destroyed reappears.

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If you could hang out with a fictional character, who would you choose? Harry Potter! He could magically do my housework while we snuck out to ride hippogryphs and see dragons.

Ninjas or pirates? Pirates, I’ve always wanted to be a pirate.

What do you like to do to relax? I love relaxing on the beach when I can, reading and painting or drawing.

So what’s next? What are you currently working on? I’m currently working on Book Three of the Dreamer Trilogy so that it can be released in the second half of 2016. I have another few works up my sleeve, but I’m not going to say much about them at this stage.

How can readers connect with you?

Facebook: www.facebook.com/ljhigginsbooks

Twitter & Instagram: @lj_higgins

Website: www.ljhiggins.com

Wattpad (for sneakpeaks of my writing): https://www.wattpad.com/user/LindaHiggins1

And my Amazon page is: http://www.amazon.com/L-J-Higgins/e/B0120ARKFA/ref=dp_byline_cont_ebooks_1

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/13804669.L_J_Higgins

 

Choices by Michelle Lynn

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TITLE: CHOICES
AUTHOR: MICHELLE LYNN
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Everyone makes lots of little decisions from the moment they wake up until they sink back into sleep at night. Decisions that have no
consequences or expectations. But, what about the rare choices that could
change everything? How do you know what is right for you?
Happiness is something you have to choose again and again,
each day.
Michaela Matthews wants that more than anything. Standing in
her way is a family pushing her down a specific path and the man she loves preventing her from choosing anything different. When she moves to the city for the next step in her parent’s plan, she starts to figure out what she wants – or more importantly, what she doesn’t want. She thinks she has to leave her old life behind to discover a new one. This throws every choice she has made into question. It isn’t until tragedy strikes that she learns that sometimes there is no choice at all. Sometimes you can have it all.
Jason Marks has had the kind of life where things have seemed to just happen to him, no choice involved at all. It’s a struggle for him to keep the past at bay while he tries to move forward. He is no longer the unwanted foster kid. He is a business owner, surrounded by people that love him. But, he isn’t in love. He’s not even sure he believes in it. Not anymore.
At least, not until a heartbroken girl falls apart in his arms. It’s enough to
make him a believer. Make him a dreamer. Enough to force him to answer that question. Do you give all of yourself to someone who might not choose you in return?
Yes. Yes, you do.  

 

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Michelle Lynn is an author living in Venice, Florida. This is her first foray into romance and she is loving it. It is much different than the world of dystopian writing that she had been in before. She has published
three other novels, all part of the Dawn of Rebellion trilogy. 
When she’s not lost in worlds of her own making, Michelle is
reading, watching hockey, or doting on her niece.
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Interview with Author Debbie Manber Kupfer

I was interviewed by J.E. Feldman on her blog. Check it out!

Into the Mind of the Writer

Please give a warm welcome to author Debbie Manber Kupfer! She currently has a free e-book ongoing until Tuesday (1/26/16) here: 26th. – http://amzn.com/B00V596SRY
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My main series P.A.W.S. is Young Adult Fantasy, although I also like to experiment in other genres, such as science fiction and horror, in short stories.

  1. What draws you to this genre?

I love fantasy both to read and write. I think it’s probably because I love to dream – I want to believe that magic is real and we just have to discover it and by creating my own fantasy world I’m halfway there.

  1. What project are you working on at the moment?

I’m currently working on two projects. The first is book 3 of my series and the second is a children’s picture book, Adana the Earth Dragon.

  1. What’s it about?

Well in book 3 of P.A.W.S. we…

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Free Watermelons,Blog radio, and other stuff!

Hey folks I’ve got a bunch of stuff to tell you about today.

Firstly starting today and through to the 26th, Will There Be Watermelons on Mars? will be free on Kindle. Here’s your chance to pick up a copy and if you do please leave a review on Amazon.

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Number 2 – tomorrow (Friday) I’m going be on the radio show

The Speculative Fiction Cantina

Follow the link for details about the show that will air at 6:00 pm ET and you can set a reminder on your calendar to listen in. During the show I’ll be reading my prologue from P.A.W.S.

Number 3 – over on my puzzle blog I’m running a contest – the winner will pick up a PDF copy of Paws 4 Logic. Check it out. Also if you’d like a paperback of Paws 4 Logic Amazon are currently discounted it to just $5.99 (that’s the lowest price it’s ever been and I have no idea how long it will stay that way, so pick it up before it goes back up!)

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And finally – have you got your copy of Alistair yet? This is the first in a series of three P.A.W.S. tales I’ll be releasing in the next few months. Come by on Feb 1st for the cover reveal of the second story, Ramora.

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Happy reading and puzzling, Debbie 🙂